a month agoLampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valencia

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valenciaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has no qualms about playing his Chelsea youngsters for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia.Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham all started and scored in Saturday’s win over Wolves.And Lampard says he won’t change his selections for the club’s first Champions League clash of the season.”I won’t consider age,” Lampard said. “I don’t consider it because they’ve shown confidence, personality in the group. That’s easy. I just pick them on merit.”Confidence and momentum is great. It’s not quite momentum yet but it is a good feeling to see the team play how they did. We need more clean sheets and we continually need to work on that.”The Champions League is the top club competition in world football and I’m sure Mason, Tammy, Tomori are all excited for it. All the players should be. I’m looking forward to it, my debut as a manager.” last_img read more

City expected to approve Halloween bylaw restricting older teens setting curfew

first_imgBATHURST, N.B. – Changes to a controversial Halloween bylaw banning older teenagers from trick-or-treating and setting an early curfew for anyone in disguise were expected to be approved in a northern New Brunswick city Monday night.Bathurst city council was set to vote on proposed amendments that would slacken the existing Halloween bylaw following a final reading Monday night.The new rules would forbid anyone older than 16 from trick-or-treating and set a curfew at 8 p.m., easing the current rules banning teens over age 14 from collecting candy door-to-door, with a 7 p.m. cut-off.Under the proposed changes, teens over 16 found roaming the streets for treats or anyone dressed in public in a “facial disguise” from a zombie mask to a witch’s veil after curfew can be fined up to $200.Bathurst police say they’ll use common sense enforcing the Halloween bylaw if it passes third reading.“If some child is walking around at 8:05 p.m. and has a mask on, we’re not necessarily going to give them a ticket,” said Const. Jeff Chiasson. “But if we do find people over the age of 16 throwing apples or stealing candies from other kids or things like that, that’s where the imposition of the fines would be put into place.”The bylaw gives police a tool to prevent and stop mischief, he said, adding that fines would be used only as a last resort.“We’re not going to be stopping every single person but if there is activity that is consistent with something illegal, it’s more or less a tool that we can use to stop and question that person and say ‘Hey listen it’s 9 o’clock at night, you’re 19 years old, where are you heading?’” Chiasson said.Although he said Bathurst hasn’t seen any crime directly attributed to trick-or-treaters in recent years, Chiasson said there have been some “scary clown” sightings reported.“I think the spirit of this is to prevent any mischief,” he said, noting that before the first iteration of the bylaw was ushered in police received numerous complaints on Halloween night.Bathurst deputy mayor Kim Chamberlain has said the proposed changes to the bylaw don’t go far enough.She argued that the bylaw should be scrapped altogether, calling it an overreach for city councillors to impose Halloween rules.Chamberlain said homeowners can turn out their porch lights if they don’t want trick-or-treaters past a certain hour.As Bathurst debates who can go trick-or-treating when, some school boards across the country have issued guidelines to parents on what costumes children are allowed to wear.But critics say efforts to sanitize Halloween attire and avoid offending anyone have gone too far.A Winnipeg school’s decision to stop students from wearing costumes to class on Halloween has upset some parents, who argue its not fair to deny their kids the fun.Ecole Sage Creek School has opted to have four different themed dress-up days during the week where Halloween falls, including a “tie and scarf” day on Oct. 31.The principal of the Kindergarten to Grade 8 school said some kids wore scary or gory costumes that frightened younger children, or weren’t age-appropriate.Meanwhile, an Ontario school board has warned parents about costumes that represents a stereotype or mocks a culture.— Story by Brett Bundale in Halifaxlast_img read more

Report Ohio State wide receiver Jalin Marshall to miss remainder of spring

The Ohio State football team has suffered another casualty.After losing sophomore safety Vonn Bell already this spring to an injured MCL, redshirt-freshman wide receiver Jalin Marshall can be added to the list of players out for the remainder of spring practice.According to a report by Bucknuts.com, Marshall is set to have surgery Friday morning to repair a torn meniscus and will miss the remainder of spring practice.Senior quarterback Braxton Miller, junior tight end Jeff Heuerman and senior wide receiver Evan Spencer have not practiced since the beginning of spring. Miller is out with after having arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder, Heuerman has a broken nose and Spencer is rehabbing from a lower leg injury suffered in OSU’s 40-35 loss to Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl.After the first day of spring practice March 4, coach Urban Meyer noted he had seen an improvement in Marshall since he first walked on campus.“Jalin Marshall today, completely different football player than he was a year ago,” Meyer said. “Why? I put that on the coach. Let the kid go play. I saw what you saw, great looking dude, but he didn’t play great. Just go.”Marshall did not play for the Buckeyes in his first season in Columbus, despite coming in as a highly touted recruit out of high school. He was expected to compete for playing time next season, after the graduation of OSU’s leading wide receiver, Corey “Philly” Brown.Former Buckeye linebacker Ryan Shazier said before the Orange Bowl against Clemson he thought that Marshall was a player to watch for in the future.“Even some of those guys on offense like Jalin and (redshirt-freshman tight end) Marcus Baugh and guys like that,” Shazier said Dec. 13. “I feel like they’re going to do a really good job next year helping this team. They’ve been doing a great job on scout and even practices so just watching them in this bowl practice is going to be really key.”An OSU spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment Wednesday.The Buckeyes are scheduled to open the 2014 season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

Football Ohio State vs Michigan State – By the Numbers

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 13 Ohio State (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) rolled past Michigan State (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) Saturday 48-3. The Buckeyes outgained the Spartans 524-195, making the Spartans’ the second-lowest total offensive output Ohio State has allowed this season with Maryland’s 66 yards marking the fewest yards allowed. Here are some important statistics from Ohio State’s win over Michigan State.3 – turnovers forced by Ohio State. Coming into this game, Ohio State hadn’t forced a turnover in its past two games. The last turnover came on an Amir Riep interception in Ohio State’s 56-14 victory against Nebraska. It hadn’t forced multiple turnovers since Oct. 7 against Maryland. Until Saturday. Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once. Ohio State forced 27 turnovers and intercepted 21 passes over its 13 games played and had just one game without a turnover. So far, Ohio State has only 13 turnovers over nine games and already has two games without a turnover. The inability to force turnovers has been an issue for a team that relied on that turnover ability as a key part of its success last season.2 – Michigan State tackles for loss. Ohio State imposed its will on Michigan State all night, and a big part of that came down to the dominating effort the Buckeyes’ offensive line put in against the Spartans. Michigan State was only able to break out and tackle a Buckeye ball-carrier beyond Ohio State’s line of scrimmage twice all game, and came away with zero sacks on quarterback J.T. Barrett. Ohio State lost only four yards combined on the two tackles for loss.The Spartans were only averaging 5.67 tackles for loss per game, 73rd in the nation, so they did not come into the game expecting to take the Buckeyes down frequently. But Ohio State’s offensive line was opening up holes for Ohio State’s running backs all game and provided Barrett with plenty of time to complete passes when he stood in the pocket. The offensive line for the Buckeyes has been a strong unit all season for the Buckeyes, and matched up against one of the tougher defenses of the season, it stood strong against a potent defensive line. 27 – carries between Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins. For the first time in weeks, Ohio State had trust in its running backs. Weber and Dobbins combined for 27 carries against Michigan State Saturday and totalled 286 rushing yards for an average of 10.6 yards per carry. Weber was the only one of the two who punched a run into the end zone as he carried 47- and 82-yard rushes for scores.Before this game, Weber and Dobbins had combined for just 31 carries over the past two games. Despite finding continued success throughout the season, the dynamic running back pairing has been used sparingly since the season-opener against Indiana when Dobbins had 29 carries. Though head coach Urban Meyer said after the game it was largely the result of trying to control the flow of the game, the decision to run the ball as frequently as Ohio State did led to its most convincing offensive showing all season. If Ohio State continues to trust in Weber and Dobbins moving forward, it could continue to see dominant rush outings like it did Saturday.2 – penalties taken by Ohio State. A recurring problem for the Buckeyes throughout the season has been penalties. The Buckeyes entered the game with the fifth most penalty yards taken per game in the nation, averaging 77.2 penalty yards per game. Against the Spartans, the Buckeyes were a far more disciplined team, committing only two penalties for a combined 27 yards. One was a targeting penalty that ejected redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones from the game. For once, Ohio State did not shoot itself in its own foot with penalties. The Buckeyes remained disciplined throughout the game outside of the aforementioned Jones’ targeting call and a pass interference call on freshman cornerback Jeffrey Okudah on Michigan State’s last drive of the game. The improved discipline out of the team helped keep the Buckeyes in the game and not give up unnecessary yardage.121 – Michigan State yards before the fourth quarter. It felt like Ohio State kept Michigan State from producing a first down all game. The Spartans had two first downs on their first drive of the game, and did not have another until about halfway through the second quarter. Michigan State’s offense produced 75 yards in the second quarter, but just 46 between the third and fourth quarters. By the time the Spartans started to rack up the offensive yardage, it was the fourth quarter, and the backups for Ohio State were all playing.The pressure consistently maintained on Lewerke throughout the game kept the Michigan State quarterback from settling in all night. The Spartans running attack was unable to get past a formidable Ohio State front-seven. Cornerback Denzel Ward made several strong plays in the secondary as did cornerback Damon Arnette, and the linebacking corps — which came with several new faces — did its job filling in for a pair of injuries. Ohio State’s defense has been what has cost Ohio State the most this season, but a strong performance Saturday to limit the Spartans should put them back in the good graces of Ohio State fans. read more

Valdano reflects on Barcelona and Real Madrids defeats

first_imgArgentine legend Jorge Valdano, analyzed Real Madrid’s defeat at Sevilla in detail this Thursday and how The Best awards affected the squad.There are many authorized voices that usually talk about Real Madrid and Barcelona with objectivity, but very few of them tend to be as poignant as Argentine legend Jorge Valdano who has a long history with Los Blancos.The former striker started his career as a manager after football but he soon realized that his place was more helpful for the beautiful sport as an analyst and a scholar, today Valdano has written many books about football and he also has a unique point of view about the biggest names in world football.Just last week, we could see him conducting an interview to Pep Guardiola on his ‘Universo Valdano’ show that airs on Spanish cable. This Thursday he was invited by renowned Spanish journalist Jose Ramon de la Morena, to his radio show ‘El Transistor’, where he discussed many interesting topics but the most interesting one was the Spanish giants’ La Liga defeats this past Wednesday.Both Barcelona and Real Madrid lost their matches against Leganes and Sevilla, respectively. As a football analyst, these types of matches usually peak Jorge Valdano’s interest because we don’t get to see grand clubs like these losing on the same day.Valdano’s analysis was more about Real Madrid because losing 3-0 was more shocking than Barcelona’s defeat, the Catalan club’s result happened due to isolated mistakes, whereas Los Blancos were demolished by Sevilla.Valdano en @ElTransistorOC: “El Sevilla encontró pasillos por todos los lados” https://t.co/OnScnFUTwO pic.twitter.com/jJzG4U6GKw— MARCA (@marca) September 27, 2018During the space in which he spoke about Real Madrid’s odd result from last Wednesday, Valdano spoke in detail about the reasons he thinks this happened and he also hinted at the possibility of The Best award ceremony affecting their performance during the same week.“We could see a vastly more tired Real Madrid during the second half of this match, Lopetegui told the players to stay in the back in order to protect the result.”“The Best awards are a distraction from modern football and they are never great for when the team needs resting time, and it possibly doesn’t help in the game’s preparation either.”“There has to be an explanation about the cold manner in which Real Madrid went out and played that game.”“There was once chance from Sevilla before the 15-second mark and then the Andalusian squad offered an exhibition that found the best holes on the wings, Real Madrid couldn’t defend from the sides. The Sevilla players appeared to be more focused, they also looked quicker.”James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“When Real Madrid received the first blow, it was impossible for them to get back in the game. They suffered too much after that.”“They did improve during the second half, but it simply wasn’t enough. Today both Real Madrid and Barcelona can feel bad for their own result, but they can also feel salvaged by their rival’s loss,” said Valdano during the interview on ‘El Transistor’ for Radio Marca and Onda Cero.Last night, both Barcelona and Real Madrid lost on the same day for the first time since January 2015. pic.twitter.com/xr53bRyqbB— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) September 27, 2018Both Spanish giants lose on the same day, three years laterThe last time that Real Madrid and Barcelona lost on the very same day was three years ago, exactly 1,361 days later during the 2014-2015 season. During that time, Carlo Ancelotti was the Real Madrid manager and he was coming out of the historic ‘Decima’ (Real Madrid’s 10th European Cup).Los Blancos really struggled to find their center during that season and they had an overall forgettable performance, they lost 2-1 in Mestalla on the 4th of January, 2017. But FC Barcelona’s situation was a lot different after that Sunday, they lost 1-0 in Anoeta against Real Sociedad in a weird day for manager Luis Enrique who oddly left Lionel Messi on the bench from the start of the match.That defeat served the Catalan club as a moment of clarity, that was good enough for them to win their second treble in history by the end of the season. Messi’s absence at the start of that game would be a warning for Luis Enrique, who never imagined what a historic season the Argentine player would have in every competition he played.Three years later the same thing happened to both clubs, it should be interesting to see how they perform throughout the current season and if one of both clubs will have a historic year. Valdano was right to point out that both clubs losing left everything the same, but Real Madrid has a much more difficult weekend as they face Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu.Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga this season 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MCDJiQqIMo— SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 27, 2018Which of both clubs will finish the season with more trophies, Real Madrid or Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Reminder Do Not Plow Snow Into Roads Right Of Ways

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation issued a reminder that plowing snow from private property into local roads, ditches, and right of ways is illegal. DOT reminds residents that as the snowfall continues this winter remember it is a violation of state law to plow excess snow from your driveway and yard across state maintained roadways. According to the Kenai Peninsula Borough, this creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems for the traveling public and snow removal equipment. Along with the reminder about plowing, the Borough asks parents to keep children out of snow piles and berms along roadways. They say plowing snow into the right of way creates significant additional costs and delays to road crews who have to move the snow back – a cost which is eventually transferred to the taxpayer.last_img read more

Black Hat and Defcon look to boost diversity through day care

first_img This change is coming amid a shift in the demographics in the cybersecurity field and a corresponding rise in interest. A 2019 survey from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium found that women make up 24% of the workforce in cybersecurity, a jump from 11% reported in 2017.”We hope that a program like this makes it easier for more mothers and parents in general to attend Black Hat,” Wylie said.Black Hat isn’t the only security conference that offers day care services. LocoMocoSec, a security conference in Hawaii started offering complimentary childcare in 2018. Moss said that Defcon wanted to introduce day care for the first time this year, but was not able to work out the logistics. The conference’s organizers intend on making it available in the future, Moss added.But it’s taking steps to address that issue. With Defcon spread across four different hotels this year, it will be the first time that the hacking conference is offering Mother’s Rooms.”This year we had extra hotel space, so we added extra villages. We started thinking, what other groups can use extra space?” Moss said. “We’re looking to see how those childcare rooms are being used.”Day care challengesWhile Black Hat’s day care program is just in its third year, the program has grown each time, Wylie said.The security conference has thousands of attendees each year, but only a handful of parents have taken advantage of the day care program. In its first year, KiddieCorp, a company that provides day care services to conventions, watched over eight children for two days, the organization said.The following year, the day care service had nine children. Black Hat is doubling day care services to four days as the demand grows, Wylie said.”We want to make sure this is an inclusive and welcoming event to everybody,” the organizer said.This year, KiddieCorp is expecting to watch over 13 children in its day care, said Amber Standley, Kiddie Corp’s operations manager.The program is offered for children from 6 months to 12 years old, and costs $10 per hour for each child. That is on top of the registration costs for Black Hat, which starts at $2,295 to attend.Having a day care program in Las Vegas isn’t a simple task, Moss learned. Defcon’s organizers spent six months trying to implement the service for the first time this year, but found several roadblocks pulling it together.To have childcare services in Las Vegas, the program needs to be compliant with Nevada’s childcare licensing, health department and fire codes, said KiddieCorp sales associate Patsy Guerrero. Caretakers need to have local childcare licenses, the food served needs to be inspected, and the room needs to be fire marshal compliant.In Las Vegas, the ratio of adults to children for day cares in one to seven, but KiddieCorp said it has one adult for every two children.”It’s a lot of steps, but with enough time, it’s doable,” Guerrero said.Hackers, parentsDefcon has come a long way since Moss first started the conference.”In the early days, you wouldn’t bring your kid to Defcon, that would be crazy,” Moss said. “As the older ones in our community started having kids, they wanted to keep coming back and seeing their friends.”As a joke, Moss said they created Defcon onesies for babies, and he was surprised to learn it sold out.Nico Sell co-founded the r00tz Asylum in 2010 as a way to give kids something to do at the conference. The r00tz Asylum is not exactly a day care, as the hacking challenges are geared for kids aged 8 to 16, but it does provide families a way to be together at Defcon.Parents have told Sell that they wouldn’t have been able to attend Defcon if it weren’t for r00tz, she said.”As a mother, my daughters have been to Defcon every year of their lives,” Sell said. “I think it’s fantastic to get more kids at these events and involved.” Hackers take on new voting machines at Defcon 0 Black Hat Defcon 1:41 Tags reading • Black Hat and Defcon look to boost diversity through day care Aug 9 • What a security researcher learned from monitoring traffic at Defcon Culture Security Aug 10 • Those robocall blocker apps are hanging up on your privacy The r00tz asylum isn’t a day care at Defcon, but does offer resources for families at the hacking conference. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images When Jeff Moss started Defcon in 1993, it was unheard of to bring kids to the hacker conference in Las Vegas. Now, as the conference and its attendees grow up, and more security researchers and hackers are becoming parents, services like day cares and childcare rooms at Black Hat and Defcon are in high demand.As the largest hacking conferences, Black Hat and Defcon present an opportunity for security researchers to take training workshops and network with professionals in cybersecurity. But for many years, some parents who didn’t make arrangements for their children couldn’t attend.That changed two years ago, when Black Hat started offering day care services — two decades after it all began. The conference, which is considered a more formal and corporate equivalent of Defcon, started the services after attendees noted a lack of women in cybersecurity.Black Hat and Defcon mark just the latest conferences in the tech world which have reexamined how inclusive they’ve been and whether they’ve put in enough of an effort to attract different attendees. Similar criticism has been lobbed at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES conference, which has likewise made an effort to support more women and people of color.Many conferences outside cybersecurity started offering day care services for the same reason, but help is still lacking. Female researches from the University of California, known as a Working Group of Mothers in Science, published an opinion piece in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in March 2018 saying that conferences create barriers for women when they don’t offer childcare resources.”Parent–researchers face a conundrum as they struggle to attend key conferences and further their careers while finding care for the children,” the group wrote in the article.For Black Hat, more than half of the respondents on a survey conducted by the organizers in 2018 said that they were concerned about a shortage of minorities and women at the conference, according to Black Hat General Manager Steve Wylie. Share your voice Aug 11 • DARPA’s $10 million voting machine couldn’t be hacked at Defcon (for the wrong reasons) Now playing: Watch this: • Post a comment See All Aug 10 • That 4G hotspot could be a hotbed for hackers Black Hat Defconlast_img read more

Nitin Gadkari cancels IRB Infrastructures Rs 10050crore Zojila tunnel contract

first_imgUnion Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari cancelled Wednesday a contract awarded to IRB Infrastructure to build the Zojila tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The project was reportedly worth Rs 10,050 crore (about $1.5 billion).The road and transport ministry reportedly cancelled the contract without giving any reason. IRB infrastructure had been awarded the Zojila project in January 2015 after it emerged as the sole bidder, Reuters reports. Shares of IRB Infrastructure fell 4 percent after the deal was cancelled.”We have no clue as to why,” Virendra Mhaiskar, IRB’s managing director, was quoted as saying by the agency.The Congress — the Opposition party in the Lok Sabha — has been criticising the project; it has also accused Gadkari of violating India’s anti-corruption rule. The road ministry has denied any wrongdoing.It is believed IRB acknowledges investing in a company — owned by Gadkari about 15 years ago when Gadkari did not hold any public office. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has been quoted by Reuters as saying the past links between Gadkari and Mhaiskar should have been disclosed at the time of awarding of the project tender.”The allegations have no base. The matter was rubbished by the ministry then and there,” Mhaiskar told the agency.The Zojila tunnel — the longest in Southeast Asia — is expected be of great socio-economic importance to the people of Jammu & Kashmir. IRB Infrastructure won the contract in a round of competitive bidding, the company had said in a regulatory filing in January.The tunnel would be of strategic importance as it is located at an altitude of 3.528 metres and between Srinagar and Leh.The company has said it will wait for the revised terms before it decides to bid again for India’s most expensive road project.IRB Infrastructure’s stock was trading at Rs 224.30 at around 12:53 pm Thursday, down 0.36 percent from its previous close.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Hasina Modi Mamata to meet at Shantiniketan Friday

first_imgHasina, mamata and modi. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will meet at Shantiniketan in West Bengal on Friday.They will meet at Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan at the inaugural ceremony of Bangladesh Bhaban.There is no official confirmation that there will be formal talks between prime minister Hasina and Mamata on Teesta water sharing, though there are speculations.As per her tentative programme schedule, prime minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Kolkata at 8am on 25 May.After her arrival at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport by a VVIP flight, Hasina and Modi will leave Kolkata for Bolpur subdivision in Birbhum by a helicopter to join the convocation of Visva Bharati University at 9am.Visva Bharati Vice Chancellor Prof Sabuj Koli Sen will receive Sheikh Hasina and Modi, said an official.Hasina and Modi will inaugurate the Bangladesh Bhaban.Earlier, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor said Bangladesh Bhaban will be a symbol of Bangladesh-India friendship.He said it will turn into a centre point of practicing literature, art and culture of Bangladesh and India and for relevant research.Hasina and Modi will hold a meeting at the Bangladesh Bhaban, according to her draft tour itinerary.After attending the programme, Modi will depart for New Delhi while return to Kolkata by a helicopter.From 4:45pm to 5:30pm, she will visit Jorashanko Thakur Bari in Kolkata, Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home, which been turned into a museum dedicated to the life and works of the Nobel laureate.On 26 May, prime minister Hasina will leave Kolkata for Asansole to receive an honorary D Litt degree to be conferred upon her by Kazi Nazrul University at its third convocation.Hasina will also visit Netaji Museum.She will leave Kolkata for Dhaka on Saturday evening. Bangladesh high commissioner in New Delhi Syed Moazzem Ali will see her off.last_img read more

Wikipedia Announces The Most Edited Articles Of 2016

first_imgKatja Ogrin/Redferns/Getty ImagesThe Wikipedia entry for the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race is among the site’s most edited this year.Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has revealed its most edited articles of the year. Some are completely unsurprising — like the articles about Brexit, the Panama Papers, the Orlando nightclub shooting, and other recent and controversial news topics. The popularity of editing others is somewhat more mysterious: like the article for RuPaul’s Drag Race, and one for a fictional character named Beverley Gray — the subject of a series of 26 mystery stories written between 1934 and 1955.The article on Vincent Van Gogh was also edited thousands of times in 2016, as editors reportedly sought to clarify misunderstandings about the artist in hopes of achieving “featured” status for the page.The most edited article by far was for Deaths in 2016, which was edited 18,230 times. David Bowie, Janet Reno, Gwen Ifill, Leonard Cohen, Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, John Glenn and Prince are among the notable people who died this year.Donald Trump‘s entry was second, with 8,933 edits as of Dec. 21. If history is any indication, there’s a good chance the president-elect’s Wikipedia page will come under even more scrutiny: The Wikimedia Foundation revealed earlier this year that George W Bush’s article has the most edits of any article in English in the history of the site, with 45,862 revisions at last count.In an era when fake news has become dangerously prevalent, the job of a Wikipedia editor might be more important than ever. To this point, the Wikipedia entry for “Fake news website” has become increasingly popular in the past month — with nearly 1,000 edits to the site in the first two weeks of December alone.Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Grand Traverse fire official joins Rep Inman for Sept 11 ceremony

first_img Categories: Inman News,News 06Sep Grand Traverse fire official joins Rep. Inman for Sept. 11 ceremony State Rep. Larry Inman, of Traverse City, is joined today by Grand Traverse Metro Fire Chief Pat Parker for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year.last_img

Kay Benbow is the leaving the childrens division

first_imgKay Benbow is the leaving the children’s division of UK pubcaster the BBC as part of a major shake-up that makes Cheryl Taylor its content chief.Kay BenbowThe key change sees CBeebies chief Benbow leaving the Corporation at the end of the year, with current CBBC chief Cheryl Taylor becoming head of content.CBBC production chief Helen Bullough is getting an expanded role encompassing preschool focused CBeebies, meaning Alison Stewart is also out.CBeebies controller of business Jackie Myburgh is also exiting, while Claire Stocks’ position of head of interactive will also close. A head of curation and discovery post will replace it.In effect, the changes mean the roles of CBeebies and CBBC controller and head of CBeebies production are made redundant.BBC Children’s and BBC North director Alice Webb announced the changes in an internal note today. Broadcast first reported the story.Cheryl TaylorTaylor will now oversee all commissioning for BBC Children’s, overseeing content for under-16s.The news comes soon after the BBC revealed it would plough an additional £34 million (€38 million) into its children’s programming over the next three years in a bid to better engage kids on digital platforms.“We’re hugely proud of the content and services that we already offer children in the UK but we know that their needs and demands are constantly changing,” said Webb.“As we move to a more personalised, platform approach – something of the utmost importance for the whole of the BBC – we need a staff structure that can deliver this change.“The departure of such significant leaders is clearly a watershed moment for BBC Children’s and I am truly indebted to each of them for the superb work they have brought to the department over the years.”Benbow first joined the BBC in 1998 and rejoined in 2006 after a short spell away. She became controller of CBeebies in 2010, and was interim director of BBC Children’s in 2014 after Joe Godwin resigned.Webb then became director in 2015, and has since talked of the need for wide-ranging structural changes in order to face the challenge of on-demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, whom are increasingly important to platform-agnostic children’s audiences.last_img read more