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If You back Trump You Will Not Be Trusted Again

first_imgA Message For My Fellow Republicans:  If You back Trump You Will Not Be Trusted AgainBy David Ross Meyers It was once unimaginable. Now Donald J. Trump – the reality TV star, questionable businessman, and political bomb thrower – is on the verge of becoming a major party’s presidential candidate.When Mr. Trump ran for president on the Reform Party ticket in 2000, his candidacy was scoffed at. He was an unserious man running for the most serious position in the free world, and everyone knew it.Yet now, many Americans – from the public, to the media, to politicians in Washington, D.C. – seem to be acquiescing to the idea of a Donald Trump candidacy and presidency.The entire country seems to be falling down the rabbit hole.Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States for reasons almost too numerous to mention.First, Donald Trump’s sole motivation for seeking the presidency is Donald Trump. His careers in business, reality television, and politics have been marked by personal ambition, self-aggrandizement, and a willingness to do or say anything to achieve power, fame, or notoriety. He is exactly the kind of demagogue that our founders feared might try to seek the Presidency for his own personal gain.Furthermore, Trump lacks the judgment, character, and emotional stability to be president. Given his frequent public outbursts and lack of self-restraint, the thought of Mr. Trump controlling our military and nuclear weapons is unacceptable. The GOP, which has spent decades claiming to be the party of national security, should have been the first to declare Trump unfit for the presidency.Instead, the opposite has happened. As Trump moves closer to the GOP nomination, many Republican leaders in Washington and across the country have begun to embrace him. Most have not done so because they truly believe in Mr. Trump, but because they have been blinded by personal ambition, ideology, and partisan politics.Some opportunistic politicians, like Governors Chris Christie and Paul LePage, endorsed Mr. Trump early on in the hopes of future personal benefit. (Mr. LePage, for example, privately proposed that the GOP disavow Mr. Trump on February 20. Six days later, he endorsed him. What else could explain that change besides pure political calculation?)Worse still are those Republicans who privately (or publicly) oppose Mr. Trump, yet will support him as the Party’s nominee.From 2006 to 2009, I worked in the White House for George W. Bush. As an actor and writer in New York, this isn’t always a popular thing to tell people. But I do, because I am proud to have worked for a president who led with principle and conviction. As a West Wing staffer, I saw firsthand that President Bush’s sole motivation was to do what he thought was best for our country. People may have disagreed with his policies, but they couldn’t disagree with his intentions.From 2009 to 2010, I spent a year working for Congressional Republicans. In contrast to my time at the White House, I saw that many in Congress put their personal and partisan interests ahead of the country’s needs. Many times, the GOP’s only agenda was to defeat Barack Obama at all costs. It didn’t matter what Obama’s policy was; all that mattered was winning and eventually regaining power for the GOP.This desire for control of the presidency, and the belief that any Republican is better than any Democrat, is why many Republicans are now embracing Trump. They claim that the GOP needs to coalesce behind Mr. Trump because he is a better alternative than Hillary Clinton. He is not.To begin with, Mr. Trump has autocratic tendencies, and openly admires tyrants such as Vladimir Putin. In fact, his narcissism and cult of personality leadership style seem better suited to countries like North Korea and Uzbekistan than America. Trump has repeatedly attacked core conservative principles such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and American leadership on the world stage. He has incited the use of violence against his detractors, called on America to commit war crimes, and suggested the possibility of civil unrest if he is denied the GOP nomination.Mr. Trump proclaims that he’s going to make America great again, but can’t provide any realistic plans for doing so; instead, he frequently resorts to scapegoating outsiders, foreigners, and minorities. The few policies that Trump has articulated would make America less safe, trample upon our most fundamental rights, and appeal to the basest instincts of the American people.While I disagree with many of Hillary Clinton’s policies, she is clearly qualified to be president. She possesses judgment and self-restraint. She does not have a track record of irrational, risky, and unsound business decisions and public comments. She has a long record of public service. She can be trusted with controlling our military and nuclear weapons. Mr. Trump cannot.Any Republican who claims that it’s better to elect Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton either lacks proper judgment, or has become so blinded by partisan ideology that they have lost objectivity.Many of the GOP voters who support Trump are backing his candidacy because they are desperate for change in Washington. But Republican leaders who embrace Trump aren’t hearing the public’s message or embracing change. Instead, they’re doing what they have always done: whatever is necessary to gain or retain political power.I saw the same thing happen during my time in Washington with the rise of the Tea Party. Instead of adopting the movement’s more valid positions, such as a real crackdown on Wall Street and corporate America, many Republicans jumped on the bandwagon of hate and divisive rhetoric because they thought it was their best chance of being re-elected.Yes, Mr. Trump has populist support. But a true leader doesn’t jump on the populist bandwagon – especially when that bandwagon threatens to irretrievably harm their country and party. A true leader explains why that candidate cannot and should not be trusted, and is willing to suffer any consequences that might result from standing strongly behind their position.Alexander Hamilton has become a cultural zeitgeist recently due to the success of the Broadway musical about his life. Yet Americans are responding to more than a brilliant piece of theatre. They are responding to a time of great men and women in American history — true leaders who put their love of country above their personal ambitions or partisan ideologies.In fact, Hamilton faced a choice similar to the one Republicans are facing today. During the election of 1800, Hamilton had to choose between endorsing Thomas Jefferson, his life-long political rival with whom he disagreed on almost every major issue – or Aaron Burr, a dishonest man of flawed character, who many feared would lead America down a dangerous path of tyranny and oppression. Mr. Hamilton chose to endorse Jefferson.There is still time to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP nominee. Republicans must speak out loudly and forcefully against his candidacy – and they must oppose Trump even if he becomes the party’s nominee.The United States of America was built on 240 years of blood, toil, and sacrifice. We owe our ancestors, and our children, so much better than handing this country over to a man of Mr. Trump’s character and intentions.Voters will not forget those individuals who supported Mr. Trump. And any Republican who endangers our nation by supporting Donald Trump will not be trusted again.FOOTNOTE:  David Meyers worked in the West Wing of the White House as Assistant Staff Secretary from 2006 to 2009 and Communications Project Director. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as a Communications Advisor for the Senate Republican Leadership. He is now an actor, writer, and Ph.D. candidate in Political ScienceFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Dell EMC and Microsoft Deliver for the Data Center with Windows Server 2019

first_img[i] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Serve more online customers with new Dell EMC servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Software”, May 2018, comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Microsoft Server 2016 with SQL 2017 standard edition to a R720xd running Microsoft Server 2012 R2 with SQL 2008 R2. Full Report facts.pt/ctNcYN.[ii] https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/1163[iii] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Serve more online customers with new Dell EMC servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Software”, May 2018, comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Microsoft Server 2016 with SQL 2017 standard edition to a R720xd running Microsoft Server 2012 R2 with SQL 2008 R2. Full Report facts.pt/ctNcYN.iv Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Get flexible, feature-rich datacenter management at a lower cost”, June 2018 Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 processed 6.7 times as many orders per minute and lowered average application latencies by 88 percent.[i] Promising seamless integration on-premise, in the cloud and everywhere in between, the new Windows Server 2019 is designed to support you at every stage in your transformation journey. Dell EMC is excited to partner with Microsoft on the announcement of Windows Server 2019, with a full-range of proven solutions.Enhanced agility and performance for on-premise solutionsDell EMC and Microsoft have partnered to deliver Windows Server 2019 as a factory installed option on PowerEdge servers. In support of Microsoft’s announcement, Dell EMC is announcing certification on six PowerEdge server platforms. Over the next few months, Dell EMC will complete certification for all currently shipping PowerEdge servers (both 13th and 14th generation).If you’ve been waiting to modernize your IT infrastructure, now is the time. With Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end-of-life on the horizon[ii], modernizing your infrastructure will not only save costs but it will enhance security and increase performance. In recent testing by Principled Technologies, a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 processed 6.7 times as many orders per minute and lowered average application latencies by 88 percent.[iii]Enhanced performance is only one benefit of infrastructure modernization. Flexibility is also important. With Dell EMC, you have options. When you purchase Windows Server 2019 as a factory installed option on PowerEdge servers, you can be assured that the OS and drivers have been pre-tested and optimized for current workloads and will be ready when you move to the cloud. Factory installed software can also enable faster, easier deployment. Learn more about the benefits of factory installed software from this report: Spend less time, effort and money by choosing a Dell EMC server with pre-installed Microsoft software.When you purchase a PowerEdge server that has been certified for Windows Server 2019, you can be assured that it is eligible for end-to-end Dell EMC service. Start with ProDeploy or ProDeploy Plus services, which provide expert setup of server, operating system, virtualization and storage. After deployment, your ProSupport or ProSupport Plus server contract provides full support for server and server OS, when Windows Server 2019 is purchased as a factory installed option. When Windows Server 2019 is installed on certified Dell EMC PowerEdge platforms through a Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement, server OS support is provided through your ProSupport for Software agreement.Previewing the next level of performanceDell EMC, Microsoft and Intel are also partnering to improve overall system performance and lower latencies by putting more data closer to the processor on nonvolatile media. If you’re joining us this week at Microsoft Ignite, visit the Dell EMC booth (#1100) to experience a Technology Preview of SQL VNext, based on Intel persistent memory. Learn how Intel persistent memory can enable greater operational ability and business continuity by remembering data after a power outage or planned IT maintenance.Optimally designed and validated, WSSD based hyper-converged infrastructure solutionsThis week, we are announcing Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD), a portfolio of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to help customers build or expand their Microsoft Windows Server software-defined data centers. This portfolio is comprised of Microsoft WSSD certified designs built on S2D Ready Nodes, certified PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Networking and Dell EMC Services. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft WSSD provide the confidence of known good configurations that are tested and validated by Dell EMC and Microsoft, convenient deployment and lifecycle management, delivered with the ease of solution-level support.In addition to our existing PowerEdge R640 and R740xd S2D Ready Nodes, we are adding PowerEdge R440 as a WSSD certified server that is ideal for remote and branch offices (ROBO) and edge use cases.Microsoft Windows Server 2019 based hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are coming in early 2019! For customers who have Dell EMC Windows Server 2016 based S2D Ready Nodes and want to upgrade, Dell EMC is excited to share that we’ll have an upgrade service available to make it easier than ever to transition to Microsoft Windows Server 2019.Visit the Microsoft HCI booth at Microsoft Ignite 2018 to see a demo of our new QuickStart for WSSD – a 4 node, 2 switch highly available, fully packaged HCI solution that simplifies design, ordering, deployment and support.Also, stop by the Dell EMC booth #1100 at Microsoft Ignite 2018 to learn more about the full portfolio of WSSD solutions.Simplified, centralized management for hyper-converged infrastructure solutionsWith Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations and Microsoft System Center, you can deploy Windows servers in 97% less time and update firmware 89% faster, with Intelligent Automation management features.iv Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center gives you the tools to perform your critical server management tasks all within Microsoft System Center. The latest release adds integrated management for Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software-defined, enabling identification, custom deployment, health status and logical switch creation from the System Center console.Visit the Dell EMC booth (#1100) at Microsoft Ignite 2018 and request a demo of our latest release of Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center.For more information on the full portfolio of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, visit http://www.dellemc.com/Serverslast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Jan. 26

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionProhibition disaster continues with potRegarding the Jan. 19 opinion column, “Is marijuana the next Prohibition battle?” I’m surprised it took so long for two college professors to question the federal government’s hypocrisy.For 83 years now, powerful politicians have refused to end our costly, unjustifiable war against female cannabis flowers.  In discussing alcohol Prohibition’s repeal in 1933, Donald Boudreaux and Adam Pritchard made their own “important omission,” that of the major role played afterward by one mean federal bureaucrat  named Harry Anslinger.In 1937, Anslinger cemented his reputation as a purveyor of nonsense regarding female cannabis flowers at a committee hearing in the U.S. Congress. Citing biased newspaper articles as evidence, he testified that “marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”Basically, the same Puritanical fervor that resulted in a constitutional ban of alcoholic products later emboldened Anslinger, the first federal drug czar, to arbitrarily impose anti-“marihuana” spending on the states. (That’s been the legal spelling all these decades.)Today, with more than 30 of 50 states openly defying the federal ban, it is now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who exercises the power to do nothing but prolong that total waste of our tax dollars.Anslinger must be delighted in his grave by the public policy disaster that he instituted.Lawrence GoodwinMiltonPolice need access  to records for safetyI rarely agree with your left leaning editorial page, but I enjoyed a vacation from that position on January 15. Your stance on the “Green Light” law is entirely correct.Good decisions require the best, accurate information one can gather before making such decisions.Denying the latest, accurate information to law enforcement personnel in any potentially dangerous situation is a disgrace. The first and primary function of government at federal, state and local levels is protection of the citizenry. The “Green Light” law throws that principle in the trash.“Green Light,” bail reform…what’s next? Voters, wake up.New York state is one of the  50 United States of America, a constitutional federal republic, and cannot and should not expect to enjoy the benefits of the republic of which it is part while rejecting the responsibilities.As you well know, the assault on your position has already begun. Stand firm.Greg SheyonGlenvilleCivics education vital to future citizenshipThe Jan. 13 Gazette (“Earning the ‘gold standard’”) reported on a recent proposal to the state Board of Regents that would give high school graduates the opportunity to earn a “seal of civic readiness” on their diploma, allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge of social studies and civic participation.Just 24% of eighth-graders who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress civics exam in 2018 were deemed proficient in civics.Preparing and encouraging students to participate in their government and their community are important components of our responsibility to educate our children.Research has proven that students’ community service and experience outside the classroom are critical to their learning and preparation for college, career and life.Teenagers engaged in civics make greater scholastic progress during high school and acquire higher levels of education than their otherwise similar peers.The likelihood of college graduation is 22% higher for students who participated in high school community service to fulfill class requirements.As the Regents consider updating graduation requirements, I urge them to ensure that civic readiness and engagement are included.At Passport for Good, we measure the positive impact of student engagement outside the classroom in participation-in-government classes, honor societies and community service activities in schools across the state. We see firsthand the positive impact such engagement has on students, their schools and communities.New York should adopt measures to ensure students and their parents understand that such engagement is an important part of long-term success and the development of good citizens.Gayle FarmanBethlehemThe writer is founder of Passport for Good.More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Council defers decision on the late Cllr Manus Kelly’s seat

first_imgDonegal County Councillors today deferred a decision on who will take the seat left vacant following the death of Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly.Councillors were due to co-opt a new member to the vacant Fianna Fáil party seat today, however, no decision has yet been made on who will take up the role.Mr Kelly passed away on 23rd June as a result of a tragic accident during the Donegal International Rally. He was the three time consecutive and reigning champion of the event. The popular businessman and sportsman from Glenswilly had just been elected to local council for the first time in May. He attended two meetings, at the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District and at the County Council level, before his untimely passing. A decision on the co-option is due to be made at the next Fianna Fáil party convention. Council defers decision on the late Cllr Manus Kelly’s seat was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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News in brief: Chelsea Ladies suffer WSL defeat against Lincoln

first_imgFOOTBALL: Chelsea Ladies were beaten 2-0 at Lincoln Ladies in the Women’s Super League on Sunday afternoon.Bonnie Horwood put the hosts ahead direct from a corner and substitute Carla Cantrell scored in injury time.Chelsea’s best opening saw home keeper Karen Bardsley brilliantly deny Helen Ward.BOXING: Kilburn’s former British light-welterweight champion Ashley Theophane has been signed by American star Floyd Mayweather’s promotional company, Mayweather Promotions, and will fight Pablo Cesar Cano of Mexico at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 14 September.FOOTBALL: Cauley Woodrow scored both goals as Fulham opened their Under-21 Premier League season with a 2-1 win at Manchester City.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the Snow

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Moun10Bike’s desk at Geocaching HQ: where office life and geocaching magic collide.The Geocoin that started it all turned 12 this year.Geocaching HQ is home to a geocaching legend. His title is Community Liaison to Engineering. His name is Jon Stanley. He’s better known as Moun10Bike in the geocaching world.  As one of the world’s first-ever geocachers, Moun10Bike earned his geocaching fame by creating the first of what we now know as geocoins.Moun10Bike agreed to share his coolest geocaching tips as we head into the winter season here in the Northern hemisphere.Q: You are working on a geocaching streak. How many days of geocaching in a row are you up to? What inspired you to take on this challenge?Hiking above the clouds and into the snow for a geocache. Brrr….but totally worth it! Photo by Moun10Bike.A: On Christmas Eve, my streak will hit 700 days. I want to keep going for as long as it’s fun. The initial motivator was to have a streak that was longer than my longest slump (141 days between my first and second cache finds, back when there were very few caches around). After that, there seemed to be continued incentives that kept me going (e.g. qualifying for particular challenges, etc.).Q: What is the biggest challenge you face in maintaining your streak?A: We head back to Spokane and North Idaho during the holidays to be with family, where snow is a much more frequent sight than it is in Seattle. Keeping up the geocaching when everything is under a blanket of white and you’re sipping eggnog by a warm fire becomes a challenge then.Q: What tips do you have for other geocachers who are trying to keep a streak going in the winter weather?A: I start off by looking for geocaches that have the “Available in Winter” attribute, although this is rather hit-or-miss as some geocache owners do not use attributes. It does help identify some better ones that were intended specifically for winter, though. What helps the most is looking for geocaches that were found in the last day or two, especially if it recently snowed. This tells you that people are having success at these geocaches despite whatever the conditions on the ground may be.Q: So what makes  for a good winter geocache?Moun10Bike’s co-worker and geocaching friend Annie Love (Username: Love) takes a photo on their geocaching expedition. Photo by Moun10Bike.A: Basically any geocache that is off the ground or otherwise protected from snow coverage. Some great winter geocaches that I’ve found were attached to branches in a tree. During the summer, they are many feet up in the air, but are within easy reach with snow on the ground. If a geocache meets these criteria, the geocache owner should be sure to add the “Available in Winter” attribute.Q: Do you have any safety tips for geocachers who – streaking or not – might find themselves outside geocaching in frightful weather?A: Dress warmly, be ready and willing to turn back if conditions turn against you, and watch out for ice! I encountered a frozen patch on a trail during an geocaching outing last winter and made a point to stomp across carefully. Despite my caution, my hiking boots slipped out from under me and I broke my arm in the process of catching myself.Q: But you continued winter geocaching after that?A: I absolutely did! The break came when I was only a month away from a year straight, so I had to keep going.Keep tuned in to learn more great geocaching tips from the desk – or trail – of Moun10Bike. What inspires you to leave the warm eggnog and crackling fire behind, and head out geocaching in the winter weather? Tell us in the comments below. SharePrint RelatedDear Geocaching Diary: 31 Days of Adventure with Geocaching HQAugust 7, 2013In “Community”Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the WinSeptember 1, 2013In “Community”Long lost APE cache is found!November 11, 2016In “Lackeys”last_img read more

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Tynt and Creative Commons: Tracking Content for Good

first_imgAs well, Creative Commons’ Fred Benenson encourages members to consider using the tool. He says, “As a creator and contributor to the commons, you have the right to attribution (all six of our licenses require it), so why not make it easy for your audience to automatically provide it?”To test Tracer, members can register at Tynt. Read more: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/16060#ixzz0MCiF2lSEUnder Creative Commons License: Attributionhttp://tracer.tynt.com/features-and-benefits-of-tracer#ixzz0MCg9SuUlUnder Creative Commons License: Attribution No Derivatives A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts dana oshiro Tags:#Publishing Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Earlier this morning we reported on the AP’s new content tracking system and already we’re seeing the blogosphere light up with cries of nefarious intent. Nevertheless, just to prove that content tracking may not always be about serving DMCA take down notices, Creative Commons featured the Tynt Tracer tool in a morning blog post. Tynt Tracer is a few lines of JavaScript that automatically add license and attribution information to a user’s clipboard when they copy text. This method of attribution is not mandatory, nor is it really enforceable as re-posters can always remove the 3 lines of code. Nevertheless, this tool certainly makes attribution convenient. As an additional plus, Tracer adds, “Our data shows that those pages that users engage with most are not necessarily those with the most page views.” With Tracer, publishers can find out their most sought after information and increase the relevancy of their resources to readers. Creative Commons is already using Tracer to see what readers are highlighting, copying and redistributing. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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What Users Are Saying About Yelp Being Eaten by Google

first_imgTags:#news#web Google appears likely to purchase local review site Yelp for 1/3 of a YouTube – $500 million – according to TechCrunch and confirmed by the New York Times. Is this desirable for the users that made Yelp what it is today? Yelp was founded by members of what’s called the PayPal mafia, geeks made wealthy by the sale of PayPal to eBay, and funded initially by the same. It’s been hounded by ugly, if unprovable, allegations of extortion and is both loved and hated by the businesses it reviews. It’s loved none the less by users as a great place to learn about a business before you patronize it. How do users feel about the idea of their Yelp becoming the next Google property? Check out the opinions below and share your own in our poll or comments.Below are some of the most interesting opinions we’ve been hearing about this deal, first from tech geeks and then from people in local Yelp forums around the US.“No! I love Google, but they need competition. Buying Yelp moves Google one step closer to becoming yet-another-Microsoft.” -Kathy E. Gill, digital media educator at the University of Washington“[I] don’t care one way or another if Google buys @Yelp but not sure (like Dodgeball & Jaiku) that they will do a good job integrating.” – Aaron Strout, CMO of Powered, Inc.“The combo Aardvark [another rumored Google acquisition] + Yelp would be killer in the local search space because of the consumer purchase process.” -Sebastien Provencher, Praized Media“Yelp has success with interacting with its most active members locally, and I can’t see Google continuing that. Would be bad move.” – Drew Olanoff“Maybe if Yelp were acquired by the GOOG it would become reliable again. Yelp’s been hijacked by extortionists.” – Clay Newton, UX designer“No. Yelp is a community that doesn’t need Google as their overlord.” -Joseph Manna, InfusionSoftFrom Yelp Forums“I’m not sure how I would feel about a Google owned Yelp. One more step towards complete domination of the web.” -Chris “Walking Toxicology Report” L., Portland, Oregon“Isn’t it the dream of every small internet startup to be swallowed up by a huge mega-conglomerate? Congrats, Yelp. Now I’m wondering how Google will destroy this site once they buy it…. ” -W.C. San Francisco, California“Anyone ever look at the comments on youtube videos? That is what is gonna happen here.” -Devon “Completely Appropriate™” F. San Francisco, California“If this happens, I’m deleting my profile.” -Eric “Hypeman E.” W. San Francisco, California“Yelp is about to get the sSHIT regulated out of it. goodbye shadiness.” -Joseph “the finest hat I’ve ever known” F. San Francisco, California“Wouldn’t be surprised if it happens. Google is always on top of the most useful things around. Maybe they’ll finally create a good Android app :)” -Irena “World Traveler” C. New York City, New York Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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High-flying Hill promises more poster dunks: ‘I’m here to put on a show’

first_imgAdamson’s Tyrus Hill goes for a dunk against UST’s Steve Akomo. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTyrus Hill’s frizzy hair isn’t the only thing that makes him stands out.The Adamson University forward also has crazy hops and has a penchant for dunking on people, something that University of Santo Tomas found out the hard way on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT “That was one of the best dunks I’ve done in my career so far and I was just super hyped about that.”Hill would’ve had another facial, this time, against the bigger Steve Akomo, but his one-handed throwdown was waived off after he was called for a traveling violation. View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight 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 Games Hill put Growling Tigers big man Jeepy Faundo in a poster, in the highlight of the UAAP Season 80 so far.“I knew that anyone that would come over would be late because I’m quicker, and when I jumped I knew it was over,” said Hill after Adamson beat UST, 88-81, for its first win.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 shutout“You’ll see more of that from me and my ‘Bounce Bro’ Sean [Manganti] and he needs to hurry up and catch up. I’m here to put on a show and hopefully we’re going to set sail this year.” The 6-foot-4 rookie blew by his defender Regieboy Basibas in the right wing before he exploded to the rim against Faundo, who had no chance of preventing the dunk early in the third quarter. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sablan looks at positives despite UST’s 41 turnovers MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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12 days agoIlkay Gundogan happy with new Man City contract

first_imgIlkay Gundogan happy with new Man City contractby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIlkay Gundogan is happy with his new contract at Manchester City.In August, the Germany midfielder signed new terms to 2023.Gundogan has stated he held talks with Bayern Munich over the summer before agreeing to stay with City.He told BILD: “I am totally comfortable here. “The competitive appeal is extremely high. The Premier League is a huge challenge and in the Champions League we have a lot hopes with City.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Plaxico Burress Took A Twitter Jab At Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

first_imgPlaxico Burress close up.plaxico burress upset michigan state nebraska gameSince taking over at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh has certainly gone above and beyond in terms of recruiting. Whether it’s sleepovers, climbing trees, going to class with recruits or moving spring practice to Florida for a week, Harbaugh is committed to selling his vision in any way possible.The future is Harbaugh’s biggest selling point, as the Wolverines haven’t been elite lately. In recent years, Michigan has been on the short end of the stick against arch-rivals Michigan State and Ohio State. They’ve lost 11 of 12 to the Buckeyes and seven of eight to Sparty. Taking all this into account, former Michigan State star Plaxico Burress dropped a quick jab at Harbaugh and his recruiting tactics on Twitter this morning. According to Burress, while Harbaugh has to peddle his program, the Spartans simply have to point to the results. Looks like J Harbaugh is pulling out all stops to get kids to Michigan. We @MSU_Football just believe in the product. Don’t have to sell us— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) March 1, 2016Plax has a point because Michigan State has been the premier program in the state of Michigan the last several seasons. However, Harbaugh did lead his team to a 10-3 record in his first year and was one insane fluke play away from beating the Spartans. The Wolverines also have an outstanding recruiting class on the way.Will the Maize and Blue begin dominating its in-state rivals starting in 2016? We won’t go that far, but this series should be much closer in the coming years.last_img read more

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Soccer Aid Raises £49 million For UNICEF

first_imgUNICEF UK has announced that Soccer Aid 2012 has raised over £4.9 million for vital work to save children’s lives around the world.Thanks to the UK Government matching all public donations pound for pound, this figure has smashed all previous records set by the bi-annual event.The Soccer Aid 2012 match took place at a packed out Old Trafford on 27 May 2012 and was broadcast live on ITV1.Throughout the match short films were broadcast presented by UNICEF UK Ambassadors Robbie Williams and Ewan McGregor and UNICEF supporters Keira Knightley, Lewis Hamilton, Eddie Izzard and Keeley Hawes showing how UNICEF helps some of the world’s most vulnerable children.“I’m still basking in the glory of England’s win and so pleased that this has been the best Soccer Aid yet with almost £5 million raised for UNICEF – for children”, said Robbie Williams, UNICEF UK Ambassador and co-founder of Soccer Aid. “Thank you so so much to everyone who donated on the night or bought a ticket to the match – we couldn’t have done it without you.”Among the stars who took part in the match were Will Ferrell, Gordon Ramsay, Mike Myers, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson.Over 356,000 people donated to Soccer Aid with over £1.5million of donations made by SMS.The money raised by this year’s event will be spent on providing food, vaccines and other critical supplies for children, including those affected by the continuing food crisis in West Africa.Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more

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