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first_imgDunbeholden clobber Johnson Hill in INSPORTS Community LeagueRicardo Douglas (12th, 35th), Kavion Smickle (24th), Jeffery Wheeler (34th), Ricardo Boothe (47th) and Patrick King (57th) scored for Dunbeholden in the hefty win.Meanwhile, a double strike from Fabian Murray carried East West Strikers to a 2-1 win over Reid’s Pen. Murray scored in the 43rd and 60th minutes, while Reid’s Pen’s consolation goal was scored by Oneil Malcolm in the 78th.In another game, Greater Portmore Strikers drew 1-1 with Christian Gardens. Nicholas Steele scored for Greater Portmore Strikers in the 50th minute and Alrick Isaac equalised for Christian Gardens in the 55th minute.Fort cool Spit FyahVeteran club Fort International created a big upset as they inflicted a 300-294 defeat of previously undefeated Spit Fyah in the City of Kingston Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino League at Passagefort Drive last Sunday.Fort led 155-152 at half-time. However, Spit Fyah overhaul Fort and led by as much as 23 points, but Fort, playing on their home ground, rallied to win by six points in a sensational countdown.In another game, Right Stuff defeated Passagefort United 300-281. The competition continues tomorrow.Braeton, Racing in KO clashBraeton United are looking to qualify for their second final of the season, as they clash with Racing United in the feature match of a semi-final double-header of the Portmore Division Two Knockout football competition at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex, starting at 3 p.m. Braeton United are the midseason champions.In the other semi-final game, Cedar Grove Estate, who are searching for their first title in club history, face off against Edgewater.In first round action, Braeton United outshot Edgewater 4-3, Racing United eliminated Daytona 1-0, Cedar Grove had a similar 1-0 win over Waterford, while Cumberland booted out Southborough 7-6 on penalties, after the players were unable to break a 2-2 deadlock in extra-time.Cumberland secure final semi-final spotCumberland FC cut down Daytona 4-1 to snatch the fourth and final semi-final spot in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football league last week Sunday.With the win, Cumberland move1 p.m. 11 points and fourth place. Cedar Grove placed joint second with Edgewater (13 points), after the former played to a 0-0 draw with top seed Braeton United (17 points).The semi-final pairings pit Braeton against Cumberland at 1 pm andCedar Grove tackling Edgewater at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, both games at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex.Jamalco maintain lead in ClarendonDefending Major League champions of Clarendon, Jamalco, continue to lead the way in the 2016 season of the Clarendon Football Association (CFA)/Captain’s Bakery & Grill Major League. They have been the most impressive of the three preliminary round group leaders, which includes former Premier League campaigners Sporting Central Academy and Kemps Hill.Jamalco sit pretty in Zone B with 16 points, compiled from five wins and a draw. Their latest win was a 2-0 home effort against New Bowens, the second time they have beaten this team.Even with four games to go in Group B, they could seal their second round berth with victory away to Lionel Town today. Nearest rivals New Bowens are on 10 points, while third-placed Lionel Town are on five.In the first game, they ran circles around Lionel Town 5-0. Ironically, Jamalco have only dropped points this season against Threadlight, the lowest-placed team in their zone.Sporting Central, with a record of three wins and two draws, lead Group C under way points, one point clear of the chasing pair of Moores United and Original Hazard. Their away clash againstKemps Hill are the leaders in Zone A with 12 points, two more than York Town. Comfort are next on nine points.Los Perfectos back in Manchester footballFollowing a near 15-year hiatus, multiple Manchester parish champions, Los Perfectos, are back competing in a Manchester Football Association (MFA)-run football competition.Los Perfectos have over the years fielded a team in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Women’s league.However, they made a resounding start to a new campaign in the parish as a male outfit when they defeated Epping Forrest 6-0 earlier this week in the Jamalco-sponsored MFA Division One.The 2016 season of the Division One competition got underway last weekend at the Kirkvine Sports Club with a dress parade involving the 12 teams that will compete in two preliminary zones of six teams each.Awards were made to the three top teams. Hanbury FC captured the top spot, followed by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) President’s Xl, with Trinity United FC taking third spot.In the opening matches, NCU President’s Xl and Star Zone Academy drew 2-2, Plowden FC drew 1-1 with Mandeville United FC, 360deg Club won 2-0 against Starz Academy, while Technical Strikers outscored Clandon Strikers 3-1.Hillstars secure semis spot earlyDefending champions Hillstars became the first qualifier to the semi-final stages of the MFA Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League, when they defeated Georges Valley 2-0 earlier this week.With just four matches to go in the return phase of the preliminary round, Hillstars are the overall leaders with 29 points, one more than Zone Two leaders Downs. However, they are supreme in Zone One where they have a nine-point lead over Mile Gully. Georges Valley are a further four points adrift.Zone Two is far more competitive and far from being decided. Following their recent 7-1 demolition of Porus, Downs lead a tight pack with 28 points. Ricam are second on 24 points, one ahead of Alligator Pond (23). Only two teams from each zone will make the cut.In other Major League matches, Mile Gully and Comfort drew 0-0, Old England lost at home 1-2 to Greenvale and Alligator Pond had a 2-0 win over Villa United.Black Star win mid-season titleBlack Star FC were crowned mid-season champions of the St Elizabeth Magnum Major League after defeating Real Treasure Beach FC 5-4 on penalties.In the finals played at St Elizabeth Technical High School, the two teams had battled to 1-1 draw in full and extra time.In an earlier zonal match, Black Stars had easily defeated Real Treasure Beach 3-1. However, the champions were surprised when Jovaughn Williams scored for Real Treasure Beach FC in the 77th minute. The 1-0 lead lasted 10 minutes as Dwayne Brown minimised the scare to score for Black Star FC two minutes from time. No further goals were scored throughout extra-time.The chase for the league title resumes today with three games and two tomorrow.Today’s games:n Haughton United vs Real Treasure Beach FC at Elimn Holland PYC vs Vineyardn Tafari Lions vs Super ActionTomorrow:n Newell vs St Bess at Hounslown Black Stars vs Appletonn Rum Bar Rum National Darts LeagueWith a game against lowly Shooting STARS, leaders Central Strikers look set to maintain their position in the Rum-Bar Rum National Darts League, which will continue tomorrow with fourth round matches at the Upper Level Sports Bar in Mandeville.The matches are: Central Miners vs Shooting STARS at 11 am, Chelsea Precision vs Dynasty MoBay at 11 am, BOJ Gators vs MoBay Darters at 2 pm, Guy’s Darters vs Dynasty MoBay at 2 pm.Central Miners lead with six points, followed by Chelsea Precision (five), Dynasty MoBay (four), Guy’s Darters (three), BOJ Gators (two), Portmore Stimulus (two), Portmore Contenders (one), Shooting STARS (one) and MoBay Darters (0).last_img read more

Mwanzia late goal lifts Mathare off relegation

first_img0Shares0000Mathare United striker Elijah Mwanzia strips his jersey to celebrate his late winner against Western Stima at the Ruaraka Complex on September 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9- Elijah Mwanzia’s 89th minute winner sparked wild celebrations at the Ruaraka Complex on Saturday evening as Mathare United beat Western Stima 2-1 to move off the relegation zone for the first time this season.Substitute Robert Achema had given Stima a lifeline with a 72nd minute equalizer after Chris Oduor had given Mathare the lead, but a resilient Mathare ensured they got the winner to crawl off the jaws of relegation. “I am really impressed with our fighting spirit and we took risks that paid off. When Stima became a bit physical we brought in players who could match their physicality and at the end of the day it paid off. Our confidence grew and we won,” Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi said after the match.His opposite number Henry Omino was left distraught especially with Mathare’s winner coming after his central defender Maurice Ojwang had been stretchered off injured.“They used that space to hit us before we could even re-organize. We wanted to win this match and we had a chance especially with how we played in the second half It hurts but we have to re-organize for Wednesday,” Omino said.The two sides had started with pace, each with a chance in the opening five minutes. Ezekiel Otuoma found himself isolated inside the box in the second minute from a Brian Marita cross but his diving header went wide though the second assistant ref had the flag up for offside.On the other end, John ‘Mavado’ Mwangi tested Samuel Odhiambo with a fierce shot from the right but the Stima shot stopper was equal to the task.Mathare United’s Chris Oduor tries to go past Western Stima’s Evans Kiwanuka during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Ruaraka Complex on September 9 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMathare were the better team in the opening half with Roy Okal and Edward Seda commanding the midfield, spraying passes well.Mathare opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Chris Oduor scored his ninth goal of the season after calmly controlling Seda’s pass in the middle of Stima defenders, showed his strength to shield himself and lob over the keeper.Five minutes on the turn, Stima had a chance to come back level after Marita had turned George ‘Wise’ Owino inside out on the right, but the Stima man’s eventual shot deflected off Andrew Juma to go wide.In the second half, Stima were the better side, starting off with so much pace and attacking mode. Marita and Otuoma were causing all sorts of trouble for the Mathare backline but they still couldn’t get the right tact to score.They eventually did in the 72nd minute and it was a product of two substitutes. Achema tapped in at the far post after Hamadi Mbumba headed the ball towards him.Marita had won the ball ahead of keeper Levis Opiyo and flicked it behind with the keeper still on the floor and Mbumba then nodded it for Achema to score.Mathare immediately got back on song after being thrust to action by Stima’s equalizer. Mwangi should have given his side the lead again but his tap from a Seda through ball went wide with keeper Odhiambo out to narrow the angle.Kimanzi responded by bringing in Mwanzia for Mwangi and the change paid dividends with the former nodding home unmarked inside the box from a Derrick Onyango cross.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Napoli could hijack Arsenal’s Pepe deal: source

first_img0Shares0000Target man: Lille’s Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe has offers from Arsenal and Napoli © AFP/File / DENIS CHARLETLILLE, France, Jul 28 – Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe is also weighing an offer from Napoli and will decide his future at the start of the coming week, a source close to the deal told AFP on Sunday.A second source said French champions Paris-Saint Germain had also entered the race to sign the 24-year-old. The Ivory Coast striker, who featured on five occasions for his country at the African Cup of Nations, scored 22 goals last season as Lille finished in a surprising second place in Ligue 1.British media reported on Sunday the Gunners had scheduled a medical for Pepe.The first source told AFP it was not certain the 13-time international would end up in North London.“The club have received three written offers for 80 million euros ($100 million) and the player will probably choose either Arsenal or Napoli,” the source said.“This should be settled by Tuesday,” the source added.“Both clubs are offering him a net salary of 8 million euros a year.“Pepe’s preference would be for Arsenal, who will be competing in the Europa League this season. But the prospect of playing in the Champions League with Napoli and coach Carlo Ancelotti could still turn the balance to Italy.”The second source said PSG were also interested in the Paris-born forward but their approach may have come too late and could also be hampered by their need to trim costs to satisfy UEFA’s financial fair play rules.Contacted by AFP, Lille president Gerard Lopez refused to comment.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exec perks, pay must be public

first_img With the pay gap between employees and bosses widening enormously, Commissioner Roel Campos said, investors may ask whether “payment for performance has been replaced by payment for pulse.” SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, who has made fuller disclosure a priority since taking the agency helm last August said, “Simply put, our rules are out of date.” Still, some critics of corporate conduct don’t believe fuller disclosure of compensation goes far enough, and they say it may even create competitive pressure among companies that will push compensation higher. Even after the corporate scandals of 2002, as some companies continued to lavish on their executives extravagant pay packages with scant justification – often tied to short-term leaps in stock prices – the SEC began in 2004 to consider new disclosure requirements. The Business Roundtable, a group representing chief executives of the largest corporations, offered qualified support Tuesday for the SEC proposal. Rules governing disclosure of executive compensation should provide for proper valuation of stock options so their value is not overstated, said the group’s president, John Castellani. In addition, he said, “We want to make sure that the disclosure rules do not reveal to competitors strategic information about compensation tied to a company’s business goals or product development plans.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Also under the SEC proposal: The level at which an executive’s total perks must be detailed would be reduced from $50,000 to $10,000. New disclosure tables for executives’ retirement benefits and the compensation of company directors would be required. Companies would be required to explain the objectives behind executives’ compensation. Annual filings would have to include sections written in plain English on executive pay. Studies have shown dizzying leaps in top executives’ salaries, bonuses and stock benefits in recent years, as well as big increases in compensation as a percentage of company earnings – money that otherwise would go to shareholders. At the same time, critics of corporate conduct underline what they see as a disconnect between pay and performance. WASHINGTON – Regulators moved Tuesday to require companies to provide far greater detail about executives’ pay and perks in an effort to bring more openness to an area that has provoked investor anger. The five-member Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to propose the biggest changes in rules governing disclosure of executives’ compensation since 1992. The proposal could be adopted by the SEC sometime after a 60-day public comment period, possibly in time for the spring annual meeting season next year. Publicly traded companies for the first time would be required to furnish tables in annual filings showing the total yearly compensation for their chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest-paid executives. The true costs to the bottom line of the executives’ pay packages, including stock options, would have to be spelled out. “This information is information that shareholders have a right to know,” Commissioner Cynthia Glassman said before the vote. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Daily’s Deal of the Day is a superb offer at Letterkenny’s newest restaurant this evening.You can order a 10oz sirloin steak with all the trimmings at Kelly’s Restaurant at Mountain Top for just €13.95.Call 074 91 03965 to book.  DD DEAL OF THE DAY: SIRLOIN STEAK WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS FOR €13.95 was last modified: July 14th, 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:DD DEAL OF THE DAY: SIRLOIN STEAK WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS FOR €13.95last_img read more


first_imgDunkineely Local News & Notices Coffee and scones is available at Dunkineely Methodist Church every Tuesday, during July and August from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to raise money for Marie and Eva who are going to Haiti at the beginning of January. Come along and enjoy.MC INTYRE’S BAR – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5pm. All musicians and singers welcome. THE DUNKINEELY MONTESSORI – Are still currently enrolling for September 2014. Both ECCE places available and also mornings. Call Joanne or Sinead on: 087 3814655A MEETING – Of the DCL Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless Festival sub-committee will take place on Thursday 31st July at 8:00 pm at Dunkineely Community Limited office (The Manse, Dunkineely). All welcome.CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY 31st JULY!! GET YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW!!!DUNKINEELY/KILLAGHTEE/BRUCKLESS FESTIVAL – This is the last chance to enter the “Open Photography Competition”. Senior Photography, CLASS 1 Humorous Photography, CLASS 2 Landscape i.e Sea or Land, CLASS 3 Portrait i.e Person or Animal, CLASS 4 Best Filter i.e Smart Phone Photos. €5.00 per entry. Place your Name, Address and Contact number on the reverse of the photograph clearly marking the CLASS you want to enter. Closing date is Thursday 31st July. Post your entries to Dunkineely Community Limited’s Office, Main Street Dunkineely, or just drop them into the DCL Office. Keep a look out on Dunkineely Community Limited’s Facebook page. Dunkineely/Killaghtee/Bruckless Festival – Art Competition / Exhibition.A reminder there is a open amateur art competition/exhibition at Dunkineely Community Limited at the Manse/DCL ministers house beside the Church. Regarding the Art Competition there are 3 Categories: Landscape/Portrait, Sketch or Drawing. There is a fee of €5.00 per entry. In addition we are requesting people to enter up to the 3 pictures to be on public display at the offices. There is no fee’s required for “Display Only Art”. Entries can be dropped into Andrea at the Dunkineely Community Limited office. Closing date is 31st July.DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM – This competition will brighten up the town and surrounding area. From St John’s Point to Croagh and Tullintain to Ballymagowan – if you’re in the Parish of Killaghtee, please consider entering. No fee to enter as Dunkineely Community Limited has funding from Donegal Local Development Company. We’ll be looking for winners of categories such as:> Best Business > Best small town garden > Best Church > Best school > Best vegetable plot> Best large garden > Best container garden etc. The main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Bruckless and Killaghtee area if we all take part however small or big a garden plot/place for window boxes/pots we have.Judging will take place Sunday 10th August but the main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless area. Entry forms available from the Dunkineely Community Limited Office and in local business’s in the Community. “This is a great Community event if we all get involved!” If you are interested contact Dunkineely Community Limited Office on 074 9737678 if you’d like enter or help organise in anyway.Bookings are now being taken for Mega Makers 5 day Summer Club, 11th -15th August at Dunkineely Methodist, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm each day for all of National School age. €15.00 for one child, €20.00 for two and €30.00 for three in one family. Booking forms available from the DCL office 074 9737678 or email For more information call Vanessa on 074 9737052.BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS – THE POINT 10K CHARITY FUN/RUN/WALK – Is taking place in Dunkineely on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 11:00 am (Same route as last year). The chosen charities for this year’s event are Billy’s World Ireland and Clara House Killybegs – (Day Centre for Intellectual Disabilities). Everyone welcome! Contact Pauric McNern for further information. A DEFIBRILLATOR – Is now in Killaghtee School, it is on the wall closest to the road. The following people are trained and key holders:Andrew Walker – 087 2276366Carol Duddy – 074 9737046Norman Henry – 087 9474350Phyllis Young – 087 1300499Clive Vance – 086 8276575Georgina Armstrong – 087 3921384.There is also a key in the following places: Dunkineely Health Centre, Dunkineely Community Limited Office and Killaghtee School.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 Documents (20c per page).DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY MONTESSORI STILL ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER was last modified: July 28th, 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 LocalFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTS (a) WEDNESDAY 21-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupBonagee United 1 v 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.THURSDAY 22-8-2013 Brian Mc Cormick CupMulroy Celtic 0 v 4 Rathmullan CelticWhitestrand United 1 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticGlencar Celtic 4 v 2 Ramelton MarinersGweedore Celtic 1 v 1 Cranford UnitedGweedore United 1 v 2 Glenea United Convoy Arsenal 0 v 4 Castlefin CelticRaphoe Town 0 v 3 Lagan HarpsBallybofey United – v – Drumoghill F.C. (Re-Scheduled for 29th)Dunkineely Celtic 3 v 1 Drumbar F.C. Fintown Harps AFC 2 v 0 Eany CelticLetterbarrow Celtic 0 v 3 Erne WanderersCopany Rovers 2 v 2 St. CatherinesDeele Harps 1 v 2 Lifford Celtic   SOCCER: ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE BRIAN McCORMICK CUP was last modified: August 22nd, 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:SOCCER: ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE BRIAN McCORMICK CUPlast_img read more


first_imgErrigal in all of its snow-capped glory at the weekend. Pic Pat McDermott for Donegal DailyTHE first snow of winter will hit Donegal by the middle of next week, say forecasters.Cold air from the north will descend on the county on Monday, with the potential for significant snow falls on Wednesday, says Irish Weather Online.Met Eireann forecasters however don’t use the ‘s’ word – but are predicting a “very cold” week with some “wintry showers.” “Monday and Tuesday will become colder with moderate northwest winds, showers becoming wintry on higher ground in north, but also some sunny intervals, lows -3 to +2 C and highs 4-7 C,” said Peter O’Donnell at Irish Weather Online.“Wednesday could be even colder with significant snowfalls developing in parts of the inland north and on higher ground elsewhere, highs only 2-5 C after morning lows near -3 to -1 C.“It remains quite uncertain how cold it may actually get mid-week and also how long that degree of cold might then last. The average of all guidance would suggest some potential for snow by about Wednesday, and a very gradual warming trend thereafter.”Donegal’s mountains have already had a dusting of winter snow. And the forecast for the top of Errigal next Wednesday is for 4cms of snow – and a wind chill factor of -12C! ‘SNOW ON WAY AS BLAST OF WINTER TO HIT DONEGAL’ – FORECASTERS was last modified: November 15th, 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:donegaldonegal weathersnowwinterlast_img read more

Round-up: Zouma ‘saved’ by headgear, QPR youngster’s deal, Quins signing

first_imgCech collided with his team-matePetr Cech believes his protective headgear saved him and Chelsea team-mate Kurt Zouma from serious injury during the Capital One Cup win at Derby.Zouma was stretchered off after the pair collided but has been given the all-clear – and goalkeeper Cech thinks the helmet he wears made all the difference when they clashed heads.Blues boss Jose Mourinho praised the players for their display against the Rams, saying it showed that a winning mentality is in the team’s DNA.Chelsea were also praised by Derby manager Steve McClaren.We rated Cesc Fabregas as our man of the match. Click here for our player ratings from Tuesday’s game.Meanwhile, QPR youngster Reece Grego-Cox has signed his first professional contract at Loftus Road.Williams scored for Fulham’s U-21sGeorge Williams scored and Patrick Roberts, Chris David and Moussa Dembele all got 90 minutes as Fulham’s youngsters were beaten 2-1 by Athletic Bilbao in the Premier League International Cup on Wednesday.And forward Matt Smith, on loan at Bristol City, has spoken of his frustration at his lack of first-team opportunities following his move from Leeds United.In rugby union, Harlequins have agreed to sign former Australia captain James Horwill after next year’s World Cup.And in cricket, Lord’s will be the venue for the final of both the 2019 Cricket World Cup and the 2017 Women’s World Cup.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Cartoon: It’s a Big Ol’ Blogosphere

first_imgEver have that moment when you wonder if what you’re about to post will alienate you from the rest of the online world forever?I get that sometimes, which says a lot more about my own insecurities and the extent to which the social Web replicates the social dynamics of high school than it does about any real risk. My social network includes some very forgiving, open-minded people… and the online world is much, much bigger than anything I’ve tapped into so far.When I think of, say, the Vancouver social media scene, I think of people I know: family, friends, colleagues, clients, dev partners and the like. And yet that’s a tiny percentage of my neighbors who are engaged in social media.Just an example: when I look through the list of the top 100 Vancouver Twitterers by number of followers, I don’t recognize the vast majority of names. That tells me that a big conversation is going on (or a lot of small conversations) that I’m not a part of.Which is cool. It’s a big ol’ blogosphere, and I can’t possibly hope to keep tabs on any more than my small corner of it.It’s also a handy reminder to avoid the temptation of generalizing about the social Web from our own experience if it. For any of us who wants to understand how the Web and the way we use it are evolving and make some intelligent guesses about the future of social media, breaking out of our comfortable little circles and exploring a little is critical. Related Posts rob cottingham 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App More Noise to Signal. Tags:#Cartoons#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more