No “criminal” liability – Granger

first_imgPharmagate… rather administrative errorsIn light of mounting calls for the Government to sanction Public Health Minister Dr George Norton over the highly controversial $12.5 million Sussex Street, Georgetown ‘drug-bond’ deal, President David Granger has pointed out that the issue is merely an “administrative error” and did not warrant any criminal liability.Speaking on the weekly television programme – The Public Interest – the Head of State explained that at the time, pharmaceuticals were brought due to the high demands from hospitals across the country. He noted that after unfavourable proposals from the existing facility, the Public Health Minister opted to rent a facility that was in the city so that there can be easy access to the drugs for distribution.“Those would have been mitigations for the action that was taken… So there was no criminality, it was a question of trying to get the job done and errors were made. But the Minister apologised and we have corrected those errors. As far as I’m concerned, we have now put in place a system which will prevent a reoccurrence,” the President stated.According to the Head of State Bond, following an investigation Cabinet has considered recommendations made and has determined that henceforth, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure will oversee the rental of facilities for its sister-ministries.“We learnt now that the subject ministry is not necessarily the best judge of the suitably of a particular premise or facility to be rented, and we have now moved that responsibility under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,” the President declared.Moreover, it was pointed out to President Granger during the television programme that in its 15 months in office, his administration has experience some incidents that has basically damaged its “brand”. The reporters explained that there have been calls on numerous occasions for Cabinet members to be disciplined and/or removed from office, as in the case of Dr Norton.However, the Head of State posited that there will be no reshuffling of his Cabinet. He stated that the changes made at the beginning of 2016 are designed to be improve Cabinet’s performance, that is, the creation of the Ministry Public Telecommunications and moving Tourism under the portfolio of the Business Ministry.Nevertheless, Granger admitted that there have some “errors” made by members of his Cabinet but he was quite to highlight that those were not as a result of criminal acts. He noted that within the 15 months in office, there have been human errors, administrative errors and errors stemming from situations that were inherited from the previous administration.“Yes we accepted that there have been errors but those errors are not really as a result of criminality, they’ve been administrative errors and they have been corrected. Every government makes errors but we want to make sure that we are free and fair,” he stated.Furthermore, President Granger noted that whenever something happens involving a Cabinet Member that is damaging to government, then an investigation is launched.“Whenever necessary, we have asked ministers to explain and give reasons for their conduct and those matters are dealt with at Cabinet level,” he remarked. (Vahnu Manickchand)last_img read more

West Coast Olefins Ltd now entering regulatory approval process for Petrochemical complex

first_imgFor the past year, company representatives have been meeting with local contractors to get a handle on the labour situation and fabrication infrastructure. They’ve also had meetings with local and First Nations leaders, as the project will be constructed within the territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.Chief Clay Pountney said in a statement that, “Lheidli T’enneh Nation looks forward to potentially partnering with West Coast Olefins to ensure that if the project is approved (it) will provide significant economic benefits to Lheidli T’enneh and our members and is designed and built in a way that is aligned with our values.”For more on the facility; CLICK HERE. The actual construction of the complex will have its challenges, components will have to be manufactured on or near the complex instead of being shipped in from other parts of Canada or Asia.“LNG Canada is on the coast so they can actually have modules built in China and Indonesia and have them shipped across the ocean. However, there’s a big mountain range which is the Coastal Range and I can not bring modules into Prince George. To the east, I have the Rocky Mountains, another significant barrier to bringing in stuff from Alberta module shops, so I have to do my construction in Prince George.”With most of the industry in Prince George geared to sawmill and pulp industries creates another challenge. The project will need fabrication of big pressure vessels and pressure piping, an effort will have to be put into converting the local industry to focus on petrochemicals and fabricating.The interview continues to share James, who has worked on several ethylene plants, says he has asked the province to put money into fabrication and construction infrastructure in Prince George, as those skills will be needed for the venture and he is relying on the local workforce to build the project.Advertisement CALGARY, AB – In an interview shared in the Journal of Commerce, Ken James, President and CEO of Calgary-based West Coast Olefins Ltd. talked about the Petrochemical complex to be built in Prince George, B.C.Sharing, the company has secured a 120-hectare site in the BCR Industrial Area at the southeast end of Prince George and is now entering the regulatory approval process which would require an environmental assessment.James says a final investment decision is to be made by the end of next year and, if approved, the project would be built over a three-year period with start-up at the end of 2023.- Advertisement -In the interview, James says Prince George was chosen as the preferred location for the complex because natural gas is now being exported mostly to Asia.Noting, Prince George already has a lot of the pieces in place for such a venture, namely a pipeline, waterways, a connected rail system, designated industrial land and sizeable population base.“I wanted a project where I didn’t need to build any pipeline for very obvious reasons,” says James. “I also wanted a community that was big enough to do this without total disruption and Prince George has that.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Man gunned down at Reseda apartment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThey were Williams’ last words. Three shots later, according to the witness, the mentor for hundreds of Valley kids stumbled down an apartment stairway and collapsed in the lobby below. Police found him dead at the scene with several gunshot wounds to his upper body. The suspect was described by witnesses as a 5-foot-10 black man, 28 to 30 years old, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds, with a shaved head and wearing a blue shirt. He was last seen running from the locked garden apartments at 6210 Reseda Blvd. The motive for the killing is unknown, police said. No suspects have been identified. “We’re accepting anybody’s help right now. We don’t have anything to go on,” said Los Angeles police Detective Brad Roberts of the West Valley Homicide Unit. “It’s a bit of a mystery right now.” RESEDA – He helped neighbors, guided at-risk teens and coached two youth football and basketball teams to San Fernando Valley championships. So family and friends were stunned to learn Gary Gault Williams was shot to death this week outside his Reseda apartment. The 38-year-old coach hadn’t an enemy in the world, they said. Except one, seen before noon Tuesday by a neighbor through an apartment-door peephole, according to the apartment manager, who didn’t want to be identified. “What are you going to do, shoot me now?” Williams asked his assailant after a brief scuffle by the second-story elevator, the neighbor told the manager. Williams, a personal trainer and artist, served as an assistant coach for the Reseda Buccaneers Pop Warner football team and the Recreation Center Jr. Coed All-Star Wildcats basketball team. For two years running, he led the Buccaneers to Valley championships. This year, his Wildcat All-Stars won the Valley regional championship. He drove boys to and from practices and games, coaches said. He sponsored kids out of his own pocket. He even went to other parts of Los Angeles to pick up at-risk kids who wanted to play on his teams. “All the kids wanted to be around him,” said Michael Walton, head coach for the Buccaneers and Wildcats. “He prodded the kids in a good way. When kids were going down the wrong path, he would bring them into football, into basketball and track and try to keep them off the street.” “He went overboard for these kids,” added Reseda Buccaneers President Saul Martinez. “He’d do anything for anybody. This is a big blow to the community, a big blow. There’s no other guy like him.” On Wednesday, family and friends gathered at a makeshift shrine of flowers and candles placed outside his apartment building. A girlfriend cried as she recited the 23rd Psalm. Neighbors talked of the gentle man who carried their groceries, greeted them in the hall and paid for personal needs. “When my husband had to go to the hospital and I didn’t have the money for cab fare, he just gave me the money,” said Norma Tate, 65, who lived down the hall. “He just said, `Here’s the money.”‘ Friends and family spoke of the handsome jokester with the pencil mustache and faint goatee, always a favorite with the ladies. On Wednesday, the graduate of Sequoia Middle School and Crenshaw High would have celebrated the birthday of his mom, Renee Hutchinson of Reseda. He is also survived by his father, Gary Williams of Los Angeles; four sisters, Sharrell Williams of Reseda, Raashaar Williams, Yoshiko Williams and Heather Hutchinson; and two nieces and three nephews he helped raise. “He just loved kids,” said Sharrell Williams, 39, wiping away tears. “Always driving somewhere with kids, always had somebody’s kids in his car. He raised my kids; he was their father. “There was never a bad word (said) about my brother. Not one. He was never in a gang. He was never in any trouble as a kid. Never had a police record, was never arrested. I would like anybody who saw this, anybody, to call the police station so that my brother’s death won’t go unavenged.” Anyone with information can call the West Valley Homicide Unit at (818) 374-7721 or (877) LAWFULL. dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

BRAVE LETTERKENNY ROVERS U13’S BOW OUT OF FAI CUP TO ST KEVIN’S BOYS

first_imgFOOTBALL: Letterkenny Rovers fantastic run in this seasons SFAI National u13 cup came to an end on Saturday afternoon when they were on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat at top Dublin side St Kevins Boys in the quarter finals.After a win in the previous round over another Dublin kingpin in St Josephs Boys hopes were high of completing an unlikely  double but those hopes dissipated when Kevins hit 3 goals in the space of ten minutes midway through the first half.Rovers had a couple of half chances through David Boyle and Joel Gorman before Kevins opened the scoring on 14 minutes when a cross from the right was met on the volley by the impressive Rory Kinsella who made no mistake firing past Killian Gribben.The Donegal side were shocked with the concession of the opener and found themselves further behind just 6 minutes later when Dylan Quinn found the net after  a goalmouth scramble.Rovers had a mountain to climb and their task was met all the harder when Kinsella finished neatly to the bottom corner on 24 minutes to put Kevins 3-0 ahead.The second half was a much more even affair and Rovers defensive side performed admirably but the only real chance of note for Letterkenny to get back into it came from Nathan Plumb but his shot sailed over the bar.A tough test in the capital for Michael Boyles charges but no doubt the experience gained will stand to the talented young side as they continue their progression through the underage ranks.Letterkenny Rovers squad: Killian Gribben, Leon Doherty, Joel Gorman, Sean McVeigh, James Lenty Gallagher, James Barlow Gallagher, Adam Yissau, David Boyle, Sean McGinley, Dermot Slevin, Nathan Plumb,  Fouad Bashar, Odhran Galvin, Jonathan Pearson, Jake Kelly, Nathan Bonner, Jason Blake, Liam HanniganBRAVE LETTERKENNY ROVERS U13’S BOW OUT OF FAI CUP TO ST KEVIN’S BOYS was last modified: March 19th, 2016 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:FAIFootballLetterkenny RoversnewsSportU13slast_img read more

FIFA 19 ratings: 30-21, including Liverpool, Barcelona, and Real Madrid stars

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Latest Football News 4 Yesterday Manchester United star Paul Pogba had his rating questioned and queried by eager fans.And that will only increase with the latest batch of ratings, featuring some of footballs biggest stars from clubs such as Liverpool, Tottenham, Barcelona and Real Madrid.So, who narrowly missed out on the top 20? Scroll down to find out… BEST OF 4 silverware RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 30. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) – 88 – LW 29. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – 88 – GK28. Marcelo (Real Madrid) – 88 – LB27. Mohmaed Salah (Liverpool) – 88 – RW26. Isco (Real Madrid) – 89 – CAM Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 25. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 89 – GK24. David Silva (Manchester City) – 89 – CAM23. Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich) – 89 – CB22. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) – 89 – ST MONEY REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 huge blow impact Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho in action Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Real Madrid midfielder Isco has had a big upgrade Liverpool’s superstar forward Mohamed Salah hasn’t made the top 20. 4 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED no dice Edinson Cavani is still doing the business for Paris Saint-Germain. We’re so close to finding out the highest rated players on FIFA 19 as they reveal who made positions 30-21.Set for release on September 28, the highly-anticipated video game has already sparked debate after the ratings from 100 to 31 were released. 21. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – 89 – CAMlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN AMERICA

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A Donegal man has been killed in a car accident in America.William McCallion from Letterkenny was killed on Friday following the tragedy in San Francisco where he had been living.The dead man, who was in his 40s, was well-known in Donegal where his family have operated a jewelers business for a number of years. Mr McCallion, of Ballyraine Road, had been living in the US for a number of years.Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.Prayers were said for the late Mr McCallion at today’s masses at St.Eunan’s Cathedral.Friends and family were today paying their respects at the family home. The late Mr McCallion’s brother Patrick is the well-known manager of the two McCallion jewellery stores in Letterkenny.He is also survived by his mother Margaret and sisters Elizabeth, Geraldine and Ann.The dead man’s father James died in 2008 while his brother Sean passed away more than 20 years ago.DONEGAL MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN AMERICA was last modified: November 20th, 2011 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:Ballyraine RoadletterkennyMcCallion Jewellerssan franciscoWilliam McCallionlast_img read more

Motorists advised to drive with care as temperatures plummet below zero

first_imgMotorists are being urged to drive with extra care as temperatures are expected to drop below zero tonight, with fog and frost appearing tomorrow morning.Donegal County Council gritters have been out since 4 this afternoon on roads throughout the county.Caution is encouraged as there may be black ice on the roads. The Council urge drivers to assume that “no road is ice-free”.Met Eireann report that “scattered showers may persist along the coast tonight but elsewhere, clearer spells will allow fog and freezing fog to develop. Lowest temperatures of 0 to minus 3 degrees with widespread frost.”For tomorrow they say; “Fog and frost at first tomorrow morning will clear then Sunday will be another cold day with good sunshine and the risk of a few light showers. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with a moderate northwest breeze.”Snow may also fall on higher ground throughout the county. To keep up to date with Donegal County Council’s road news, you can follow them on Twitter.Donegal County Council have also released a map to see which roads may be dangerous. You can view this by clicking here.Image source: http://donegal.maps.arcgis.comMotorists advised to drive with care as temperatures plummet below zero was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

€5.6M Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme enters third phase of works

first_imgIrish Water has announced that the third phase of the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme is due to begin in September 2018 and take approximately 18 months complete. The works will be carried out by Cleantech Group on behalf of Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council.This project will involve the construction of new foul/combined sewer pipelines and the rehabilitation of existing foul/combined sewer pipelines. Irish Water met today with Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce to discuss phase three of the project.Colm Claffey, Irish Water’s Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead said: “The project will increase the capacity of the wastewater collection network to cater for existing residential and commercial developments.“It will also reduce the incidences of sewer flooding in the area and improve the water quality of the River Swilly by reducing the frequency and volume of untreated wastewater overflows from the wastewater collection network to the river.”The first phase of this project was carried out from 2004 to 2006 which included improvement works to trunk sections of the existing wastewater collection network. The second phase was undertaken between 2010 and 2012 and included the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and a new sludge hub centre.Residents and businesses in the affected areas will be notified ahead of the work commencing and provided with contact details should they have any questions.€5.6M Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme enters third phase of works was last modified: August 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Second-half latest: Chelsea 1 Tottenham 2 – Cahill’s goal leaves Spurs clinging on

first_imgGary Cahill’s 58th-minute goal hauled Chelsea back into the derby at Stamford Bridge, where Tottenham must win in order to keep their slim title hopes alive.Goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min put the visitors in control before Cahill got in front of Toby Alderweireld to control Willian’s right-wing corner and then poked the ball in with his left boot.With the home fans desperate for their team to ensure their London rivals do not win the Premier League, Chelsea’s players responded with a high-tempo start.But they were undone 10 minutes before half-time when a neat Spurs move culminated in Erik Lamela cleverly threading the ball through to Kane, who rounded keeper Asmir Begovic before applying the finish.And after Branislav Ivanovic gave the ball away a minute before the interval, Christian Eriksen played in Son, who coolly steered the ball past Begovic.Chelsea had gone close to taking an early lead when Cahill headed wide from Cesc Fabregas’ left-wing corner.Fabregas then had a chance but side-footed wide from the edge of the penalty area after being teed up by Diego Costa, who later had a powerful shot tipped over by keeper Hugo Lloris.At the other end, Danny Rose shot wide from 25 yards, Son sent a left-footed effort well wide, and Kane fired over with a long-range free-kick before eventually breaking the deadlock.There was controversy soon after Son’s goal. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino broke up a scuffle between Willian and Rose near the touchline, and during a melee that followed Spurs’ Moussa Dembele appeared gouge Costa’s eyes.Cahill and skipper John Terry returned to the heart of the Chelsea defence following their respective injuries, while Eden Hazard was dropped to the Blues bench.Hazard replaced Pedro at half-time and forced a near-post save from Lloris as Chelsea attempted to get back into the game.Tottenham, who have not won at the Bridge since 1990, remained a threat and Begovic twice saved to deny Kane, keeping out a header and a low shot from the England striker.But Pochettino’s side then switched off a set-piece and were punished by Cahill, whose goal raised the hopes of Chelsea fans that their team could yet get the result that would confirm leaders Leicester as champions.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro (Hazard 45); Costa.Subs: Amelia, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Traore.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

MySpace to Unveil Integration With Sites Around the Web, Using Open Standards

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Data Portability#news#NYT#web#Web Development marshall kirkpatrick MySpace will announce in the next few weeks a major new feature being added to its MySpaceID product that will allow third-party websites to write updates into the MySpace activity feed just like Facebook Connect, but will also incorporate open semantic microformat code in order to comprehend what those updates are about and make more sophisticated update highlighting and recommendation decisions. It’s a major move being worked on with both the Activity Streams and Open Social communities – it could push the rest of the web, outside of Facebook, in a direction that supports radical app innovation through the creation of a level playing field of readable data. And it could make MySpace a lot better, too.“We don’t want to do anything without semantics, to be honest,” Monica Keller, group architect for activity streams at MySpace, told us by phone today. “We can’t afford to show a user content on their home page that they aren’t going to like.” At a time when MySpace is in serious trouble and trying to regroup, a home run by Keller and crew could make MySpace more relevant to people again and impact the rest of the web in positive ways radically unlike the impact of Facebook’s proprietary software.Keller told us today that MySpace is working on increasing the amount and sophistication of user activity updates on the site in a number of different ways. In case anyone is chuckling and thinking MySpace doesn’t matter, we should remember that only ten sites on the web are visited more often than MySpace still today. MySpace may be on the decline, but it’s still hugely important and these moves it’s making could help it become even more so.Adding “Write” FunctionalityMySpaceID currently allows sites around the web to offer sign-in using MySpace account credentials. The sites can then pull in some amount of a user’s data from MySpace and use it to personalize the experience they have on the new site – friends lists can be synced and taste information can be gleaned from a profile to customize recommendations, for example.The next step will be to bring in user activities from these third-party sites and display them in your MySpace user activity feed, much like Facebook Connect allows. This gives other sites access to distribution inside MySpace. Developers of other sites will be able to offer users the option of publishing their activities on these other sites back onto their MySpace profiles and friends’ activity feeds.Here’s how MySpace’s plan is unlike what Facebook is doing. The updates will be marked up for the types of activities they represent with standardized microformat code, beginning with the events format hCal and soon to include the book, movie or other review format hReview. Those little bits of code that will be added could have big consequences.Keller says the company acknowledges that this won’t be a small task for third-party developers, so in the meantime she is working on automated methods of pulling user data in from other sites’ Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and marking them up automatically, with the microformat code communicating what kind of updates they are (events, reviews, etc.)Why This is ImportantConsider this analogy: Mozilla has been good for the whole web because it pushed everyone to be more standards-compliant in the browser market and thus made it easier for developers to build stable, universally usable and more sophisticated applications. By giving the web a reason to build out software that publishes information in the standardized format of the Activity Streams spec and semantic microformats, MySpace grows the pie of that kind of data and gives developers a greater incentive to develop more in that same fashion. Standardized data is the soil in which fields of new applications grow.This kind of data normalization creates the level playing field of information that allows new applications to be written and scale up through accessing and processing large quantities of information that have effectively been translated into the same “language.” You want to build an application that processes hCal events? That will be a lot more appealing when the MySpace ecosystem of connected sites is all speaking that language.Keller says that MySpace and the community of people working on building a common Activity Streams specification for all sites have been working closely with the Open Social community, the Google-led cross-site application platform that competes with the Facebook App platform. Keller says MySpace’s new activity feed functionality will be delivered from within but extend upon the Open Social framework the company uses to connect with other sites now. There isn’t any indication yet that MySpace will make these marked-up updates available in bulk to developers for analysis; they will likely remain authenticated and limited in visibility to friends who have given approval. That would be an even bigger boost for innovation, but the promotion of the standardized data format is a huge step nonetheless. What’s In It for MySpace?So if this has a lot of potential to be good for the web – what’s in it for MySpace? Two things, primarily.First, as Facebook grows rapidly in both user numbers and integration with sites around the web through its similar product Facebook Connect, MySpace is no longer the center of the web for millions of people. This kind of product facilitates that kind of relationship, and offering outside developers write-access to MySpace will incentivize more of them to support ongoing user-connection with MySpace. The microformatted markup makes this a lot smarter than Facebook Connect, frankly. There is a risk that all the smarts in the world won’t interest people in MySpace’s declining profile, but the site remains one of the most popular on the web and a viable competitor to Facebook. (Facebook said they may or may not comment on this move by MySpace; we’re still waiting to see if they’d like to.)The goal for the program that Keller shared with us was different. She says that the microformats markup will enable the company to make smarter decisions in highlighting friends’ updates and offering users’ recommendations.Keller says that MySpace is working on and will soon deploy technology that closely monitors what kind of friend updates users show interest in. If I often click on your photos but never read your blog posts, or I am very interested in your book reviews but don’t care about your events listings, then MySpace will feature those kinds of your updates in my friends’ activity feeds more or less prominently. Knowing what kinds of activities are being brought in from other sites will help make that more possible. The same information will facilitate smarter recommendations of content you might like.That’s why Monica Keller says “We don’t want to do anything without semantics, to be honest. We can’t afford to show a user content on their home page that they aren’t going to like.” Watch for these new technologies to be announced in the coming weeks. They could have a big impact not just on the future of MySpace, but on much of the rest of the web as well.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more