SUMMER ON TORY ISLAND – PICTURE SPECIAL II

first_imgThe doctor arrivesCaught between a rock and a hard place on ToryGranda said we could have a rest!Nobody cares how you dance on ToryPole dancing on ToryA door to the pastJimmy is still winning matches on ToryTime to relax at Derek Hill’s hutAlways follow the right pathWaiting for the ferryTime to catch up with the news from the mainland  SUMMER ON TORY ISLAND – PICTURE SPECIAL II was last modified: August 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:picturesTory Islandlast_img read more

News in brief: Fulham youngsters out of Cup, Finn washed out

first_imgFA Youth CupFulham, last season’s finalists, were beaten 2-1 by Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Wednesday evening.The hosts went in front midway through the first half when Whites keeper Magnus Norman saved Andre Brown’s shot, but George Cooper snapped up the rebound.Brown doubled Crewe’s lead not long after the break and although Stephen Humphrys pulled a goal back in the 90th minute, Fulham couldn’t muster an equaliser.Hampton & Richmond BoroughDefender Matt Drage will train with the club on Thursday ahead of a planned move from Kingstonian. On-loan centre-back Kieran Murphy has been recalled by Hemel Hempstead Town.London Senior CupHarrow Borough’s 9-8 penalty shoot-out win over Hanwell Town on Tuesday has earned them a quarter-final visit to Beckenham Town. The tie will be played on 27 January.Hendon, who beat London Bari last week, will host one of Bromley, Corinthian-Casuals or AFC Wimbledon the following evening.Hampton SchoolTwo local youngsters have been selected in the Independent Schools England squad for two matches at St. George’s Park this month.Hampton School pupils Tom Phillipson and Matt Wisdom will be part of an 18-strong party, drawn from independent schools across the country, to play against Welsh Colleges on Wednesday 17 December and an unannounced opponent on Thursday 18 December.Harrow School will play host to the ISFA’s first fixture of 2015, against Australia Schools, on 1 February.Steven FinnThe Middlesex bowler took 1-28 in six overs as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 239 in the fifth one-day international in Pallakele.Persistent rain meant England were unable to start their reply, so Finn’s county team-mate Eoin Morgan will hope to guide the tourists to victory on Thursday’s reserve day.Martin GouldThe Pinner snooker star has been drawn to play world number 89 Chris Melling in the first qualifying round for the German Masters.If Gould, ranked 27, comes through that match next Thursday (18 December), he will play either Jamie Cope or Ross Muir the next day for a place in the main draw. The tournament proper takes place in early February.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Useless Evolution

first_imgMost people think of evolution producing useful traits.  But isn’t it also supposed to get rid of useless ones?  Science Daily reported work by researchers trying to figure that out.    The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina sponsored a team seeking to explore the removal of useless traits by natural selection – termed “relaxed selection” in the literature.  “Numerous cases of trait loss illustrate that evolution isn’t necessarily progressive, said one co-author of the study published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.  Another co-author added, “It seems that not all the same evolutionary rules are followed when you’re losing a trait as when you’re gaining it.”    The closest thing to a law or principle they found is that traits tend to get lost faster if they cost more.  “The biggest reason why a trait goes away quickly is because it’s costly,” that same co-author said.  As an example, they cited blind cave creatures whose eyes deteriorate in the dark.  Presumably it requires too much metabolic energy to maintain eyesight.    The article was too short to say how they measure cost, or whether exceptions to the rule had been found.  Presumably it is easier to lose genetic information than gain it – raising doubts about whether natural selection theory applied to one has anything to do with the other.  The cover of the journal shows a cartoon of a herd of zebras standing at a safe distance from a relaxed lion sipping lemonade with an iPod headset on.Once again, evolutionary theory shows its inherent plasticity.  It can explain opposite things (see “Evolution Goes Forward, Backward and Sideways,” 12/19/2007).  Every law in evolutionary biology is subjective and riddled with exceptions (see 09/15/2008).  Biologists moan over the fact that their evolutionary theories do not have the regularities of physics 08/22/2005).  This should raise real questions whether evolutionary biology, which tries to reconstruct an unobservable history, deserves the status it gets in science.  Maybe it should be classed under Divination (03/14/2003 and 01/25/2008 commentaries).(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Premium Members: Get a Sneak Peek at the New Advanced Search

first_imgGeocaching Premium members are the rockstars of geocaching. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. So right now, you can help fuel the future of geocaching. One of the upcoming features is something that has been asked for by the geocaching community: a new and improved Advanced Search. It’s been completely retooled, revamped and streamlined based on geocaching community feedback. Now you’ll be able to find the exact adventure you want, easier.Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geocaching Tips and Tricks emails to receive your invite to test this new tool. If you’re not sure, visit your Email Preferences and make sure the box next to “Tips and Tricks” is checked. The Geocaching Premium member sneak peek invite email is scheduled to be sent to you on or before this Thursday, January 29.(Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf Deutsch lesen)Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedChanges to the Geocaching HQ NewsletterMay 29, 2018In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 13, 2011July 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

No One Has A Clue How To Value A Mobile Business

first_imgMobile ad networks are losing market share to publishers [like Facebook and Pandora], and we expect them to lose even more going forward. Networks, especially independent ones, are entering a difficult phase, in which, with an ever smaller share of revenue, they’ll have to compete with publishers, which will only grow in strength.In other words, the market is big, but it’s slowing down in some areas, picking up in others, and no one really knows who is going to win.As such, paying $1 billion for Instagram in the hope that lots of pictures will turn into lots of revenue may actually be a sane strategy. At least, it may in the face of so much uncertainty about other areas of the mobile market, particularly shifting trends in mobile advertising. In sum, perhaps valuations on mobile businesses are so incongruous because there simply isn’t yet a good baseline to determine what success looks like in mobile.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Facebook#Google#mobile#mobile advertising Matt Asay Despite a pervasive belief that mobile is the Next Big Thing, investors continue to ding its most likely winners and celebrate its revenue losers. So while Instagram can command a $1 billion valuation on roughly $0.00 in mobile revenues, Facebook sees its stock continue to slump on more than $1.2 billion in annual mobile advertising revenue.What gives?On the one hand, some of this disparity just comes down to hope. It’s easy for investors to pummel Facebook and Google for not mixing a magical mobile advertising elixir, especially when such companies are struggling to increase mobile revenues without cutting too deeply into their desktop advertising revenues. Hence, as Benjamin Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Securities, told Businessweek, “The battle for [Facebook] is: Mobile’s growing fast, desktop is slowing. Is mobile’s growth enough to make up for the declines in desktop? That’s clearly the key issue.” Sure. But why isn’t this an issue in the private markets?For public companies like Facebook and Google, analysts like Richard Greenfield of BTIG Research ask: “How many mobile ads can you put into the mobile News Feed before you start to irritate users?” They recognize mobile will be big, but getting to big revenues is a delicate balancing act.In the private markets, there doesn’t seem to be the same level of concern. AsI’ve written recently, the primary drive seems to be to generate lots of adoption, with little thought for revenue. Mobile is still Wild West enough that adoption is enough to generate outsized valuations. It’s easier to make a lot of money on a company sale than it is to make lots of money through product or services sales. And no, it’s not just because 98% of investors are dumb.Meanwhile, in the real world, companies like Google are starting to make real money in mobile. Despite concerns that Google was poorly monetizing mobile search and click-through rates were Lilliputian, last quarter Google’s mobile advertising business started to hum. This despite the fees it must pay Apple for search-related ads on iOS devices (as much as 25% of Google’s mobile advertising revenue), the lower click-through rates on mobile (roughly half those of desktop) and threats from app-based searches.But maybe this simply reflects a market in so much flux that no one really knows how to value it, or even who is winning. As analyst firm IDC notes:Marketers spent $2.8 billion in 2012 on mobile search ads, compared with $1.6 billion in 2011 and $0.7 billion in 2010. Growth rates have slowed significantly, down from 195% in 2010 to 127% in 2011 to 68% in 2012. Google still dominates the market with gross revenue of $2,166 million, and a gross market share of 79%… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Next change: Divyanka Tripathi’s modern avatar in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

first_imgIf rumours are to believed, Divyanka Tripathi will be seen in a new avatar with a new screen name in Star Plus’ Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.The character of Ishita, played by Divyanka Tripathi, is soon going to die on the show but since her death will be a fake one, and she will apparently return in a brand new avatar.Divyanka’s new character will be called Shalini and she will sport a modern look. The actress is reportedly trying different looks for her new character.As per the ongoing track, Ishita has been sentenced to death for killing advocate Chaddha. To save her from the gallows, her husband Raman (Karan Patel) will push her off the cliff. However, she will be saved and sent into hiding until Raman collects proof of her innocence. Also read: Here’s why Raman will kill Ishita Post Ishita’s fake death, Raman will announce his wedding to Nidhi (Pavitra Punia) as she has the proof of Ishita’s innocence. Nidhi, who fought Ishita’s case in court, lost it on purpose, in order to take her revenge from Raman. It will be revealed in the upcoming episodes that Nidhi was in love with Raman in the past but Raman had rejected her advances, first for Shagun, and then for Ishita.In the present, Nidhi has a video footage in her custody that can prove Ishita’s innocence.It is also being said that post her (fake) death Divyanka will be paired up with real life beau Vivek Dahiya, who plays the role of ACP Abhishek on the show, as the producers plan to cash in on the popularity of the off-screen couple.advertisementCheck out Ishita’s fake death scene here:last_img read more

R U OK? Day

first_imgThe Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is seeking your support as a member of the Australian sport community, to join the ASC in promoting and participating in R U OK? Day. In doing so, you are helping to take a stance towards addressing mental health issues in sport. Every organisation can choose how they would like to be involved in R U OK? Day, all that is asked is that on Thursday, 7 October, you start a conversation with anyone who may be doing it tough and encourage your networks of athletes, coaches, employees and club members to do so as well. Our aim is to bring Australians together in a bid to help prevent the isolation that can lead to outcomes such as people taking their own lives.Staying connected with others is crucial to our general health and wellbeing. Feelings of isolation and being alone are major contributing factors to depression and social issues that can ultimately result in suicide. Regular, meaningful conversations can protect those we know and love.It’s so simple but in the time it takes to have a coffee, you can start a conversation that could change a life.For more information, please click on the following attachments, while the website can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.ruokday.com.au/content/asc.aspx Related Filesruokday_poster-pdfruokday_overview_and_meeting_guide-pdflast_img read more

a month agoN​orwich defender Byram: Our team spirit is sky high

first_imgN​orwich defender Byram: Our team spirit is sky highby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City defender Sam Byram is praising the chemistry and unity of the squad as they navigate the Premier League.The newly promoted side got a famous win against Manchester City at the weekend, despite several first team members being out with injury.Byram believes that aside from quality coaching and preparation, the camaraderie in the squad makes it easier for them to push to achieve their goals.”The character and spirit is definitely one of the best I’ve experienced,” he said to the club’s official website. “You can see from everyone, the players on the bench and the players that even weren’t on the bench, everyone wants the team to do well.”That’s the main thing for the unity. Not one player is bigger than the team and you can see that today with the work rate, everyone has got each other’s back.”We had a bit of luck throughout the game but we defended unbelievably well and also had spells in the game where we played some really good football.”We always have belief that we could win. It’s Manchester City and they are an unbelievable team but we’ve got a squad here which is very close-knit.”If someone drops out, someone else can fill in. You know exactly what your job is and I think we showed today the spirit we’ve got and how good we can be.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Government Reviewing Decision of the Court

first_img The Supreme Court today handed down it’s ruling on aspects of the 2017 National Identification and Registration Act. The Government is respectful of the court’s ruling and will spend some time carefully reviewing the judgment, after which a more fulsome response will be forthcoming.The Government would like to place on record its sincere gratitude to the full court panel comprising of Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, Justice David Batts and Justice Lisa Palmer Hamilton for their considered judgment. Story Highlights The Supreme Court today handed down it’s ruling on aspects of the 2017 National Identification and Registration Act. The Government is respectful of the court’s ruling and will spend some time carefully reviewing the judgment, after which a more fulsome response will be forthcoming.center_img The Government would like to place on record its sincere gratitude to the full court panel comprising of Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, Justice David Batts and Justice Lisa Palmer Hamilton for their considered judgment.last_img read more

Saskatchewan fiscal update More revenue more spending smaller deficit

first_imgREGINA – The Saskatchewan government says higher oil and potash prices will mean more money for the province this year.But Finance Minister Donna Harpauer says she’s not sure that situation will last and that’s why the government must balance its budget next year.“I don’t have confidence,” she said Monday. “I have been … involved with govenrment for a number of years now and I’ve seen really strong prices and I’ve seen them plummet overnight.”The provincial Finance Ministry released its first-quarter update showing a deficit of $306 million, nearly $60 million smaller than forecast in the April budget.Revenue is predicted to be almost $170 million more than expected thanks largely in a boost to the forecasted price of oil.But more spending on health care, social services and public-sector pensions will eat up a good portion of that windfall.“We are borrowing, or projecting to borrow, within this budget. We still have a deficit,” Harpauer said. “That shows us how critical it is to come back to balance so that our income coming in and our expenses going out are equitable.”The government is planning to spend $20 million extra on health care, because more people are using the system, and $20 million more on social services because of an increased caseload.Changes to interest rates also mean more than $50 million in extra pension expenses.(The Canadian Press, CJWW)last_img read more