OneRiot Launches Alternative Twitter Search Engine

first_imgfrederic lardinois Related Posts Overall, we like OneRiot’s approach to searching Twitter. In some ways, it is similar to MicroPlaza’s search functionality, though OneRiot’s results focus more on the real-time experience. On the search results page, OneRiot emphasizes links, though you can also click on a small link at the bottom of each result to see the tweets that included this link. From there, you can also reply to a tweet. If OneRiot finds new tweets that fit your search, it will automatically prompt you to reload the page.To get data about current trends on Twitter, OneRiot uses both Twitter’s own API, as well as data it gathers from users who have installed OneRiot’s own toolbar in their browsers.Looking for FeedbackAs OneRiot’s GM Tobias Peggs told us yesterday, the company decided to test its new Twitter search feature on a separate page for now (, in order to get feedback from customers.We, for one, would like to see the ability to organize results by how many users have linked to a certain page, for example. It would also be nice if OneRiot gave us the option to search for conversations around a specific link by copying and pasting a URL into OneRiot’s search box. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit OneRiot, a relatively new real-time search engine, launched a new Twitter search engine this morning that takes a very different approach to Twitter search from similar ventures we have seen lately. Instead of surfacing specific tweets, OneRiot focuses on shared links instead of just doing a keyword search on Twitter. While Twitter’s own search, for example, will show you the conversation around the leaked copy of Wolverine, OneRiot will actually find the latest shared links about this topic on Twitter.center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Product Reviews#search#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

World Bank Assumes Control of Google Map Data

first_imgjon mitchell Related Posts Last December, Google overhauled Map Maker’s editing tools to make it easier for any Google Maps user to add new data.What do you think? Is the World Bank a good choice for Google as a partner? Share your thoughts in the comments. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google announced a partnership with the World Bank today to make Google Map Maker data more accessible to government organizations in disaster scenarios. Google Map Maker is the tool for crowd-sourcing the editing and maintenance of Google’s world map. Its user-generated data include locations of hospitals, schools, settlements, water sources and minor roads.Access to these data will help governments, NGOs, researchers and individuals plan without waiting for the changes to be approved and added to the official maps. World Bank partner organizations, such as government and U.N. agencies, can contact World Bank offices to request access to the data. Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal and Haiti will pilot the project.Google’s New GatekeeperThis partnership could improve response time and effectiveness in crises in underserved areas of the world. It’s just a shame that Google has decided to compete with Ushahidi and other open-source efforts to solve this problem. Access to Google Map Maker data is privileged, and Google has chosen the mother of all elite gatekeepers, the World Bank, to facilitate this program.The World Bank has supported much-needed online mapping efforts, such as the April 2011 project in South Sudan that enabled Google to put the new country on the map. It has also financially backed apps supporting economic development in a worldwide contest for software developers. In partnership with academic institutions, the World Bank has also backed a Web-based knowledge platform for urban development.These are all great efforts, but they establish a familiar pattern for the World Bank. In Web technology, just as in global economic development, the World Bank has positioned itself as an unavoidable, privileged gatekeeper, and this time Google helped.Community mapper in Kampala, Uganda (via Google LatLong)No More Open SourceWe’ve reached out to Ushahidi for comment on the news, and we’ll update with the response. While Ushahidi‘s non-profit, open-source efforts carry on, Google is closing off access to its mapping platform upon which great works of software were once built. Having realized the enormous value of Google Maps as a resource, Google decided to start charging for API access last year.That’s Google’s commercial prerogative, but its proprietary efforts are now in competition with the open-source community. Today’s partnership with the World Bank is a clearer example than the murky history of access to the Google Maps API. Google Map Maker is a moderated Google program, and Google has selected the World Bank as an arbiter of its data. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#Government#Non-Profits#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Line-ups: Napoli v RB Salzburg

first_imgDries Mertens and Hirving Lozano take on RB Salzburg’s Erling Haaland, but Napoli have defender Kostas Manolas on the bench. It kicks off at the Stadio San Paolo at 20.00 GMT. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Borussia Dortmund-Inter on the LIVEBLOG. The Partenopei’s thrilling 3-2 victory in Austria has put them in pole position to qualify from Group E and they will be through tonight if they win and Genk fail to beat Liverpool. Allan is not even fit for the bench, but Manolas is not ready to start, as the centre-back is still suffering from bruised ribs and had to play with painkillers. Nikola Maksimovic partners Kalidou Koulibaly at centre-back. Mertens and Lozano are the front two, with Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon out wide, despite Arkadiusz Milik’s positive form. RB Salzburg have built most of their success this season on the astonishing form of teenage striker Erling Haaland, who has 22 goals in just 16 competitive games this season. That includes six in three Champions League matches. He has support from Hee-Chan Hwang, but Takumi Minamino is also a danger with his pace. Carlos Miguel Coronel is in goal after Cican Stankovic pulled a hamstring against Napoli on October 23. Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Callejon, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski, Insigne; Lozano, Mertens Napoli bench: Ospina, Llorente, Elmas, Luperto, Hysaj, Manolas, Milik RB Salzburg: Coronel; Pongracic, Onguéné, Wober; Kristensen, Minamino, Junuzovic, Szoboszlai, Ulmer; Haaland, Hwang Salzburg bench: Kohn, Ashimeru, Vallci, Koita, Ramalho, Daka, Mwepu Ref: Marciniak Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Juan Martín del Potro running on empty for US Open semi against Rafael Nadal

first_imgfeatures Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Just about everything and anything has happened in this tournament, the most open Open, probably, since the start of the millennium. Rarely can bookmakers, fans, players and commentators have been more non-plussed. The field was already missing four of its top 11 entrants when Andy Murray withdrew at the last minute. The resulting seedings reshuffle, drawing on rarely used grand slam rules, left Federer and Nadal in the same half of the draw, despite the fact they were the two best players, and thus pitched them towards a first-ever match at these championships in the semi-finals.Del Potro ruined all that when he “killed Bambi” and, for all that Federer was gracious in defeat, he knew that in one evening he had wasted the effort that had gone before. History was there for the taking and making. Naturally he was aware that the public wanted him to play Nadal, although he said that prospect did not occupy his thoughts before or during his struggle with Del Potro.But Federer plainly was hurting when reminded of the lost opportunity. “It is a pity but Juan Martín deserves it more.”The hunger for a Federer-Nadal showdown was intense all through this tournament. The old champions had, after all, won all the 2017 slam titles, Federer prevailing over the Spaniard in Melbourne, skipping Roland Garros to rest his bones, then returning to triumph again at Wimbledon. Nadal, meanwhile, rolled on to la décima, his 10th French Open title capping a glorious clay swing.Nadal, however, has slipped a little since Paris. And the unknown component in the semi-final is how much energy he can bring to the match after another lights-out campaign here. The odds, such as they can be relied on any more, are that he will bring Del Potro’s rousing run to a halt, maybe in four sets.The tournament needs another finalist, of course, but the noise created on the more gilded side of the draw has drowned out the efforts of those who have been serially derided as third-rate contenders: Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Pablo Carreño Busta and Diego Schwartzman. Those are names that might light up an ATP 500 tournament.But credit to Anderson and Carreño Busta, who have done all that has been asked of them and more. The Spaniard, seeded 12, has not dropped a set in five matches and allowed Schwartzman only 10 games in their quarter-final. Anderson, who put Murray out here in four sets in the fourth round last year, is invariably under-regarded in majors, dismissed as a serving behemoth, but he brought more than that to his four-set win over Querrey, crucially in the deciding tie-break. He showed a lot of control under pressure when it mattered.Carreño Busta will start favourite, as his game has a few more wrinkles, but the South African sounds up for it. “It’s a fantastic feeling,” he said of his win over Querrey, “but I’m going to have another opportunity to go one step further.”He said of his opponent [whom he beat in straight sets in Montreal]: “He’s had an amazing year, really consistent results. At the French, getting through to the quarters and now through to the semis here.”None of which will count a whit when he is lining up one of those huge forehand winners. At his 34th attempt Anderson is the first South African grand slam semi-finalist since Wayne Ferreira in Melbourne in 2003. Cliff Drysdale in 1965 was the last of his compatriots to reach a decider at these championships.That is a lot of history. This tournament has been dripping in it. There is surely more to come. Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US Open Tennis 2017 Read more US Open tennis US sports Del Potro had “nothing to lose against Federer” in their tense confrontation on Wednesday night, as he said, and, with the freedom to play full tilt after taking medical advice, he played “my best game of the tournament”. Sentiment aside, he has a bigger challenge against Nadal than he faced against either Dominic Thiem – when he came from two sets down to prevail in obvious distress – or Federer, whose back problems might have kicked in during their quarter-final. However much the Swiss might have wondered about his injury, he played fluently enough but not well enough in the key moments. Del Potro, with his readjusted backhand on song again, had the experience and confidence to pounce in those moments.As he pointed out: “I made my best backhands of the tournament in the important moments of the match: set point of the third set and then to break his serve in the fourth.”Federer had earlier correctly identified Del Potro’s backhand as vulnerable and he set about trying to exploit that wing, as he expected the Argentinian to reply with less potent cut and spin, rather than unleashing his full, flat-struck power. Del Potro found enough big bullets to make Federer pay, however. That relative weak spot will be there in the semi-final and this time Del Potro has the added problem of dealing with Nadal’s left-handed forehand, which is lethal on clay and not bad on hard court.“He has the chance to find easily my backhand,” he said. “So I don’t know what’s going to be my strategy for that match. But I will try to make winners with my forehand – and don’t run too much, because my legs are tired. Hopefully I can be ready for Rafa. Physically I’m not in perfect condition but, when you play semi-finals of a grand slam, everything can happen.” Tennis Mighty Juan Martín del Potro scuppers hopes of Federer-Nadal clash at US Open Share via Email Juan Martín del Potro Roger Federer When Juan Martín del Potro won his only major – here as a 20-year-old eight years ago – he had to beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer back to back, a feat so awesome the Argentinian was acclaimed as the next star of the sport.It did not quite work out like that. Wrist injuries, the rise of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and, lately, a slew of young contenders with long hair and Russian roots, have conspired to make life hell for the amiable giant from Tandil. But he is back: now, faced with beating Federer and Nadal on the spin again, he has completed half the task and one more heroic victory against the Spaniard in the US Open semi‑finals on Friday will haul him back to the place of his greatest triumph in the final on Sunday. Rafael Nadal Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea striker Morata in advanced talks with Sevilla

first_imgChelsea striker Morata in advanced talks with Sevillaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Alvaro Morata is in advanced talks with Sevilla.Marca says Morata could have an agreement to join Sevilla wrapped up ‘in the coming days’.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is open to selling Morata in order to free up space for a new arrival up front.Sevilla are still working out how they will finance the transfer.Their big problem is how to afford Morata’s wages, which come to around €1m a month.Another sticking point is convincing Chelsea that a loan deal – rather than a straight sale – is an option. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

5Dimes Releases Big 12 Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgThe Big 12 Conference's logo.TCU and Baylor took the Big 12 by storm this season, and sportsbook 5Dimes likes those two teams as the favorites to take home a Big 12 title in 2015. TCU, which returns Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin at quarterback, comes in at +200 to win the conference, while Baylor is just a bit behind the Horned Frogs at +225. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are tied for third at +500, while Kansas is way behind the pack at +8000. The most intriguing bet may be the ever-consistent Kansas State Wildcats at +1000. Never count out Bill Snyder.Here are the full Big 12 odds, via 5Dimes.big12oddslast_img

Snowsnaps The Band Contest – Five young performers are needed for the

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter A musical competition to showcase young local talentThe competition Snowsnaps: The Band Contest will be the experience of a lifetime!  Local talented 12 to 17-year-old singers and dancers who want to experience something incredible as part of a band are invited to try their luck. To submit their application, budding artists have to share a video of themselves performing a song a cappella, either in French or English, from the album La Guerre des Tuques 3D – either Je suis le vent, Liberté, Les héros, Amour d’hiver, L’hymne, Liberty, The Heroes, You’re My Sweater or Hymn.Young hopefuls are invited to fill out the form available at before July 21 at 11:59 pm.The talent, personality and determination of the young candidates will enable them to join a unique and varied group made up of other teens who share their passions. The selection process will be demanding and handled by important personalities in the entertainment industry. Qualified song and dance professionals, along with the series’ producers, will screen the candidates’ videos and select who will go on to have a second audition in front of a jury. The auditions will take place in Montréal and Ottawa in August 2017 (dates to be confirmed). Since the songs will be recorded both in English and French, candidates must be fluent in both languages, and be available August 2017. MONTREAL – Snowsnaps: The Band Contest, organized as part of the production of the new animated series Les Mini-Tuques / The Snowsnaps, is hereby officially launched! The series is inspired by the animated feature film La Guerre des Tuques 3D / SNOWTIME!, the highest grossing Canadian film at the box office in 2015. Who will be the five talented young people to go into studio and record six original songs for the series’ soundtrack, and appear in video clips? The search is on! The Snowsnaps : an animated series inspired by La Guerre des Tuques 3D / SNOWTIME!The story of the Snowsnaps transports us to a charming and imaginative world.  The four characters discover the fun of playing outside, all the while inventing the funniest situations! The 26-episode series will be broadcast in a 15-minute format on Télétoon and Treehouse in fall 2018 and will be produced by Productions CarpeDiem (Snowsnaps) Inc. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

BCs Greens put ridehailing on legislature agenda with private members bill

first_imgVICTORIA – The Green party is taking its third run at bringing ride-hailing to British Columbia, tabling a private member’s bill to pave the way for transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.Green Leader Andrew Weaver said Thursday the governing New Democrats and Opposition Liberals are failing to deliver on campaign promises made during last spring’s election to have ride-hailing in place by the end of the year.Weaver said there is support for the service and it can work alongside the taxi industry.He called on the NDP and Liberals to work together with the Greens to implement ride sharing as soon as possible.“There’s three-party agreement here,” Weaver said shortly after introducing the bill in the legislature. “So let’s do it. We’ve talked about it for seven years, it’s time to move forward.”Private member’s bills rarely become legislation and even though ride-hailing has the support of all parties in the legislature, the road ahead does not appear to be clear.The New Democrats said they need time to study ride-hailing and its impact on the taxi industry before introducing legislation next fall.Premier John Horgan said at least six pieces of legislation must be amended to make way for ride sharing, including a transportation law that dates back to the 1920s.Weaver said there is nothing stopping the government from introducing a ride sharing law and making necessary changes as required.“This is nothing more than an excuse in my view to delay, and I don’t think we need to delay,” he said.The Liberals said Thursday they like Weaver’s bill but wanted to study it further.The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade also called on members of the legislature to work together to introduce ride sharing and modernize the taxi industry in a statement it released on Thursday.“With the fall legislative session now well underway, we urge the provincial government to make immediate, meaningful steps toward greater mobility in our region,” said president Iain Black.“All three party leaders pledged to pass ride sharing enabling legislation by the end of the year, and we call on the new government to follow through.”last_img read more

The Latest EU insists current deal is only Brexit option

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):10:00 a.m.The European Union’s Brexit negotiator is warning about “a long and winding road ahead” before the UK leaves the bloc March 29, insisting before the British parliament’s vote on the breakup that the current withdrawal accord “is the only possible deal.”Michel Barnier briefed the EU’s parliament early Thursday and still saw many potential pitfalls ahead despite last Sunday’s agreement between the 27 EU leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May.“We are not at the end of the process,” Barnier said. “The road ahead is long and it is up and down — a long and winding road.”May is facing an uphill battle to get the deal past British legislators on Dec. 11. If she succeeds, the approval in the European Parliament is almost certain.___9:20 a.m.The governor of the Bank of England says most British businesses aren’t ready for a no-deal departure from the European Union.Mark Carney told the BBC on Thursday that “less than half of businesses have initiated” contingency plans designed to protect operations in the event Britain leaves the 28-nation bloc without an agreement on future trading relations.When asked if businesses are ready, Carney said “as best as we can tell, the answer is no.”The comments come as lawmakers from all parties are criticizing the agreement Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the EU, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. Carney warned Wednesday that a no-deal departure would trigger a recession more severe than the one that followed the 2008 financial crisis.The Associated Presslast_img read more

European Countries Offering their Nationalities for Sale

first_imgCasablanca- According to news outlet Medias 24, the current economic crisis is forcing more and more European countries to ease the conditions for granting residence permits, and even citizenship, in exchange for imported investments or high sums of money.This is reportedly the case in European countries such as Malta, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus. The list of European countries which have decided to monetize their nationality or residence permits is gradually expanding.For instance, the republic of Malta has set the price of its citizenship for non-European citizens at 650,000 Euros. Spain, Morocco’s closest European neighbor, decided to offer its citizenship to any foreigner who buys property costing at least 500,000 Euros or who acquires treasury bills valued at 2 million Euros. By doing so, Spain aims to pull the Spanish real estate market out of its current decline.Portugal for its part offers legal residence to foreigners in exchange for buying property for 500,000 Euros or for creating 30 jobs with a capital of 1 million Euros in a Portuguese bank.  Surprisingly, the European Union did not disapprove of the practice, stating that all countries constituting the EU are free to determine conditions for granting their nationalities to foreigners.While some of the European countries undergoing acute economic crises have opened doors to all foreigners interested in acquiring their nationalities in exchange of financial input, Western countries, such the U.S. and Canada, intend to grant their nationalities only to potential key investors from the Middle East, Russia, and China.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more