Weir can pull off another surprise

first_imgWarren Weir is no stranger to pulling a surprise.In 2012, not many persons expected him to make Jamaica’s team to the Olympic Games in London much less win a bronze medal in the 200m there. He would later show it was no fluke with a silver medal upgrade at the World Championships in Moscow a year later.Two years later, Weir again finds himself in a position where not much is really expected of him, but, according to the 25-year-old sprinter, that’s just the way he likes it.To be fair, Weir has not had the best of seasons so far and, in fact, last year wasn’t exactly anything to shout about either. In fact, the sprinter has only posted one sub-20 seconds time in the 200m since the start of last season and has not looked anything close to his 19.79 seconds calibre.Nonetheless, Weir says he is not too bothered with his form coming into these championships and revels in the opportunity to again prove his doubters wrong, as he gears up to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.”Whenever there is doubt towards me, it gives a platform to prove them wrong, and that gives you a boost and an energy to strive towards that, and I have definitely been proving people wrong since day one,” said Weir yesterday. “I’m just looking forward to the competition and to putting together a good performance for myself and my country.TOUGH INDIVIDUAL”I am a tough individual. I am very focused and it doesn’t matter what’s happening around me, I will definitely go for what is out there and I wont let any other person’s times get me scared. I always do my best and try to get on the podium,” added a defiant Weir.The sprinter pointed to a knee issue after the Commonwealth Games last year and another setback ahead of this year’s New York Diamond League as reasons for his flat months but believes he has enough in him to make an impression inside the Bird’s Nest.”It’s not so much of a concern because it’s not like I had only one sub-20 time while being injury free. I have had a lot of injuries so I’m not worried about it. I know when everything is fixed we will see a lot more sub-20s,” Weir said. “I’d like to think that I am at a good enough place where I can go out there and put on a wonderful performance after a long season … . It has been a bittersweet season, but I’m sticking there.”Weir may not always get the respect he deserves, but in times of trouble he almost always seem to answer all the questions around him.”Respect is earned, but sometimes even when you deserve it a lot of people don’t show you that respect. I know that I am respected in some areas of the sport so I’m good with that. Respect is being shown from the people who need to show it,” said Weir.Another medal at a major championships will not only again defy the odds, but may also take his respect to greater heights.andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

AG chambers admit Deputy Solicitor was targeted

first_imgThe Legal Affairs Ministry and Attorney General’s Chambers has defended its decision to fire the Deputy Solicitor, Prithima Kissoon, and claims she mishandled a number of key Government cases, including a case related to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.Former Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima KissoonShe was the subject of a 15-month long investigation by the Legal Affairs Ministry. Kissoon broke her silence and accused Attorney General Basil Williams of a whole host of workplace atrocities, causing her to lodge a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission (PSC) in January of this year.She was handed a termination letter six hours before the life of the Commission came to an end on August 31, without that constitutional body looking into the complaint.Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, in his defence of the firing of Kissoon in a public missive, has since accused her of bungling numerous high profile cases, in addition to other acts of dereliction of duty and insubordination.Attorney General, Basil WilliamsThe Ministry confirmed that the Deputy Solicitor was targeted in an investigation from November 2015 to January 2017, “after it was discovered that Ms Kissoon, who was tasked with the responsibility of conducting cases of grave importance to the State’s interest, had committed several breaches and violations under the rules and regulations of the Public Service Commission.”The Ministry contends the breaches include improper preparation and drafting of legal documents, disobeying instructions, failing to attend court in several critical matters, gross dishonesty in official dealings, improper conduct and dereliction of duties.The Attorney General’s Chambers in the statement on Friday said that Minister Williams blames Kissoon for not being present in court for key cases as well as misleading himself and others over the matter.Kissoon broke her silence this week, as the very public spat between the Attorney General and her came to a crossroads on the August 31, 2017.Lamenting the situation, the now former Deputy Solicitor General in her now public statement said, “A new PSC will convene and the complaint against the Attorney General, Mr Basil Williams, SC will never have been addressed.”According to Kissoon, “my good name has been filched, my character assassinated, my career that I worked so hard to build in the public service for the past 10 years lays shattered at my feet but my integrity and ethics are rock solid.last_img read more

Is troubled housing getting even worse?

first_imgBUILDING: Drop in number of new homes may signal wider problems for the economy, analysts say. By Martin Crutsinger THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Construction of new homes plunged to the lowest level in 14 years in September as turmoil in credit markets intensified the problems in the housing industry. Consumer prices, meanwhile, rose at the fastest pace in four months, reflecting higher energy and food costs. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that construction of new homes fell 10.2 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.191 million units. The decline was more than double the 4.2 percent drop that analysts had been expecting, and it pushed activity down to the lowest level since March 1993. Meanwhile, the Labor Department reported that consumer prices rose by 0.3 percent in September, slightly more than the 0.2 percent that analysts expected as energy prices rose after three straight declines and food costs shot up at the fastest pace since June. Core inflation, excluding energy and food, remained tame, though, rising by 0.2 percent, in line with expectations. Analysts said the bigger-than- expected drop in housing construction could be signaling that the housing downturn, already the worst in 16 years, may be headed for bigger troubles. Housing activity is 30.8 percent below the level of a year ago. Asked whether the housing slump could push the country into a recession, President Bush told a news conference that “I feel good about many of the economic indicators” and said his administration was working to help homeowners deal with rising mortgage delinquencies. “When you got more houses than you got buyers, the price tends to go down. And we’re going to have to work through the issue,” Bush said. But private economists were not as certain that the steep housing slump will not cause a recession. “The contraction in housing is transitioning from an average downturn to among the worst in the post-World War II history,” said Michael Gregory, an economist with BMO Capital Markets. Many economists expect housing will trim growth by more than a full percentage point in the current quarter, but they believe the country will avoid an outright downturn because the Fed, which cut rates for the first time in four years in September, will cut rates again should further weakness develop. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Wendy’s without burgers?

first_img Wendy’s revenue for 2005 rose 4 percent to $3.78 billion in 2004. But sales at Wendy’s locations open at least one year, a key measure of retail performance, fell 3.7 percent last year. It was the first such decline in 18 years. Analysts at Prudential Equity Group, which increased its price target on Wendy’s stock to $65, said the addition of the three new directors “could ultimately result in deeper, and quicker cost cuts at the core-Wendy’s brand. It also may increase the likelihood that Triarc eventually buys Wendy’s.” Peltz is chairman and chief executive of Triarc Cos., which franchises Arby’s fast-food restaurants. In a filing Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Trian and Sandell agreed to limits on the number of additional shares they can buy before June 30, 2007, and said they have no intention of controlling the company. Trian Fund Management holds 6.3 million shares of Wendy’s, or about 5.5 percent. Trian Partners, managed by Trian Fund, owns 2 million shares, or 1.8 percent, of Wendy’s stock. Sandell Asset Management, led by Swedish businessman Thomas Sandell, holds 3.9 million shares, about 3.4 percent of the company. As part of the agreement, Wendy’s agreed to spin off all of Tim Hortons by year’s end. Wendy’s previously had said it was not feasible to spin off the entire operation that fast. Wendy’s, which operates about 9,900 stores, first announced plans to sell a portion of Tim Hortons after urgings from another big shareholder, Pershing Square Capital Management LLC. As of Dec. 31, Pershing held about 1.3 million shares of Wendy’s, or 1 percent of the company. Tim Hortons Inc. estimates it will offer 29 million shares at $18 to $20 per share in the IPO, expected later this month. Wendy’s will own about 85 percent of Tim Hortons after the IPO. Peter Oakes, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, said the company likely will have to finish that spinoff before anyone buys the hamburger chain. “In my judgment, no one’s really going to be in a position to do that until Tim Hortons is sold off,” Oakes said. “At that juncture, it might be another discussion.” Separately, a group led by Peltz also plans to nominate five candidates to H.J. Heinz Co.’s 12-member board. The food company said Friday that Trian Partners wants to restrict the Heinz board from making any amendments to its bylaws that would prevent Trian from electing its nominees, but has not given the company further information. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLUMBUS, Ohio – Major shareholders are more likely to push Wendy’s to sell the third-largest hamburger chain now that they have succeeded in their demands to shake up the company, analysts say. At the least, analysts say, investors will demand improvements from a chain that has had lackluster sales in the past year. Wendy’s International Inc., based in suburban Dublin, said on Thursday it will speed up the spinoff of its Tim Hortons coffee-and-doughtnut chain, explore a sale or other alternatives for its underperforming Baja Fresh Mexican Grill unit and boost its board ranks with three new directors endorsed by a shareholder group. The decision amounted to a capitulation to pressure for better returns from billionaire investor Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management, which holds more than 7 percent of the restaurant chain’s stock, and Sandell Asset Management Corp., which owns more than 3 percent. The move sent Wendy’s shares to a record high. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates, a national retail consulting and investment banking firm based in New York, said he believes investors will be aggressive about cutting costs, closing stores with weak sales and managing capital investments closely. They also could push for changes in management or the eventual sale of the hamburger chain, he said. “I know what Nelson Peltz is interested in is making money,” Davidowitz said. “Whatever way makes money for him and the shareholders, that’s what he’s going to do.” Wendy’s shares rose $2.10, or 3.6 percent, to close at $60.54 in trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Wendy’s spokesman Denny Lynch said the company could not speculate about what moves investors might propose in the future. “We trust our board of directors will make decisions in the best interest of our shareholders,” he said. last_img read more

INITIAL TESTS SUGGEST THERE REALLY COULD BE GOLD IN DONEGAL HILLS

first_imgThere really could be gold in the hills of Donegal after all!There could be plenty of gold in the hills of Inishowen.Irish exploration company Connemara Mining has identified a target area for more detailed investigations after finding material with gold values in Inishowen.The firm said that it has finished the first phase of prospecting on its newly acquired Inishowen block. The company said that quartz vein material with gold values in excess of 15 grams per tonne have been traced to a possible nearby source area.Follow up work will now include a soil sampling programme to further refine the target and will be followed by an initial trenching programme and a later drilling programme, if justified.Chairman John Teeling said: “This is an exciting time for Connemara, and Irish minerals exploration. The Ulster gold play was unlocked with previous discoveries in Tyrone and Monaghan.“We believe that this geology extends from Donegal into central Scotland. It is early days but initial results seem to confirm our working model.” INITIAL TESTS SUGGEST THERE REALLY COULD BE GOLD IN DONEGAL HILLS was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Coneemara MiningdonegalGoldInishowenlast_img read more

DONEGAL GAA REFEREES COULD STRIKE OVER ‘PALTRY’ MATCH PAYMENTS

first_imgSOME Co Donegal GAA referees may go on strike over ‘crazy’ payments for officiating at games.The Revenue Commissioners are insisting that new rules are implemented on payments – and Croke Park has agreed.Referees in several other counties including Longford and Wexford have threatened strike action and one in this county told donegaldaily.com: “That might just happen here too. The new system is a disaster. The reimbursement proposals are paltry.” In a document shown to donegaldaily.com on how the new Croke Park system, approved by the Revenue, will work says referees can claim 50 cent per mile plus a subsistence allowance of €13.71, up to a maximum of €40 (including mileage and subsistence).It followed meetings between the GAA and the Revenue as a result of which referees expenses were subject to reductions throughout the country.Meanwhile the Revenue has launched several investigations into payments going back several years. However Co Donegal does not feature in those.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily  DONEGAL GAA REFEREES COULD STRIKE OVER ‘PALTRY’ MATCH PAYMENTS was last modified: March 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:DONEGAL GAA REFEREES COULD STRIKE OVER ‘PALTRY’ MATCH PAYMENTSlast_img read more

Leinart is good at right time

first_img “I was off tonight,” Leinart said. “I have no excuses. I couldn’t get into a rhythm. I made some really dumb throws.” Leinart threw two interceptions for the first time since throwing two against Oregon State in 2003. SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A USC student rode across campus this week sporting a “Bring on Booty” T-shirt, referring to backup quarterback John David Booty. USC fans are not quite ready to replace Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart yet, but the senior played his worst game of the season Saturday against Notre Dame before scoring the winning touchdown with three seconds left. “Matt was just off,” offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. Leinart probably damaged his Heisman Trophy repeat aspirations, although even he acknowledged the dramatic victory overcame his poor game. “Everyone will forget that and remember those last two drives,” he said. Leinart completed three of five passes on USC’s next-to-last drive that saw the Trojans take a 24-21 lead on Reggie Bush’s 9-yard touchdown run. He was 2 for 4 on the final drive, but scored the winning touchdown on his quarterback sneak. “When you’re on the 1-yard line, it’s man on man,” Leinart said. “It’s get in the end zone or go home.” center_img Leinart appeared overcome with emotion as the game ended. “I was in shock,” he said. “I didn’t want to celebrate ’til the clock hit zero because who knows what can happen in three seconds. It was just a great game and I am still really speechless.” His teammates expressed support even though they couldn’t believe the close outcome. “I love Matt, he made a great play,” tailback LenDale White said. “But that game was beyond nervous. This was the tightest game ever.” There was speculation on NBC that Leinart would come out of the game after tailback LenDale White fell on Leinart’s helmet and he sought medical attention. Booty even started warming up. But USC doctors never considered taking him out of the game. “I got a knee in the back of helmet and cut my lip open but I wasn’t coming out,” Leinart said. Unlike in Oregon three weeks ago, when Leinart complained about a dry ball, or his concussion two weeks ago against Arizona State, he didn’t have excuses for a subpar effort against Notre Dame. “They played exactly like we thought they would,” Leinart said. “They did pressure us a little more than we thought and put pressure on me and that can get you off rhythm a little bit. I missed some easy throws that could have been big plays.” Something’s clearly amiss because Leinart spent Monday working with his personal coach, Steve Clarkson, during a private workout before USC’s practice. Clarkson urged Leinart to throw tighter passes and quarterbacks coach Steve Sarkisian said Leinart worried that deep balls were getting away from him. It will no doubt be a question again this week when the Trojans play Washington, although the Huskies are not expected to challenge USC like Notre Dame did. That won’t matter today, however, because Leinart savored the victory even if he wasn’t pleased with his performance. “I would imagine this will go down as one of the best games,” Leinart said. Added Bush: “Big-time players make big-time plays. I knew he could do it. These are the plays that are remembered forever. He’s our leader. He’s not going to give up.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgSympathy:Sincere sympathy is extended to Maureen Quinn and family, Glen Tavern, Greenans, Glenties on the death on Monday 25th August 2013 of Maureen’s brother, Patsy Breslin, formerly of Mullanmore, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening. Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh, assisted by other Priests concelebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday and burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard; Glenties; sympathy also to all other relatives and friends. Three brothers, John Joe, Jim and Foncie predeceased Patsy.Sincere sympathy is extended to Isobel Mc Loone, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of her brother Neil Greene, Annagry, who was buried on Sunday last. Bingo:The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th August were – € 25 Winners – Terence Breslin, Mrs McGettigan, Roisin Harkin and Lisa Coughlan; € 50 Winners – Sadie Sweeney, Willie Mc Nelis, Jimmy Quinn, Bella Boyle, Maria Boyle, Melissa Browne, Rosaleen Melly, Dim Melly, Majella Boyle, Bridie Gallagher and Renee Mulhern. € 60 Winner – Shane McGuire; €100 Winners – Charlie McBrearty, Elisha Mc Carlin, Amalia Mc Taggart, Annie Boyle, Eileen Breslin, Teresa Molloy, Ann Quinn, Bernie Fitzpatrick and Mary Gazley; € 300 Winner – Sarah Gallagher.The Glenties Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge:The Glenties Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge (30k, 60k or120k), takes place on Sunday 8th September from the Comprehensive School. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. with the challenge starting at 10.00 a.m. Glenties Community Playgroup / Afterschool:Glenties Community Playgroup / Afterschool will re – open on Monday 2nd September. If you wish to enrol your child / children for the coming term please contact Bridie on 087 757 0857 as there are still spaces available in the Pre – school and Afterschool. Playschool opens 5 days 9 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. Free Playschool Year – If your child was born between 2nd February 2009 and 30th June 2010 your child can access five 3 hour sessions.Afterschool opens from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – on a Thursday art and crafts and Friday a wide variety of planned activities indoors and outdoors. There is a pick–up service from Scoil Mhuire at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. There are also discounts available to families in receipt of benefits / low income / community employment schemes, if you need any further information contact Bridie on 087 757 0857 or 9551907.Annie Behan Memorial Fun Run:The Family of Annie Behan would like to thank everyone who took part in, helped out in any way, or provided sponsorship for, The Annie Behan Memorial Fun Run. The amount collected for the Donegal Hospice was €1,700.00. DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: September 6th, 2013 by John2Share 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)Tags:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

European Leagues: Barca, Bayern, PSG all lose as Juve, Inter continue fine start

first_img Tags: BundesligaEuropean LeaguesLa LigaLigue OneSerie A Barcelona have now lost three games this season. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Barcelona was subjected to a third loss of the season this past weekend as they threw away a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 away to Levante.Captain Lionel Messi put Ernesto Valverde’s side in front form the spot on 38 minutes but Levante turned the game on its head in the second half as Jose Campana, Nemanja Radoja and Borja Mayoral all found the back of the net.Despite the loss, Barca remains top of the standings with 22 points from 11 encounters. They are level on points with both Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.For Real, they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Real Betis on the same day while Sociedad saw Portu score either side of Vadilo’s goal as they beat Granada 2-1 away from home on Sunday.Fourth and fifth spots are occupied by Atletico Madrid and Sevilla respectively. The two sides who each now have 21 points faced off on Saturday night with the game ending 1-1 after Franco Vazquez gave Sevilla a first-half lead before Alvaro Morata equalized in the second half.Elsewhere, Valencia came from a goal down to defeat Espanyol 2-1, Real Valladolid were 3-0 winners at home to Mallorca, Osasuna powered past Alaves 4-2 while both Getafe and Eibar registered slim victories away to Celta Vigo and Leganes respectively.In the Serie A, both Juventus and Inter Milan continued their fine start to the season with slim victories on the road.Juve required a De Ligt goal 20 minutes from time to take care of Torino 1-0 while Romelu Lukaku scored a second-half brace as Inter came from a goal down to defeat Bologna 2-1.De Ligt (right) scored the only goal as Juventus defeated Torino 1-0.The result means Juve remain top of the pile with 29 points, one ahead of Inter with both sides having played 11 games so far.Atalanta who started the day in 3rd spot have now slipped to 5th following a 2-0 home loss to Cagliari on Sunday afternoon. Mario Pasalic scored an own goal before Christian Oliva sealed the game which also had Josip Ilicic sent off for Atalanta in the first half.After Atalanta slipped, Roma and Lazio took advantage to climb into 3rd and 4th respectively.Roma beat Napoli 2-1 on Saturday with Nicola Zaniolo and Jordan Veretout scoring the home side’s goals before Arkadiusz Milik scored a late consolation. For Lazio, they overcame AC Milan 2-1 at the San Siro on Sunday. Ciro Immobile and Joachim Correa got the goals for the visitors, either side of a Bastos own goal.Elsewhere, Udinese beat Genoa 3-1 away from home, Hellas Verona were 2-1 winners at home to Brescia, Lecce and Sassuolo drew 2-2 while Fiorentina were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Parma.The fixture between SPAL and Sampdoria will be played on Monday night.In Ligue One, PSG suffered a 3rd loss of the season as they were beaten 2-1 away to Dijon.PSG have now suffered three losses this season.The Parisians took a 19th-minute lead through Kylian Mbappe but Dijon powered back Mounir Chouiar and Jhonder Cadiz to win the contest.The defeat leaves PSG still top of the pile with 27 points, 7 ahead of second-placed Anger who had Stephane Bahoken to thank as they defeated Strasbourg 1-0 on Saturday night.Still on Saturday, Lyon made it two victories on the trot as they overcame a spirited Toulouse side 3-1 away from home. Yaya Sanogo put the home side ahead on 15 minutes but Memphis Depay replied for Lyon 11 minutes later before Anthony Lopez scored an own goal to restore Toulouse’s lead. Lyon got stronger and Moussa Dembele levelled matters on 67 minutes, setting the stage for Depay to win the contest for Lyon in the last minute of normal time.In the biggest contest of the weekend, Morgan Sanson and a Gabriel own goal ensured Marseille beat Lille 2-1 at the Velodrome. Adama Soumaoro got the visitors consolation goal late in the game.Elsewhere, Metz drew 2-2 with Montpellier, Amiens beat Brest 1-0, Bordeaux were 2-0 winners at home to Nantes, Nice defeated Reims 2-0 while Saint Etienne scrapped past Monaco 1-0 thanks to a Denis Bouanga second-half goal.The game between Nimes and Rennes which was supposed to take place on Saturday was postponed.In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich was subjected to their heaviest loss in ages as they were humiliated 5-1 away to Frankfurt.After Jerome Boateng was sent off in the 9th minute, Frankfurt ran riot with Filip Kostic, Djibril Sow, David Abraham, Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia all scored. Robert Lewandowski had initially made the score 2-1 in the first half, scoring Bayern’s consolation goal.The result sees Bayern drop into 4th on the standings with 18 points, four behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.Bayern now drop into 4th on the Bundesliga standings.After the loss, Bayern fired head coach Nico Kovac.Gladbach who are currently the surprise leaders of the Bundesliga were also in action on Saturday afternoon, defeating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 away from home.Ozcar Wendt and Marcus Thuram scored Gladbach’s goals either side of a Kevin Volland leveler.This was Gladbach’s 7th win of the season and it sees them move onto 22 points from their first 10 games.RB Leipzig were the biggest winners of the weekend as they thumped hapless Mainz 8-0.Timo Werner grabbed a hattrick while Marcelo Sabitzer, Christoph Nkuku, Marcelo Halstenberg, Yussuf Poulsen and Nordi Mukiele each scored once to complete the hammering.The win takes Leipzig into third on the log with 18 points, one behind second-placed Dortmund.For Dortmund, they were also victors this past weekend as they defeated Wolfsburg 3-0.Thogan Hazard, Raphael Guerreiro and Mario Gotze were all on the score-sheet for Lucien Favre’s side who have now gathered 19 points from their first 10 games.Elsewhere, Hoffenheim beat Paderborn 3-0, Bremen drew 2-2 with Freiburg, Union Berlin were 1-0 winners at home to Hertha Berlin, Dusseldorf overpowered Koln 2-0 while Schalke scrapped to a 3-2 victory away to Augsburg.All results from La Liga match-day 12-Espanyol 1-2 Valencia-Levante 3-1 Barcelona-Sevilla 1-1 Atletico Madrid-Real Madrid 0-0 Real Betis-Real Valladolid 3-0 Mallorca-Villarreal 0-0 Bilbao-Osasuna 4-2 Alaves-Celta Vigo 0-1 Getafe-Leganes 1-2 Eibar-Granada 1-2 Real SociedadAll Results for Serie A match-day 11-Roma 2-1 Napoli-Bologna 1-2 Inter Milan-Torino 0-1 Juventus-Atalanta 0-2 Cagliari-Genoa 1-3 Udinese-Hellas Verona 2-1 Brescia-Lecce 2-2 Sassuolo-Fiorentina 1-1 Parma-AC Milan 1-2 Lazio*SPAL vs Sampdoria-Monday @10:45pmAll results from Ligue One match-day 12-Dijon 2-1 PSG-Marseille 2-1 Lille-Nimes PSPT Rennes-Metz 2-2 Montpellier-Toulouse 2-3 Lyon-Angers 1-0 Strasbourg-Amiens 1-0 Brest-Bordeaux 2-0 Nantes-Nice 2-0 Reims-Saint Etienne 1-0 MonacoAll Bundesliga match-day 10 results-Hoffenheim 3-0 Paderborn-Dortmund 3-0 Wolfsburg-Leipzig 8-0 Mainz-Leverkusen 1-2 Gladbach-Frankfurt 5-1 Bayern-Bremen 2-2 Freiburg-Union 1-0 Hertha-Dusseldorf 2-0 Koln-Augsburg 2-3 SchalkeComments last_img read more

Yolink’s Next Step Search Pulls Info from Behind Links and Inside Docs

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#search#web You’ve been there before: you’re searching on Craigslist for a used, two door Volkswagon Rabbit or a three bedroom apartment in Astoria, Queens, and each time you click, you wonder what the website could be thinking. You find yourself wishing that there was a way to peek behind each of those links without actually opening the page and now there is: Yolink.Yolink is a like a search engine within a search engine that can help not only fine tune your search results from sites like Craigslist or Google, but can even pull information from within documents offered in those search results.Yolink is making its search-within-a-search technology available in a number of ways, by API for web developers, widget for blog and website owners, and browser plugin for the average user.“Yolink technology enhances search and offers a smarter way to cut though the layers of unfiltered, extraneous information to find the exactly the information you are looking for,” said Brian Cheek, Director of Business Development, in a release. “What we’ve done is provide a way for people to step through links and inside documents to get the information they really need, quickly.”The concept here is simple: a list of links does little to help you find what your looking for, so Yolink expands those links to show you the parts of the result that contain the words your looking for. By clicking on the text shown, Yolink will open up that page in a preview window to the side, moving to the location of that specific text in that page. Beyond helping you find exactly what you’re looking for, Yolink also helps with sharing and bookmarking that information. A small set of icons gives users the ability to share information on a number of social networks or to copy and paste results directly into their Google Docs account, even appending text onto existing documents. A primary difference between Yolink and other search engines, such as Google Site Search, is that it operates on a logic-based approached rather than sorting search results by PageRank and popularity. The site currently offers a “labs” section to help show off what it’s capable of, previewing how it can be integrated into Craigslist, Google Patents, Yahoo search, Blogger and more. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melanson Related Posts last_img read more