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Fort St. John ATV theft investigation

first_imgThe local RCMP is seeking public assistance in a continuing investigation into the theft of an all terrain vehicle.They’ve been looking for the person or person responsible for over a week, having received the theft report September 16th.The missing ATV is said to have very distinctive red and black camouflage paint, with a chrome duck on the front hood.- Advertisement -It’s a 2008 Polaris Ranger 800cc side-by-side, and it was taken from the compound of a business in the 81 hundred block of Alaska Road north, sometime overnight on the 15th.Police are taking public information assistance calls at 250-787-8140 and/or 1-800-222-8477.last_img

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NFL picks, Week 3: 49ers top Steelers in home opener; Raiders’ woes hit road

first_imgLong story short, my NFL picks in Week 2 were a grand success, so let’s stay hot with this Week 3 menu:49ers 31, Steelers 20: No Big Ben. No Le’Veon Bell. No Antonio Brown. No NFL triplets last forever. Turn out the lights on the Steelers, like their last visit to the 49ers, in 2011 at Candlestick. Line: 49ers -6Vikings 27, Raiders 20: It’s the first of six weeks away from Oakland. They’ll return in November, kind of like sending my kid off to college. Line: Raiders +9Titans 23, Jaguars 21: …last_img

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A’s trade Jurickson Profar to Padres, acquire left-handed hitting catcher

first_imgThe Oakland Athletics traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the San Diego Padres for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named later on Monday.Sources: #Padres acquire Jurickson Profar.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 2, 2019 The 26-year-old infielder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Texas Rangers last offseason, struggled in his season with the A’s. He slashed .218/.301/.410 in 2019 and couldn’t find consistency defensively, often misfiring throws from …last_img

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The Case Against Links

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Blogging#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Links – are they a net negative for readers online? That’s the idea being deliberately explored by a number of publishers, says writer Nicholas Carr today.The iconoclastic author says that he has grown sympathetic to the thinking of Steve Gillmor, the almost incomprehensibly future-bound sage tech journalist who has argued for years that “links are dead.” Links within articles are a distraction and imply that the reader ought to leave what they are reading to read something else, Carr says. Placing links at the end of articles is more respectful of a person’s intentions and concentration. Do you think that’s true? I’ll skip putting links in this post, until the end, and you can let me know how it feels.If you’ll forgive me a block-quote, Carr explains it like this:“Links are great conveniences, as we all know (from clicking on them compulsively day in and day out). But they’re also distractions. Sometimes, they’re big distractions – we click on a link, then another, then another, and pretty soon we’ve forgotten what we’d started out to do or to read. Other times, they’re tiny distractions, little textual gnats buzzing around your head. Even if you don’t click on a link, your eyes notice it, and your frontal cortex has to fire up a bunch of neurons to decide whether to click or not. You may not notice the little extra cognitive load placed on your brain, but it’s there and it matters. People who read hypertext comprehend and learn less, studies show, than those who read the same material in printed form. The more links in a piece of writing, the bigger the hit on comprehension.”I think reading posts with links at the end does make my brain feel different, more relaxed. Angels and DevilsAt the same time, links in text are the standard practice for a reason, right? Inline references allow a reader to explore, to look under the covers of a train of thought, to familiarize themselves with something casually referenced, in the middle of reading. It’s good to point at things sometimes, maybe even often. (In some cases, the writing on a site can be so bad that readers just want to find a link to whatever the blogger has discovered and leave to see it for themselves. I hope we always add more value than that here.)I often advise new writers on our staff to place links inline with the reader’s mental voice and vocal emphasis in mind. Imagine that a link is like a chorus of angels singing – the words you link are going to be underlined and appear in a different color after all – and make those angels sing at just the right time in the sentence. Maybe those are little devils, though, and not angels after all.I like to add links out to other sources at every opportunity in order to enrich what I’m writing, to broaden the conversation, and frankly because I think linking to other blogs is a good faith way to encourage other blogs to link to us. To act as if our blog is the only place online to learn about what’s important is the height of arrogance and a real disservice to readers. Internal linking is good business practice, but I think a balance is best.Search indexing is largely powered by links, and the words linked inline are key. That’s a tough one. Links between documents are the foundation of much of the most innovative analysis being done online, but maybe those links could just be placed well away from a body of text.Few of those other reasons for linking require that it be done in the body of the text, though. Most major blogs that put links in the footer of a post appear to do so as a formality, just to acknowledge debt to another blog but in the least likely way that readers would click off site to visit those other sources.Maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe links could be added tastefully and well to the footer of posts. It might not be as good for machines, but it could be better for the human brain. Linking may be what blogging is largely about – but let’s be honest: if links to read more were always found and well-placed at the end of articles, wouldn’t you get used to it as a reader?One of Steve Gillmor’s most compelling arguments, to me, has been that links point the reader to a specific definition of a concept. That if a reader is really interested, they can search for those terms used and gain a far broader understanding of the topic.What do you think? Could the format of online text publishing be changed so radically and still maintain its vibrant culture of democratized publishing, rich knowledge and frictionless discovery? Could publishers put links at the end of articles and still be participating in conversations, as opposed to the awful arrogance of link-free traditional media?Let us know what you think about this in comments below. We do still believe in commenting, right?These are still relatively early days for web publishers, all of this should be open to debate. And it’s exciting to re-evaluate what we take for granted, isn’t it?Now here’s some links:Nicholas Carr’s post today – Experiments in Delinkification (ReadWriteWeb’s previous posts that cite Carr)Steve Gillmor (ReadWriteWeb’s previous posts that cite Gillmor)There…now how did that feel?last_img read more

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Innovative crop drying technology to boost harvest

first_imgFarmers in Odisha will soon have a handy tool to bring down quantitative and qualitative losses caused by high moisture content during post-harvest operation.An innovative drying technology, Solar Bubble Dryer, developed jointly by International Rice Research Institute, Philippines; Grainpro, a leading post-harvest solution providing company; and University of Hohenheim, Germany, was introduced to farmers here on Monday.Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Khordha, affiliated to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, held a demonstration of the technology which is claimed to dry up crop at minimal cost. “The SBD is a low-cost drying technology that aims to provide a simple and flexible alternative to sun-drying, while protecting from spillage, animals, weather and vehicles running over the grains,” said P.N. Ananth, director, KVK.Dr. Ananth said the technology was demonstrated for the first time in Odisha by IRRI, Philippines.“The quantitative loss in traditional sun-drying method is estimated to be in the range of 15 to 30% between harvesting and milling. Due to quality loss, farmer do not get proper price of their produce,” said Martin Gummert, an IRRI scientist. After harvesting, moisture content in paddy is found between 20 to 24% and it needs to be brought down to below 14% in order to protect the stock from insect attack and fungus formation, said Dr. Gummert.The new technology has been developed in such a way that farmers can dismantle the machinery and reassemble it on their own. Power can be drawn both from solar energy and traditional electricity.The SBD is in use in almost all southeast Asian countries since 2016. Now, this is being introduced in India.last_img read more

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Ph 5 cruises past Thais

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comChooks-To-Go Pilipinas leaned on a strong fourth quarter to repulse a pesky Mono Vampire squad, 115-102, at the Fiba Asia Champions Cup on Sunday at Chenzhou Sports Center in China.The Filipinos engaged the Thais in a shootout for the first three periods before pulling away in the final frame.Four Filipinos scored 17 points or more, led by Carl Bryan Cruz, who bounced back from an anemic performance the day before to lead his squad with 28 points, including eight three-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa OOM winner has eyes on another prize LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Import Isaiah Austin produced 27 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks for the Filipinos, who pace Group A with a 2-1 record.Lead playmaker Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng also impressed with 24 and 17 points, respectively. —FIBA.COMFEATURED 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 shutout Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

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2012 Queensland State Championships Results

first_imgWomen’s 20’s FinalBrisbane City Cobras 3 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 1Player of the Final – Tara Sheppard (Brisbane City Cobras) Women’s Open FinalSouth West Queensland Swans 6 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 3 Player of the Final – Emilee Cherry (South West Queensland) Mixed Open FinalBrisbane City Cobras 12 defeated South Queensland Sharks 6 Female Player of the Final – Renee Fraser (Brisbane City Cobras) Male Player of the Final – Dylan Hennessey (Brisbane City Cobras) 26 teams from right across Queensland converged on the Palm Beach Touch Fields on the Gold Coast from Friday to Sunday to take part in the 2012 Queensland State Championships. With three days of exciting games concluding on Sunday, the massive weekend of Touch Football saw some of Queensland’s best players battle it out. The Brisbane City Cobras finished the event with wins in three divisions, the Men’s 50’s, Women’s 20’s and Mixed Open, while South West Queensland took out the Women’s Open final and the Central Queensland Bulls were one touchdown winners in the Men’s Open division final. The results of the event are below:Men’s Open FinalCentral Queensland Bulls 5 defeated South Queensland Sharks 4Player of the Final – Dan Withers (Central Queensland Bulls) center_img Men’s 50’s Final Brisbane City Cobras 5 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 4 Player of the Final – Geoff Garrick (Brisbane City Cobras) Related LinksQLD State Champslast_img read more