Humboldt B-52s raring to go for season opener against Novato Knicks

first_imgEUREKA >> Heading into opening day at the Redwood Acres Ballpark in Eureka, there remain a few questions about how the Humboldt B-52s lineup will look come game day.One thing that’s not in question is the atmosphere in the dugout. Summer baseball is back.“It’s feeling pretty good. A lot of young guys are hungry and looking to step up against good competition,” B-52s manager Scott St. John said. “The thing with these summer programs is you got some guys who haven’t played in three or four …last_img read more

Twitter Sets a Price For Tweets

first_imgRelated Posts The reason Power Track is so essential for us is that for clients that want *every* Tweet for a keyword, it supplies a comprehensive solution for us, rather than trying to work around the traditional Twitter search APIs that have restrictions on volume and content. We use Gnip for many other forms of data collection that power our semantic analytics engine, and they have been a solid provider for us for many years Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Though it seems unlikely that marketing-data revenue will be enough on its own to sustain the business, it’s significant that Twitter has been able to set a value for every message on the service. At the very least, it gives them an income that increases as usage grows, providing a solid foundation as it tunes broader-based revenue models like advertising or sponsored trends.Photo by Gisella Giardino Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#APIs#Big Data#hack center_img pete warden Last week at Strata, Gnip released a new set of features for its social-stream processing platform. Called Power Track, the new layer allows customers to set up complex search queries and receive a stream of all the Twitter messages that match the criteria. Unlike existing ways of filtering the firehose, there are no limits on how many keywords or results you can receive. However, the part of the offering with the most long-term significance is the pricing. On top of the standard $2,000 a month to rent a Gnip collector, founder Jud Valeski told me it will cost 10 cents for every thousand Twitter messages delivered. Though the split of the revenue between the two companies wasn’t disclosed, he told me Twitter intends to standardize this price for any similar offerings in the future from other sellers of their data. This sounds like a big step in Twitter’s journey to find a sustainable business model.Valeski told me that there were already 24 customers using the private beta version, some with monthly bills “in six figures,” so this is obviously an interesting revenue source. With tens of millions of tweets being delivered every day, there’s obviously some happy users too. I talked to Greg Greenstreet of CollectiveIntellect about why he was using the service and he told me: How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

2 soldiers killed in Pampore, militant gunned down near LoC

first_imgTwo soldiers and a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant were killed in a gunfight at Pampore that started on November 2 evening and continued late in the night. Meanwhile, one militant was killed in Kupwara on November 3.A police spokesman said JeM’s Badar was killed at Samboora village of Pampore where a residential area was under cordoned off till November 2 night. “Badar was involved in a number of militant acts in south Kashmir,” police said. Sources said two more militants managed to escape from the encounter site “while opening indiscriminate fire at the security personnel”, which left two soldiers dead.The deceased soldiers were identified as Sepoy Suraj Singh Topal, 25, and Sigmn Kushwah Pradip Singh Brijkishor Singh, 22. The bodies were flown to their hometowns for last rites .In Pulwama, a shutdown was observed on November 3 after the encounter. There were sporadic clashes between security forces and protesters. Train service also remained suspended. Infiltration bid foiled, militant killedAn Army spokesman said one militant was killed after an infiltration bid was foiled by the soldiers Kupwara’s Machil Sector near the Line of Control (LoC) on November 3. “The weapon was also recovered from the militant’s body,” said Defence spokesman Lt. Colonel Rajesh Kalia. “The operation is on in the area.”last_img read more

Ukhand HC denies maternity leave to govt employees in case of third

first_imgNainital: The Uttarakhand High Court has passed an order denying maternity leave to women in government jobs in case of the third child.In an order dated September 17, Chief Justice Ramesh Rangnathan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma of the high court quashed an earlier order by a single bench. The double bench of the high court overruled the single bench order accepting the contention of the state government, which had challenged the single bench order issued by Justice Rajeev Sharma in July 2018. The single bench order had been delivered on a PIL filed by Haldwani-based nurse Urmila Masih challenging a government rule not to provide maternity leave to women in case of a third child. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghCiting the rules of the Act, Masih had said that the government’s rule to not provide maternity benefits in case of a third child violates Article 42 of the Constitution of India and Section 27 of the Maternity Benefit Act. The government challenged the order of the single bench by filing a special appeal and contending that the petitioner could not claim benefits of the maternity act as she already had two children and could not be granted maternity leave for her third child in consonance with the “second provision of the fundamental rule 153”. The second provision of the fundamental rule 153 of the financial handbook of the Uttar Pradesh Fundamental Rules adopted by Uttarakhand denies maternity leave to women for the third child. After hearing the case, the bench rejected the order of the single bench accepting the government’s special appeal.last_img read more

Centre confident of crossing divestment target this year too

first_imgMumbai: The government is confident of exceeding the divestment target for the fourth consecutive year, a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday, affirming that privatisation efforts will also be speeded up. Strategic sale involving a sale of the flag carrier Air India is also “doable” this fiscal year, and there can be one more strategic sale for which the ministry is awaiting the Cabinet nod, the official said. The budget has set a divestment target of Rs 1.05 lakh crore for the current fiscal, up from Rs 90,000 crore last fiscal that it had overshot. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraIn the past, the government has been using multiple methods to meet its divestment numbers. For instance, in share sale through the exchanges, it has been forcing LIC to snap up IPO/OFS equities, while in strategic sale, last year it forced ONGC to take over HPCL. Again, after its attempts to get an investor for the crippled IDBI Bank, it had asked LIC to take over the bank last fiscal The government has also been using exchange traded fund (ETFs) route to mop up resources. Last fiscal again, it sold a small portion of its holding in the Suuti (ITC, L&T and Axis Bank) stocks through this method. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysAccording to experts, divestments hold the key to resource mobilisation for a cash-starved government, especially after last week it massively reduced corporate taxes, drilling a Rs 1.45-lakh-crore hole into the budget numbers presented in July. “We have a very well laid-out strategy for achieving the divestment target this year also. Last three years we exceeded the target and there is no reason why we will not exceed the target this year as well,” Dheeraj Bhatnagar, the additional secretary in the department of investment and public asset management, said addressing the annual Capam conference here. He said there are 11 state-run companies which are in the process of going public and the government has drawn up other plans as well on the same. On Air India, he said the government has taken care of a lot of apprehensions of prospective investors after the earlier unsuccessful bids to sell the company, and is now willing to sell beyond 74 percent as well. Bidding for the national carrier will be carried out through a newly developed e-bidding system, he added. The bureaucrat said the presence of home minister Amit Shah, who has a name for execution, as the head of the group of ministers, will also help. Meanwhile, Bhatnagar also said the government is considering realising its “dream” of corporatising the national airports operator Airports Authority shortly and also the ports. The government is also looking at selling its minority stake in Axis Bank, ITC and L&T held through the Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (Suuti), he said, without disclosing a timeline. It is also looking at selling its minority stake in Vedanta and Hindustan Zinc, subject to necessary clearances from the Supreme Court which is adjudicating a matter on the same at present, he said.last_img read more