La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Growing Families Presents “Having The Conversation with Aging Parents and Learning their Legacy”

first_imgFaith & Religion Events La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Growing Families Presents “Having The Conversation with Aging Parents and Learning their Legacy” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 15, 2013 | 3:54 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday DeWayne and Mary McMullin. Photo by LCPCThe Growing Families ministry of the La Cañada Presbyterian Church invites everyone to this month’s (Sunday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.) presentation which will focus on the “Sandwich Generation,” families with aging parents and demands of work and home life.Join us as special guest speakers, DeWayne and Mary McMullin, make this presentation in our Fellowship Hall. For more information, please contact Heather Henry, Director, Early Childhood and Family Ministry, at [email protected] For upcoming presentations or videos of past presentations, please visit our website at www.lacanadapc.org.“Knowing that 60% of people want to make sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions, yet 56% have not communicated end-of-life wishes, this discussion will help you gain insight into the wishes and needs of aging parents through guided conversation that can make a differnce,” say the McMullins. “As age progresses, living an ethical will can be as important as any other will. We will share how to find extend the conversation to an ethical will that includes sharing values, blessings, life lessons, hopes and dreams to create a meaningful gift.”DeWayne and Mary McMullin are co-Presidents of New Life Management, Inc. A consulting firm specializing in comprehensive senior living, New Life offers a fresh approach to collaboration and the opportunity for you to explore distinctive and successful strategies.About the Growing Families Ministry at the La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchWe believe parents and grandparents play a significant role in the spiritual development of their children and grandchildren. This is why we say “the primary place Christian education happens is in the home.” Knowing that parents often feel ill-equipped to lead their children spiritually, we created the Growing Families program. Growing Families is a monthly seminar type class for parents and grandparents led by a variety of people; some are experts in the field of child development, psychology, and education while others are parents who offer to others what has worked for their families.The class typically meets on a Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Children are invited to participate in our children’s ministry programs during that time.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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2018 NBA Draft: Who is Moritz Wagner, the Lakers’ 25th pick?

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers With the 25th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, the Lakers selected Michigan center Moritz “Moe” Wagner.Here’s a quick look at whom the Lakers are getting:School: MichiganYear: Junior What they say: Standing near 7 feet, Wagner’s ace shooting from behind the arc will make him a likely stretch-four for the Lakers. Wagner is known as an emotional player and leader, as Michigan advanced to the NCAA Championship Game with Wagner featuring as an offensive focal point throughout. He has, however, struggled to defend and that limited his ceiling in the Draft.Notable: Wagner grew up playing for clubs in his home country of Germany, making the top-tier team of Bundesliga as a 17-year-old. Still, he was not heavily recruited by American college programs until Michigan coach John Beilein saw his highlight reel, then flew out to Germany to meet him in person. The offer from Michigan was the only one Wagner received.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAge: 21Position: CenterHeight: 6-foot-11Stats: He averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.5 blocked shots per game and shot 39.5 percent from 3-point range over his last two seasons.Honors: All Big-Ten second-team during the regular season, Wagner led the Wolverines to their second straight Big Ten Tournament title, earning tourney MVP honors. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Thrills – and Chills – at Monmouth Park

first_imgOCEANPORT – Appren­tice jockey Jonathan Zayas captured his first career win by taking Monmouth Park’s fourth race on Saturday, Aug. 24, atop Saint Goldie Locs.“It’s thrilling,” said Zayas following his first winner’s circle photo. “My father was a jockey and I’ve been around this my whole life.”In keeping with racetrack tradition, apprentice jockey Jonathan Zayas gets doused with water after winning his first race.While up on the early pace, Saint Goldie Locs and Zayas asserted their authority, turning for home and opening up to a convincing 5 ¾-length victory, going six furlongs in 1:12 flat. They returned $15.40 in the field of seven fillies.A 20-year-old native of Puerto Rico, Zayas moved to New Jersey when he was 8 years old.  He is a graduate of Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls.Saint Goldie Locs, trained by Juan Serey, was Zayas’s third career mount. Hall of Fame jockey Jorge Velasquez is Zayas’s agent.last_img read more

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Very Special Oyster Recovered From Navesink Riverbed

first_imgSmall Discovery Could Mean Progress for Future Reef |By Jay Cook |RED BANK – Eastern oysters in the Navesink River have been elusive to environmentalists since disease wiped out the reefs in the mid-1990s.But a recent small discovery may give those advocates reason to cheer.The encounter came on March 31, just a few hours after the sun rose on a Sunday morning. Bill Carton and a crew of fellow members from the Monmouth Boat Club, a private boating club in Red Bank along the Navesink River, were conducting quadrennial inspections of their mooring lines in the river. When Carton’s own mushroom anchor came up, it was carrying a familiar 4-inch-long inhabitant – one of those rare eastern oysters.So what exactly does this mean?It has the potential for big things, said American Littoral Society executive director Tim Dillingham, who spearheaded an effort last summer to investigate any signs of natural oysters in the river.“This is not a quixotic adventure. We’re not tilting at windmills here,” an excited Dillingham said this week. “We know this is a great sign that we can do this.”American Littoral Society launched Operation Oyster in June 2017 as a program to find if, and where, there are signs of the eastern oyster in the Navesink River. Oysters have the helpful ability to filter up to 50 gallons of water daily. Re-establishing oyster reefs would be a natural way to clean the Navesink River, which has suffered from poor water quality in recent years from fecal contamination and fertilizer runoff.The environmental group hung hundreds of oyster shell bags from dozens of private docks along the river as they studied to find any indication of oyster “spat” or larvae. Their research ultimately yielded no results after the summer-long initiative concluded in September, but state officials say this discovery will help the local groups going forward.“This is a bit of good news after what I’m sure was a disappointing summer for them,” said Bruce Friedman, director of the Division of Water Monitoring and Standards, an arm of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). “We’re excited that the Littoral Society is excited and also that they’re seeing something like oyster growth. That is a good sign.”It’s been difficult for environmentalists to pinpoint any hotspot for oyster growth. But Carton, a Monmouth Boat Club member of two decades, and the DEP both say they’ve seen and quantified historical evidence.Between the Molly Pitcher Inn and Marine Park, Carton said clam beds have historically been found in an area 1,500 feet by 1,500 feet underwater. If clams can thrive there, so can oysters, he believes.“There’s a huge clam bed right there in the Navesink River,” Carton said this week. “You can go down there at low tide and pull up huge ones.”Friedman also said shellfish resource stock assessments from the state show there have been “small historic oyster reefs in the upper portion of the Navesink River that we have identified and quantified since the 1980s.”While this recent find is generating excitement, it’s not the first time Monmouth Boat Club staff has found live oysters. In the fall of 2016, Carton and a crew came across a similar situation with an oyster on a mushroom anchor. The only difference, though, was then they only reported it after throwing it back into the river. This time they passed the oyster over to the DEP for analysis.At the Operation Oyster launch last summer, American Littoral Society’s assistant director Pim Van Hemmen said the 2016 Monmouth Boat Club discovery provided enough evidence to launch their program.he 4-inch-long Eastern Oyster recovered by Bill Carton was eventually delivered to the Dept. of Environmental Protection for additional testing.Dillingham said American Littoral Society has been planning to try new methods for Operation Oyster heading into this upcoming season and this newest oyster find only helps their cause. The group will first have the shell bags sit in oyster spat tanks, so the larvae can attach, before rehanging them from the docks. Any oyster growth will be monitored until the shellfish reach a state-mandated 2-inch size limit and must be removed from the water.The ultimate goal of bringing back oyster reefs still stands at the top of Dillingham’s wish list. Other environmental groups like NY/NJ Baykeeper, based in Keyport, have had recent success with building and sustaining man-made oyster reefs along Naval Weapons Station Earle’s 2.9-mile long pier in Leonardo.If American Littoral Society can prove oysters can live in the Navesink, then they’ll gladly go to the DEP with all the evidence it needs to bring reefs in.“We’re going to be looking for the sweet spot where the oysters can grow, provide the benefit to the ecology of the river, do their filtering job and not be in anybody’s way,” said Dillingham.While they’ve been missing for the last two decades, natural oyster reefs were once an integral piece of the Navesink River’s watershed. Up until the mid-20th century, eastern oysters were harvested from the river and sent to some of the more lavish restaurants in New York City.The real end goal, Monmouth Boat Club’s Carton said, is to return the Navesink River to a healthy body of water. He believes that’s the most important issue.“I’m very happy to be part of it and that we’re trying to clean the river,” said Carton. “That’s why I’m a sailor and not a motorboater.”This article was first published in the April 12-19, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Nelson triathlete Denise Uhrynuk makes a strong showing at World Triathlon Championships

first_imgDenise Uhrynuk of Nelson braved chilly temperatures to finish 14th in her age group for Team Canada at the recent World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton.”It was my second time competing at the Worlds,” said Uhrynuk, who competed at the Auckland event in 2012.”It is a week long event with parade, banquets, multiple events for age groups ages 16 to 80-plus and the grand finale for the elite athletes.”Uhrynuk, who qualified for Team Canada last year at Nationals in Toronto, competed in the sprint triathlon — 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike and five kilometer run — and finished 14th out of 60 competitors in the 45-49 age category. “I found the swim tough  — got behind and blocked by slower swimmers,” said Uhrynuk, who finished with the fourth fastest run in her age group.”I didn’t find my rhythm till half way through the swim. Cycling is my weakest event so I pushed hard.”Uhrynuk said there were gusty cross winds made the bike a bit tricky but was able to take advantage of the flat, kilometer run.”Because of the windy bike, I really had not much left in me for the run but pushed past many runners to move myself up to 14th and clocked one of my fastest run time,” she said.The winner of Uhrynuk’s age group won the silver medal in triathlon in the Sydney Olympics (2000).The Worlds attracted close to 4000 athletes from over 40 countries.last_img read more

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Is SETI Morphing Its Mission?

first_imgLook at the mission statement at the website of the SETI Institute: “The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe.”  What happened to the aliens?  The word “intelligence” is not found in their mission statement.  It sounds indistinguishable from the mission of Astrobiology (which does not care whether the life is intelligent).  A look at the dozen activity boxes on the home page only reveals two or three that seem clearly relevant to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.    Further indications that the SETI Institute is morphing its mission into a bigger tent can be seen in the News links: a report on the Leonid meteor shower (this is about planetary science, not SETI); an interview about the ethics of space exploration (that’s human space exploration, not Star Wars); an interview with a young scientist studying extremophiles in salt ponds on earth (that’s regular biology); and an airship-based investigation of climate change (that’s political science – 11/26/2009).  Only at the bottom of the column is there one clear article about SETI.    For some reason, Space.com dropped its link to weekly news articles from the SETI Institute.  These used to be clearly noted on the top title bar.  “SETI Thursday” is gone.  The last two articles did not deal with SETI: Sept. 2009 dealt with the institute’s “Adopt a Scientist” program, and Oct. 2009 was a review of the movie 2012..  The link Space.com/SETI only lists previous articles.    The SETI project has long been lampooned in some quarters (notably the Senate; 04/17/2006 and 11/18/2005 commentaries) but supported with almost religious fervor in others (09/24/2005, 06/03/2006).  Carl Sagan used to promote the search as the noblest ambition of the human species.  It’s not clear why Space.com and the SETI Institute appear to be downplaying SETI at this time.Who knows; perhaps the economy has affected funding and, like a private company, they feel the need to diversify.  Perhaps Paul Allen is re-evaluating his charitable contributions (10/12/2007).  Perhaps the public is losing interest in SETI after 50 years of failure to find anybody out there.  Or perhaps SETI advocates are smarting from accusations that they are using intelligent-design methods inconsistent with their Darwinian world view (see 12/03/2005 and this Brett Miller cartoon).  Astrobiology is a bigger, warmer tent.  The life can be microbes on planet Xircon Z589 and an astrobiologist will be happy.    That was not, however, the mission of SETI.  Jimmy Carter wrote on the Voyager record that “We hope, someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations.”  SETI scientists don’t want to join a community of slime (do they?); they want to talk with sentient beings like ourselves.  Has SETI become impolitic again?  For the time being, discretion seems to be calling the SETI Institute to de-emphasize its raison d’etre and pretend to be regular scientists – studying earth life, meteors, climate, extrasolar planets, and normal astronomy.    If their mission has changed, so should their acronym: SETL, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life.  Or SET: the Search for Extra-Terrestrial whatever.  Or SE: the Search for Extra whatever.  Or just S: Search.  You don’t need radio telescopes for that.  Google is free – and you’ll find lots of aliens.(Visited 81 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Apple Express to pick up steam

first_imgPulled by its steam locomotive, the AppleExpress chugs through the EasternCape countryside..(Image: Skyscrapercity) The Apple Express is seen here behindthe Class 91-000 diesel engine,number 91-007.(Image: Wikimedia Commons)MEDIA CONTACTS • Chuma MyoliCommunications and marketing,Mandela Bay Development Agency+27 78 518 5702Emily van RijswijckThe inimitable Apple Express, the little green train which used to take passengers from Humewood Station near the Port Elizabeth harbour all the way to Loerie on an unforgettably scenic day trip, may soon chug back into the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality once more.The line used by the Apple Express is the longest 610mm narrow-gauge route in the world, measuring up at 285km from its start in Port Elizabeth to its final point in Avontuur. The Express’s destination of Loerie lies 72km out of the city.Weather permitting, the train was pulled by a steam locomotive, usually a Class NG G16 Garratt, and was one of the few remaining narrow-gauge lines still in operation in the world at that time.The steam engine was only replaced by a diesel engine if the risk of fires was high.The narrow-gauge Class 91-000 GE UM6B diesel locomotives, designed and built especially for the then South African Railways by US-based General Electric, are the largest 610mm diesel engines in the world.Train buffs take noteThe Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), which is tasked with rejuvenation of parts of the municipality, is about to embark on a financial feasibility study to see if the train, which rolled out for the last time in January 2011, can be viably re-introduced into the economic and tourism mix of the city.The study will look at different economic scenarios with the aim of showing Transnet, the owner of the railway line, that the train can be financially sustainable, says Pierre Voges, CEO of the MBDA.“Basically we would like to take the line from Transnet on a concession basis, and in turn we will appoint a concessionaire to operate the services on our behalf,” he says.The MBDA is confident that the line can work again successfully and viably, while according to Voges there is some interest from outside companies which points to private funders with the same view.Freight, passengers, touristsThe MBDA has already received funding to initiate a new feasibility study to look into three possible economic scenarios.They involve the reuse of the line between Humewood and Avontuur for hauling all kinds of freight, including citrus, apples and wood by-products; using the line for commuter purposes; and the viability of the line for tourism and leisure.The potential for real estate development along certain corridors, among them Chelsea and Assegaaibos, will also be investigated as a source of income but will not be considered in the initial stages of any kind of development, Voges adds.A study conducted in 2007 on behalf of the MBDA concluded that there is potential for the line to become profitable and to provide services and benefits to all the stakeholders along the railway line.Based on the same three revenue streams, the study found that freight would account for the largest portion of revenue within the first few years of operations, with the tourism and leisure sectors also able to make a profit.It also found that over time, tourism and leisure revenue will equal that of freight, showing the increasing potential of this revenue source for the area.Choo-choo no moreThe tourism train service was stopped in January 2011 by state-owned Transnet for economic reasons, as the historic narrow gauge line was not considered to be part of the organisation’s core business.At the time the move was bemoaned by local communities dependent on the line as well as the tourism industry, which saw the Apple Express as a product which added considerable value to Port Elizabeth’s other tourism attractions, among them the city’s many beautiful beaches.Mike Callaghan, who operates tours in the area, says the Apple Express used to be a highlight for his overseas customers who regularly booked a trip on the quaint little train.“Besides the fact that it was a day out in spectacular country for overseas visitors, the line crosses over the highest narrow-gauge railway bridge in the world, at 77.4m, when it traverses the Van Stadens River gorge,” he says.Passengers with a head for heights could cross the bridge on foot and board the train on the other side, adding that extra thrill and adventure to an already historic experience, he recalls.Although the initial urban scenery is unspectacular, the countryside eventually opens up and is dominated by the beautiful Kouga and Baviaanskloof Mountains, the latter a protected area. Baviaanskloof in Dutch refers to baboons, as these rugged mountains are home to large baboon troops and visitors are sure to see or hear their familiar calls.Another unique feature was the annual Great Train Race, an event in which runners pitted their speed against that of the little train to see who could arrive first in Loerie.In time, the relay race of 70km became a favourite on the running calendar with company relay teams also using the event as a team builder opportunity.The last Great Train Race was held in Port Elizabeth in 2004.History of the Apple ExpressOriginally called the Pear train (from PE-Avontuur route), sections of the Apple Express started operating in 1903 with the full line opening for traffic by 1907.Throughout its history, the mainstay of the line was its haulage of freight, with passenger services always taking a secondary role.The Apple Express was so christened with the establishment of the deciduous fruit industry was established in the Langkloof and apple farmers sent their produce for export to the PE harbour.Farmers in the rich Gamtoos Valley also made use of the line.From 1927 the line was used to bring limestone from the Gamtoos quarries to a cement factory in Port Elizabeth with this service continuing until 2000.The improvement in road infrastructure was the death knell for the Apple train, not only for passengers who started using buses, but also for freight which was increasingly being transported by big trucks.The last formal passenger service was terminated in 1948 with just limited services provided on freight trains until 1970.Fortunately for tourists and train enthusiasts, most of the coaching stock survived and from 1965 was used for what became the popular Apple Express tourist train. The train continued operation under the auspices of the PE Apple Express Company until 2011, when it was formally closed as a result of financial constraints.These same green coaches and the original locomotive could now possibly await a new future, something which many local Eastern Cape inhabitants hope will be sooner rather than later.last_img read more

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Weekly Wrapup: Augmented Reality Apps, Top U.S. Websites, Tweeting Teens, And More…

first_imgIn this edition of the Weekly Wrapup – our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week – we explain why augmented reality is ramping up (and look at three new iPhone examples), analyze the top websites in the U.S., check out new Twitter statistics suggesting that teens don’t tweet, review recent Wikipedia changes, and more. We also check in on our two new channels: ReadWriteEnterprise (devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ trends and products) and ReadWriteStart (dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs). Subscribe to Weekly WrapupYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrapup by RSS or by email (form below).RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: Purchase The ReadWriteWeb Guide to Online Community ManagementOur First Premium Report for Businesses Recently we released our first premium report: The ReadWriteWeb Guide to Online Community Management. Businesses seeking to engage with online communities on their own websites or all around the social web will find the guide invaluable in getting up to speed on the state of the art and making sure their employees have the foundation they need to be effective. The report is a 75 page collection of case studies, advice and discussion concerning the most important issues in online community. You will also get a companion online aggregator that delivers the most-discussed articles each day written by experts on community management from around the web. All of this is available for purchase at a price of $299. You can download a free sample section of the report here. Web TrendsAugmented Reality: 5 Barriers to a Web That’s Everywhere Teens Don’t Tweet? They May Start Soon“Teens don’t tweet.” Over the past few weeks, this fact has been reported time and time again by analysts, bloggers, and mainstream media. But before all you adults get too comfortable with your Twitter dominance, take a look at the recent data from comScore. It appears that the youngest Twitter users – those in the 12-24 bracket – are now the fastest-growing segment of Twitter’s population.SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYA Word from Our SponsorsWe’d like to thank ReadWriteWeb’s sponsors, without whom we couldn’t bring you all these stories every week!Mashery is the leading provider of API management services.WeeBiz, a business community where you can find and share new business opportunities.Domain.ME, the official registry for all .ME Domains.Codero, Dedicated Hosting with Backup & Managed Services.Mollom, stop comment spam and build your community.Crowd Science gives you detailed visitor demographics.hakia is a semantic search engine.Rackspace provides dedicated server hosting.Aplus provides web hosting services for small business hosting needs.IronScale, Managed Hosting. The Cloud Gets Physical.MediaTemple provides hosting for RWW.SixApart provides our publishing software MT4. ReadWriteEnterpriseOur channel devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Why Zoho Wants You to Sign in With Google Apps Not long ago, Google revamped its sign-on system using the federated protocols of OpenID. Now Zoho, a major provider of SaaS productivity and enterprise tools, has decided to support Google Apps accounts for anyone logging into its services. Although the two companies have overlap in areas such as online document editing, the majority of Zoho’s suite is not in competition with Google.ReadWriteStartOur channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs.When and How Founders Should Hire a Professional CEOThis is one post/chapter in a serialized book called Startup 101. For the introduction and table of contents, please click here.There are two schools of thought about founders as CEOs. One school says that founders rarely make good CEOs: the skill sets are simply different. The other school says that no one has as much passion, drive, and deep market and technological understanding as the founder, and so they are best off remaining as CEO.SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb ProductsThe Wall Has Fallen: 3 Augmented Reality Apps Now Live in iPhone App StoreFirst Paris Metro, then Yelp, now London Buses. The newest is even selling database layers through in-app purchases.It has been widely reported that the API required to display Augmented Reality (AR) layers of data on top of the camera view of a non-jailbroken iPhone 3Gs would not be publicly exposed until the launch of the next version of the iPhone Operating System, expected this Fall. Many developers are patiently waiting, but some have now found a way around the restriction. This week we discovered 3 AR-enabled apps hitting the iTunes store.Confused About Wikipedia’s Flagged Revisions? What’s Really Happening Wikipedia’s new ‘flagged revision’ policy will radically change how entries about living persons will be maintained. There seems to be some confusion about the extent to which these new policies, once implemented, will change the nature of Wikipedia. According to some, Wikipedia will cease to be free and open. Instead, a group of editors with dictatorial powers will patrol the site. The reality, however, is far less dramatic.Opera Mini Is Most Downloaded Mobile App The Opera Mini application is now considered not only the world’s most popular mobile browser, but also the world’s most downloaded app. According to independent applications marketplace GetJar, the browser has been downloaded more than 25 million times from its store. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups Bing Continues to Grow, But Yahoo Loses Market Share Since the launch of Bing, watching the developments in the search engine market is finally interesting again. According to the latest data from Compete for July, Bing continues to grow slowly but surely. At the same time, though, Compete notes that Bing has not been able to convert its growing search share into a rise in paid clicks on ads on the site. SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Fifty years after its invention by the British Royal Navy for use by fighter pilots, the technology of layering information on top of our naked view of the world may soon cross over the line between science fiction and mass consumer experience. “The internet smeared all over everything.” An “enchanted window” that turns contextual information hidden all around us inside out. A platform that will be bigger than the Web. Those are the kinds of phrases being used to describe the future of what’s called Augmented Reality (AR), by specialists developing the technology to enable it. Big questions remain unanswered, though, about the viability of what could be a radical next step in humanity’s use of computers.5 Ways Sentiment Analysis is Ramping Up in 2009 The New York Times had an article this week about sentiment analysis, a trend which has been accelerating on the back of the Real-time Web – and Twitter in particular. Sentiment analysis is no short-term hot trend. It will eventually become a key feature of search engines, which will integrate the aggregate sentiment of the crowd into search results. In our post we take a look at five examples of how sentiment analysis is starting to ramp up on the Web. Top 50 U.S. Web Properties: Facebook Enters Top 5 For The First TimeAnnual changes of note: Facebook #5 with a rocket; Twitter entered Top 50 in June; Demand Media, Answers.com and Break Media sites to watch. comScore has just released their latestMedia Metrix rankings for the Top 50 U.S. Web Properties. If we compare the top 50 to one year ago, we see that the top 4 is still the same: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL. But there’s one notable entrant to the top 5: Facebook. Last year the same list by comScore had Facebook ranked number 16. As of July 2009, it is number 5; Facebook’s highest ranking yet. 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Alaska determined to get back into playoffs

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Aces have managed to get back on track after winning back-to-back games and they’re not stopping at that.“We’re hungry to get back and get to the playoffs,” said forward Calvin Abueva Friday at Mall of Asia Arena after Alaska fended off Globalport in the PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAbueva finished with 12 points in that win, all coming from the fourth quarter.Alaska improved to 2-6 in the conference and still has a chance to get to quarterfinals if it wins all of its remaining games. “We have to take these chances bit by bit because you won’t get to the playoffs that easily,” said Abueva in Filipino. “And the team’s mindset is slowly changing. Still the two wins we had are nothing compared to the losses we’ve experienced.”“We have to get to the playoffs because that’s where we’ll know how far we’ve come.” Read Next Dave Yu pounces on chance to finally show worth for NU Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took 14 ill-fated games to tarnish Alaska’s winning tradition in the league where it has won 14 championships in 30 years.But second-winningest franchise are hell-bent on moving on from that debacle which saw them lose 14 straight games spanning two conferences this PBA season.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

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