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Valencia keen to keep starlet wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea

first_img1 Valencia are frantically working on a new contract for Spanish wonderkid Paco Alcacer with Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly stepping up their interest in the 21-year-old.Alcacer has shot to fame this season, making his debut for Spain last week and then scoring his first goal in their 5-1 victory over Macedonia on Monday.As a result, according to reports in Spain, Valencia are now putting together an improved contract offer for the striker in an attempt to ward off interest from several Premier League clubs.Arsenal and Chelsea have been touted as possible destinations, while Barcelona also enquired after Alcacer back in 2011 – after he was top-scorer at the under-17 European Championships.Valencia are said to be determined to hold onto Alcacer, who netted seven goals in 11 games during the La Liga side’s run to the Europa League semi-final last season.The Spaniard’s new deal is expected to reward him with a pay-rise, while it is also thought to contain a buy-out clause of around £25m. Paco Alcacer last_img read more

Things To Do

first_imgCircus Vargus will be in town today at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Kids are invited to watch the big top as it is lifted up, 2 p.m. Monday. For tickets to the circus, visit Band concert will feature students from Meadows, Newhall and Wiley Canyon elementary schools, 6 p.m. today at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 286-2200. “Wartime Romance” will be presented, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Room 120 at City Hall. Call (661) 251-7870 or visit “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be preesented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Ron Kenney and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit Relay For Life will benefit the American Cancer Society, 9 a.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Laura Scott at (661) 296-0081. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “The World of Beauty and the Beast” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Gospel Jazz concert will benefit the church building fund, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship, 18541 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Tickets: $35. Visit SCV Wine Classic will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets: $80 or $35 for designated drivers. Call (661) 362-3415 or visit Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present “Stand Up and Cheer!” 7 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets: $14-$19. Call (661) 254-8886. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Live Bird of Prey presentation, 11 a.m. Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256.160Want 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


first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA NewsLotto ResultsNos drawn were 02, 04, 09, 12, 17. B14. No jackpot winner. €100 John McBride €50 Leo Blaney, Rosnakill. Next week’s jackpot €3,200. Gaeil Fhánada 1:09 v An Clochan Liath 1:11 in Pairc Uí Siail in Portsalon last Saturday evening.A goal for Dungloe in the first minute put our boys under pressure from the start followed by Adrian Sweeney scoring a long range free.Mark Sparky Friel got Gaeil Fhánada’s first point of the game in 2nd minute. Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel was unlucky hitting the crossbar followed by fine points from Ryan McGonigle and Jimmy Coyle. Johnny ‘Nanny’ Friel scored Fanad’s only goal of the game from a great pass from his wee brother Seami. Seami scored another point from a long range free, levelling the game on 20th minute. Fergal ‘Sharkey’ Friel was harshly shown the first black card 25 minutes into the game. Three more black cards were given in the second half, Dungloe’s Shaun Sharkey and Adrian Hanlon and Fanad’s Oisin Shiels. After both sides kicking few wides Seami & Mark ‘Nanny’ and Seimi ‘Coshia’ Friel scored fine points but Dungloe kept ahead to narrowly win the game.Referee: Paddy McGonigle. Gaeil Fhánada Reserves 0:09 v An Clochan Liath Reserves 1:11Referee: Ciara FoyGaeil Fhánada 5k Rás & Walk For All The FamilyCalling all athletes, runners, walkers, players, members and PARENTS OF OUR UNDERAGE PLAYERS.Come along, take part and enjoy while supporting our underage players. Pairc Ui Shiadhail Gaa Grounds, Portsalonon Friday August 8th @7.30pmRegistration in the clubhouse in Portsalon or Pre-Registration online via our facebook page Gaeil Fhánada or by texting 0863818634.5k Race Entry €7 Children Under 16 €3 In aid of Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓgPre registration details :Please detail your name, category ( senior, 50+, walker), club (athletic club or individual)Race registration – At Pairc Ui Shiadhail Gaa Grounds Portsalon, Fanad.Route information:The race begins at a pillar near the main road exit to Páirc Ui Shiadhail. The runners turn left at the exit and proceed in the direction of Portsalon Cross Roads. At the crossroads the route turns up what is known locally as ‘Carr’s Brae’ and continues on that road. The route takes a right turn into Corry at Andrew Gibbons house and continues through the town land of Corry downhill through the ‘back burn’. At the junction below Sweeney’s the runners take a right turn in the direction of Portsalon along the Corry Bog road, straight through the crossroads, turning right into the GAA grounds. The 5k finish line is located directly outside the clubhouse gates. For anyone interested in running the route the kilometre, start and finish marks are discreetly marked on the road in green paint.U6/ U8 /U10 training this Friday August 1st in Portsalon at 6pm.Thanks to the Downings club who hosted our U8s on Wednesday evening the 16th of July, a lovely evening for football and a few very good games were enjoyed by all who attended. All the games were played with great skill levels and as usual in Downings, very sporting manner and very well refereed by the young refs. We had 21 boys and girls over at the blitz, thanks to the coaches, Lisa, Oisin, Mark, and Martin. Thanks to the Downings tea ladies for the lovely refreshments afterwards.Danny McBride MemorialU21 game on this Thursday away in Downings v Downings select team at 7:30pmTicket orders for Donegal matchFiona (0851555645) is now taking orders from members for tickets for the All Ireland Quarter final on August 9th. As this will be a double header, members will have first preference on club tickets. There will be a change to distribution of tickets this time. Tickets will be distributed by committee members on Thursday August 7th from the clubhouse in Portsalon. It was decided at our club meeting that this will be the only time and place that tickets may be collected. Tickets which are not collected that night will be returned. Tickets will not be available for collection in Shiels Shop or at Fiona’s house. Get your orders in asapAll County Quiz in Fanad Lodge next Thursday 31st July. Tables of 4 €5 per head. Come along and enjoy the craic. All welcome!Gaeil Fhánada may be in a position to employ a player /member on a Tús Scheme to coach children in the local schools. Applicants must be in receipt of Jobseekers allowance for a year or more. If you or someone you know, would like to be considered, give Fiona a call asap on 085-1555645. She will be able to give all the details including rate of pay and working hours. She will treat all calls in the strictest of confidence. Interviews are happening within the week so please make that call immediately.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA DEFEATED BY TABLE TOPPERS DUNGLOE was last modified: July 29th, 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:fanad gaelsGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgNeilly Mc Daid, Paul Crerand, Christopher Diver, and Michael Murphy of Michael Murphys Sport and Leisure who are main sponsors of this years 5k with Danny Mc Daid, James Pat Mc Daid, Glenswilly Treasurer Bryan Faul and Vice Chairman Lee Gildea at the Launch of the Glenswilly 5k .A great crowd is once again expected in Glenswilly for the local GAA club’s annual 5K race tonight.All proceeds from the event, which starts at 7.30pm, will go to the development of underage teams at the club.But although dubbed a race, a major emphasis will be placed on the fun element of the evening and people getting out in the fresh air.There will be prizes throughout the various categories and everyone who completes the race, both walkers and runners, will receive goodie bag courtesy of main sponsor Michael Murphy Sports. And the one thing which will be guaranteed on the night is the best of post-race refreshments.Over the years the event has received a name for having the finest of sandwiches and buns and this year promises to be no different.Showers will also be available on the night after the race.Pre-registration take place in the clubhouse from 6-7pm. The entry fees costs €8 per adult and €2 per child with a maximum fee of €20 per family.Chipped times will also be available for those keeping an eye on their running progress on what is a fast course.So put the date in your diary – Glenswilly 5k – Next Tuesday at 7.30pm.And with the forecast giving a fine evening with plenty of sunshine, it will be the perfect way to pass the evening while staying healthy.See you all there. LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR GLENSWILLY 5K TONIGHT was last modified: June 21st, 2016 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:Glenswilly 5Klast_img read more


first_imgThe X-Ray machine at Killybegs Community Hospital has broken and it will now take two months to get a replacement.The situation has been highlighted by Donegal South West Deputy Thomas Pringle.He said the the X Ray Department has now been closed for a month and will not now open until the end of June as a new machine will have to be sourced in Belgium. The Independent TD said he now fears any further delays could result in the complete closure of the unit.He said “I made reps to HSE Management outlining that the people of the South West worked extremely hard for a number of years to collect funds to have an X-ray machine put into this hospital and to minimise the distance for any person to travel to have an X-ray. At present all X-rays are being carried out in Donegal Town.“It has also been brought to my attention that the X-ray is unlikely to be repaired for a considerable amount of time.“If it is left too long then I fear that the HSE will just shut it down as they have already previously cut the hours and days the radiologist was to attend this unit in Killybegs,” he said.  BROKEN X-RAY MACHINE AT DONEGAL HOSPITAL WILL TAKE TWO MONTHS TO REPLACE was last modified: April 30th, 2012 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:Killybegs Community HospitalThomas PringleX Ray machinelast_img read more


first_imgJohn Gallagher – Donegaldaily.comDOUBLE killer John Gallagher is back on the streets tonight despite a three month prison sentence for harassing his sister.Gallagher – who shot dead Twin Towns mother and daughter Annie and Anne Gillespie in 1988 – was found guilty at Strabane Magistrates Court of making threats against his sister Helena. Gallagher had denied the charge.However Helena told the court that she was in a queue at the SuperValu supermarket in Strabane on March 25th last when Gallagher pulled up in his car and made a gesture with his hand….in the shape of a gun.Helena said she had been left terrified by the experience.John Gallagher had denied the incident took place.However District Judge Nigel Broderick found Gallagher guilty of harassment.He sentenced Gallagher to three months behind bars.However the 48-year-old was later released on bail of £500 after lodging an appeal against the conviction.No date for the appeal was set.Gallagher is a notorious double killer.He shot his girlfriend and her mother at Sligo hospital in 1988 but was found by a jury to be insane.He later absconded from a mental hospital and moved to Strabane, just a mile from his home town of Lifford.DOUBLE KILLER RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER HARASSMENT CONVICTION was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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

Sexual Selection Tossed Again

first_img150 years of speculation about “female mate choice” doesn’t hold up under observation of fruit fly behavior.It sounds like a neat hypothesis. Females have more invested in care of the young, so they are more choosy about who they mate with. But can that kind of planning be expected in the tiny brains of fruit flies?To test the idea, researchers at McMaster University got females aroused, then showed them the fruit fly equivalents of a macho dude and a punk. The females seemed to show no preference. What’s most interesting about this is the headline of the press release on Science Daily: “What if Darwin was wrong?”A provocative study by evolutionary biologists at McMaster University takes on one of Charles Darwin’s central ideas: that males adapt and compete for the attention of females because it is the females who ultimately choose their mates and the time of mating.Instead, new research using fruit flies as a representative species indicates that females do not have specific preferences, suggesting that 150 years of evolutionary theory around mating choice may need to be tossed out.There’s a lot of baggage to get tossed out with it:“Darwin’s female-choice theory has become the foundation for explaining the presence of exaggerated secondary sexual traits in many males, such as the peacock’s tail feathers,” says evolutionary biologist Rama Singh, an author of a paper in the journal PLOS ONE that explains the findings.“It has also led to a cottage industry based on the idea that female choice is based on the genetic quality of the males, known as the ‘good gene hypothesis’,” Singh says. “Sexually exaggerated traits are said to be male advertisements to females of their good genes, when in fact they may simply be a means of making the male more visible to females or intimidating other males.“Singh and colleagues put the effectiveness of mating on the male sex drive—the opposite of Darwin’s notion. They suggest that Darwin was influenced by of his culture.Did Darwin get it right? Could it be that the Victorian values of his time, when men tipped their hats and made other exaggerated displays of sensitivity to women, subtly affected Darwin’s scientific thinking, leading him to attribute a veto power to females in matters of sexual negotiations? Is female choice more apparent than real?But then they appear to slip into the same personification fallacy, this time for the males:When a female seems to “choose” a large male over a small male, how do we know if she really prefers the large male or she is making the “choice” under coercion or threat, or if the large male has eliminated others from the competition?This contradicts their own findings that the female shows no preference for large males. The males do tend to be stronger, they say, because of competition, and that translates into their mating behaviors.In matters of mate choice and mating, there is no such thing as pure male charm, Singh says. All male moves can be seen as tinged with direct or indirect coercion or threat of physical force.But there are always going to be counter-examples. The hopeful dances of the male peacock spider, for instance, don’t seem to intimidate the larger females, who can attack and eat them if not satisfied with the performance. And what about humans? Here, they make an exception:In the case of humans, Singh says, things are different. Sexual behaviors are not hard wired; we assume that they can be modulated and moderated through rules of social interactions imposed by the brain’s veto power over the body.Why should things be different for humans? Surreptitiously, they introduced into nature a brain that is not hard-wired, but can contradict its own tendencies through “rules” of some kind and veto what its body wants. But wouldn’t an “evolutionary biologist” think that the brain is also a material product of impersonal selective forces?The paper in PLoS One reveals that the authors still believe in sexual selection. They just demote the “female choice” bit, although they allow it in some situations. What appears to be female choice may instead be the longer time it takes for a female to become aroused, and that’s the reason for the male courtship displays, they say. It gives the male (who gets aroused faster) something to do while the female gets ready.Our results show that larger males are indeed better at eliciting faster acceptance behaviors in females. Increasing male competition has little effect on mating negotiations. A novel and interesting result shows that once females have crossed the courtship arousal threshold, the relationship between male body size and mating speed and success no longer holds, i.e., females indiscriminately mate more quickly with large or small males. These results have important bearing on our understanding and the relative importance of male mating behaviors and female choice in sexual selection. The results also support Darwin’s idea of the selective advantage of male mating behaviors in driving sexual selection.But if, as they contend, there is a continuum between female choice and male dominance, do they have an explanation at all? What governs those differences? Why is the male spider puny and the male gorilla large? If larger males get the female, why aren’t all males larger than females? Why can’t evolution produce females that get aroused faster than males? Sexual selection theory reduces to “stuff happens.”The authors seem to raise more questions than they answer. One question of logic is whether results from tiny fruit flies can be extrapolated to the entire animal kingdom. They readily admit, “The extensions of our results to taxa other than D. melanogaster remain speculations until tested, but our study does bring out the need for revising our understanding of how sexual selection works, and the relative importance of interacting behaviors of the sexes during mating.” A follow-up question, though, is why humans could be exempted from the inexorable laws of mindless selection.Maybe these authors just wanted to attract readers with their provocative headline, “What if Darwin was wrong?”What if Darwin was wrong? Here’s what. The world could have been spared a lot of needless suffering, and once scientists admit Charlie led them down the wrong path, the world could be a brighter and better place going forward. All this sexual-selection talk cheapens human behavior. The poetry of Cyrano becomes “nothing but” male coercion or female choice acted on by mindless material urges. Toss out literature, opera, theater, and much of the world’s music; it’s all just mindless selection. Worse yet, it’s selfish genes getting their way through human props.If the selectionists are right, then science gets tossed out, too. Writing papers is “nothing but” selfish genes getting their way through objects that vocalize the word “scientist” as their genes dictate their propensities. Then realize that the “selfish gene” metaphor is a personification fallacy, and the whole house of cards implodes, leaving Charlie with a mess labeled, “Stuff Happens.”If the conceptual world is real; if thoughts have real significance; if the brain can veto real illogical nonsense like self-refuting selectionism; then yes, Darwin was wrong. Have a nice, mindful day. A little “Cowboy Logic” is wiser than this 150-year mishmash of conflicting speculations. Join in the tossing-out party and sing along; “If she’s a lady, treat her like a queen; that’s cowboy logic.” (Visited 53 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

R4bn for SA, Mozambique pipeline

first_img13 April 2007A South African and a Mozambican company are to construct a R4-billion liquid petroleum pipeline between the two countries, reducing South Africa’s reliance on Durban harbour and offering some hope that inland fuel prices might drop in the long term.The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has issued a licence to build the pipeline from Maputo to Kendal in Gauteng, via Nelspruit, to Petroline RSA. They will build the pipeline jointly with Petroline SARL of Mozambique.Nersa agreed with the option to build the pipeline from Mozambique, instead of a larger 24-inch line from Durban to Johannesburg, because it would be cheaper. Detailed design and environmental impact assessments for the project, already approved by the two countries, are currently under way.According to Petroline RSA director Pinky Moabi, construction will start at the end of the year and the pipeline should be fully operational by the end of 2009.“We hope that fuel prices will drop in Mpumalanga and some parts of Gauteng, because we will be getting fuel directly from the coast of Mozambique, and we know that fuel prices are lower on the coast than in inland cities,” Moabi said.According to Petroline, the pipeline will carry 3.5-billion litres of fuel a year and supply 25% of the fuel demand in Mpumalanga and Gauteng.The pipeline will run from an existing coastal fuel storage depot at Matola Harbour in Mozambique to Nelspruit, where an inland depot will be built, complete with rail and road loading infrastructure.Absa economist Chris Hart told BuaNews that the pipeline’s effect on prices would in all probability be felt in the long term. “The pipeline is unlikely to have an effect on fuel prices in the shorter term as the consumers would have to pay for it,” Hart said. However, the pipeline “might cut costs to a certain extent in the main market in the long run.“Currently, about two thirds of South Africa’s fuel is imported,” Hart added. “There is refinery capacity shortage in the country.”The licence to build the pipeline went to Petroline ahead of state-owned Petronet, which Nersa spokesperson Nhlanhla Cebekhulu put down to Petroline’s strong empowerment credentials.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Helping women find their wings

first_imgBea Campbell-Cloete (right) is the founder of God’s Buttyerfly, an NGO aiming to help women manage their personal and household finances, and find sponsorship and bursaries to further their studies and improve their life and work skillsBea Campbell-Cloete (45) is the founder of God’s Butterfly, a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering women.Cloete is a rape survivor; lost her first child at age 20; recovered from a cancer scare and a divorce; and is now using the strength she has gained through her tribulations to uplift other women.“I was determined to walk away from my past experiences and succeed in life,” says Cloete.For Women’s Day this year the organisation will be hosting a special seminar for women to “rediscover who they are”. The seminar will be held at St Joseph’s B&B, Joseph Avenue, Irene Park, Klerksdorp and will also cover topics such as “Dealing with failure”, and “Leadership and Self Mastery”. Tickets cost R300 and will include breakfast and lunch. The day is a fundraising opportunity for the organisation, which also sells handmade pillows, backpacks, blankets, t-shirts and armbands to raise sorely needed funds.ABOUT GOD’S BUTTERFLYGod’s Butterfly aims to help women manage their personal and household finances, and find sponsorship and bursaries to further their studies.The organisation also offers courses to improve life and work skills, which include: interview skills; telephone operation and receptionist skills; etiquette; emotional intelligence; dressing and speaking for success; handling social media; and self-promotion.God’s Butterfly also offers motivational talks, and business improvement and life coaching programmes.GOD’S BUTTERFLY ON MANDELA DAYOn Mandela day, God’s Butterfly staff repainted the kennels at SPCA Stilfontein in North West Province. The organisation also aimed to raise funds for one happy couple’s honeymoon.“Part of our Mandela Day initiative was to sponsor a honeymoon for a couple who wishes to get married but could not afford it. Bella Bride Magazine organised the wedding, and we are doing the honeymoon,” said Cloete.PLAY YOUR PARTTo donate to or volunteer with God’s Butterfly, contact Bea on +27 (0)76 423 5818, or Emi on +27 (0) 73 508 0730 or email or read more

BART Promos on Foursquare: Free Tickets for Check-Ins

first_imgdana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting For once the Bay Area Rapid Transit service has more to brag about than its endless supply of used under-the-seat bubble gum and noxious mystery smells. According to its site, Bay Area Rapid Transit will be the first transit agency to partner with location-based game sensation Foursquare. ReadWriteWeb first covered the point-based check-in service in March, and since then Foursquare has spread like wildfire across the US and to the UK. As of next month, users from Dublin to Milbrae will have a chance to win the coveted title of Mayor of one of the most utilized transit services in the Bay Area. From November onward, the transit authority will award $25 promotional tickets to random users who check-in at one of 34 BART stations. During the three month pilot program, the agency will also look for new ways to reward Foursquare mayors and incorporate local discounts from venue partners. Said BART website manager Timothy Moore, “We hope this partnership will encourage users to check out different stations and neighborhoods, and will show people who aren’t already BART riders some of the great things to do that are easy to get to on transit.” Despite the fact that a number of BART-related Foursquare tips are going to document urine stains and public drunkenness, the reality is that absolutely anything beats driving the US-101 during rush hour traffic. BART check-ins are likely to encourage tired drivers to get out of their car and into a greener and less frustrating alternative. Those interested in official BART tips can visit the transit authority’s profile page at Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Real World#Real-Time Web#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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