UPDATE: Drive BC says the Alaska Highway is closed in both directions 8.5 km south of Taylor to 11 km north of Taylor (19.5 km) because of Forest Fire.Highway closed at Swanson Lumber 259 Rd north of Taylor and at 230 Gagne Rd south of Taylor. A detour route is available via Cecil Lake Rd 103 Rd, Clayhurst 111 Rd, Ferry Rd 110 to Rolla 203 Rd.The next update is expected to be issued at 2:30 p.m.- Advertisement -FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Alaska Highway from the Taylor Bridge to 230 road is closed due to the ongoing wildfires around the Peace.The RCMP says the closure will stay in place for an indefinite amount of time due to high winds fueling the fires.
ARCATA >> And now, the Jacks can settle in at home for the first time in weeks.No more worrying about any kind of road trip and hours upon hours in buses until the final week of the season. The Jacks’ stretch of four road games in the span of six weeks is officially a thing of the past.Humboldt State, now with two of its final three games remaining this season set to be played at the Redwood Bowl, looks to claim its first win at homet at 6 p.m. tonight when the Great Northwest Athletic …
Shiny, Happy Brightkite: Check Out the Site’s New Look, Enhanced Features Last week, we noticed some downtime for location-based web service and TechStars grad Brightkite. We emailed founder Brady Becker and learned that soon, his team would be rolling out a second version of the site. Read on for a glimpse of what the site now looks and feels like, as well as an exhaustive list of new features and improvements.iPhone’s Flash Apps: Let the Games Begin This week at the MAX 2009 Conference, Adobe previewed Flash Professional CS5 and announced that the new release will let Flash developers export their files as iPhone apps. In the past, developers have had to create separate iPhone apps and web-based tools. The significance of this announcement is that development time for thousands of Flash-based gaming and music companies will be cut significantly. SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Tags:#Features#web#Weekly Wrap-ups Real-Time Collaboration Has Stalled…For NowA Forrester study reports that real-time collaboration has stalled in the enterprise, due in most part to the lack of adoption in technologies such as web conferencing and instant messaging. That may be true with existing technologies but it is important to note the new generation of applications that extend real-time collaboration tools. The report covers devices, productivity, mobility, collaboration, intranet portals, and Web 2.0. In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup – our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week – we continue the build-up to our first event: The ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit on October 15th in Mountain View, California. You can register here for the low price of $270. Also this week we analyzed applications from The Internet of Things, looked into a new class of tools that surface influencers from Twitter data, questioned whether ‘app addiction’ is real, reviewed the latest eBook trends, and more. We also check in on our two main channels: ReadWriteEnterprise (devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ trends and products) and ReadWriteStart (dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs). Next Week: The ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts ReadWriteWeb’s very first event is happening this coming Thursday! The ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit is on October 15th in Mountain View, California. It’s a 1-day event that will bring together some of the smartest minds doing real-time work for an industry-changing, face-to-face conversation. In conjunction with the Summit, we’ll be releasing our second original premium research report in October. Registration is still open for the The ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit, we hope to see you there!Web TrendsApplications From The Internet of Things – An Analysis of Pachube Last week we reported that Pachube, an open source platform enabling developers to connect sensor data to the Web, had released a real-time notifications feature. We at ReadWriteWeb think that Pachube is an excellent example of one of our Top 5 Trends of 2009: Internet of Things. So this week we explored Pachube in-depth in a 3-part series. In Part 2, we looked at what applications we can expect to see in the coming years.See also Part 3: Business Models of The Internet of Things – An Analysis of Pachube’s Open Source PlatformUncovering Connections on Twitter Could Become Big Business If there’s a hard-to-reach person you want to meet, one of the best ways to do so is through their friends. A new class of tools intended to surface influencers and the people they are influenced by, is focusing on Twitter. Could analysis of individual behavior on Twitter become a valuable tool for business development and marketing? A growing number of startup companies are making a case that it could.Is App Addiction a Real Thing? Do you jokingly refer to yourself as an “app addict?” That is, are you someone so obsessed with your mobile phone applications that you’ve filled numerous screens full of apps? USA Today recently asked: “What is app addiction doing to people’s health? What indeed, we wonder. How about nothing at all? Holiday Outlook for eReaders and eBooks: Even Better Than Previously Thought There can be little doubt that eBook and eReaders are having a breakout year. This week, Forrester Research moved its original projection of 2 million US eReader sales in 2009 up 50%. They argue that sales are growing much faster than expected because of falling prices, better retail distribution, and the media buzz that currently surrounds eBooks and eReaders.SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYReadWriteEnterpriseOur channel ReadWriteEnterprise, devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… ReadWriteStartOur channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Morpheus: Y Combinator-Like Incubator in India (RWS Interview)Morpheus describes itself as “a gang of serial entrepreneurs and around 40 startup founders” who are “trying to make a small contribution towards India’s startup revolution.” The venture aims to fill the gap in early-stage financing with a decidedly hands-on approach. We spoke recently with Indus Kaitan, a Valley entrepreneur who returned to India as a Morpheus partner. Read on and listen to find out more about the early-stage scene in India.SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb ProductsGmail Users Get Real-Time Updates in their Email Messages Recently, some Gmail usersspotted a new feature in which small favicons were appearing next to certain email messages in the inbox view. The icons only appear next to commercially sent emails such as those delivered by Netflix. They indicate which messages include what Google is calling “enhanced content” – that is, real-time updates from companies contained within the body of the email messages themselves. Facebook Now Tracking Gross National Happiness; Continues Hoarding Data Facebook announced this week that it is tracking what it calls Gross National Happiness, based on an analysis of the positive and negative words people use when updating their Facebook status. The new index is interesting, but it’s also a frustrating example of just how much value Facebook is withholding by not allowing everyone access to the anonymous, aggregated activity and conversation of more than 300 million people. richard macmanus
New Delhi: Lenders of Jet Airways Wednesday extended the deadline for submission of initial bids for stake purchase in the ailing airline to April 12. Cash-strapped Jet Airways has delayed salaries to pilots, defaulted on loan repayments as well as payments to aircraft lessors. SBI Capital Markets, which issued Expression of Interest (EoI) document on April 8, has extended the deadline for submission of initial bids to April 12. Potential bidders can send their queries till April 11. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe deadline for submission of bids was to end on Wednesday. “The qualified bidders will be expected to submit their respective binding bid(s) latest by April 30, 2019 subject to the terms set out under the bid document,” SBI Capital Markets said in a notice posted on its website. The SBI-led consortium of domestic lenders are implementing a debt resolution plan for Jet Airways, whose board approved the plan last month. “While all soft copies of the EoIs are required to submitted by the EoI due date, the hard copies may be submitted by April 16, 2019,” the notice said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostEarlier in the day, SBI Capital Markets issued a set of clarifications related to the EoI document, including that bidders in a consortium need to furnish solvency certificates individually. “Bidders are required to provide the solvency certificate … on their letterhead and certified by managing director/ full time director / CEO of the bidder or a person holding an equivalent position in the bidder,” SBI Capital Markets said in a separate notice. In the case of consortium, each member has to submit solvency certificate, which is a proof of an entity’s financial stability. As part of the debt resolution plan for the full service carrier, the lenders are looking to restructure “existing facilities and infusion of funds by way of loans or acquisition/ subscription of up to 75 per cent of equity share capital of the company”. Shares of Jet Airways declined 1.59 per cent to close at Rs 263.40 apiece on the BSE.
Kolkata: People may get a temporary respite from the hot and humid conditions as the Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted moderate to heavy shower in South Bengal in the next 24 hours.According to the weather office, a moderate-intensity thunderstorm may hit various South Bengal districts including Kolkata along with the rain. The storm will not however last for a long time. A sudden thunder shower coupled with a breeze will bring down the temperature in the city and some other South Bengal districts giving a relief to the people who are under the effect of scorching Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujasummer heat for the past few days. In the evening of April 21, the city witnessed a light rain coupled with gusty spell of wind. It had provided some relief to the city dwellers but from the next day people again felt the same discomfort. With the mercury hovering around 34-36 degree Celsius in the past couple of days, people are experiencing a sultry weather. A senior official of the Alipore Met office said that various South Bengal districts will receive a moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. The intensity of the rain may be slightly higher in the districts of Bankura, Purulia, West Midnapore and Jhargarm. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”A storm with a speed of around 50 km per hour may be sweep through South Bengal along with rains. The temperature may slightly go down giving a temporary relief to the people in the city. The hot and humid condition may continue to affect the people once the rainy spell is over,” an official of the Alipore Met office said. The official also said that a cyclonic circulation formed over Chattisgarh and some cloud cells started moving towards Bengal from Jharkhand side contributing to the thunderstorms and rain across the region in 24 hours. According to the weather office prediction, the maximum temperature may soar again since warm southwesterly wind is blowing into the region. In the wake of fluctuating temperature the city doctors have urged the people to avoid spicy and restaurant foods. People are also advised to avoid direct sun light while on the road. To get some relief from the humid condition the doctors are suggesting people to wear cotton clothes.
Read to know what Jubin Nautiyal has to say about the project, his approach towards music and a lot more: Coming from a small town, what have been your aspirations from music as a career? Music has been more like a way of living life for me. Even if I was not as big as I am now, even if was working in a corporate office, I would still be singing as a hobby. So the idea of pursuing music as a profession was a generic thought. Do you follow a fixed pattern of how a song has to be sung, or try, improvise and modify it at the time of your performance? Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerWhen I go inside the studio to dub a song, I completely leave myself outside. I enter inside as a clean slate. I am not stuck on how I want to sing. Whenever I am working with composers, usually they give me a lot of freedom because they are obviously working with me for my style of singing. But I definitely try to understand how they are composing the song, how they are hearing it, which makes a lot of difference. ‘Cinema shapes the outlook of society’, do you believe it is true for music too? Do you think with music you can bring a change? Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upI believe many times music shapes the outlook of cinema. There are so many films made nowadays that are based on music. There are so many projects for which the director scores the music before going ahead with the script. So, it all goes hand in hand. Sometimes lyrics come first or the melody does. What matters is how everything blends together as a product. What’s new for the fans in your new MixTape project? This time, I have collaborated with Abhijit Vaghani and Shirley Setia. We have recreated three songs – ‘Ik Vaari’, ‘Tum Ho Toh’ and ‘Nadaan Parindey’. They all are nicely composed and we had fun shooting them. I hope my fans enjoy the presentation and music too. What do you feel about T-series’ initiative of recreating songs? I feel T-series’ MixTape is a new way to see Bollywood music all over again. In a time where recreations are enjoyed and celebrated, T-series is bringing about some songs which have had a crazy run when they were released. But again it is coming with such a different expression altogether, with different artists creating its own niche. It’s a unique concept. What are your future plans? I have always been an independent artist. So, this year I want to give some time to independent music.
With an 8-4 victory in Los Angeles Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 NLCS lead over the LA Dodgers and now head back to Chicago just one win away from the World Series. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo prediction model, the Cubs have an 81 percent chance of capturing the franchise’s first pennant since 1945. And with a 51 percent probability of winning the World Series, Chicago is now more likely than not to end its 108-year drought and celebrate a title for the first time since 1908.Of course, Cubs fans have heard some version of this before. The team entered Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS under the same conditions — up three games to two, needing only to win one of the next two games (both at Wrigley Field) to clinch the pennant — but then disaster struck. They also led the 1984 NLCS two games to none, needing to win only one of the next three games in San Diego to advance (back when the league championship series used a best-of-five format). That advantage conferred an even greater pennant probability184 percent, according to a basic calculation that just looks at home-field advantage and the number of games remaining at each location. than Chicago has now or had in 2003,279 percent in both cases, according to the same measure we looked at for 1984. and they still managed to blow it. So Chicagoans can be forgiven if they’re not booking travel to Cleveland quite yet.And if the Cubs’ championship dreams end up being deferred to a 109th year, it’ll probably be because of the Dodgers’ pitching trio of Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen and Rich Hill. According to Elo’s starting-pitcher rating component, Kershaw is the best starter in baseball by a mile — he boosts LA’s Elo rating by a whopping 71 points when he takes the mound — and he’ll try to help the Dodgers stave off elimination Saturday night. Hill, LA’s starter for a potential Game 7, is no slouch either: He ranks 14th among starting pitchers in our ratings. And for his part, Jansen, the Dodgers’ closer, has completely shut down the Cubs when called upon in the NLCS so far, notching 16.2 strikeouts per 9 innings over a couple of multi-inning appearances.The Cubs will counter with their own aces — Game 6 starter Kyle Hendricks ranks seventh in Elo, and they’ll likely send 18th-ranked Jake Arrieta to the hill in Game 7 — but Chicago’s fate might come down to how well its lineup hits LA’s star pitchers. Although the Cubs’ offense has been incredibly uneven in this series, scoring eight or more runs in each of the team’s three wins and zero in each of its two losses, the common threads in those scoreless games have been that either Kershaw or Hill took the mound as the starter, and Jansen (who appeared in both games) came in to close it out. Before Chicago can pop champagne in Wrigley’s spacious, newly renovated locker room, they’ll probably have to score some runs off the Dodgers’ aces.But for now, the Cubs find themselves in a good spot. They’ve been the talk of baseball all season long; now they’re closer than ever to fulfilling their potential and ending the franchise’s absurdly long dry spell. VIDEO: Cleveland fooled us twice
Cameroon international Benoit Assou-Ekotto, publicly went after French young star Kylian Mbappé due to his choice to play for France as an African player.Earlier this year, Cameroon international Benoit Assou-Ekotto came after Kylian Mbappé for choosing to play for France instead of the African country. The Cameroonian full-back who played for Tottenham Hotspur was actually born in France, but he has blood from Algeria as well as Cameroon and he decided to play for one of those two national teams throughout his career. But players who have parents born in African countries, often choose to represent the French National Team instead of their heritage, just like Kylian Mbappé and nearly 80% of the squad that won the World Cup. But people like Ekotto don’t like how many of those players brag about their roots, and yet they decided to turn their back on those countries to seek glory for France. Right after the summer tournament came to an end, there was a lot of backlash by many fans who were having none of it and called them out on their hypocrisy for saying they are proudly from that continent and not even entertaining the idea of making a different choice when asked. France is one of the national teams with the richest heritage diversity in the world, a factor that for many was key for both of their World Cup successes.un lion qui copie un lion devient un singe… V.H… pic.twitter.com/YcWONBFp7D— Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) February 26, 2018But people like Benoit Assou-Ekotto feel very offended by the public statements that many of these players make, Kylian Mbappé recently spoke about how he wants to be a part of the development of football in Africa during a meeting with president Emmanuel Macron from France, and Geroge Weah from Liberia. Ekotto seemed to take serious offense by Mbappé’s words and responded by telling RMC that: “European players of African origin who hold Africa in their hearts and who want to help the sport in Africa… blah, blah, blah… while rushing to play for a European national team make me chuckle. It looks good when you have a cause though. Put yourself in the place of the players from Cameroon. You, a French player are going to come to develop us… Stay at home, help your guys in Bondy, in your neighborhood, in your France. Yes, you love Africa, but you never go there. So what’s the story? Yes, you love your wife, but you go out with another. It’s a game I know, manipulate public opinion, blah, blah blah,” said the 34-year old player during a debate panel for RMC.my SatayHouse pic.twitter.com/TTGDBoMcpMRevealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…— Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) March 26, 2018Although the anger from the Metz player can be understood to a certain level, Kylian Mbappé was born in France and as such he is a Frenchman with the freedom to pick the country he wants to represent. Ekotto’s case actually is more directed at players who were born in African countries and still decided to play for France, but players like Pogba, Kante, or Mbappé don’t have to explain themselves to anyone and much less this player who clearly could use a hug. But then again if you stop for a minute to think about it, if all the players with African heritage decided to play for those countries, maybe we would have stronger national teams from all around the continent and competitions like the World Cup would be far more exciting than they already are. Kylian Mbappé does identify himself as a Frenchman from Paris, one who was bred in the streets of Bondy and learned everything he knows from that place. There is nothing in sports that make people more proud, than watching a player you grew up with triumph with the country he represents. Kylian Mbappé’s friends must be very proud of them, even if Benoit Assou-Ekotto isn’t.LIVERPOOL ✈️ pic.twitter.com/9cay1iUWSB— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 17, 2018What do you think about Mbappé and Ekotto’s disagreement? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winning goal between Everton against Leicester City, he explained how it went down.Everton hadn’t won a single away match this season, they went to King Power Stadium to do exactly that against Leicester City and they did it thanks to a fantastic goal scored by Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.It was a very complicated match for the Toffies, who had scored the first goal of the match via Richarlison early in the game, but Pereira scored the equalizer before halftime.The match turned very difficult for both sides and only a moment of genius could change the outcome of the game, that’s when Sigurdsson came up with a unique trick that gave him the opportunity to release a long-range strike and got an incredible goal from his decision.This goal has been the best of the weekend until now, in all of Europe.“Our first away win this season, two [league] victories on the bounce now and three very good points in what is a tough place to come to,” said Sigurdsson to the Everton website after the match”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They had 10 men and had a lot of players behind the ball. It was hard to break them down so as soon as I had the chance to score I thought, ‘Why not?’, and thankfully it hit the back of the net.”“It’s definitely up there [as one of my best goals]. It came at a very important time and was a really good goal that I’m very happy with.”“I’ve said it for the last few weeks that we didn’t feel like we were too far away from putting back-to-back results together. We felt like we were close to winning games and it’s nice to win two [league] games on the bounce.”Impresionante lo de Thor Sigurdsson para darle la victoria AL Everton. Golazo pic.twitter.com/8oKTWzYZkx— Big Dunc (@DuncanFerguson9) October 6, 2018
Arsenal playmaker Aaron Ramsey has admitted he won’t leave the Emirates Stadium this January although he is yet to resolve his contract issues with the management.The 27-year-old Wales international has failed to find a mutual agreement with the Gunners over a potential contract extension, as his current deal at the London outfit runs down at the end of the season.Knowing Ramsey’s quality and experience, a host of Europe top clubs already showed their interest, including the Premier League rivals, Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as, Serie A giants AC Milan.However, it seems the Welshman would like to honor his contract with Arsenal and help the team at least until the end of the ongoing campaign, that’s according to the ESPN.“Of course [I will see out the season], yeah,” Ramsey said after Wales’ 4-1 loss to Spain on Thursday. “I am contracted to Arsenal and I am going to do my best now this season to try and achieve something special.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Aaron confirms #AFC withdrew contract offer despite it’s being virtually agreed. He is not leaving in January. Full quotes.https://t.co/nFBiMe2wCp— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) October 12, 2018“Everything has been going great with the club,” he said. “We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case.“So I just have to carry on playing my football and do my best for Arsenal this season and I’ll leave the rest with the club now. That’s a decision that they have made. I just have to get on with it and carry on playing the best I can.”