first_img“Got my gloves on my hands but tonight is for a different reason / I know the storm’s pouring down outside but it’s a different season / How many lives must we lose before we realize, start believing… / I might be calm outside but down inside I’m weeping / Ebola is real…”It is one of the most played Ebola songs on the airwaves, written and performed by Tan Tan B and Quincy B. Titled, ‘State of Emergency’, the chorus is pouring on every child’s lip around Monrovia today.Music like State of Emergency can be a very powerful tool in delivering a health message because it is catchy, emotional and entertaining.The song, with its slow beats and soulful lyrics, has a direct and authentic message warning people of the reality of Ebola and how many lives it has taken away. What catches many people’s attention for the first time when listening to the song is the manner in which Quincy B sings his heart out beautifully in the chorus, pouring out every emotion about how he truly feels about the virus that has taken the lives of so many people while Tan Tan B raps highlighting the deaths the disease is causing especially it starting from his very own home county, Lofa, where the virus first entered Liberia. Speaking to LIB Life, Tan Tan B says, “I feel so sad seeing a country that was once full of life, is now so lifeless with so many deaths all because of this deadly virus.  All we can do is educate our people about the reality about the virus through our music cuz after all this is a state of emergency and only God can save us”.All over Liberia, Ebola is now the hottest topic all over the airwaves. It’s not the just news about the disease but also awareness songs as well. The virus is taking away so many lives, causing many to wonder if God is angry with Liberia.This Ebola Virus has been the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, for which there is no known cure, and has killed more than 3,000 people, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, since the start of the year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img“We have to go back to our roots, go back to our defense,” said Bruins point guard Darren Collison, an Etiwanda graduate. “We’ve been allowing teams (to shoot) a little over 45 percent from the field. That’s not our game. We like to hold teams under 35 percent. We have to bring back that mind set, and I think we have. This team is capable of doing that. We just can’t get away from that.” In winning 20 of its first 22 games, UCLA (26-5) held opponents to 41.9 percent from the field. In going 6-3 in its final nine games, opponents shot 46.9 percent from the floor, with three of teams bettering 50 percent. CONTACTS NOT NEEDED Once the NCAA Tournament seedings were announced Sunday, UCLA coach Ben Howland said he would not contact his former assistant and current Northern Arizona coach, Mike Adras, for a scouting report. Since Weber State and NAU both play in the Big Sky, Howland said he didn’t want to put Adras in a difficult position. The Bears shot 48 percent from the field in the overtime win, continuing a disturbing trend for a UCLA squad that is best known for its tenacious defense. As No. 2 seed UCLA heads into Thursday’s meeting with No. 15 seed Weber State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Sacramento’s Arco Arena, the Bruins need to tighten defensively. LOS ANGELES – When an opponent crossed halfcourt against UCLA last March, connecting on a pass was difficult, and finding an open shot near impossible. So as the Bruins went to regroup during a Saturday practice after the horrific loss to California in the first round of the Pacific-10 tournament, it made perfect sense that defense was the starting point. center_img Of course, Howland didn’t need to talk to Adras, since the two spoke about 11 p.m. Saturday. Adras said he was on a recruiting trip when he called Howland. “I thought for sure, and I think he felt it was going to be Weber,” Adras said. “They know what they’re doing. We’ll give them some calls, maybe some like that.” THROWING SOME IRON Bruins junior guard Arron Afflalo said he relieved a lot of his anger and frustration about his 3-point effort in the loss to Cal by setting a personal-best in the bench press by “working out” with 265 pounds. “It’s funny how it gives you that inspiration,” Afflalo said. “Our strength coach told me lifting weights gets rid of nervous energy, any type of anxiety, any type of frustration. It’s true. Afterward, I felt calmer, and that I did something positive for myself coming off such a negative game.” MORE AFFLALO HONORS Afflalo was named first-team all-America by the Sporting News, the fifth team he’s made. He was also a first-team selection by the basketball coaches (NABC), SI.com, ESPN.com and Dick Vitale. Also, sophomore point guard Darren Collison was named to the Sporting News’ second team. 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

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first_imgHe’s done it again!!!That man Rory Gallagher who still has us singing Jimmy’s Winning Matches after every game in Croke Park, has penned a brilliant poem that will have you pumped for the All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry in two weeks time. Simply click on the video above to enjoy listening to Rory’s latest poem, you won’t be disappointed. DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: RORY PENS ANOTHER ODE TO JIMMY! was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

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first_img REPLY The report also suggests Eric Bailly could be sold by Jose Mourinho as he looks to freshen up his defence for the second transfer window running. Latest Football Stories no dice shining REVEALED MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Manchester United are willing to sell out-of-favour defender Marcos Rojo in January and Wolverhampton Wanderers could make a bid, according to reports.Wolves were keen on the player last summer but were unable to land him with the player apparently considering them a ‘minor club’. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions getty huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF Marcos Rojo in training with Manchester United Three months down the line, the promoted side are just four points behind the Red Devils in the Premier League table.And, according to the Birmingham Mail, with Man United ready to sell, Wolves are on alert once more and could attempt another move for the Argentina international, who hasn’t made a single appearance for his club this season. 1last_img read more

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first_imgFAI Chief Executive Officer John Delaney will be the Donegal Sports Star organisation’s special guest for the 38th official annual awards ceremony in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 31st.FAI boss John DelaneyIt’s a huge coup for the committee to have secured the soccer chief just a few short months after he rubber-stamped the appointments of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the new Republic of Ireland management team.Sports Star Committee Chairperson Neil Martin who confirmed the news on Saturday evening said he was delighted that Delaney had accepted the invitation to present the awards. “John Delaney is known across all sports not just soccer over the past decade as CEO of the FAI. Coming to our awards so soon after one of the most talked managerial appointments in the history of Irish soccer will make it an extra special occasion when I’ve no doubt we’ll learn more about John’s involvement in getting Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to manage our national team” Mr Martin said.Delaney is no stranger to Donegal having being special guest at previous soccer functions in the county including a Kilmacrennan Celtic celebration in the Lagoon four years ago. He also led the FAI delegation to Donegal in July 2012 for the week long ‘Festival of Football’ which culminated with the organisation’s AGM in the Mount Errigal Hotel.46-year-old John Delaney who is a native of Waterford became the youngest treasurer in FAI history in 2001. His father Joe was also previously treasurer of the Ireland’s governing soccer body.John rose to prominence in the wake of the 2002 Roy Keane Saipan saga, having emerged as the FAI’s public figurehead during the affair. He became acting chief executive of the organisation in December 2004, after Fran Rooney’s acrimonious departure. He took up the role full-time the following March 2005. Four years ago the FAI’s Board of Directors agreed to extend his contract for a second time again until 2015. When FIFA offered Ireland a Fair Play Award following the controversial Thierry Henry handball incident which gave France victory over the Republic of Ireland in a World cup play-off, Delaney declined and said FIFA President Sepp Blatter was “an embarrassment to himself and an embarrassment to FIFA”.Prior to securing the services of O’Neill and Keane, Delaney had overseen the appointments of Steve Staunton and Giovanni Trapattoni as Irish managers. FAI BOSS DELANEY TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT SPORTS STAR AWARDS was last modified: January 6th, 2014 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSFAIJohn Delaneylast_img read more

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first_imgLocal election candidate Bert Galbraith, has urged farmers in the Stranorlar Electoral Area to seek assistance with their Single Farm Payment application, to ensure their applications are correct and they maximize their entitlements.Bert GalbraithThe Fine Gael candidate who is a beef and sheep farmer, said he is aware from personal experience and from speaking to other farmers, that they often lose sleep worrying about such form-filling and deadlines.“Spring time on the farm is a very busy time with sheep lambing, cows calving, slurry and fertiliser applications. Tillage farmers are getting land ready for sowing spring crops and planting potatoes. Farmers make do with very little sleep at this time of the year but we get great satisfaction from our work. “However, I know from personal experience and talking to other farmers that sleep is also lost worrying about all the administration associated with farming and the fear of farm inspections and penalties.”The local election candidate explained that the Single Farm Application has now commenced for 2014 with a deadline of May 15th and he urged farmers to be extremely careful with their applications.“This is the most important piece of paperwork in the farming year and one simple mistake can lead to a serious loss of single payment income. There is now the additional complication surrounding leased entitlements that might have to be transferred before the deadline to avoid losing them completely.”He said that he would now urge all farmers to contact their Agricultural Consultant or Advisor as soon as possible to make sure their SFP application is correct and their entitlements are maximised for 2014. “You should also be able of get a very close estimate of what your entitlement payment will be from 2014 through to 2019 under the new Basic Payment and Greening scheme and I would urge all farmers to get professional help with the Single Farm Application this year so that they can focus on what they do best – farming,” he concluded. ELECTION CANDIDATE GALBRAITH URGES FARMERS TO SEEK HELP WITH SINGLE FARM PAYMENT APPLICATIONS was last modified: March 26th, 2014 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:Bert Galbraithsingle farm payment applicationslast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Typically, the combine gets the majority of attention when farmers prepare for harvest. However, performing some pre-season preventive maintenance on grain carts will help ensure they’re ready to roll.Brad Niensteadt, service representative and technology specialist for Kinze Manufacturing, offers the following maintenance tips to help ensure a smoother harvest.Augers – It is important to check augers for noticeable wear because over time they will become smaller in diameter and diminish their overall performance. Inspect for wear especially where grain transitions from the horizontal to vertical auger, and from the lower to upper portion of the vertical auger. These grain transition zones are high-wear areas and when worn, can cause slow unloading, extra strain on other driveline components, and crop damage.PTO/drive belts – Make sure they are properly adjusted and the serviceable parts of the Power Take-Off (PTO) shafts are adequately greased. Ensure safety shields and in place and retainment chains are attached. Check drive belts for proper tension and alignment, as well as for heavy cracks in the grooves or other visible damage. Also, ensure the linkage is free to move and engages/disengages smoothly.Gearbox oil – Check gearbox oil level and condition, and replace if needed. If the gearbox is run by chains, check the chain condition and lubricate.Cart wheels – Reset the torque on the wheel nuts and check tire pressure. Check wheel bearings on wheeled carts and lubricate or repack bearings as necessary. For carts with tracks, check track alignment (see operators manual for proper procedure) and belt tension to ensure even wear of tracks.Scale accuracy – Power up scale head to ensure no alarms and wiring is in good condition. Check the cart weight of at least five different loads with a legal-for-trade scale. Inspect all grain cart scale wires for damage and secure routing to prevent damage in the field.Tarp – Look over the tarp and make sure there are no tears or wear spots. Make sure it rolls freely and has proper tension when closed. If using an electric tarp, ensure that power cables are clean and in good condition. Validate proper operation and that the remote control works properly.Hitch clevis – Check the condition of the hitch clevis and if worn replace.Safety Chains – Make sure all safety chains are in good working order and retainment clips are attached.Safety Lights/Work Lights – Make sure all safety and warning lights are working and visible. Ensure unload work lights are operational and clean.Slow Moving Vehicle Sign – Make sure the Slow Moving Vehicle sign is visible and in good condition. Clean it regularly through the season so that it is visible.Niensteadt also recommends that farmers look for visible wear areas or leaks in hydraulic hoses. Check all hydraulic functions and if equipped with joystick control ensure all functions operate correctly. Finally, he says, grease all lubrication points before heading to the field, including track wheels, auger hinge area and PTO vertical auger bearings.“Farmers will soon be heading back out to the fields with an army of combines, tractors grain carts and trucks to get the crop out,” Niensteadt says. “Now is the time to maintain grain carts to ensure they will operate at peak performance to maximize harvest speed and efficiency.”For additional information, farmers can contact their Kinze dealer or visit kinze.com.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cole Heger, Preble Co., shows his Red and White in the Dry Cow Class. Aubree Topp, 13, Shelby Co., shows a Milking Shorthorn. Milkinging Shorthorn class Casey Weiss, Darke Co., shows her Milking Shorthorn that was the Senior Champion of Junior Show. Alyson Phillips, Henry Co., shows her Red and White in the Sr. 2-year-old class. Wyatt Schlauch, from Holmes Co., shows his Red and White in the Jr. 2-year-old class. Madelyn Topp from Auglaize Co. showing her holstein in a dry cow class. Kayla Cring from Huron Co. with her Grand Champion Holstein Female. Grand Champion Holstein Female Kayla Cring from Huron Co and Reserve Grand Champion Holstein Female Zachary Steinke from Auglaize Co. Cole Pond from Champaign Co. showing in the Holstein Senior Showmanship. Tim Gunkelman from Wayne Co. showing his Holstein in the Senior Showmanship class. Grace Gunkelman from Wayne Co. showing her Holstein. Grace Gunkelman from Wayne Co. showing in the Holstein Intermediate Showmanship class. Photos by Zach ParrottHere are results from the 2019 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show. Further results will be made available as the shows progress.HolsteinTotal animals shown: 116Exhibitors: 56 YRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Kayla CringAnimal: Stunning Coruette Google-ESire: Sonnek GC Coruette-ET YRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Zachary SteinkeAnimal: Maple Tree Mogul DelaniSire: Mountfield SSI DCY Mogul-E YRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Logan ToppAnimal: Toppglen Jacoby Wooka-ESire: Cycle Doorman Jacoby-ET YRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Taylor KolpfensteinAnimal: Etgen-Way Doc HoneymooSire: Woodcrest King Doc YRP Senior ChampionExhibitor: Kayla CringAnimal: Stunning Coruette Google-ESire: Sonnek GC Coruette-ET YRP Reserve Senior ChampionExhibitor: Madelyn ToppAnimal: Topp-View Attitude RaceSire: Attitude Senior Showmanship (15 and over)Marissa ToppTim GunkelmanCole PondMariah TroutwineLogan Schlauch Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)Logan ToppAubree ToppOlivia FinkePeyton HenryGrace Gunkelman Junior Showmanship (11 and under)Colton ThomasMadicyn RuppRuth BaumbauerJustin LandesKennley Siegrist Red and White YRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Alyson Philips YRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Wyatt Schlauch YRP Intermediate ChampionExhibitor: Alysan Philips YRP Reserve Intermediate ChampionExhibitor: Wyatt Schlauch YRP Senior ChampionExhibitor: Mariah Troutwine YRP Reserve Senior ChampionExhibitor: Cole Heger Senior Showmanship (15 and over)Madelyn ToppMariah TroutwineSydney GoodAlly CuppsLindsay Lamoreaux Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)Lily ElsassCarissa PittmanLillian FinkeWyatt SchluachKaleb Pond Junior Showmanship (11 and under)Lydia KavermanNoah SprengNora BudnyGage Workman Ayshire YRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Marissa ToppAnimal: Toppglen Wishful Thinking YRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Lane GreiweAnimal: Mill Valley Gunner Gumbell YRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Kinley ToppAnimal: On Top Wiggle Wiggle YRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Ashley HowvermaleAnimal: Hawver- Crest Showstopper YRP Senior ChampionExhibitor: Marissa ToppAnimal: Toppglen Wishful Thinking YRP Reserve Senior ChampionExhibitor: Lane GreiweAnimal: Mill Valley Gunner Gumbell Senior Showmanship (15 and over)Ashley HowvermaleLane GreiweMarissa ToppKinley ToppAaron Berg Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)Kelly HowvermaleLogan ToppAdam WolfJulianne HeadingsSylvia Headings Junior Showmanship (11 and under)Ava LahmersKale HamkerNoah SprengAnna HeadingsStephanie Headings Milking Shorthorn YRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Aubree Topp YRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Emmy Days YRP Junior Grand ChampionExhibitor: Henry WeissAnimal: Weissway Ocean OatmealSire: Cherrywood Weissway Ocean YRP Junior Reserve ChampionExhibitor: Emmy DaysAnimal: Reidien Acres Snowwhite PSire: Lucky Strike Senior Showmanship (15 and over)Carrie RhoadesEmmy DaysTess KikoRachel ShermanHenry Specht Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)Madelyn BakerLillian SpechtKatie Weiss Junior Showmanship (11 and under)Henry WeissJerseyTotal animals shown: 87Total exhibitors: 36 YRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Blake GreiweAnimal: DKG Motin Jolly YRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Colton ThomasAnimal: Miss Premier MangoritaSire: Hawarden Impuls Premier YRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Lillian FinkeAnimal: Big Guns Andreas ViennaSire: Sunset Canyon Andreas YRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Jade LauxAnimal: Impression StormySire: Rock Ella Impression Senior Showmanship (15 and over)Lane GrieweMadelyn ToppBlake GrieweKinley ToppGarrett Hageman Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)Grace GunkelmanJacoby GilbertMeredith HagemanGwen SchindelLillian FinkeJunior Showmanship (11 and under)Allison FrancisLydia KavermanLane FrancisEmma HershbergerElla Hershberger GuernseyTotal animals shown: 62Total exhibitors: 27 YRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Aubree ToppAnimal: Lavon Farms Norak RattleSire: Lang Haven Grumpy Novak YRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Case AltAnimal: Marodore Ernie FelizSire: Lonestar-ET YRP Junior Guernsey ChampionExhibitor: Samantha PlocherAnimal: Dix-Lee Method DarwynSire: Mar Ral Method-TW YRP Reserve Junior Guernsey ChampionExhibitor: Hannah HurstAnimal: Guernsey Grove HP MaverickSire: Springhill J Lonestar Senior Showmanship (15 and over)Jessica LangenkampSamantha PlocherTyler DehanAlex RichardsonDerek Burns Intermediate Showmanship (12-14) Logan DehanKyle PolkNatasha DavidsonAbigayle DickeCase Alt Junior Showmanship (11 and under)Adam LangenkampTiffany LangenkampDrew LangenkampClaire GoekeSilas Kohler Brown SwissTotal animals shown: 54Total exhibitors: 28 YRP Grand ChampionExhibitor: Madelyn ToppAnimal: Kulp-Gen Supreme DawnSire: Supreme YRP Reserve Grand ChampionExhibitor: Kinley ToppAnimal: Cutting Edge T Taylor ET YRP Junior ChampionExhibitor: Molly MoffettAnimal: New View C BravoSire: Voelkers TD Carter YRP Reserve Junior ChampionExhibitor: Carissa PittmanAnimal: Brook Hollow Whiskey KokitaSire: Manis Glenn Whiskey ET Senior Showmanship (15 & over)Molly MoffettKinley ToppMadelyn ToppZachary LoganRussell Alden Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)Carissa PittmanAmy HughesRiley ShockeyTyler KressDrake Yoder Junior Showmanship (11 and under)Reagan ShockeyJacob HowmanMadicyn RuppDelilah TuronAnna Headingslast_img read more

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first_imgIs innovation at risk in what could be the most innovative sector in the history of the United States?  Fresh off the news that AT&T seeks to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion, that was the question at the center of conversation this morning as the CEOs of the 3 largest mobile companies in the United States took the stage with MSNBC’s Jim Cramer to kick off the CTIA conference in Orlando, Florida.It was a moment of high drama and the players didn’t dissapoint.  When asked point blank about the consequences for innovation of the deal AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega focused on the positive and Verizon’s Dan Mead yawned at the supposed threat.  Sprint CEO, underdog and the Chairman of CTIA itself Dan Hesse, however, was quite explicit in sounding the alarm.ReadWriteWeb’s CTIA disclosure is sponsored by Sprint and it’s a good thing, too.  The opening keynote panel at the conference had a clear crowd favorite and it wasn’t the head of either of the two dominant carriers speaking.  Sprint’s Hesse got the loudest cheers of any speaker of the morning with his clear statements critical of the growing market dominance of his fellow panelists and what it meant for consumers and technology.Panel moderator Jim Cramer started out asking simply, what are the consequences to innovation of the AT&T deal for T-Mobile? The New York Times said there was little for consumers to cheer about concerning the deal.  Did the panelists agree?AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega answered first.  He disagreed, of course, and said that the deal would benefit consumers because it resolves spectrum issues in major cities. “When you combine networks,” he said, “your coverage becomes denser and you have more capacity.” He also said that as a result of the deal, AT&T would focus on rolling out next generation networks to rural America.  Throughout the panel, de la Vega’s responses had a tone of humility.  That’s probably a good affect to take on, given the stakes of regulatory consideration of the T-Mobile deal.What does Verizon think of the deal? CEO Dan Mead appeared unmoved.  “We’ve built a foundation of great spectrum through many may acquisitions similar to what’s being discussed here,” he said.  “We feel very good about our spectrum position.”  When asked if Verizon had considered acquiring T-Mobile itself, Mead said “we didn’t think there was a need.”Mead didn’t offer much comment on innovation in particular, he appeared much more concerned about the company’s strong marketshare and ability to service its customer’s basic needs. “The underlying issue is a fundamentally sound spectrum policy to foster innovation,” he offered. “We have a tremendous amount of competition [already].”The Sprint reply was the most entertaining.“Are you concerned that consolidation could stifle innovation?” asked moderator Cramer.“My opinion doesn’t matter,” said Sprint CEO and CTIA chairman Dan Hesse, “it’s the FCC and the DOJ’s that matter. But yes. If that transaction is allowed to proceed, 79% of marketshare would be in the top 2 companies. I am concerned it would stifle innovation.”With that the crowd at the event burst into cheers.  It was clear that people at this industry event are concerned about the growing centralization of power as well.Hesse gave AT&T credit for opening up the huge market for mobile apps like no one else had been able to do before, but he also said he really hopes that the Microsoft and Nokia partnership goes well.  “If that partnership goes well, it gives consumers more choice,” he said. “I think it’s good for our industry to have a strong 4th choice.”That’s an appealing and intuitive position to take.  It’s also a logical position for someone who is on the outside of that 79% marketshare held by the 2 big players.In a fast-mobilizing world, rich with innovation possibilities throughout a complex value chain, what do you think is best for innovation?  Competition among a larger number of mobile carriers or the superior service and platform that the market leaders say comes from scale and density of coverage?Disclosure: The topic of this post was chosen independently of Sprint’s sponsorship of our coverage at CTIA. Because of the scope of the event, our coverage of CTIA will at times undoubtably mention other vendors and companies including Sprint and their competitors. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#conferences#CTIA 2011#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgThere were many great programs that did not make it into my list of ten. The Office, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight Zone, Lost and many more. Add your suggestions in the comments section below. Americans watch about 40 hours of television every single week. Even in the Internet Age, television remains a cultural force, a unifying voice and quite possibly our chief storyteller. Do not view this as bad. A number of television programs over the decades have not only been great, but inspirational for viewers to become that which was once mocked: geeks. Several, in fact, have inspired our nation’s children to liberate their inner geekiness and dare to change the world.Here are the 10 television shows that I think have most inspired generations of geeks. Not all are about computers or rockets, nor space travel or science. But all possess a common theme. Being smart, passionate, dedicated, hands-on and driven are qualities to be celebrated. 10. Lost in SpaceFrom the opening notes of the show’s theme song, it was clear: danger and adventure was at hand. Lost in Space was campy, no doubt, and laughably wrong about so much. All its faults can be forgiven, however. It’s best qualities were the stuff of dreams: traveling the galaxy was the norm, interacting with aliens to be expected, working alongside robots a part of everyday life. Even better: mom and dad and all the children were super-smart and highly capable. It went off the air before most of you were even alive. 8. The X-FilesThe truth is out there. Now go find it. This smart mystery-science fiction-thriller series never pandered, even while hunting down alien life forms in middle America. The X-Files spawned intense, volumnious online discussions, a decade-plus before Twitter arrived. 7. FuturamaThe show that refuses to die – like Star Trek, which inspired it. Futurama taught America, once again, that animated shows can be smart, clever, provocative and fun. Space, time travel, genetic mutations, immortality, parallel universes – not to mention ridiculously amusing future inventions – are all topics for dissection. Your children love this. 1. Star TrekCould it possibly be any other show? Kirk. Spock. Scotty. Bones. Uhura. Chekov. Sulu. You know them and they matter deeply to you. More than any other television program, possibly more than any other work of fiction, Star Trek inspired you to believe in yourself, believe in a greater good, a better future, and work toward making it so.Would there be iPhones without tricorders? SETI without Starfleet? Space shuttles without Gene Roddenberry? Star Trek has not simply inspired a generation of geeks, but several generations. Tags:#Geeks#television 9. Top GearExceedingly British, preternaturally opposed to even great America cars, and their are many, Top Gear celebrates automobiles, engines, and learning by doing – in the most audacious, outrageous and ballsy challenges imaginable. 4. Prisoners of GravityThis ultra-low-budget Canadian television show may be the most geeky of all. Frustrated with the world, a man builds his own rocket, takes refuge on a orbiting satellite and spends all his time interviewing the most extraordinarily talented men and women of science… fiction and comics. “Dr. Rick” celebrates the creators, the visionaries, the builders of worlds – those who light a path to our future.  5. Doctor WhoI’m American. I don’t get Dr. Who. And, honestly, Daleks seem ridiculous. Nonetheless, scientists, computer geeks and all the smartest kids have found awe and inspiration from this long-running British science fiction and fantasy series. It’s about time travel, space travel, aliens – and that rather deep reservoir of cleverness and mechanical aptitude that Brits seem to possess.  12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img 3. Star Trek: The Next GenerationBuilding on the vision of the original Star Trek, ST:TNG otherwise boldly went where no one had gone before, its super-smart, exceedingly brave crew of men, women and children traversing solar systems, visiting alien worlds, fighting Borg, sacrificing their lives for their ideals and always always always putting their computer and engineering skills to the ultimate test. Space may not be the final frontier, but it absolutely inspires the best in all of us. brian s hall 2. The Big Bang TheoryThe most popular show on the list – and the most un-geek, truth be told. If not for the great geek shows of the past, however, the very shows which challenged us every week to think big and dream bigger, this comedy about misfit scientists trapped on present-day Earth likely never would have seen the light of day. Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 6. MythbustersIs there anything more ‘geek’ than proving common wisdom wrong? Mythbusters gleefully takes on sacred cows and forces them up against the unwavering, un-feeling hegemony that is science. Plus, they blow stuff up.last_img read more

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