Jury Tampering Overshadows Nettie Peters’ Murder Trial

first_imgAllegations of attempted jury tampering on Thursday, May 22, compelled Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘A’ to temporary halt proceedings in Antoinette Nettie Peters’ murder trial.Prosecutors claimed that they saw jurors Nathan Chea and Rachael Kun Suah at different locations communicating with defendant Jefferson Dahn’s family members, praying the Court to conduct an immediate investigation.Jefferson Dahn is the man who allegedly stabbed Antoinette Nettie Peters on January 3, 2013.However, Jurors Chea and Suah denied the allegation when they were probed by the Court.Interestingly, after the Court’s investigation, Judge Blamo publicly announced, “Since the investigation does not need to ask for call log from any of the GSM companies, the findings are hereby reserved to be delivered anytime during the trial.”He also warned the panel by saying, “You have to follow the case. Ask your questions, and don’t be intimidated. Behave as though nothing had happened. Don’t be afraid.”  Although the Court did not make its findings public, Judge Dixon chose to allow Chea and Suah to stay on the jury team in order to help the Court to decide the case.The trial continued Thursday, May 22, with Nettie’s brother, Smith Peters, taking the witness stand.Prosecution further alleged that on Wednesday, the day after the court adjourned proceedings, juror Nathan Chea spoke with a man named Gabriel, whom they claimed is a family member of defendant Dahn.They said the interaction took place in the Capitol By-pass Community, which is a few meters from the Temple of Justice, where the case is being tried.Prosecutor also alleged that Juror Rachael Kun Suah was booked having conversation with one of defendant Dahn’s family members.They further alleged that the conversation happened in another courtroom of Criminal Court ‘B.’Dahn is on trial for allegedly stabbing to death Nettie in the victim’s boyfriend, Bonfrer Adidee’s bedroom on January 3, 2013, 12th Street, Sinkor.He denies the claim, alleging he was promised US$600, a laptop and two phones by Adidee, whom he claimed murdered the victim.Adidee is a Ugandan national and an employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).UNMIL Clarifies Employee’s StatusMeanwhile, authorities of UNMIL Thursday, May 22, in a communication to the Daily Observer, clarified that Adidee, the victim’s boyfriend, has not left Liberia, leaving the entire case behind as had been reported in some quarters.The communication further clarified, “he continues to work with the Mission and is physically present in the country.”In addition, they said, at the time of the Daily Observer’s Wednesday, May [20] story titled ‘UNMIL Officer Fiancée’s Murder Case Begins,’ “the staff member was not summoned to appear before the Liberian court trying the alleged murder case.”They further stated in their communication, that they “collaborated with the Liberia National Police during the investigation stage of the case and stand ready to continue cooperating with authority\ies in the proceedings related to the tragic incident.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA glorious day once again, in excess of 1100 youngsters chasing coveted medals and a truly representative participation response from North, South, East and West certificates for all, add in excellent organistion by the local organising committee who have maintained and progressed the project year on year from humble beginnings back in 1970. Best School in the 3 categories were Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana, St Marys, Castlefinn Roshine, Dungloe.The next schools engagement at Finn Valley is what has become a very busy and well supported is the cross country late September a 2 day programme with primary and secondary schools involved. 44th schools Athletics Challenge at Finn Valley AC May 28thBorn in 2007Born 2007 60 m Boys School1stTerry ScoilColmcille, Letterkenny2n LaightKhamias Woodlands3rd Sawyer Campbell Fintown4th Troy Preston Holder ScoilColmcilleLetterkennyBorn 2007 60 m Girls School1stReena Doherty Stranoarlar2n Jessica McNamee Convoy3rd Grace Osehge Illistrin4th Ciara Keogh S.M.G.S LetterkennyBorn 2006Born 2006 60m Boys School1stFavour Okoroji Illistrin2nd Liam Carlin Lifford3rd Michael Hannahan St Orans4th Michael Toner Glenswilly Born 2006 60 m Girls School1stBreegeMcGilloway Iosagain2nd Maria Mc Bride Castlefin3rdReenaMcColgan St Brigids4thToibatOladnagi WoodlandsBorn 2006 100m Boys School1st Favour Okoroji Illistrin2nd Liam Carlin Lifford3rd Michael Toner Glenswilly4thBorn 2006 100m Girls1stMaria Mc Bride Castlefin2nd Gillian Miggit S.M.G.S Letterkenny3rd Ella Costello NiamhBrid Muff4thBorn in 2005Born 2005 80m Boys1stOisinMcCann Gaelscoil2n Elvis Okoh Colmcille, Letterkenny3rdCaolan Collins Iosagain4th Luka Browne StranorlarBorn 2005 80m Girls1stHannah Murray Castlefin2n ShannonMc Dermott St Orans, Buncrana3rd Aoife Magee Rosine, Dungloe4thAleshaCuskelly CarrigansBorn 2005 300m Boys1stMax Roarty 52.39 Creeslough2ndIdrisOdoku CollimcilleLetterkenny3rd Declan Doherty Colimcille, Letterkenny4thKeelin Collins IosaganBorn 2005 300m Girls1stHannah Murray 52.97 Castlefin2nd Alisha Cuskelly Carrigans3rd Abbey McGranaghan Castlefin4th Jenna Rahen Iosagan Born 2005 Long Jump – Boys1stMax Roarty 3.59 Creeslough2 Hugh McGonagle Iosagain3rdDairmuid O Donnell Dooish4thHarry Davis IosagainBorn 2005 Long Jump – Girls1stAbbieMcGranaghan 3.35 St Mary’s Castlefin2nd Alisha Cuskelly Carrigans3rd Jessica Wilson Donaghmore4th Bethany Wilson StranorlarBorn 2005 Turbo Javelin – Boys School1stDonal Gallagher 16.00 Stramore, Churchill2n Sean Mc Laughlin Iosagain3rd Shane Byrne Fintra4th Sam McGlinchey CastlefinBorn 2005 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1stElisha Cuskelly 9.81 Carrigans2nd Marie Barr Iosagain3rdSaoirse Hanley S.M.G.S. Letterkenny4thOrla Neely KilmacrennanBorn 2004/2005 Relay – Boys Large Boys – Medium Small1stCollimcilleLetterkenny Castlefin Gleneeley2ndGaelscoilLetterkenny Milford Teevogue3rdIosagainBuncrana ScoilCollimcille, Newton St Conaills, Nairn4t Dooish, Ballybofey Sessiaghoneill Bruckless Born 2004Born 2004 80m – Boys School1stFouan Basher Collimcille, Letterkenny2ndAbrahaim Hassan Gaelscoil, Letterkenny3rd Michael Aidoo Collmcille, Letterkenny4thArminusKasparbicus StranorlarBorn 2004 80m – Girls School1stLucy Mc Glynn Holy Family2ndMajaKorythowska Stranorlar3rd Brenda Collins Iosagainn4thMikela Galvin LurgybrackBorn 2004 600m – Boys School1stOisin Kelly 1.55.74 Kilmacrennan2nd Neil Mulcahy Castlefin3rd Cole Sheridan Iosagan4th Liam Donnelly CranfordBorn 2004 600m – Girls School1stMajaKorythowska 2.19.25 Stranorlar2nd Abbey Logue Clady3rd Sophie Duffy Dromore4thAine Irwin DromoreBorn 2004 High Jump – Boys School1stAndrew Crawford 1.11m Murlog2nd Colin Murphy Iosagain2nd Ryan Galvin Stranorlar4th Cormac MC Hugh St ColumbasBorn 2004 High Jump – Girls School1stCaoimheDorthey 1m Iosagan2nd Cara Wilkinson Dromore2nd Nicole Canning Woodlands4th Emma Mc Laughlin IosaganBorn 2004 Turbo Javelin – Boys School1stScott Mc Beth 23.10 Raphoe Central2ndMicheal MC Gonigle Sessiaghoneill3rd Leonard Acheampag Illistrin4th Aaron Dooher LiffordBorn 2004 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1stCaitlin McGranaghan 12.09 Castlefin2ndCuisleMcGrath St Pats3rd Aoife Giles Cranford4thAbbey Galivn IosagainBorn 2004 Long Jump – Boys School1stOisin Kelly 4.01 Kilmacrennan2nd Liam Donnelly Cranford3rd NeilMulcahy Castlefin4th Rain O Murchu PortnooBorn 2004 Long Jump – Girls School1stBrenda Carr 3.80m Dooish2ndCliona Doherty GaelscoilBuncrana3rdKeeva Thompson Dooish4th Demi Crossan LurgybrackBorn 2004/2005 RelayLarge Girls Medium – Girls Small girls1stIosagain, Buncrana Dromore Gleneeley2nd Stranorlar Castlefin Holy Family3rdLurgybrack Carndonagh Tierna, Sligo4thDooish Toobin FintraBorn 2003Born 2003 100m – Boys School1stRyan Coyle Dromore2nd Jimmy Murray Stranorlar3rdKerian Coleman Castlefin4thConorMcDaid DrumkeenBorn 2003 100m – Girls School1st Amy McMenamain Dromore2nd Stephanie Okoh S.M.G. S Letterkenny3rd Marcella Dolan Creeslough4th Honour Okeroji IllistrinBorn 2003 600m – Boys School1stConor Bradley St. Patricks2n Liam Hannigan GaelscoilLetterkennhy3rd Joseph Aidoo ColmcilleLetterkenny4thBorn 2003 600m – Girls School1st Andrea Browne 1.54.49 Castlefin2nd Amy McMenamin Dromore3rd Connie Doherty Iosagan4th Chloe Coyle DromoreBorn 2003 High Jump – Boys School1stOwen Breslin 1.20 Murlog2nd Jimmy Murray Stranorlar3rd Jimmy McDaid Iosagain4th Ryan Canning WoodlandsBorn 2003 High Jump – Girls School1stAmy McMenamin 1.20m Dromore2nd Caitlin Mc Elroy Iosagain3rd Rachel McCallion St Orans4th Clara Porter IosagainBorn 2003 Long Jump – Boys School1stLennon Lafferty 3.70 Murlog2nd Dean Quinn Castlefin3rd Kieran Gallagher Illistrin4thConor Thompson St Mary’s CastlefinBorn 2003 Long Jump – Girls School1stStephanie Okan 4.20 S.M.G.S. Letterkenny2nd Andrea Browne Castlefin3rd Chloe Coyle Dromore4th C. Doherty StranorlarBorn 2003 Shot Put – Boys School1stToby Akinyimile 7.70 CollimcilleLetterkenny2ndConorMcDaid Drumkeen3rd Kieran Coleman Castlefin4th Bobby Goudie Raphoe CentralBorn 2003 Shot Put – Girls School1st Emily Croke 7.35 Roshine, Dungloe2nd Josephine Gallagher Taobhoig, Glenfin3rd Amy Sweeney Stramore4th Aoife McDaid IosagainBorn 2003 Turbo Javelin- Boys School1stOran Mc Laughlin 21.10 Iosagain2nd Owen Keenan Woodlands3rdDarragh Curran Iosagain4th Declan Slevin SessiaghoneillBorn 2003 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1stCaitlin Geary 13.19 Dromore2nd Gracie Dillon Castlefin3rd Charlene Patton Stranorlar4th CJ Doherty StranorlarBorn in 2002Born 2002 100m – Boys School1stFinnian O Donnell Glenswilly2n Jason McDaid Drumkeen3rd David Smith Lurgybrack4thCartha Hughes IllistrinBorn 2002 100m – Girls School1st Lauren Callaghan Dromore2nd Kate Smith Lifford3rdAalighMcCormick S.M.G.S Letterkenny4thCaoimhe Kelly S.M.G.SBorn 2002 800m – Boys School1stDavid Smith 2.29 Lurgybrack2n Adam Curran Iosagan3rdOisinFarren Gaelscoil4th Carlos O Reilly CreesloughBorn 2002 800m – Girls School1stDaniella Jansen 2.43 Dromore2n Molly Trearty Creeslough3rd Megan Ryan Milford4thAine Wilkinson DromoreBorn 2002 High Jump – Boys School1st Kieran Thompson 1.35 Dooish2nd Ben Lynch Iosagain3rd Wilson Craig Raphoe Central4th Adam Whoirskey IosagainBorn 2002 High Jump – Girls School1stAbbey Meehan 1.29 Stranorlar2nd Caitlin McGonagle Sessiaghoneill3rdAine Wilkinson Dromore4th Aoife Lennon IosagainBorn 2002 Long Jump – Boys School1stThomas McMenamin 3.91m St Mary’s Stranorlar2ndPete Byrne 3.73m St Mary’s Stranorlar3rdDiarmuidMc Hugh 3.70m St Cairell’sAghyaryn4thCaolanMcGlinchey 3.50 St Cairell’sAghyarynBorn 2002 Long Jump – Girls School1stLauren Callaghan 4.70 Dromore NS2nd Kate Smyth 4.40 Cloughfin NS3rd Olivia Cushkelly4thMolly Trearty CreesloughBorn 2002 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1st Nikita Saliman 19.70 S.M.G.S. Letterkenny2nd Olivia Cuskelly Carrigans3rd Leah Gallen Dooish4th Sarah Tinney Raphoe CentralBorn 2002 Turbo Javelin – Boys School1stOwen Moore 30.80 EoinBaiste, Carrigart2ndLughanDevenney Gaelscoil, Buncrana3rd Oran Tourish Iosagain4th Ryan Stewart LiffordBorn 2002/2003 RelayLarge BoysMedium BoysSmall Boys1stStranorlar Lifford Drumkeen2ndIllistrin St Brigids Convoy Tierna, Sligo3rdGaelscoilLetterkenny Castlefin Holy Family4thScoilColmcilleLetterkenny FintraBorn 2002/2003Girls LargeGirls MediumGirls Small1stS.M.G. Letterkenny Dromore Tierna, Sligo2n IosagannBuncrana St Brigids, Convoy Donoughmore3rdGaelscoilLetterkenny Lifford Roshine, Dungloe4thIllistrin Carndonagh FintraBorn in 2001/2002Born 2001/2002 Shot Putt – Boys School1stTomas Pyszka 11.55 ColimcilleLetterkenny2ndFilpokDudek Iosagain3rdModestasFofonevas Iosagain4thShane O Donnell LurgybrackBorn 2001/2002 Shot Putt – Girls School1stKaryn Doherty 8.06 Dooish2nd Shannon Hegarty Buncrana3rd Faith Harkin Dooish4th Felicia O Donnell St BrigidsBorn in 2001Born 2001 100 m – Boys School1st Dennis McGinley Milford2nd Shane O Donnell Collimcille, Letterkenny3rd PJ McDaid Drumkeen4thConor O Donnell IllistrinBorn 2001 100m – Girls School1st Lee Walsh S.M.G. S Letterkenny2n Shannon Hegarty Iosagan3rd Kim Kelly Castlefin4th Hannah Mulcahy CastlefinBorn 2001 800m – Boys School1stShane O Donnell ColimcilleLetterkenny2nd Jack Gillespie Gleneeley3rd Shane McMonagle Toobin4th Joshua Lynch ToobinBorn 2001 800m Girls School1st Karen Gallagher 2.37 Cashel Fanad2nd Anna MC Ginley Iosagan3rd Lauren McDaid Toobin4th Claudia Gallen GleneelyWheelchair Race1. Erin Harrold, Dooish2. Louise Callaghan, Dromore3. Niamh Bonner, Glenswilly4. Emma Rose Gildea, LurgybrackBest SchoolBest School – Large1st ScoilIosogain N.S.2nd St Mary’s Stranorlar N.S.3rd ScoilColmcille N.S., LetterkennyBest School – Medium1st St Mary’s N.S. Castlfin2nd Dromore N.S. Killygordon3rd Drumkeen N.S.Best School – Small1st Roshine N.S. Dungloe2nd Tirnasligo N.S.3rd Cloughfinn N.S.DONEGAL ATHLETICS PRIMARY SCHOOLS FINAL RESULTS was last modified: May 29th, 2014 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)Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

49ers mailbag: 20 questions answered in hurry-up mode

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Fresh off a rare win, the 49ers next get a chance to spoil the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff pursuit. But first let’s answer 20 questions in hurry-up mode for this week’s 49ers mailbag, as fielded via Twitter and Instagram:1. Why didn’t they pass Kittle the ball in the second half? (@ortiz_a49)Kyle Shanahan gave a 375-word answer to this Monday. Simply put: He tried calling George Kittle’s number, the Broncos adjusted their scheme, and (stuff) happens when winning is the top …last_img read more

Astrobiology Survives on Passionate Hope

first_imgWithout the words ‘might’ and ‘could,’ astrobiologists would have nothing to say.Two decades since astrobiology became a ‘science,’ there is still no evidence for life beyond earth. That doesn’t discourage the true believers. With olympic fervor, they reach a perfect score—zero—for actual evidence supporting their belief.Oceans on Jupiter? Gas Giants Might Start Out As ‘Steam Worlds’ (Space.com). Jupiter might have been a steamy water world before it became a gas giant. It might have lasted long enough to be habitable. And if it were habitable, life could have evolved there. That’s a summary of this article by Jesse Emspak, contributing author to Space.com. Imagine anyone else proposing such face-free ideas and calling it science. But since John Chambers has a job as a scientist at the Carnegie Institution, he gets permission from Emspak to speculate freely and propagate his myths on this popular science news site.Water worlds could support life: Analysis challenges idea that life requires ‘Earth clone’ (Phys.org). Because Earth’s many life-friendly features form such an improbable combination, astrobiologists are motivated to expand the boundaries of habitability. This article does not rely on actual evidence. It relies on computer models, programmed by believers in astrobiology. Such models can be considered as reliable as those programmed by believers in astrology.The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable, according to a new paper from the University of Chicago and Pennsylvania State University.The scientific community has largely assumed that planets covered in a deep ocean would not support the cycling of minerals and gases that keeps the climate stable on Earth, and thus wouldn’t be friendly to life. But the study, published Aug. 30 in The Astrophysical Journal, found that ocean planets could stay in the “sweet spot” for habitability much longer than previously assumed. The authors based their findings on more than a thousand simulations.Did you previously think that? Did you previously assume that? Beware lest the bio-astrologers snare you in their tontological net.Carl Sagan standing by Viking model.Life on Mars? 40 Years Later, Viking Lander Scientist Still Says ‘Yes’ (Space.com). Background: in 1976, two NASA craft landed on Mars in two different places and ran 3 carefully-designed experiments to specifically search for life. Two of the three experiments gave negative results, but one, the ‘labeled-release experiment’ (LRE) was inconclusive. Most scientists concluded that abiological chemistry could explain the ‘fizzy’ results. The subsequent discovery of ubiquitous perchlorates supported the abiological interpretation. This highly optimistic article, though, squeezes the ambiguous result for all it’s worth, using the principal investigator of the LRE, Gilbert Levin, as principal cheerleader. He makes it seem that subsequent evidence for water under the ice caps of the red planet justifies his belief that Viking found life in the Martian soil. Like a modern-day P.T. Barnum, he touts his greatest show on Mars, with fingers drumming for NASA funds.Go to Sea with Astrobiologists Visiting Hawaii to Learn How to Look for Alien Life (Space.com). Astrobiologists are setting out to search for extraterrestrial life—in Hawaii! NASA is paying their way to use techniques that might come in handy some day for evaluating claims of life on other planets. Sounds like a fun job if you can get it. Amy Smith gets to study a seamount in the Pacific.She’s particularly interested in finding out whether any critters can use hydrogen as a source of energy, since that molecule can be found below the ice of Enceladus. In addition to studying microbes at the site, she’ll also take samples for genetic testing and gather specimens to try to grow in her lab. “Since this environment is similar to what we might find, we predict, on other ocean worlds, we’re hoping to get some answers as to what kinds of life might be there,” Smith said.Other scientists get to participate remotely with ‘telepresence’ to watch the fun. Your tax dollars at work, making it seem like astrobiology is real science, even if there is no evidence for it.Small Doses of RealityOmega Centauri Is a Terrible Place to Look for Habitable Planets (Space.com). Cross off globular clusters as pleasant nurseries for life, Nola Taylor Redd says. A big one, Omega Centauri, “probably doesn’t contain many habitable worlds, a new study suggests.” The problem? Neighboring stars would steal the water. This letdown applies to other similar clusters.Previous studies had suggested that a globular cluster might be the first place where intelligent life is identified in the galaxy. That’s because the roughly 150 clusters around the Milky Way are about 10 billion years old, with stars roughly the same age, giving life plenty of time to emerge and evolve.Unfortunately, the large but cozy environment of Omega Centauri works against hopes for habitability. Even compact planetary systems would struggle to exist in the core of the cluster, where stars lie an average of 0.16 light-years apart, the new study suggests.When the world is not enough: how to find another planet to live on  (The Conversation). Eamonn Kerins at the University of Manchester, an astrophysicist, tries to remain optimistic about space travel by humans to other planets, but he knows better than to upset facts. After relating the history of discovering exoplanets, and the prospects for better detection, he hits the brakes a little:There are of course many other factors beyond bulk planet characteristics that contribute critically to the success of evolved life here on Earth. The truth is that our descendents [sic] won’t know for sure that they’ve found Earth-2 until they try living on it. So, while we would not hand an empty map to our brave space explorers of the future, we are a long way from being able to guarantee them habitable accommodation.And, lets [sic] be clear, the long journey time even to our nearest exoplanet neighbour, Proxima b, means that it is definitely a one-way ticket. Indeed, with current technology, this journey would take tens of thousands of years.Then he remembers some other challenges for the poor wayfaring earthlings:During their voyage the astronauts also have to shield themselves from potentially fatal doses of cosmic rays. They must also avoid muscular and skeletal wasting, and cope with the psychological demands of being locked up for years in a large tin can. At their destination, they will also have to adjust to life as an alien without the advantages of evolutionary adaption [sic] that we enjoy on Earth. This is probably the greatest challenge of all.Oh well, it was fun to be optimistic for a few paragraphs. Should humans expect to colonize space? “All things considered,” he ends, “it’s one long journey for a man, one giant roll of the dice for mankind.”If Darwin skeptics ever presented theories this fact-free, their words would be mocked, trashed, and rejected. Oh wait; they are anyway, facts notwithstanding.(Visited 316 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

VC Series A Web Tech Deals in July

first_imgRelated Posts We have been tracking Series A deals in Web technology since the market mayhem in October 2008, and since May we have been working with ChubbyBrain, which tracks this kind of data full-time. Early-stage funding is important for the whole economy, so we decided to report every month, not waiting for quarterly data. The executive summary for July: steady progress and a lot of deals in the Boston area. Read on for details.Healthy Month-to-Month TrendJuly clocked in at $93.5 million, ahead of June’s $77.1 million but behind May’s blistering $103.2 million.Here are the month-to-month growth numbers for seed and Series A deals in the Web and mobile space in the US:January: $30.3 millionFebruary: $45.5 millionMarch: $55.7 millionApril: $73.7 millionMay: $103.2 millionJune: $77.1 millionJuly: $93.5 millionSteady progress is not an exciting headline, but it is good news for the economy. To put it in perspective, this is double what we saw in that dismal first quarter.Regional ViewMassachusetts was pretty hot with 5 deals, totaling $20.53 million. As usual, California led the pack with 12 deals, but Massachusetts (with 5 deals for a slightly higher average investment amount) definitely held its own. New York weighed in with 2 deals for $13 million.Which Ventures Received Money?AboutUsActiFioAkiba TechnologiesAloqaApperianAppStoreHQBizmoreBlingNationBump TechnologiesCoTweetCross-Platform CorpDataxuEgnyteExtreme ReachFlyCastGround TruthGuestCentric SystemsGumGumHome-AccountIntent MediaLottayMixamoNEXAGENibi SoftwarePriceDripProject Fair BidSawbuck RealtyStyleCasterTuneInUnboundIDWhich VCs Wired Money?Co-investors are shown on a single line.2G AssociatesAH BeloAtlas Venture, Flybridge Capital PartnersBaseline Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, SV Angel, Maples Investments, Freestyle CapitalBlackBerry Partners Fund, GrandBanks CapitalCommon AngelsDan GilbertDFJ FrontierFoundation Capital, North Bridge Venture PartnersFounders Co-opGranite Global Ventures, Keynote VenturesGreylock Partners, North Bridge Venture PartnersGRP PartnersInovCapital, Turismo CapitalKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Reid HoffmanLightspeed Venture Partners, Meck and Camp VenturesMatrix PartnersMayfield Fund, First Round Capital, Foundation CapitalPolaris Ventures, Maples InvestmentsRembrandt Venture Partners, Freedom Financial NetworkSilverton PartnersSteamboat Ventures, Voyager Capital, Seapoint VenturesTrue VenturesVillage Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Long River VenturesVistage InternationalVoyager CapitalWellington PartnersY Combinator A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups center_img bernard lunn Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

10 Free E-Books on Ruby for Beginners

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Ruby may have lost some of its shine in recent months to JavaScript and Node.js, but it’s still one of the most popular programming languages out there, and it’s still growing.There are a large number of beginner’s Ruby resources out there, and the material is diverse. Here are a few places to get started.Hackety HackThis isn’t actually an e-book, but an interactive tutorial. It runs on Windows, OSX or Linux. It’s designed for kids, but anyone can learn to program using it. We covered it here previously.It was created by _why the lucky stiff, something of a legend in the Ruby scene. _why disappeared from the Web in 2009, and Steve Klabnik has taken over the project._why’s (Poignant Guide) to Ruby Check out the official Ruby documentation page for more. Another quirky beginner’s guide is Mr. Neighborly’s Humble Little Ruby Book by Jeremy McAnally. This one is a little more conventional than the Poignant Guide, but still contains a strong authorial voice.Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers’ GuideIf you’re tired of quirk and just want a big, meaty guide to Ruby check out Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers’ Guide from The Pragmatic Bookshelf, frequently referred to as “Pickaxe.” It’s considered by many to be the definitive guide to Ruby, and the first edition available for free. The updated second edition will cost you, however.Learn to Program Learn to Program by Chris Pine is a popular beginner’s book on programming that centers using Ruby as its starter language. If you want to learn Ruby and you’ve never programmed, or need a refresher, this is a good place to start. (If you want to learn to program, but want to use JavaScript or Python as your starter language, see here and here).How To Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning With RubyHow To Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning With Ruby by Elizabeth Wiethoff is a Ruby port of Allen B. Downey’s How To Think Like a Computer Scientist series. It’s not yet complete. Other variants can be found at Green Tea Press. The Python version of the book has been used by MIT for an introductory programming course.4 MoreThe Little Book of Ruby by Huw Collingbourne – A concise beginner’s guide to Ruby published for free by Sapphire Steel, the makers of the Ruby In Steel IDE for Visual Studio.RubyLearning.comRuby EssentialsRuby in Twenty Minutes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts center_img klint finley Tags:#hack#How To How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Also by _why, this illustrated guide to Ruby may be totally engrossing to some readers and too outlandish for others. It’s straight-forward, and easy to read but contains many cartoons and completely unrelated sidebars. I’ve never seen a programming book like it._why deleted the book when he exited the Internet, but there are many mirrors. This seems to be the best place to find it.Mr. Neighborly’s Humble Little Ruby Book Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

NGT criticises Ministry on Chardham highway project

first_imgThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday rapped the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) for not submitting a plan on the disposal of muck from the construction site of the Chardham highway project in Uttarakhand.A Bench headed by NGT acting chairperson Jawad Rahim gave the authorities time till April 19 to comply with the previous orders and file the action plan.Noting that the Ministry had failed to submit a plan despite the tribunal not passing any interim order, the green bench said: “Even muck dumping plan which we had directed to file has not been filed or produced today. This can hardly be appreciated. Be that as it may, we restrain ourselves from imposing cost but we make it clear that no further adjournment would be granted in the case.”The green panel further said that its previous orders would be continued till any other order is passed.Earlier, on March 21, the NGT had said: “Material placed by the project proponent (MoRTH) shows that the project activity has commenced somewhere in the year 2015, therefore we do not intend to pass any interim order but till further hearing of the issues, the project proponent should restrain from felling of trees.”NGO for stay on projectThe directions came while the tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Citizens of Green Doon, a Dehradun based NGO that had sought a stay on the road widening project. The petitioners had further claimed that the construction work was being carried out in violation of environmental laws.last_img read more

Looks Like Tanaka for Yank Opener

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares TAMPA— Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees’ opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia’s streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York.Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Sabathia’s next exhibition start is Saturday, which lines up the 34-year old left-hander to face the Blue Jays on April 8.Sabathia is coming back from season-ending knee surgery in July. He has 11 opening-days starts overall.Tanaka is starting his second season with New York.last_img read more