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‘Criminals’ Attack LNP Officers, Businesses in Johnsonville

first_imgKpekeh Town Community in Lower Johnsonville, Montserrado County, over the weekend suffered two attacks reportedly from marauding armed robbers who, in recent time, were said to have recruited many of their brothers into criminal activities.Police identified two of the suspected robbers as Daniel P. Kolley (aka Bravo), and another one who was also identified only as Philip, alias Moutry. Bravo is the son of a police officer who, shortly after his son and his alleged accomplices were arrested on Saturday night, surfaced at the police station to appeal for the release of his son. The robbers, according to a resident police officer (not named), had in recent times reportedly attacked several business centers, among them women who involved in petty roadside trading.The suspects initially resisted police arrest until police reinforcement, backed by their counterparts from the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency, arrived brought the situation under control.The two alleged ringleaders have meanwhile been detained at the Uptown Police Substation, while undergoing investigation. The Daily Observer gathered yesterday that police assigned at the Uptown detail have already forwarded the suspects to court for prosecution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shock over new barrier blocking access to Fanad Arch

first_imgA major new obstacle has been installed at the Fanad Arch gate, just weeks after An Bord Pleanala upheld an appeal to restore access to the iconic attraction.Locals have battled for two years to clear the blockage placed on the main path to the Great Arch. They achieved a victory in May when An Bord Pleanala agreed that the barrier was against the ‘right of public use’.However, a new grid has appeared at the site, which residents say makes it impossible for visitors to access the Arch by this route. New grid placed at the Fanad Arch access gate, June 2019The Tirconnail Tribune reports that a new grid has been placed across the gateway despite the preservation group’s call to Donegal County Council to request the owners to remove all ‘obstacles’ or ‘works undertaken to immobilise public use’  to be removed immediately.Kerri Coll led the two-year battle by the Great Arch Action Committee against Donegal County Council’s decision that works carried out in June 2017 did not require planning permission.She told the Tribune that their appeal has been fully vindicated by An Bord Pleanála’s decision. She said: “Our committee has always felt that the attitude of the Council was ridiculous and entirely heedless of the effect of this closure on the local community. “The people of Fanad have suffered the loss of a much-cherished amenity, and local tourism had been hit by the exclusion of visitors from the enjoyment of the walk out to the stunning rock arch, a natural marvel much frequented since before Victorian times.“When the heavy obstruction appeared in June 2017, the Council refused to do anything, even saying in its Section 5 Declaration that it is not a development that requires planning permission. “Everyone knew that was ridiculous and now An Bord Pleanála has proved us to be right. We call on Donegal County Council to meet its legal obligation and immediately commence the procedures enforcing the removal of the huge concrete blocks and barbed wire that close off the old entrance to the pathway.” The Great Arch Action Committee also intends to make this a front-line issue for newly elected local representatives to take up with the Council as soon as they take up office. Ms. Coll makes it clear: “We expect their full cooperation in ensuring that this long-established path is reopened in time for the coming tourist season as well as for ourselves and our families to enjoy once more.” The Pollett Great Arch is as old as the ocean itself and along with the Seven Arches further south on Lough Swilly is one of the precious tourism gems on the Donegal landscape. Shock over new barrier blocking access to Fanad Arch was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:fanad archgreat archGreat Arch Action Committeepollaidtourismlast_img read more

2010 World Cup journalist’s toolkit

first_imgThe journalist’s toolkit provides media professionals with comprehensive in-depth background information, statistics, facts, figures and more with over 60 detailed official documents on the 2010 Fifa World Cup.All documents are in PDF format.Note that some documents are very large and may take a long time to load in your browser window.For faster downloading, right-click on the download link and choose “Save as” to save the file onto your computer.SECTIONS2010 Fifa World CupFan FestsThe Fifa World CupBroadcastingMediaOrganisationRights ProtectionTransport GuidesInfrastructure2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICAMedia Guide Date of publication: 27 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 246Preview contents Size: 9.8 MBDownload document Fan Guide Date of publication: 19 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 72Preview contents Size: 5 MBDownload document Match Schedule Date of publication: 5 December 2009Type: DiagramPages: 1Size: 2.6 MBDownload document Media Guide to Teams Date of publication: 27 May 2010Type: Brochure with maps and diagramsPages: 41Size: 5.7 MBDownload document Statistical Kit 1: Teams Date of publication: 5 June 2010Type: Comprehensive guide / statistical kitPages: 133Preview contents Size: 11.7 MBDownload document Statistical Kit 2: Matches Date of publication: 27 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guide / statistical kitPages: 39Preview contents Size: 2 MBDownload document Statistical Kit 3: Referees Date of publication: 27 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guide / statistical kitPages: 43Preview contents Size: 2 MBDownload document Statistical Kit 4: Players Facts & Figures Date of publication: 3 June 2010Type: Statistical kit / Fact sheetPages: 13Size: 1.8 MBDownload document Statistical Kit 6: Off the Pitch Date of publication: 15 April 2010Type: Statistical kit / Fact sheetPages: 23Preview contents Size: 673 KBDownload document Statistical Kit 7: Milestones, Facts & Figures Date of publication: 15 April 2010Type: Statistical kitPages: 25Preview contents Size: 1 MBDownload document Regulations Date of publication: 21 March 2010Type: Brochure / Fact sheetPages: 60Preview contents Size: 265 KBDownload document Host City Background Sheet Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 21Size: 311 KBDownload document Distance Between Host Cities Date of publication: 24 August 2009Type: DiagramPages: 1Size: 132 KBDownload document Fifa Youth Programme Date of publication: 16 November 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 4Size: 2.6 MBDownload document Team Base Camps Date of publication: 10 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 1Size: 97kbDownload document South Africa: A Natural Choice Date of publication: 8 May 2009Type: Brochure with statisticsPages: 12Size: 6.2 MBDownload document FAN FESTSMedia Info Pack Date of publication: 14 May 2010Type: Brochure / fact sheetPages: 3Size: 4.4 MBDownload document Information Pack Date of publication: 7 May 2010Type: Brochure / fact sheetPages: 2Size: 2.6 MBDownload document Frequently Asked Questions Date of publication: 19 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 4Size: 786 KBDownload document   THE FIFA WORLD CUPThe Fifa World Cup: 25 Facts Date of publication: 15 April 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 4Size: 531 KBDownload document The Fifa World Cup: 80 Facts Date of publication: 20 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 11Size: 582 KBDownload document Statistical Kit 5: Superlatives Date of publication: 26 April 2010Type: Fact sheet / statisticsPages: 16Preview contents Size: 329 KBDownload document Fifa Disciplinary Code Date of publication: 15 January 2009Type: Comprehensive GuidePages: 76Preview contents Size: 1.1 MBDownload document Fifa Safety Regulations Date of publication: 21 October 2009Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 36 Preview contents Size: 493 KBDownload document   BROADCASTINGInternational Broadcast Centre Map Date of publication: 26 May 2010Type: DiagramPages: 1Size: 834 KBDownload document Anatomy of a Host Broadcast Operation Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: DiagramPages: 11Size: 1.3 MBDownload document Broadcast Facts and Figures Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 2Size: 213 KBDownload document International Broadcast Centre Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 5Size: 240 KBDownload document Mobile Content Production Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 2Size: 216 KBDownload document Production Plan Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 2Size: 218 KBDownload document The Fifa-Sony 3D project Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 1Size: 206 KBDownload document Broadcast Ops in Numbers Date of publication: 21 October 2009Type: Fact sheet / statisticsPages: 2Size: 146 KBDownload document Fifa TV Division Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 1Size: 213 KBDownload document Background TV Date of publication: 1 May 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 4Size: 217 KBDownload document MEDIAFifa and Team Media Contacts Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Contact listPages: 5Size: 617 KBDownload document Fifa and Government Contacts Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Contact listPages: 4Size: 218 KBDownload document Fifa Online Syndication Offer Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 1Size: 228 KBDownload document ORGANISATIONEvents Logistics Guide Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 50Preview contents Size: 1.7 MBDownload document 2010 Means Business for South Africa Date of publication: November 2009Type: Research reportPages: 31Size: 2.6 MBDownload document Volunteer Programme Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 7Size: 259 KBDownload document Safety and Security Background Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 3Size: 228 KBDownload document Ticketing Media Information Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Brochure / statisticsPages: 15Size: 3.8 MBDownload document Transport Background Date of publication: 4 December 2008Type: Fact sheetPages: 5Size: 90 KBDownload document RIGHTS PROTECTIONGuide to the Fifa Official Marks Date of publication: 26 August 2008Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 26Preview contents Size: 1.4 MBDownload document Fifa Rights Protection Programme Date of publication: 8 March 2010Type: BrochurePages: 10Size: 3.6 MBDownload document Special Conditions for Non-Rights Holders Date of publication: 30 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 4Size: 221 KBDownload document Fifa Marketing Programme Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 3Size: 688 KBDownload document Sponsorship Programme Date of publication: 20 May 2009Type: BrochurePages: 18Size: 5.5 MBDownload document TRANSPORT GUIDESSouth Africa Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 21Preview contents Size: 2.5 MBDownload document Johannesburg Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 15Size: 2.2 MBDownload document Cape Town Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 11Size: 1.8 MBDownload document Pretoria Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 11Size: 1.5 MBDownload document Durban Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 11Size: 2.4 MBDownload document Nelspruit Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 4Size: 1 MBDownload document Port Elizabeth Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 8Size: 1.5 MBDownload document Bloemfontein Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 11Size: 2 MBDownload document Rustenburg Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 5Size: 1.5 MBDownload document Polokwane Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 4Size: 1 MBDownload document INFRASTRUCTUREEnergy and IT&T Date of publication: 24 November 2009Type: PresentationPages: 40Size: 6.2 MBDownload document Eskom Power Supply Date of publication: 22 October 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 7Size: 30 KBDownload document IT&T Solution Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 7Size: 252 KBDownload document Stadium Background Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 9Size: 247 KBDownload documentlast_img read more

Radiohead Guitarist: MP3 Is Good Enough

first_imgTags:#music#NYT#web When Radiohead keyboardist / guitarist Jonny Greenwood shrugs off the issue of audio fidelity, indie musicians should take note. Given that Radiohead is perhaps one of the biggest proponents of alternative music monetization, it’s ironic that Greenwood is discrediting one of the industry’s key price differentiators. Musicians with tracks on iTunes, Amazon and DIY stores like Bandcamp have often chosen to price MP3s at lower rates while higher quality recordings have fetched more per track. In a recent article with The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones, Greenwood admits there is little reason for the MP3 generation to look for a higher quality experience. Said Greenwood, “We had a few complaints that the MP3s of our last record weren’t encoded at a high enough rate. Some even suggested we should have used FLACs, but if you even know what one of those is, and have strong opinions on them, you’re already lost to the world of high fidelity and have probably spent far too much money on your speaker-stands.” Greenwood’s biggest complaint about MP3s was not quality or sound compression, but rather abundance. He suggests that MP3s make it far too easy for fans to hoard music without “giving it their full attention”. In a recent Pitchfork article Eric Harvey suggests the opposite. Says Harvey, “The mp3 may have atomized music into millions of little pieces, but each piece, it seems, found a publicist. The average music fan now has the built-in capacity to double as promoter and distributor in an ever-expanding arena that’s making and eliminating rules every minute.”Whether you see them as hoarders or promoters, one thing is certain, the iPod generation is changing how music is consumed. But if they can’t depend on tiered pricing for audio quality, how can companies monetize the new music fan? While a Stanford study suggests that the iPod generation prefers the flat sound of an MP3, it doesn’t mean today’s listeners aren’t willing to pay for their music. According to an NPD Group report purchasers of digital music downloads increased by 29% last year with iTunes controlling a quarter of all music sold. Some of the ways fans still generate revenue for bands include streaming music subscriptions, track and album purchases, concerts tickets, merchandise and paid application downloads. Update, Ed: there can be a big difference in audio quality of MP3s promoted on the Web. For example the quality varied greatly between Radiohead’s In Rainbows album and Saul Williams’ album (promoted by Trent Reznor). See Kim Gaskins’ post on the new Latitude Research blog Life Connected for further analysis. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Photos taken from Dead Air Space Related Posts dana oshiro 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Best Practices for Using Push Notifications

first_imgTags:#apps#How To#mobile A question many developers ask is “what’s the right amount of push?,” says Urban Airship. Unfortunately, some developers just try to figure out how many push notifications they can get away with instead of thinking about giving users the best experience with their app.Optimizing for the right amount of push involves aligning the feature with the purpose of the app and user preferences. For example, a “word of the day” app would send out an update daily. News apps may deliver push notifications for “breaking” news stories, though the nature of what’s actually considered “breaking” may be determined editorially.Another best practice for implementing push notifications is allowing users to control how often they receive these messages. In the case of the news app example, users could configure it so they only received alerts for breaking news in particular categories (e.g. sports and business, but not entertainment).Social app users could tell it they want to know when friends check-in somewhere. But instead of providing that as a global setting, the app could ask every time they add a a new friend if they wanted alerts for that person.Step 3: Track EngagementDevelopers should also track the engagement levels of app users regularly and often. When thinking about push, it’s not the same as losing an email or SMS user, explains Urban Airship. It’s not just a “-1” to your marketing list, but has much greater consequences. It means your app is being under-utilized, is less effective than you intended and is offering a poor experience.Of course, Urban Airship offers a tool that tracks who’s opting out of push notifications by allow app developers to compare active device tokens (ADT) with total device tokens (TDT). An inactive token means the user has either deleted the app or turned push off. By comparing ADT with TDT, you can track changes to the Push Retention Ratio, specifically observing how the rate changes after push notifications and how it changes during dormant times.Remember that once a user opts out of push notifications, sending them messages is a violation of Apple’s Terms of Service. Although the BlackBerry and Android platforms don’t have this spelled out in their guidelines, Urban Airship recommends following Apple’s suggestion on those platforms, too.Note: This blog post is a summary of Urban Airship’s white paper. The complete document is available here. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Mobile services company Urban Airship has compiled a white paper detailing the best practices for the implementation of push notifications in mobile apps. Push notifications, a feature on many mobile operating systems, allow app developers to send short messages to users via a badge update, sound or text-based alert. When used correctly, end users will engage more with the app, the brand, the organization or the service. And that leads to more opportunities for monetization, explains Urban Airship.However, figuring out how to implement this feature wisely takes some work. The guidelines below may help.Step 1: Get Users to Opt-InBefore you can take advantage of push notifications in your app, you need the app users to opt-in to accept them. Before blindly implementing the pop-up asking for permission, it’s important that your users understand why they would want to receive these messages.If you want to make it clear why users should say “yes” to notifications, Urban Airship recommends that you explain in the app’s description (both inside the app store and upon install) how and when you’ll use the push notifications feature.To make sure users don’t later opt-out, you should make it easy for them to manage their push preferences within the app. For example, let them set up “quiet times” when they don’t want to be bothered and let them configure what types of notifications they receive (audio, badges, etc.) and even what types of messages deserve a push notification (more urgent vs. less urgent, for example).After the set up process is complete, you should track carefully the number of active users and opt-outs. If you see a decline in the former and increase in the latter, you’re either pushing too often or without enough value.Step 2: Determine the Right Amount of Push The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Facebook CBC News today announced that Emmy and Peabody award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker Habiba Nosheen (60 Minutes, Frontline) will join investigative series the fifth estate as new co-host in January 2017. Nosheen will join Gillian Findlay, Bob McKeown and Mark Kelley during the fifth estate‘s 42nd season, which launches October 21, 2016.“Habiba brings a wealth of investigative experience and journalistic passion to the fifth estate,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief, CBC News, English Services. “Her award-winning investigations for shows such as 60 Minutes and Frontline are renowned in the industry, and she will further the fifth estate’s acclaimed leadership in provocative and fearless journalism.As a Canadian, I grew up watching the fifth estate and, having lived and worked all over the world as an investigative journalist, I know that it represents the gold standard in journalism, said Nosheen. “the fifth estate has a long-standing history of producing industry-leading journalism for decades. I look forward to joining the team to continue that tradition.”Born in Pakistan, Nosheen grew up in Canada, where she immigrated with her family at the age of nine as a refugee. She got her start in journalism reporting from Pakistan for CBC Radio and was later selected for the prestigious Kroc Fellowship, where she reported on-air for NPR‘s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.Nosheen joined 60 Minutes in 2014, where her reporting was nominated for an Emmy Award and named a finalist for the George Foster Peabody Award. In 2013, she directed, reported and narrated the film Outlawed in Pakistan, which aired on Frontline, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Research and Nosheen’s third Overseas Press Club Award. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Nosheen was the on-air reporter for This American Life radio documentary, What Happened at Dos Erres?, which investigated a massacre in Guatemala. The New Yorker called it “a masterpiece of storytelling,” and her reporting won the George Foster Peabody Award, The Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, The Third Coast Radio Award, The New York Radio Festival Award and two Overseas Press Club Awards. She was also a finalist for The Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Nosheen’s stories have been published by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, BBC and ProPublica.Offering viewers compelling in-depth stories, and fast-reaction investigations of ongoing events, the fifth estate‘s 42nd season premieres on CBC on October 21, 2016. The show has been recognized with hundreds of awards in Canada and internationally.Follow the fifth estate on Twitter at @cbcfifth and on Facebook at Facebook.com/thefifthestate or go to cbc.ca/fifth for the latest show updates.For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre. Follow CBC’s publicity team on Twitter @CBC_Publicity.-30- About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more