VOCAL 12TH MAN The answer? Easy. Place enough doubt in the minds of supporters of Portmore United as to whether the match would be played and force them to decide on the wisdom of spending scarce resources in attending a match at the other end of the island that might not take place at all! The result: sparse attendance by Portmore fans and a vocal and powerful 12th man that inspired local hero, Dino Williams, to score the 88th-minute goal that gave the home team the title. Few saw the strategy out of which victory evolved. I have no doubt that the wounded egos of the organisers and administrators of football in this country will guarantee that Mr Powell, and indeed, the team and fans of Montego Bay United, will be sanctioned. However, in my opinion, that will be a very small price to pay for the victory that occurred on Sunday night. To reach the final of the premier football competition in the island three years in a row and to win it twice is not an easy accomplishment. The architects of victory MUST be suitably and amply rewarded. In this regard, local footballers who STAY and play their football here (some eventually getting overseas contracts that improve their game) must be afforded the opportunity of playing for their country, a strategy that will enhance the importance of the local competition in the eyes of the paying public, instead of turning to so-called ‘Plastic’ Jamaicans, whose only allegiance to football in Jamaica is to play in the World Cup. To the Jamaica Football Federation, I say sanction Mr Orville Powell (and MBU) all you want, but understand that the ONLY way to improve local football and to get us back to the World Cup Finals is to invest in local footballers from the time they leave the Under-19 level and stop relying on ‘Plastic’ Jamaicans, who, once we are eliminated from World Cup Qualifying competition, are never heard from again, until …! Well done, MBU. Well done, rural Jamaica. There is indeed good football being played outside of the Corporate Area. Congratulations are in order for Montego Bay United (MBU), for their victory in Sunday’s final of the Red Stripe Premier League. The coach, Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis, and the players deserve victory as they outplayed fellow finalists Portmore United on the field in wet conditions. But what about the input of the real leader of MBU, Orville Powell? In assessing his role in the victory of a franchise that has reached its third final in three years, I am reminded of a quote I read some years ago from a Chinese philosopher, who is best remembered for his book – The Art of War – where he writes about how to subdue the enemy without fighting. Sun Tzu said: “All men can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” After winning the competition in 2014 and losing in 2015, Mr Powell realised the importance of the ’12th man’ – the fan support in finals. He got a part of his wish when the administrators of the sport decided to have the final in Montego Bay, the home town of his team. What apparently irked him was the decision of the administrators and the sponsors to have the game played at 4 p.m. on Sunday WITHOUT any input from any member of the MBU hierarchy, who, presumably, knows some-thing about the likes and dislikes of their fans. Mr Powell’s attempts at having the time changed failed. So his Plan B seemed to include how to minimise the support of his adversaries.
In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Things got heated in the second quarter between TNT import Glen Rice Jr. and Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer and this altercation led to the Racela-Chua beef behind the Big Dome’s curtains.READ: TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2Tenorio, who also tried to calm things down between Racela and Chua, was seen trying to pacify any potential outbursts in the second half, talking to both his teammates and Racela to prevent any more arguments.“I just kept on reminding the players that they have to be smart and that they can’t complain too much about the officiating because it’s beyond our control,” said Tenorio who finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.“The officials are just doing their job, and us players should also do our job. We have to defend, be physical, but be smart.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nash Racela throws shade at ‘perfectly officiated ball game’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up PBA IMAGESA deluge of emotions poured over the noisy Smart Araneta Coliseum in Game 3 of the semifinals series between TNT and Barangay Ginebra.As the predominantly Ginebra crowd shouted the deafening “Gi-Ne-Bra” chant, TNT head coach Nash Racela exchanged barbs with Gin Kings governor Alfrancis Chua in the halftime break.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees And with emotions running high between both camps, Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio just reminded his teammates to calm down and just play their game.READ: Ginebra routs TNT in Game 1 of PBA semis FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I kept on reminding the players, especially during the halftime break, that we’re not going to back down but we’re going to play smart,” said Tenorio Friday as his Gin Kings escaped the KaTropa 106-103 to take a 2-1 series lead.Physicality has been an encompassing theme of the game with Ginebra and TNT combining for 59 fouls, two more than the total free throw attempts between the two teams.
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESFormer Meralco players Kelly Nabong and Jonathan Grey led the GlobalPort Batang Pier to a 107-88 rout of the Bolts Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Nabong triggered the early pullaway as he unleashed eight of his 17 points in the first quarter, where the Batang Pier jumped to a 29-16 lead, before Grey put the Bolts to sleep, dropping 19 of his career-high 24 markers in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Young Lasquety wins in coaching debut for JRU LATEST STORIES View comments Nabong also hauled down 17 rebounds and had three blocks, eviscerating the Meralco frontline as GlobalPort grabbed a share of the fourth spot with Phoenix, Ran or Shine and TNT at 3-3 card.“He is really motivated this season. Since we got him, his full potential showed and he’s matured since that incident in Meralco. He’s now one of the best big men in the league,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio of his volatile center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSean Anthony added 18 points, five boards, and three assists, while Stanley Pringle shot 5-of-8 from downtown to wind up with 17 markers on top of five rebounds, and four dimes for the Batang Pier.Going 8-of-15 from threes in the first half, GlobalPort continued its attack in the succeeding quarters and at one point, even took a 29-point lead, 94-65, after a jumper by Anthony with 7:19 remaining. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Eeynel Hugnatan and Chris Newsome both finished with an identical 17-point and six-rebound statline in the loss, that sent the Bolts sprawling to a 2-4 record.The scores:GLOBALPORT 107 — Grey 24, Anthony 18, Nabong 17, Pringle 17, Gabayni 9, Araña 5, Guinto 5, Juico 4, Sargent 4, Elorde 2, Taha 2, Flores 0.MERALCO 88 — Hugnatan 17, Newsome 17, Tolomia 15, Baracael 12, Hodge 7, Bono 5, Caram 5, Amer 4, Cañaleta 4, Dillinger 2, Ballesteros 0, Faundo 0, Lanete 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 29-16, 48-37, 82-60, 107-88.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year
“I don’t like going home, I just don’t,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “If we were healthy, we’d be in the playoffs.”The Lakers led by nine at halftime and stretched it to 22 points in the third, when Hart scored 14 points, hitting three straight 3-pointers.As a team, the Lakers tied their season high with 17 3-pointers, including three each by Payton, Alex Caruso and Brook Lopez.TIP-INSLakers: G Lonzo Ball ended his rookie season on the bench, having missed the final eight games with a left knee contusion. In all, he missed 30 games due to injury. Ball averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 34.2 minutes. … The Lakers were 11-19 without Ball in the lineup. … Fellow rookie F Kyle Kuzma missed the last three games with a sprained left ankle. He averaged 16.1 points and shot 70 percent from the free-throw line.Clippers: G Lou Williams sat out his second straight game with a sprained right ankle. He averaged career highs in points (22.6), assists (5.3) and minutes (32.8). His bench scoring led the NBA in his 13th season. … They won the season series 3-1. … They had won 21 of 23 against the Lakers since 2012-13 by an average of 15 points. … DeAndre Jordan joined the crowd singalong of “Sweet Caroline” during a timeout late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil BACK TO EARTHAndre Ingram came down to earth a night after a 19-point performance in his NBA debut for the Lakers against Houston. The 32-year-old guard scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting and had six assists in 33 minutes. The 10-year veteran of the G League said he had hundreds of messages on his phone on Tuesday. Ingram graduated from American University with a physics degree and he calls math “a true love of mine.” He tutors high school students when he has time during the G League season and in the offseason to “keep that part of the brain functioning.”HE SAID IT“I don’t even know what to do tomorrow.” — Rivers, who will miss the playoffs for just the fourth time in 19 years of coaching.LEBRON TO LAKERS?Channing Frye thinks it’s possible the Lakers could land LeBron James in free agency this summer. “Any superstar would like to play for Luke (Walton). He’s a players’ coach,” Frye said. “If that’s not enough, this is also the Lakers and you’d get to play in LA at Staples Center.” Frye will be a free agent, too, and the veteran forward would like to stay in LA. “(Expletive), it’s the Lakers,” he said. “I want to allow them to make the right decisions with bigger-name guys. I’m a pretty good backup, emergency break-the-glass-type guy.”FAREWELL EMBRACE?Jordan and Rivers embraced after the game ended, with neither quite sure of their futures in Los Angeles. Jordan has a player option worth $24.1 million for next season, which he could decline and pursue free agency after spending his first 10 years with the Clippers. Rivers will be heading into the final year of his contract. “I want to be where I’m wanted,” Jordan said. “I want to have a chance to contend. That’s really what I’m looking at.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wizards finish eighth in East after close loss to Magic “We’re on the right path for where we want to get to,” Walton said. “Really happy with the progress we made. It was a special, fun year.”Two-way player Gary Payton II added a career-best 25 points off the bench as the Lakers beat their Staples Center co-tenant for the first time since April 4, 2012, as the visiting team. They went 35-47 under Walton in his second year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’re very confident in what we have to build off of,” Hart said. “The biggest thing for us is getting the experience and we did that. We all want each other to succeed. We were eliminated from playoff contention and no one went out on their own. Every game until the end of the season, we played hard, competed and played for each other.”Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 23 points. They ended the season with four straight losses, and finished with a 42-40 record although their streak of consecutive playoff appearances ended at six. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac, left, of Croatia, grabs a rebound away from Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, of Serbia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 115-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The Lakers finished with 35 wins, their most since 2012-13. And coach Luke Walton can live with that.Jason Hart set career highs with 30 points and seven 3-pointers, and the Lakers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 115-100 on Wednesday night, closing out a fifth consecutive season without a playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. 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FITNESS guru Michael Black likes to build up an appetite for his Christmas turkey.So he has organised a “light jog” 5k for Christmas morning – leaving the old Dunnes in Letterkenny at 9.30am.So if you NEED to get out of the house tomorrow morning and fancy a jog, you can join him there. Michael, who helps run Optimal Fitness in the town, has included fitness elements to all of his Christmas….including his shopping.This is what he wrote on Christmas Eve in his Facebook page…….Xmas shopping done today on my bike. Benefit 1. No traffic jams. Benefit 2. Get fit as you shop. Benefit 3. As you shop you carry more which makes you work harder =harder workout =fitter you. Benefit 4. Rucksack gets heavier as you buy so you spend less =result. So next year get your bike out,strap on your rucksack and have a hassle free xmas shop. FITNESS FANATIC MICHAEL PLANNING CHRISTMAS MORNING 5K was last modified: December 24th, 2013 by John2Share 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:5kChristmas Day runletterkennyoptimal fitness
CARMEL MEEHANThe death has occurred of Carmel Meehan, 561 Ard Mc Cool, Stranorlar. Suddenly at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Beloved wife of Tom and much loved mother of Carolyn, Kerri and Connor. Sadly missed by her husband, daughters, son, sister Ann, brothers James, Tom, Willie, Patrick and Anthony, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements later.ELIZA HOUSTON The death has taken place at the Lake House Nursing Home, Portnablagh of Eliza Roulston, Ballyhenny, Ramelton. Her remains are reposing at her nephew Sidney and Ruby Roulston’s residence, Ballyhenny. Funeral from there tomorrow, Mon, at 1.30pm for service at 2pm in Ramelton Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in Bank Cemetery, Ramelton. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Patients’ Comfort Fund, LakeHouse Nursing Home c/o Sidney Roulston, Ballyhenny, Ramelton.AIDAN FERGUSThe death has taken place of Aidan Fergus, West End, Bundoran and formerly of Stracomer, Rossinver, Co Leitrim. His remains are reposing at the family home in Wardhouse, Tullaghan, Co Leitrim. Removal from there tomorrow, Mon, at 10.15am for Mass of the Resurrection in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Bundoran at 11am, followed by burial in Rossinver Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Patients’ Comfort Fund, SheilHospital, Ballyshannon, c/o Martin Mc Gowan, Funeral Director, Ballybofey.ELIZABETH KELLY The death has taken place at Sligo General Hospital of Elizabeth Kelly, 14 Convent Road, Carndonagh. Funeral from her late residence on Tuesday at 11.30am for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.JOSEPH DOHERTYThe sudden death has taken place of Joseph Doherty, 318 The Curragh, Killygordon. His remains are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow (Mon) morning at 10.30 for 11 o’clock requiem mass in St Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 was last modified: May 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland says it has closed down a Co Donegal takeaway food business due to health fears.The Spicy Food Guru on the Port Road in Letterkenny was served with a Closure Order on June 14th.The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive. The order was lifted on June 20th after issues were complied with. The Just-Eat.Ie site has also removed the premises from its listings.Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:Doyle’s public house (closed area: Fleet Street basement), 9 College Street, Dublin 2Spicy Food Guru take-away, 59 Port Road, Letterkenny, DonegalPhelans Home Bakery, 14 Market Square, Portlaoise, LaoisSpar, 115 Grafton Street, Dublin 2Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:Morrisseys public house (closed area: kitchen only), Main Street, Abbeyleix, LaoisEatzen take-away, Unit 1 Main Street, Clonee, MeathCharcoal Kebab House restaurant, Patrick Street, Mountrath, LaoisOne successful prosecution was also taken by the Health Service Executive on Chungs at Tullio’s restaurant, Pearse Street, Ballina, Mayo. Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI expressed his disappointment at the need to serve such a high number of Closure Orders on food businesses in June and asked that food businesses be ever more rigorous in maintaining the highest standards of food safety and hygiene at all times. He states that consumers have a right to feel confident that the food they are purchasing is safe to eat and that every Closure Order undermines that confidence, which affects not only the premises involved, but the industry as a whole.“The seven Closure Orders served in June bring to 39 the total number of Enforcement Orders served to date in 2012. Each of these orders sends a clear message to food businesses that we will not tolerate unsafe food safety practices or non-compliance with food legislation,” states Prof Reilly. “Of vital importance at the moment is the strict adherence to hot and cold temperature controls, as bacteria can double every 20 minutes at room temperature. This is why the failure by some food businesses to comply with best food safety practices is particularly concerning during the summer months, when a marked increase in foodborne disease trends can occur due to warmer overall temperatures.”Prof. Reilly notes that, while the legal onus is on food businesses to provide safe food, the inspectors and the FSAI do provide assistance, support and advice. He states that the FSAI’s helpline is manned by trained advisors and is a resource to any food business that needs advice.“There is no excuse for any food business not to comply with the law and if anyone has a question or indeed a complaint to make about a food business they can contact our advice line (1890 336677), visit our website or visit our facebook page.”Details of the food businesses served with these Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website at www.fsai.ie. Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premises is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month. CO DONEGAL TAKE AWAY CLOSED DOWN BY FOOD SAFETY BOSSES was last modified: July 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL)DCL Interior Design – DCL Interior Design course with Sile Kelly will start on Wednesday 5th November for six weeks in the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices from 7pm to 9pm.There are still some places available so please book before Thursday 23rd October to guarantee your place. This course will be part-funded by the ETB and requires a minimum of 10 people to run. Cost €30 for the 6 sessions per person. Call the DCL office on 074 9737678 or 087 3421922.DCL Carpentry – DCL Carpentry course with John Henderson and it will start on Wednesday 5th November for six weeks in the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices from 7pm to 9pm. There are still some places available so please book before Thursday 23rd October to guarantee your place. This course will be part-funded by the ETB and requires a maximum of 10 people to run. Cost €30 for the 6 sessions per person. Call the DCL office on 074 9737678 or 087 3421922.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) Indoor Car-boot Sale is on Bank Holiday Monday 27th October at 10am in Dunkineely Community Centre. Why not come along and get a bargain at a great Community event. Stalls ranging from Bric-a-brac/Furniture/Books/Clothes/Household or your own creations! Stalls cost €10. Anyone wanting to book a stall please contact the DCL office on 074 9737678. Tables must be provided by the stall holder.Killybegs Carpet Factory – Mid-Week Movies: Tue 28th Oct at 2pm “Night at the Museum”, Wed 29th Oct at 2pm “The Ant Bully”, Thurs 30th Oct at 2pm “The Shaggy Dog”. DCL Walking Group will be meeting Tuesday mornings at the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices/the Manse every Tuesday morning at 10am for a leisurely 40 minute stroll or 30 minute fast walk followed by a cuppa for those that want to.The Gillespie Family – The family of the late Bridgetta Gillespie wish to thank those people who expressed their sympathy, attended the requim mass at Bruckless Chapel and sent mass cards.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD LAUNCH NEW CARPENTRY CLASSES was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD LocalDunkineely Community LTDFeaturesnewsNotices
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What’s the easiest travel website? The best test prep software? The most powerful and secure online payment processor? How would you find the answers to these questions, at least from the perspective of your online peers?RankSpeed is a sentiment-based search engine. It tracks mentions of websites and web-based services in blogs and on Twitter, then ranks their search results based on sentiment analysis.In our recent post on this year’s advances in sentiment analysis technology, Richard MacManus noted that both semantic search as well as Twitter analysis have been picking up speed in recent months.On RankSpeed, users enter their search terms then select up to six sentiments by which to sort results: good, useful, easy, fast, powerful, and secure. Or, users can simply select the sentiment for overall popularity.Once results are returned, users can click through to find out exactly which blog mentions and tweets had contributed to the item’s ranking.Check out this demo video:Currently, search results are not consistently valuable or relevant, and the interface needs work. However, we’re willing to give RankSpeed a pass simply because the idea behind a sentiment-based search engine is one we’d like to see explored in greater depth.RankSpeed CEO Florent Voignier told us in an email this morning that the company’s monetization plans will center on sponsored links and a price comparison service wherein the startup will earn a commission on each of the sales.Voignier said he started the company a few months ago, funding it himself from money earned through his previous startup, FlySuite.com.“For this first beta,” he wrote, “RankSpeed searches only for websites, web services, etc. But we are planning to compare also products, people, things, everything that is significantly mentioned in blog posts and tweets.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
klint finley Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A cold snap in Texas may cause problems for the cloud. Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of about 75% of the state’s power grid, is ordering rolling blackouts to reduce power demand. This could cause disruptions for data centers based within ERCOT’s region. According to The Associated Press this includes cities such as Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and Abilene.Several notable hosting companies, including Rackspace and Host Gator, are based in Texas. We haven’t seen reports of outages from these or any other hosts, but WordPress warned users of its WordPress.com service that service may be interrupted.Update: ERCOT has ended the rolling blackouts for today.From WordPress’s warning:As some of you may have heard, starting this morning (CST), ERCOT, the operator of the power grid in Texas, has ordered utility companies to implement rolling blackouts across the state due to extreme weather conditions.Two of the three WordPress.com data centers are located in Texas – 1 in San Antonio and 1 in Dallas.The Dallas facility has been operating on generator power since yesterday evening without issue. This morning, the generator in the San Antonio facility suffered a failure that has left us without a long-term backup power supply in that facility.So far all the data centers are still up and running, but WordPress is preparing for the possibility that the servers in San Antonio will power off.