Journalist Micah Garen’s fiancée makes an appeal to his kidnappers

first_img Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” “I am appealing to Micah Garen’s kidnappers to please release him-he was simply doing his job as a journalist by independently reporting on the outcome of recent events in Iraq and by trying to help preserve Iraq’s archaeological heritage,” stated Marie-Hélène Carleton, Micah Garen’s fiancée, in a telephone conversation with Reporters Without Borders.”We were making a documentary film on the country’s cultural history and the archaeological sites at risk inside the war zones, in the hope that they might soon be afforded some protection,” she explained from New York City, where she resides. Micah Garen went missing on 13 August 2004, but for Ms. Marie-Hélène Carleton, kidnapping is the most likely explanation.Reporters Without Borders is very concerned as to the fate of the 36-year-old American reporter who disappeared, along with his Iraqi translator-Amir Doshe-in Nassiriyah (in southern Iraq).”We are urging the Iraqi police, as well as any Italian military authorities present in the area, to do everything possible to locate the two men, but avoid doing anything that may put their lives in danger,” the organization declared.Micah Garen is one of the directors of Four Corners Media, a media production company based in New York, which specializes in producing video, photographic and written reports for major media clients. The journalist’s family has had no news of him since August 13th.Members of Amir Doshe’s family have also protested against their family member’s kidnapping. According to several press agencies, the two men may have been kidnapped while visiting a shop in Nassiriyah’s market.So far, no one has come forward to claim credit for the kidnapping. There is no indication as to whether Micah Garen was abducted by an Iraqi faction in order to exert pressure on the opposing faction, as was the case with the British journalist, James Brandon, who was abducted in Basra, on August 12th. Other possibilities are that this may have been a kidnapping for ransom, or that looters of archeological relics may have been disturbed by the journalist’s work. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation “I am appealing to Micah Garen’s kidnappers to please release him-he was just doing his job as a journalist,” stated Marie-Hélène Carleton, the reporter’s fiancée and colleague, in a recent telephone conversation with Reporters without Borders. The organization is very concerned as to the fate of the American reporter, who disappeared along with his Iraqi translator, Amir Doshe, in Nassiriyah (southern Iraq). August 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Micah Garen’s fiancée makes an appeal to his kidnappers to go further News Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

SC Issues Notice In Plea Filed By AIUDF Challenging Delimitation Exercise In Assam [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice In Plea Filed By AIUDF Challenging Delimitation Exercise In Assam [Read Petition] Radhika Roy10 July 2020 1:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and State of Assam in a plea opposing the delimitation exercise in Assam. Moreover, Centre has been asked to file a Reply in the pleaThe petition filed by Advocate-on-Record Ajit Pravin Wagh on behalf of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) challenges the promulgation of the Presidential Order of February 28 vide which the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and State of Assam in a plea opposing the delimitation exercise in Assam. Moreover, Centre has been asked to file a Reply in the pleaThe petition filed by Advocate-on-Record Ajit Pravin Wagh on behalf of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) challenges the promulgation of the Presidential Order of February 28 vide which the earlier February 8, 2008 notification, deferring the process of delimitation for the State of Assam, has been rescinded and the process of delimitation of the Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies of the state has been decided to be resumed. The plea submits that “the decision to conduct the pending process of delimitation of assembly and parliamentary constituencies, is not only arbitrary and hasty decision, but stands contrary to the very idea behind conducting delimitation inasmuch as the present delimitation exercise is sought to be conducted on the basis of Census 2001, while Census 2011 has already been conducted and Census 2021 is underway”. It is stated that apart from being unjustified with regard to the conclusion of the NRC preparation for the State of Assam (which is yet to be completed), the delimitation process was earlier deferred in 2008 on the grounds that the 2001 census was outdated. The plea notes that as the process of delimitation in Assam, in 2008, had invoked strong opposition in the State, with serious apprehension of breakdown of public order, it was considered that “the issues in regard to delimitation and constituencies in the State of Assam were very serious and sensitive in nature and may give rise to break down of public order on account of serious law and order situation in different districts and more particularly, in the areas which are disturbed areas or very sensitive areas”. The fragile situation in the State is further underlined in the plea by referring to the declaration of the entire State as a “disturbed area” for the purposes of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, with effect from 28.08.2019, for a period of 6 months. “In an unusual coincidence, this period of 6 months had come to an end on the very day the impugned order for delimitation was issued”. In light of the above, the plea seeks for the quashing of the impugned order on grounds of violating Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India. “…the impugned Order is liable to be quashed as being in violation of Article 14, 19 and Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which guarantee equality, the right to life and freedom of speech and expression respectively. The impugned order seeks to resume an exercise of delimitation, ideally to be conducted on the most recent census, but here it is based on stale and old figures of Census 2001”. A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, R. Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna heard the matter and issued notice on the same. A similar plea had been filed in May 2020 by Advocates Mustafa Khadam Hussain and Ibad Mushtaq on behalf of Petitioners Brelitha Marak and Bhanu Jay Rabha. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Bobde had heard Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal for the Petitioners and issued notice in the plea.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

Midseason Basketball report: Sumner County teams return to action this week with lots to prove

first_imgMed. Lodge 1-1 5-0 Med. Lodge 0-0 League 4-1 W. Independent Argonia Belle Plaine Oxford C. Springs Chaparral Andale West Elk 0-2 Wellington W. Collegiate 0-5 1-2 0-5 Caldwell 0-0 Central Plains Girls 3-2 Overall 1-2 2-0 Central Plains Boys 1-5 Caldwell 5-0 0-2 5-1 2-3 Mulvane 0-0 1-1 W. Trinity 0-0 Garden Plain Mulvane 0-2 League Oxford 1-2 League Argonia 2-0 Bluestem Wellington boys The Crusader boys are 2-3 but after two frustrating losses in the Kingman tournament in which they let two fourth quarter leads slip away, this team could easily be 4-1.Still, Wellington finished December on the right foot with an impressive 92-65 victory over Mulvane. It’s been awhile since the Crusaders have scored 90 points in a game.Wellington will host the 5-0 Wichita Collegiate Spartans tomorrow in what is always going to be a daunting task for the Crusaders. Friday, Wellington travels to Circle, which is 4-1, a 63-37 loss to Andale.Once Wellington gets through this week, things look a little easier for the Dukes. The Crusaders host a beatable 3-3 Clearwater team before playing El Dorado that is 0-4 for the season thus far. That will lead Wellington into the Chaparral Tournament which is always a week-long event that the Crusaders could win.————— 3-3 Clearwater 4-2 Central 1-2 Chaparral 4-1 2-1 2-0 0-5 Clearwater 4-1 0-5 3-2 Udall 2-3 1-2 2-0 Belle Plaine girlsIt will be a tough go for the Lady Dragons this season as the team is 0-5 and have not been within single digits in any of those losses.Conway Springs girls The Lady Cardinals have improved to 3-2 overall, and 2-0 in the CPL after its big 37-33 win over Cheney before Christmas break. Conway Springs returns to action with a huge test Tuesday night, battling Douglass there. The Bulldogs are 5-1 and also 2-0 in the CPL. Garden Plain is the other undefeated 2-0 CPL team.————— League Wellington girls The Lady Crusaders are currently Sumner County’s hottest basketball team. They are 2-0 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV league for the first time in their history. They are 5-0 overall for the first time in their history. The team is ranked No. 4 in the Topeka Capital Journal poll and No. 6 in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.But this week is huge for them. The Crusaders have their home opener(!) against Wichita Collegiate on Tuesday.The Spartans are 3-2 but more importantly 2-0 in the AV-CTL DIV with wins over Mulvane and Clearwater. The Crusaders then will travel to Circle in what could be for the league championship. The T-birds are 4-1 and beat Andale 45-36 before spring break.If Wellington can stay undefeated this week, then they will host Clearwater and travel to El Dorado in winnable games. They could be heading into the ultra-competitive Haven Tournament with an unblemished record.Wellington head coach Eric Adams provided AV-CTL Div. IV statistics:Team OffenseWellington    57.1 ppgCircle           46.2 ppgCollegiate     43.4 ppgClearwater    38.2 ppgAndale         35.0 ppgMulvane        29.4 ppgTeam DefenseCircle           37.6 ppgCollegiate     38.0 ppgWellington    39.7 ppgClearwater    43.2 ppgAndale         51.0 ppgMulvane       54.1 ppgWellington Lady Crusader Basketball Team StatsOffense: 57.0Defense: 39.7Diff: +17.3Reb. Avg: 32.2Assists Per Game: 12.2Steals Per Game: 9.5Blocks Per Game: 6.8Total Deflections: 812 pt FGM: 762 pt FGA: 1712 pt FG %: 44%3 pt FGM: 243 pt FGA: 583 pt FG %: 40%FTM: 60FTA: 87FT: 69%————— W. Independent 1-4 5-1 AV-CTL DIV Girls Belle Plaine 0-2 South Haven 3-2 South Haven 3-0 4-0 2-4 1-1 0-3 2-0 3-1 2-4 2-0 Cheney 2-4 2-1 3-1 4-1 Circle Flinthills W. Trinity 0-0 CV-Dexter 2-0 2-3 Wellington 2-4 0-0 Conway Springs Bluestem 2-4 Argonia girlsThe very young Red Raiders are 1-5 at the moment but look to turn things around at West Elk this Friday.Caldwell girls The Lady Bluejays are 2-4 but have an opportunity to get back to .500 with games against Central and Udall. Both teams are 2-4.Oxford girlsThe Wildcats have one win so far this season. Cedar Vale-Dexter, at 1-5, is an opportunity for Oxford to get a second win.South Haven girlsThe Lady Cardinals are 2-3. Like the other Sumner County teams, none which have a winning record, the opportunity presents itself for victories in the forecast.Follow us on Twitter. 0-0 2-3 Douglass 1-5 4-2 W. Collegiate 3-3 Udall Andale South Central Border League Boys 2-0 0-0 Flinthills 1-2 South Central League Girls 0-0 Douglass 0-2 1-5 2-2 0-0 0-0 West Elk 0-0 CV-Dexter 2-3 Sedan 1-4 Overall Overall 1-5 Overall 3-3 0-0 Central Overall League Argonia boys The Argonia boys have a good shot of finishing in the top three of the SCBL, but Friday’s game at West Elk will go a long ways into determining that scenario. With a win there, the Red Raiders could be 6-2 going into the SCBL Tournament.Oxford boysKyle Green’s team is young, but has been very competitive early including getting to the Fairfield Tournament Championship finals. Oxford hosts Cedar Vale-Dexter and South Haven, both winnable SCBL opponents, which should put it at 5-3 going into the SCBL Tourney.Caldwell boysThe Bluejays were getting significant accolades in the early polls, but are at 3-3 going into this weekend. A 20-point victory over Udall just before break should help get things rolling. Caldwell has Central Burden and Udall on the road. They too could be 5-3 at SCBL tournament time.South Haven boysThe Cardinals are 1-5. They travel to Wichita Homeschool before returning to SCBL play hosting Oxford and traveling to Flinthills. AV-CTL Div. IV Boys 0-0 5-0 Sedan 0-0 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Belle Plaine boysJoe Newman’s troop is a much better basketball team than what it was a year ago. Although it is 2-3, like Wellington, Belle Plaine has lost a couple of games by less than 4 points which would have put the Dragons at 4-1 going into Christmas break.Belle Plaine will be hosting Wichita Independent Tuesday which is leading the Central Plains League with a 3-0 league record and 5-1 overall.Conway Springs boys The Cardinals appear to be on a roll — going 4-1 in December including a big win against Cheney right before Christmas break after finishing second in the Kingman Tournament. At 2-0 in the CPL, Conway Springs has an opportunity to snag two more victories against Douglass and Medicine Lodge.Not a bad start for Paul Lange in his first year as head Conway Springs boys basketballcoach.————— 3-2 1-2 0-0 3-3 0-6 0-4 0-0 1-4 2-0 0-0 Circle 1-2 Overall by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Technically, it is not the midseason; only a quarter of the high school basketball games have been played thus far. But there is no doubt that when January hits, basketball teams play with more urgency and the season shifts into a higher gear. One can argue including the three weeks of preseason practice, midseason has arrived.Hoops begin Tuesday night for Wellington and Central Plains League teams. Most of the South-Central Border League teams won’t return to action until Friday.  Here’s a look at each Sumner County teams as the season goes uninterrupted from this point forward. 2-0 0-0 1-4 Garden Plain League 1-5 2-4 0-3 0-2 0-0 5-0last_img read more

From ‘dust’ to glory, Liverpool’s ‘miracle’ of Istanbul

first_imgLiverpool fought back from 3-0 down to win their fifth European Cup (AFP Photo/MUSTAFA OZER)Paris, France | AFP | Steven Gerrard said Liverpool did not “believe in miracles” and Jamie Carragher thought his “dreams had turned to dust”, but 15 years ago Rafael Benitez’s side pulled off one of football’s greatest heists to beat AC Milan in the Champions League final.The English side were underdogs before kick-off in Istanbul despite edging out Chelsea in the semi-finals and a strong Juventus outfit in the last eight, but were completely written off when 3-0 down at half-time in their bid for a fifth European Cup.But, roared on by 40,000 travelling supporters in the club’s first final in the competition since the Heysel disaster of 1985, Liverpool fought back in a crazy six-minute spell before eventually triumphing on penalties.The much-fancied Milan, who had won the title in 2003 at Old Trafford, took the lead inside 50 seconds through captain Paolo Maldini’s volley — the first time Liverpool had conceded first in a Champions League game since their famous group-stage win over Olympiakos.It was to get worse for Liverpool as, with defensive midfielder Dietmar Hamann sitting on the bench despite a brilliant performance against Chelsea, winger Harry Kewell hobbled off injured midway through the first half.“The 2007 (Milan) team was technically inferior to the 2005 team, who remain the best team with the best performance in a final,” then-Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti later said when asked about the teams he took to three Champions League finals, winning the other two, including against Liverpool in 2007.“The 2005 team were better than the one in 2003.”That class shone in a blistering first-half display by the Italian giants, as Hernan Crespo tapped in after a rapid 39th-minute counter-attack which started with Liverpool appealing for a penalty after an apparent handball by Maldini.“The quality of (Andrea) Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf and Kaka cut us to shreds,” Gerrard later wrote in his autobiography.– Gattuso ‘thought it was all over’ –Just when it looked like Liverpool might limp into half-time only two goals behind, Milan delivered what appeared to be the killer blow as Kaka’s defence-splitting pass released Crespo to chip a sumptuous finish over the advancing Jerzy Dudek.“You could just tell by Gennaro Gattuso’s demeanour that he thought it was over,” said Gerrard. “All I was thinking of then was, ‘How do we get a bit of pride and respect back?’”Carragher wrote in his autobiography: “My dreams had turned to dust.“I wasn’t thinking about the game any more. My thoughts were with my family and friends. I was so sorry.”Liverpool’s supporters at the Ataturk Stadium tried to lift the team with an almost mournful half-time rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. “It lifted us, but it would be wrong to say that it made us believe in miracles,” said Gerrard.Benitez rang the changes, bringing on Hamann for injured full-back Steve Finnan at half-time and switching to a 3-5-2 formation.Carragher said that Liverpool were thinking that if they scored one goal, “pride might be restored”, and captain Gerrard twisted his neck to head John Arne Riise’s cross into the top corner nine minutes after the restart.What happened next was remarkable. Vladimir Smicer, on for Kewell and playing his last game for Liverpool, collected the ball 25 yards from goal and blasted a low shot past Milan goalkeeper Dida just two minutes later.In the 59th minute, Gerrard was fouled by Gattuso and Xabi Alonso completed one of football’s greatest comebacks, scoring on the rebound after Dida had saved his initial penalty.– ‘Let’s just get to extra time’ –Liverpool’s momentum was shortlived, though, and it was a long road before they eventually reached penalties.“After that goal I thought, ‘Let’s just get this to extra time and penalties’,” admitted Gerrard.Djimi Traore’s goalline block to deny Andriy Shevchenko helped the Reds reach extra time, where they needed an incredible double save from Dudek to keep out Shevchenko and two last-ditch challenges by Carragher on the Ukrainian to take the final to spot-kicks.“We also played very well in extra time,” said Ancelotti. “Carragher told me they couldn’t take it anymore and they wanted to go to penalties.”Unlike two years before, when Shevchenko scored the winning spot-kick against Juventus, it was not to be Milan’s night on penalties.Serginho blazed wildly over and Pirlo’s effort was saved by the dancing, advancing Dudek, and although Dida kept out Riise, Dudek palmed away Shevchenko’s tame shot to finish off a memorable final which will forever be remembered as the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’.“Correct me if I’m wrong, but have you ever seen a better Champions League final?,” asks Gerrard. “They were a better team than us but we beat them.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Inslee Issues Guidance for Partially Resuming the Dine-In Restaurant and Tavern…

first_imgGov. Jay Inslee issued guidance for partially resuming the dine-in restaurant and tavern industry for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent phases with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks — metrics and data will guide when the state can move from one phase to another.  Through the Safe Start approach, counties with a population of less than 75,000 that have not had a new case of COVID-19 in the past three weeks can apply for a variance to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Eight counties have received the variance.  Memo: Dine-In RestaurantsPhase 2 Dine-In Restaurant and Tavern Industry COVID-19 Requirements Facebook189Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay Insleecenter_img “No restaurant or tavern may operate indoor or sit-down services until they can meet and maintain all requirements, including providing materials, schedules and equipment required to comply,” the guidance states.  Guidance documents:  For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, restaurant operations may resume with limitations after meeting specific criteria, effective May 11, 2020.last_img read more

Redknapp: Spurs can win the title

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes his former club Tottenham can win the Premier League title within the next few years.The QPR boss, whose struggling team face Spurs at Loftus Road this weekend, insists he feels no animosity towards his successor Andre Villas-Boas.And Redknapp is convinced the north London side are capable of eventually being crowned champions.“I think they’re a club that can win the Premier League in the next few years,” he declared.“I think they’ve got a squad that’s capable of it and I said that when I was there. Nothing has changed my opinion.“The club is getting stronger and stronger, they’ve got a fantastic training ground, and it’s a club that could win the league – they’ve got the players to do that.”Meanwhile, Redknapp has dismissed speculation linking William Gallas with a move to QPR.Click here for our QPR v Tottenham quizYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Battle of the Social Magazines: Why NewsMix Won’t Beat Flipboard

first_imgBoth products are visually slick, which as users we’ve come to expect in an iPad app modeled after a digital magazine. This is clearly a trend in the ‘news reader’ market currently, iPad apps that are visually appealing and which integrate social media services like Facebook and Twitter. NewsMix and Flipboard both pull content in from the likes of Twitter and Facebook, as well as allow users to ‘share’ it out again via those same services or via email. NewsMix does a particularly good job with its video and photo sections, which are separated out and highlighted on the main page. It’s a nice idea, because sometimes you just want to relax and watch a video… or look at a photo of a bathing hedgehog.Even if this is a fairly oranges and oranges comparison, the fact that NewsMix does not allow the user to customize their sections is a big minus. I like how Flipboard allows me to create a special section based on my Twitter list for RWW staff, for example. In NewsMix I cannot do that. To become a default news reader application on the iPad in this day and age, the app has to allow the user to customize what they see. NewsMix should rectify this.I also prefer the Flipboard user experience, the page-turning UI is wonderful and feels more fluid when browsing. Perhaps that’s because I’ve become familiar with it, over time. Again, another advantage the first mover has. Innovative companies like Flipboard introduce a new type of product and, if it gets traction, they end up setting expectations about what such products should deliver.It’s healthy though to see more “social magazine” apps come onto the market. Other apps in this space worth keeping an eye on include Pulse News Reader, Reeder, FLUD, TweetMag and the upcoming Betaworks app (currently in private beta) News.me. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts The latest social magazine iPad app to hit the market is NewsMix, a $2.99 app that does much the same thing as the increasingly popular Flipboard. So how much chance does NewsMix have to usurp Flipboard? It’s the same chance that online RSS Readers had of usurping Bloglines back in 2004-05, when Bloglines was first to market with a new type of news reading product. Virtually nil.Just as Bloglines was the first browser-based RSS Reader to gain traction, Flipboard was the first magazine-style iPad reader to gain a following in 2010. Bloglines became the dominant RSS Reader in 2004-05, mostly because it was first to market with a decent product and it scaled well. OK, Bloglines eventually lost the plot when it got acquired by Ask.com and allowed Google Reader to usurp it. The same fate may occur to Flipboard, if/when it gets acquired. But one thing’s for sure, it won’t be NewsMix that beats Flipboard.The reason is pretty simple: NewsMix offers much the same feature mix as Flipboard. There’s nothing astoundingly new here. Some of what NewsMix offers is slightly better. It puts content into better context, for example creating headlines and opening paragraphs for tweets (Flipboard just displays the tweet). Some of what Flipboard offers is better than NewsMix, for example Flipboard’s ability to create custom sections. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … richard macmanuscenter_img Tags:#mobile#New Media#NYT#RSS Readers#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Right now the activity is all iPad focused, but 2011 is expected to be a big year for tablets in general. So we’ll see other apps like Flipboard and NewsMix coming to Android tablets, Windows tablets, and more before the year is out.For now I’m sticking with Flipboard and I’m betting most of Flipboard’s current users will too. If you’re an iPad user, which app are you using for news reading? The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

3 days agoJuventus goalkeeper Szczesny: Dybala made difference for Lokomotiv Moscow win

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny: Dybala made difference for Lokomotiv Moscow winby Carlos Volcano3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was always confident of victory over Lokomotiv Moscow.The Russians had taken a shock lead after 30 minutes, but Dybala scored twice in two minutes late in the second-half to win this Champions League clash 2-1.“It was a struggle to get the result, but we controlled the game for 90 minutes and needed a lot of patience to break them down, as they were very organised and put a solid wall back there,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.“A great left-foot shot from Dybala made the difference. Lokomotiv were clammed up in defence and we had to move the ball from left to right and back again to open up some spaces.“We must continue being protagonists in Serie A too and that means getting three points against Lecce this weekend.” last_img read more