Searching Twitter For Places Just Got Easier

first_imgmike melanson The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Location#twitter#web center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Earlier this week, Twitter quietly announced new features for developers that make it easier to search for tweets according to location. The move, though not earth shattering in its own right, highlights the continual shift of Twitter away from being a communication tool to that of an information hub. The announcement highlights a number of partnerships with location-based services like Gowalla, Localeze, OpenTable and TomTom, among others, that Twitter developer advocate Matt Harris says will “serve as a foundation for a number of exciting features we have planned to help users find what’s new in their area and around the world.”Twitter began offering the ability to tag Tweets with specific places last June, including Gowalla and Foursquare integration, but until now developers had to search for tweets in relation to places according to the correct service, not the place itself. Now, according to the documentation, Twitter supports both Twitter place IDs and IDs from partner providers. In this week’s announcement, Harris writes: To make it easy for you to use the large data set, we’re using an index that combines the IDs across different partners into one. This means you can use the IDs from your preferred partner’s dataset when using Twitter Search to find Tweets about a specific place.In this way, Twitter can act as a connector of services – a one-stop shop for place data. You can check in with Gowalla and then have that place data easily accessible for use with another service as if you had checked in with Twitter itself. By making its database of places relational, Twitter is positioning itself in much the same way Facebook has with its Places product.Mick Johnson, co-founder of Whereoscope, told us that he saw this as a move to help attract developers.“Twitter is fighting the place database battle by giving app developers a ‘zero-cost’ way to adopt,” said Johnson. “If you’re Gowalla, you get all of Twitter’s data while retaining the option to switch out, because you’re still using the same ID. Conversely if you want to integrate with Facebook, you don’t have a way out afterwards.”Basically, Twitter is doing the work of relating different places on its service, so location services don’t have to commit to using its places IDs and risk alienating itself with other services. Currently, Twitter has announced partnerships with 13 companies, giving developers the ability to search by their place IDs in addition to Twitter’s own IDs.Will a move like this be enough for developers of location-based services? Or will the sheer size and breadth of Facebook’s social graph overpower any ease-of-adoption on Twitter’s end? Let us know what you think in the comments.last_img read more

Food Safety for Your Labor Day

first_imgCC Flickr Picnic food by Mark H. Anbinderby Joanna ManeroAlthough the summer is winding down and coming to an end, Labor Day is always a nice last hoorah.  It’s the perfect time to squeeze in one last picnic or trip to the lake or beach with the family.  Before embarking on the family fun, check out these picnic tips to make sure everyone enjoys their break without too many trips to the bathroom.  Don’t forget your food safety!Keep your hands clean– It can be tricky to wash your hands in an outdoor setting.  If facilities aren’t available, plan ahead and bring hand wipes or sanitizer to use before handling food.Keep cool things cool– If you have cold items, like potato salad or condiments, keep them in the cooler.  Keep the cooler in a shaded area and try to limit excessively opening the cooler to maintain cold temperature.  Keep ice packs or ice cubes in the cooler and everything in an air tight container to avoid cooler water from getting in the food.Don’t over-pack– Try to bring only the food you think you and your family will eat.  Don’t overpack food, to avoid dealing with leftovers.Leftovers–  If you happen to have leftovers, place them in sealed containers and stick them in a cooler to avoid leaving them in the temperature danger zone, the temperature range in which bacteria grow most rapidly, for too long.Save condiment packages– If you can, save a few small condiment packages from fast food restaurants or cafes to stick in your picnic basket.  It’ll take up less room and will be easier to share.Reverse pack your basket– Pack food items on the bottom of the basket with paper plates, silverware, and a tablecloth on top.  This way you will have a place to put your food when you get to it.GrillingMarinate– Make sure you marinate your food in the fridge and not on the counter at room temperature.  Don’t reuse marinade as sauce to pour over meat.  You can separate part of the marinade before using it on raw meat to pour over the finished meat later.Keep raw meat items separate– If you can, assign them their own cooler to keep food from cross-contamination.  If not, double bag meat items in air tight containers.Always cook food thoroughly– If you are doing any grilling, make sure food is cooked all the way through.  Although a meat thermometer is unlikely, cut the thickest piece of meat to evaluate if it is cooked thoroughly.Avoid cross-contamination– Make sure you have different utensils for cooked and raw products.I hope you found some of these tips fun and useful as you prepare for your last few family outings for the summer.  Don’t forget the sunscreen and bug spray!  Most importantly, make the most of the summer before the kids go back to school.Check out the following websites for more tips and tricks for the perfect picnic! https://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/content/picnic-safetyhttps://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/Consumers/ucm109899.htmhttps://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/seasonal-recipes/how-to-plan-the-perfect-picnic This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Lok Sabha felicitates Saina Nehwal

first_imgLok Sabha on Monday felicitated badminton player Saina Nehwal for winning the Hong Kong Super Series tournament.Speaking on behalf of members, Speaker Meira Kumar said Saina had emphatically established herself as one of the best players through her “stupendous performance”.Saina defeated Asian Games winner Shixian Wang of China to win the tournament.Noting that Saina had won the fourth major international title during this year, Kumar said, “honourable members, I am sure all of you will join me in conveying our heartiest congratulations to her.” “Her achievements are a matter of national pride and source of inspiration for many a budding sportspersons of our country,” the Speaker added amidst thumping of desks by the members.- WIth PTI inputslast_img

Duck Dynasty Star Claims Title Of Korbel HoleinOne Champion

first_imgLake Tahoe was taken by storm on July 17th when 13 of the greatest names in sports and entertainment battled for the title of Korbel Hole-in-One Champion.Todd Kennedy, Korbel; Sue Novasel, District Five Supervisor; Gary Heck, Korbel; Willie Robertson, Duck DynastyWith a powerful drive, Duck Dynasty Star Willie Robertson landed 12 feet 1 inch away from the pin, taking home the victory for this fourth-annual competition.In honor of Robertson’s win, The Korbel Toast Life Foundation donated $5,000 to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.The Hole-in-One Competition took place on Hole 17 and is a featured event at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, currently being played at the Edgewood Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.Close behind finishing in second place, Golf Channel Host Lisa Cornwell put her All-American golf champion skills to the test with a distance of 13 feet 9 inches from the pin. Coming in third with 14 feet 5 inches and not far off was Former MLB All-Star Pitcher David Wells.Other entertainment idols competing for the win included Nine-Time Grammy Award Winner Justin Timberlake, who won over the crowd with his smooth dance moves as he prepared to tee off. Comedians Larry the Cable Guy and Rob Riggle also had fans amused as their hilarious remarks provided a soundtrack to the afternoon. Season Nineteen Dancing with the Stars Champion Alfonso Ribeiro added to the excitement as he heckled with participants and stirred up the competition.In addition, Former NFL Pro Bowl Champions Joe Theismann, A.J. Hawk and Mark Rypien exhibited fierce drives down the fairway to beat out the majority of competitors. Although he wasn’t closest to the pin, Former NBA Forward Shane Battier was a fan favorite as he took his best shot at the Hole-in-One Champion title. Fans ultimately gave their support to Bush Center Wounded Warrior Champion Chad Pfeifer, last year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship fifth place winner. Although Pfeifer was beat out by competitors, the crowd offered a standing ovation for his service to our country.“The fourth-annual celebrity Hole-in-One competition is an opportunity to close out the first round with a lively, crowd pleasing contest to support a worthwhile cause like the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and raise a glass to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship,” said Gary Heck, small owner and small president of Korbel Champagne Cellars.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Man poses as WBSEDCL employee to extort money from customers in cop

first_imgKolkata: Officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has lodged a complaint with the West Midnapore police claiming that a person identified as Santanu Roy is collecting money from the customers in the district posing himself as a staff member of the WBSEDCL.A villager, who was duped by the accused, also registered a complaint at the local police station in this regard. On the basis of the complaint, the district police have arrested Roy who is a resident of Tatarpur village of West Midnapore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSome of the villagers from the district alleged that the accused introduced himself as a WBSEDCL employee and has been collecting money from them. The matter came to light after Biswanath Soren a customer from Tatarpur village registered a complaint with the station manager of Ramjibanpur mentioning how he was duped by the accused. In his complaint, Soren said that Roy went to his house and collected Rs 7,100 claiming himself as an employee of the Customer Care Centre of the WBSEDCL. Initially, the Soren family mistook Roy as the WBSEDCL staffer but later they found that the accused had duped them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter going through the complaint from the customer, the senior officials of the WBSEDCL in the district found that the accused was neither a staffer nor he had any connection with the customer care centre of Ramjibanpur. The WBSEDCL had also suffered a huge revenue loss due to the extortion of money from the customers in the district. A senior official of the WBSEDCL in the district registered the complaint with the CK Town police station narrating the incident. . The investigating officers are interrogating the accused to ascertain the modus operandi. They are also trying to know if some other persons in involved in the incident.last_img read more

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OSU junior forward Alexa Hart (22) and redshirt junior guard Kianna Holland (right) cheer a teammates’ basket on March 3 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports Director

TBDPITL Ep 19 Ohio State mens basketballs downward spiral

Wyatt Crosher and Colin Gay discuss Ohio State men’s basketball’s four-game losing streak and if it will become a five-game one after the Purdue game, and if there is a end to the losing ways in the near future. Wyatt and Colin also talk about Ohio State men’s hockey’s sweep against then-No. 13 Penn State and how the team looks ready for another deep tournament run, as well as women’s basketball’s recent defeat against Michigan.

Russian star Golovin in talks with Chelsea

first_imgAleksandr Golovin’s mother confirmed that the 22-year-old player is, in fact, in talks with Chelsea, but a potential move can only be completed after the World Cup.This summer’s tournament revealed Aleksandr Golovin to the world and sparked the interest of the Blues. The offensive midfielder plays for the CSKA Moscow, but could be moving to London tight after the end of World Cup.As Goal reported, Golovin’s mother confirmed the rumors of the club’s interest: “Yes, now there are talks between the clubs, but we still do not know the details.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Sacha right now stands only for the Russian team, fully focused on the World Cup. The transition from one club to another will only be discussed after it is completed here.”Juventus is also one potential candidate for signing the Russian star. But Chelsea could top the other clubs’ bids, offering €30 million to CSKA Moscow.last_img read more

Federal employees set up 1000 GoFundMe pages amid government shutdown

first_imgThe government shut down since December 2018.  Pool Federal workers have begun asking for help on GoFundMe as a government shutdown nears the three-week mark.Government employees have set up roughly 1,000 fundraising pages as they seek help in meeting their expenses, said a GoFundMe spokeswoman in an email statement. Campaigns on the crowdfunding platform seek anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars for everyday expenses, such as utilities and groceries.”We deploy proprietary technical tools and have multiple processes in place to verify the identity of campaign organizers and the beneficiary of the campaign,” said the spokeswoman. “Before money is transferred, an individual’s information, including their banking information, must be verified by our payment processor.”A search on the site for the term “government shutdown” returned more than 1,650 results. The campaigns have raised approximately $150,000 in total, according to the platform’s spokeswoman.”It’s affecting over hundreds of thousands of federal employees across the US in different federal agencies,” Brandon Taijeron, a Department of Justice employee whose story was included in The Guardian article, wrote on his GoFundMe page. “I’m on my last leg as far as finances being taken care of, putting food on the table, making sure my wife and son have everything they need, getting to and from work even though we’re not getting paid right now.”The government shutdown started in December because the House and Senate couldn’t come to agreement on funding President Donald Trump’s $5 billion border wall, according to CBS News. Over 420,000 government staff are reportedly working without pay.First published on Jan. 10, 5:50 p.m. PT.Updates on Jan. 11, 7:20 a.m. PT: Adds GoFundMe spokeswoman statement.  Politics Digital Media Internet Services 30 Commentscenter_img Share your voice Tagslast_img read more

Govt to increase allocation for social safety net programme

first_img.Poor people will get more allowances in the next fiscal 2018-2019 (FY19) as the government is going to increase the allocation for the Social Safety Net Programme, officials said.”The coverage of the Social Safety Net Programme will be increased. As well as, the amount for the programme will also be increased in the next budget,” finance secretary Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury told BSS.The government is likely to increase the amount by around Tk. 100 billion in the upcoming fiscal for giving the poor people a comfortable living, he added.In the outgoing fiscal 2017-18, the government allocated Tk. 542.06 billion for the Social Safety Net Programme, which was 13.50 per cent of the total budget and 2.4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP).The finance secretary said the government will increase the coverage of old age allowance. From FY19, about four million people will get the old age allowance which is now around 3.5 million, he added. “We will increase the coverage of every scheme, side by side the amount will also be increased,” he said.Muslim Chowdhury said the expansion of the safety net will bring more poverty-stricken people under the programme and help alleviate poverty.In order to increase the social security coverage and improve living standards of the poor, he said, the government has taken the initiative to widen the programme.By strengthening the social safety net programmes, benefits of the national growth will be taken to all, he added.Social Safety Net Programme has mainly been undertaken to assist the poor and the disadvantaged people. Under the programme, around 7 million poor people are receiving allowances under 118 schemes.Out of the total beneficiaries, around 600,000 poor women are receiving maternity allowances across the country. Around 75 per cent of the allocation is being transferred in cash.The government has also launched “MIS integrated G2P” payment system to give the allowances to the poor people within a short time and without hassle.Finance minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the Government to Person (G2P) payment system on Thursday by giving maternity allowance to over 8,000 poor women under seven upazillas across the country.The payment system will gradually cover all beneficiaries of the country.last_img read more