The best thing about Twitter beefs is that they can spring up between random people who may NEVER cross paths in real life.The latest one is between CHRIS EVANS, a.k.a. Captain America, and DAVID DUKE, the white nationalist who used to be the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.It’s no secret that Duke is a fan of President Trump, and he recently Tweeted, quote, “Mr. Trump’s appointment of [Steve] Bannon, [Michael] Flynn and [Jeff] Sessions are the first steps in the project of taking America back.”Chris responded, quote, “If David Duke . . . DAVID DUKE! . . . thinks you’re right, then you’re unequivocally wrong. The confirmation of Sessions is beyond words.”
Well . . . North Carolina is one of a handful of states that lets people SUE over that. It’s called “alienation of affection” . . . and you can sue someone if they do something to DESTROY your marriage. You know, normally I’d hope my wife never cheats on me . . . but this story REALLY makes it seem like there’s a big time upside. There’s a guy named Keith King in Durham, North Carolina. And three years ago, his wife Danielle had an affair with a guy named Francisco Huizar. Francisco’s attorney says they’re planning to appeal. And last week, a judge sided with Keith . . . and awarded him $8.8 MILLION from Francisco. So, last year, Keith filed a lawsuit against Francisco for seducing his wife and ruining his marriage and his life. After Keith found out about the affair, he and Danielle separated, his business started tanking, and he said he even developed PTSD.
By Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – Fans cheered on Marshfield Area Special Olympic athletes as they faced the Marshfield Police Department in a basketball scrimmage, held April 27 at the Boson Company Fieldhouse.The event has grown into one of Marshfield’s most entertaining events as organizers mark its fifth year.Brandon Kowieski, left, holds off Marshfield Police Department’s Jamie Kizer during the April 27 contest at Boson Company Fieldhouse. Hub City Times staff photoProceeds from concessions, donations, and funds from the Marshfield police go to support the Special Olympics athletes in competition throughout the year. This year the Marshfield police raised $560 for points earned during the game.
South African internet users mayexpect faster and more reliable modems. Vodacom’s CEO Pieter Uys said thecompany wants to increase networkcapacity.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Belinda WilliamsInvestor RelationsVodacom+27 11 653 5195RELATED ARTICLES• Cheaper internet for South Africa• High-speed internet from Cell C• Mobile networks in tower-sharing deal• Wacs to hit South African shores soonBongani NkosiWith the introduction of its double-speed HSPA+ technology, Vodacom can now boast of having the fastest mobile broadband network in South Africa.The mobile operator has become the first to upgrade its network speed to 43.2 Mbps. This is currently the fastest on the market dominated by 21.2 Mbps networks.Cell C laid claim to the fastest connectivity when it started rolling out its HSPA+ 900 network across the country late in 2010, but Vodacom’s new offering has trumped that.The improved network has been branded SuperMobile, and was announced to the public on 16 April 2011. Its new modems also went on sale on that date.“If something half the speed was already fast, we should call this new technology super-fast. The SuperMobile experience isn’t about theoretical peak speeds only achievable in laboratories,” said Vodacom CEO Pieter Uys.“We’re much more interested in how this technology increases network capacity and supports our goal of giving a decent connection speed to everyone in South Africa,” he added.The average downloading speed on Vodacom was 4.75 Mbps as of 17 April, according to the latest Ookla Net Index. This is vastly faster than the 2.38 Mbps recorded on 13 December last year.It has surpassed Cell C’s download speed, which currently stands at 3.91 Mbps, but did reach a peak of 4.62 Mbps in December. MTN’s Network Solutions seem to have some catching up to do, as the Ookla index puts its average download speed at 2.42 Mbps.The local broadband sector has been highly active recently, upgrading its infrastructure to offer improved internet performance.Vodacom’s improved speed is a result of infrastructure overhaul at 1 000 base stations in major South African cities.The group said it had to improve at least 1000 base stations before it could launch its double-speed technology. “We wanted to make sure that we had the service available in more than just one city,” Uys said.Vodacom said 1 000 more stations will be able to support the improved network in the next six weeks.Uys also said that their network covers more areas in the country compared to any other operator.“We’ve already got the widest data coverage in South Africa by some margin, but with this technology available through so many sites, I think we can also stake our claim to have the fastest network as well.”The new technology clears the way for a future upgrade to 86.4 Mbps, which would greatly advance internet connectivity in the country.Cell C and MTN double-speeds are nextCell C and MTN are also preparing to introduce their 43.2 Mbps double-speed networks. The My Broadband website recently reported that Cell C will launch its first 43.2 Mbps HSPA+ network in Port Elizabeth on 19 April.MTN is also busy rolling out its 43.2Mbps network.The network enhancements come at a time when the number of internet users across South Africa is rising rapidly, with an additional 1-million users expected to emerge during the course of this year.Technology research firm World Wide Worx predicts that up to 7.8-million people in the country will be using the internet by the end of 2011. That would be a substantial increase from the 6.8-million users recorded in 2010.
Workplace learning, customized workflex, mentorship, a positive work culture, and employee-based innovation are just a few of the exciting workforce trends becoming a reality for employees. Learn more about the 2018 When Work Works (WWW) Award winners here. When I attended a meeting recently at an offsite location, the office suite was an aesthetic experience in itself. I was lucky to get a quick office tour after the meeting ended and I couldn’t help but appreciate everything I saw— from the wall art to the spacious kitchen area, the plants, the workstations, and the scenic views from the large conference rooms. In one word, it was spectacular! However, I noticed that the office was almost empty. Out of curiosity, I asked where everyone was, and I learned that most of the employees either telecommute or have customized work hours.One of the HR predictions of workplace changes for 2018 was an increased demand for flexible work arrangements. The 2018 Mercer Global Talent Trends study identified five top talent trends: Change at Speed, Working with Purpose, Permanent Flexibility, Platform for Talent, and Digital from the Inside Out.Mercer’s survey involved over 5,000 employees, 1,800 HR professionals, 800 business executives and 50 board directors from 44 countries and 21 industries. Based on this study, 51 percent of all employees want their companies to offer more flexible work options. Employees want work arrangements that give them control over their personal and professional lives.In my experience, I know that executives raise concerns about the empty offices we find these days. However, I have also learned that the increased demand for flexible work options is causing business leaders to shift their focus from where, how, or when work is done to a focus on performance and output.With this shift to work flexibility, HR professionals are undoubtedly tasked with the responsibility of implementing or redesigning policies that support flexible work arrangements for employees, are equitable, and ensure that performance goals are met.What are you doing to provide more flexibility for your employees? Please join me on December 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET for a #Nextchat on creating an award-winning workflex program for your organization. Stay tuned to the SHRM blog for the preview!
4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Features#Multimedia#Trends#web Related Posts sarah perez There has been a lot of talk lately about the changing face of the blogging landscape. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger asked if blogging has lost its relational focus; Scoble explained why tech blogging has failed you; and even though not everyone agreed with his every statement, there was a renewed commitment in the blogosphere to return to blogging about what excites instead of just writing about “Apple’s newest gizmo or the peccadillos of tech personalities.” However, we’re wondering if people even need to blog anymore…at least in the traditional sense. Once the main way to publish your own personal thoughts and opinions for the rest of the web to read, blogging started a movement that democratized the web. Everyone could be a publisher. But now, blogging as everyone’s preferred method of communication may be over. What’s taking its place? Lifestreaming. And don’t be fooled into thinking that we’re talking just about FriendFeed here – lifestreaming as a format for communication extends beyond just that one social site to encompass an entirely new way to establish your home on today’s social web.Lifestreaming? Lifestreaming is a new way of documenting the activities surrounding your life using a chronologically-ordered collection of information. Bloggers like Julia Allison, whose internet activities and real-world attention-grabbing stunts made her “internet famous,” has used the format to rocket herself into stardom. That stardom even made her the subject of a recent Wired magazine article on the subject of self-promotion. Her method of communication? The lifestream, of course. Her blog is no more than a short collection of photos, videos, copy-and-pasted emails, random thoughts, links, and general over-sharing. The site even scrolls horizontally instead of vertically which makes it seem much more like a timeline than just another blog. Julia Allison’s SiteThe simplicity of a lifestream is ideal for our information overloaded age. Lifestreams are short and sweet, yet still provide the same insight into a person’s life as yesterday’s casual personal blog did. A video here, a photo there, and today’s web citizens can voyeuristically peer into anyone’s life and get a sense of who they are. Long-form bloggers, on the other hand (myself included) require time and attention to read, but with so many publishers out there, people just aren’t reading content like they used to – they’re just scanning text and moving on. For new bloggers, this means getting readers is harder than ever – your words are getting lost in a sea of noise. So to stand out, several are turning to the lifestream instead in order to get noticed. The New BlogBut the Julia Allison method is only one option for lifestreaming. Over the weekend, I stumbled across this blog, if you can even call it that. This was no ordinary blog – it was a lifestream based on the social aggregation service, FriendFeed. Take a look:The New Blog (Click To See It Larger)What’s amazing about this site is that the elements of traditional blogging are mirrored here. Instead of posts, there’s a stream. Instead of “Recent Comments,” there are the “Recent Discussions.” And instead of an “About Me” page, there’s a link to the blogger’s Facebook profile. Could this be the future of blogging? For active social participants, the above site could certainly be the ideal blog as it highlights their participation instead of their thoughts and opinions.But even though FriendFeed might be the easiest way to add a lifestream to your site (or turn your blog into a lifestream), it’s certainly not the only way. The Lifestream Blog keeps track of the many different ways that web site owners are self-hosting their own lifestreams. You can check out the galleries of these sites both here and here. How You Can Stream Your LifeSo, how are people doing this? There are several ways, but many people today are using custom code on their sites in order to produce the lifestream. However, if you already have a WordPress blog, you can set up a custom lifestream within WordPress with relative ease. In fact, there are a couple of options to do so: SimpleLife WordPress Plugin – this plugin lets you either add your lifestream as a widget or as a page. RSS Stream WordPress Plugin – this plugin lets you add a lifestream as a page on your site. We also told you about the much-anticipated Sweetcron, brand-new automated lifestreaming software for self-hosting your own stream. SweetCronUnfortunately, the developer has still yet to release the software, despite having originally promised a June release. These continued delays leave the door wide open for another developer to release their own software and capture the early adopter lifestreaming market. (Do you know of any others in development? Let us know!) Lifestreaming Is The Always On BlogThere was a time when casual, personal blogging was your way to communicate with your friends on the web. Via posts, commenting, and blogrolls, bloggers formed niche communities on the web to socialize with each other. Today, new tools provide that same level of socialization – perhaps even better than blogging ever could. Via micro-blogging sites like Twitter, every quick thought or link can be shared with your community of followers and you can see theirs, too. You can join and exit the never-ending conversation at your leisure. Plus, other social sites like FriendFeed provide today’s new discussion boards where conversation occurs surrounding the items posted and shared, leading to even more of a community feel, and one that’s drawing more users every day. Sites and social tools like these and many others encourage more participation on the social web than ever before. Although the social participants on these sites are often more active in socializing than they are in blogging, there’s still that need to stake out your own piece of real estate on the web. But we wonder: does that really need to be a blog anymore? Perhaps not. Blogging Newspaper image courtesy of Annie Mole 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
On Thursday, November 14, the Phoenix Chapter of America’s Future Foundation hosted its third event, which proved to be its best yet. Speakers Maria Crimi Speth, intellectual property attorney/litigator, and Stephan Kinsella, another attorney and self-described libertarian theorist, gave listeners a crash course in intellectual property law. Among the topics covered included: trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. Attendees ranged from bitcoin entrepreneurs to jet-setting Canadian expats, and everything Arizona in between. The diversity made for a surprisingly lively discussion.Kinsella, whose years of blogging have given him a knack for riling up the audience, began the talk by stating he would abolish all types of IP law, which he called “an abomination.” He compared it to that favorite libertarian boogeyman – the Drug War – and traced modern IP law back to the English Crown’s efforts to restrict speech and grant monopolies. His remarks were loaded with soundbites, the best of which were: “You don’t have to be an anarchist to be against IP laws, but it helps” and “the worst part of IP laws is that they employ people like me and Maria, who could be doing something productive instead.” He concluded with the assertion that it is “not the task of political theory to tell people how to make a profit,” making IP law just another example of government overreach.Enter Speth, whose calm, professorial style matched her more mainstream position, that since intellectual property “behaves like property,” it should be protected like any other form of property. In her conception, property rights protect scarce resources, the most scarce of all being a person’s time spent composing, innovating, or inventing. Without copyright protection, creators will lose the incentive to create, for fear that unscrupulous thieves will resell their work at an artificially low price. Though she did concede that large corporations sometimes use copyright laws to stifle smaller firms, and even seemed open to removing criminal penalties for violations, she remained firm in her defense of IP law as essential for a free market.Our audience questions matched the passion of the speakers, with one declaring emphatically that “You own what you own because you can keep it.” AFF board member Carlos Alfaro put Kinsella’s views to the test by asking point-blank whether he could reprint and resell Kinsella’s book, Against Intellectual Property, without attribution. True to his word, Kinsella gave Carlos permission to do just that, opening a potential new source of funding for the AFF-Phoenix chapter. Smaller personal debates continued well past the end of the talk. Prospects looked good for the next event, a standup comedy show, which though not as intellectual, should prove to be just as fun. Overall, this was by far the most engaging topic for our Phoenician following.
For the brain to stay online, it needs quick delivery of oxygen and energy. Now, neuroscientists have identified the brain cells that order blood supply for humming parts of the brain. Understanding the link between brain activity and changes in blood flow is crucial to further improve clinical brain scans, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which chart changes in brain activity via measurements of blood flow.Once dismissed as mere scaffolding in the brain, starlike cells called astrocytes are stepping into the limelight. Astrocytes are far more abundant than the electrically powered neurons, and each one features entangled fingerlike processes connected to more than a thousand nerve cells. Positioned close to the neuronal chat sites, the synapses, astrocytes sense neuronal activity and can even influence it, a fact that researchers have come to appreciate in recent years. Astrocytes are also hooked up to the fine network of capillaries that feed neurons, but their interaction with blood vessels has remained mysterious.Now neuroscientist Giorgio Carmignoto and colleagues from the University of Padova in Italy show astrocytes in the role of dispatchers monitoring neuronal activity and triggering increases in blood flow when it rises. When the researchers stimulated neurons in slices of rat brain, the intracellular chatter of astrocytes increased and a few seconds later, nearby blood vessels expanded. Even tickling a single astrocyte with an electrode caused blood vessels to expand. Further evidence: A drug that prevents astrocytes from responding to bustling neurons also foiled the expansion of blood vessels, the team reports online 25 November in Nature Neuroscience. 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Not only do they give a first insight into the cellular mechanism regulating blood distribution in the brain, he says, they also reveal the basic process that’s depicted as brain activity by routine brain scans.Related sitesPhil Haydon’s Laboratory Article on astrocytes by the Society for Neuroscience
So while the party stands are missing at P Sara Oval, the music is back. Belatedly so, two days into the Test match, a band of musicians operating from a make shift stand, Sanga Fan Zone’ have brought the stadium to life.Operating from the third man region, the Remix’ band have played everything from Shakira, Ricky Martin to Bombay Meri Hai’. Singing with energy with Sri Lankan accent to tow, the musical numbers kept the Rotarian kids who flocked the stand entertained. With the kids wearing specially inscribed Sangakkara pictures on their shirts, it only added to the mood of the occasion.Traditionally Sri Lanka crickut’ as the locals call it here, isn’t complete without song and dance. It’s a regular feature at Premadasa and SSC grounds in Colombo. Galle had a small group of people who were happy to sway over music even while their team was under the pump for a good part of the three and half day test match. For all the old world charm at the P Sara, the music around cricket has now helped complete the symphony.
Chris Carson has had a long road to get where is today. Before his Oklahoma State days, he had trips at Butler County Community College, and was a standout at Parkview High in Georgia.But even before his high school days, Chris Carson had the makings of a talented athlete with a ton of potential. Check out the video from little Chris Carson from “back in my prime” as Carson commented.That’s a pretty solid sprint by any measure. The little guy could flat out book it. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!