Specific appeal made over report of sexual assault in Derry

first_imgDetectives investigating the report of a sexual assault on a woman in Derry yesterday have made a specific appeal. The assault is reported as having occurred in the Magazine Street area of the city.Police are working to establish what happened and, in particular, are appealing to a man who came to the aid of the victim yesterday morning in the Little James Street area at around 7:40am.Police are also appealing for a woman who they believe may have been in the victim’s company prior to when the report was made to get in touch with them. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – October 28, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Specific appeal made over report of sexual assault in Derry Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleSecondary teachers with ASTI vote for industrial actionNext articleMinister says there will be no ’12 pubs of Christmas’ News Highland last_img read more

Gophers using three different running backs for matchup against Iowa

first_img“They can all see it,” Fleck said. “He’s played two games and he’s ran for over 100 yards in both, and a lot of his yards come from after contact.”The three backs stabilized the offense last season, and now with two developing quarterbacks, specifically Demry Croft, they will provide the groundwork for the next five Big Ten games.Smith was the top rusher for Minnesota last season, and he is currently the leading rusher this year as well. The running back had almost 1,200 yards last season and has close to 550 yards through seven games this year.“I think we all have pretty different running styles,” Smith said. “I would say [that] I enjoy ‘wiggling’, making guys miss.”The Gophers also have Brooks, whom, despite some injuries in the recent seasons, manages to perform close to Smith’s production.Brooks was the leading rusher for the Gophers back in 2015. He emerged with 709 yards over Smith’s 670 yards, despite Brooks not getting any yards in the first three games of the season.“We talk about it during the week, how we’re going to try to split the carries,” said offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca. “It’s always a fluid situation; injuries, who has the hot hand, how the game’s going [all factor in.]” Gophers using three different running backs for matchup against IowaSmith, Brooks and McCrary have split time as the team’s top rusher this year.Jack RodgersRunning back Shannon Brooks runs with the ball on Saturday, Sept. 30 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Drew CoveOctober 26, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers running backs have a situation they are used to — splitting time and finding success.When the Gophers go down to Iowa to meet the Hawkeyes for the two teams’ 111th matchup, the Gophers will play all three of their running backs. The three backs, Rodney Smith, Shannon Brooks and Kobe McCrary have produced in different games for the Gophers. The trio has been together since the start of the 2016 season, and the backs have filled in for one another throughout.“I think we have three really talented backs,” said head coach P.J. Fleck. “I think they all play really well, and it’s up to us as a coaching staff to make sure that what their true strengths are, and what plays they’re really good at, that it just becomes second nature for them.”Brooks missed three games all of the 2016-17 season, including the first two. Smith had 125 yardsand two touchdowns in the first game of the 2016-17 season, and it was the other leg to the trio, McCrary, that filled in the second game.Against Indiana State last season, McCrary and Smith both got 17 carries each, but McCrary ended up with 176 yards and two touchdowns, and Smith finished the game with 74 yards and a touchdown.“I just run hard,” McCrary said. “When Coach calls my number, I need to go out there and make plays, and that’s my mindset going in.”This season, each of the three backs has a game with 100 yards or more, and Smith and McCrary have two each. Smith and McCrary have both run for more than 100 yards in the same games. The games were against Middle Tennessee State and Illinois — two games that Brooks didn’t play in.last_img read more

Eden Hazard starts flirting with Real Madrid again as January transfer window approaches

first_imgAdvertisement 19apgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg61prWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5mjpvj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) icsqWould you ever consider trying this?😱c67ao5sCan your students do this? 🌚lnoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s contract runs out come 2020 and the Belgian international is worried about having unfinished business with football at the end of his career. Hazard feels he would soon need to take a decision on his future. Manager Maurizio Sarri admitted the club were developing talks with the forward every week and a offer is on the table.Advertisement “There was a bit of talk [with Chelsea] but then it stopped, now we’re waiting,” Hazard told RMC.Advertisement “You know me, I’ve always loved Real Madrid, even before Zidane. We’ll see what happens,” Hazard continued.“Like I said, I’m finishing this year with Chelsea. I still have a year of contract. After this year, we’ll see.”Advertisement Hazard has starred this season with eight goals in all competitions for Chelsea, who are in the title race in the 4th position in the table currently.“The new coach [Sarri] thinks about football like I do, so we’ll see,” Hazard added.“The family is in London, I am going to be 28 years old. I don’t want to have any regrets at the end of my career.“It is a decision I am going to make. I don’t know when, but I’ll take it.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea in an advantageous position after the stalemate against Manchester United at Old Trafford

first_imgAdvertisement 67oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs790Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 24aksWould you ever consider trying this?😱bt2sCan your students do this? 🌚1fz1e9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea are slightly in an advantageous position to finish in the top four this season after the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. After this result, the Blues are at the fourth position in the League Table with 68 points in 36 matches so far. Manchester United are still 3 points behind Chelsea with only 2 games left for the season in the Premier League.Advertisement The match has started in a brilliant way for the Red Devils as Juan Mata scored the first goal of the match for the home side. The ball was provided by Luke Shaw this time. However, the Blues equalised just at the half time mark. Marcos Alonso scored the goal for the Blues. It was against the run of play. Antonio Rudiger took a shot from outside the box. The shot was on target; but it should have been a routine save for David De Gea. However, the star Spanish Goalkeeper was unable to grab the ball properly. It bounced back towards Marcos Alonso and he made no mistake to put it into the Goal.Advertisement The first half ended with a scoreline of 1-1. In the second half of the match, both the sides got ample opportunities to take the lead. However, neither was successful to score the winning goal of the match. So, it ended with a stalemate at Old Trafford on Sunday.Manchester United’s last-ditch attempt to sign Van Dijk while he was already in Liverpool revealedAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Shock at sudden death of Christy O’Connor Junior

first_imgPictured are (l-r): Galway Bay Golf Resort Director Ronan Killeen; Mary Nash, CEO Galway Hospice; Christy O’Connor Jnr; Pat O’Grady; Michael Craig of Galway Hospice, and Bernie O’Grady, Lady Captain of Galway Bay Golf Resort.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Christy Junior is best known however for having played in the Ryder Cup twice. In 1975 he was a member of a losing Great Britain & Ireland team but in 1989 he was part of a European team which tied the match to retain the trophy. His win over then World No.1 Fred Couples was best remembered for a stunning 2 iron shot on the last hole at The Belfry which he left just 4 feet from the hole. Speaking to Gerry Murphy in 2015 at Galway Bay Golf Resort, Christy was asked what Couples said to him after he hit the shot of a lifetime?!…Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/Christy+on+Ryder+Cup+Shot.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Christy O’Connor Junior is survived by his wife Anne, son Nigel, daughter Anne and is pre-deceased by his son Darren who tragically died in a car accident in 1998. There is widespread shock in the World of Golf this morning at the news that Irish golfing legend Christy O’Connor Junior has died suddenly while on holidays in Tenerife at the age of 67. As recently as last month, Christy handed over a cheque for over €200,000 to Galway Hospice after he had organised a very successful Celebrity Am-Am in Galway Bay Golf Resort, one of several courses he had designed, last July.center_img Born in Galway on August 19th 1948, Christy was known as “Junior” because he is the nephew of another leading Irish golfer Christy O’Connor. He turned professional in 1967 and five years later was part of the newly formed European Tour. Christy Junior made the top hundred on the Order of Merit in each of its first twenty-one seasons, with a best ranking of seventh in 1975. He won four European Tour events, while his best performance in a major came in 1985 when he finished tied 3rd in the Open Championship at Royal St George after shooting a brilliant 64 in the opening round to lead the tournament. As a senior he competed on both the European and the U.S. based Champions Tour, winning two Senior British Open titles and two Champions Tour events.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball: Dec. 16 Scoreboard

first_imgMaggie Proffitt led the Sugar Bears in scoring for the third time this season, posting 19 points in 30 minutes on 5-of-12 (41.7 percent) 3-point shooting, the third time this year and fifth time in her career she’s made five or more from long range. Mullins had 15 points, six rebounds, and led the team with four assists and seven steals in 38 minutes. Sadler had her best outing of the season with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Kendara Watts added 10 points, Brittany Agee had nine points and five rebounds, and Kelsey McClure adding six points. The Sugar Bears did much of their damage at the free throw line, shooting 85.5 percent (17 of 20) while holding WBC to 10 attempts. UCA had its best turnover margin of the season, committing just seven while forcing 16, getting 22 points off those turnovers including 10 fast break points. The Lady Eagles did have a rebounding advantage, getting 40 to the Sugar Bears’ 33, including 17 offensive rebounds. The Sugar Bears (5-5) trailed for more than 28 minutes, not taking the lead for good until the 8:40 mark of the second half after the Lady Eagles (4-7) had built a lead as large as nine in the second half. But after shooting just 28.6 percent in the first half, the Sugar Bears were 16 of 30 (53.3 percent) in the second half and limited the Lady Eagles to 29.6 percent in the half and just two field goals over the final 14:52 while forcing WBC into 13 second-half turnovers.  Lamar 93, Ohio Valley 42 Down 53-50 with just over 10 minutes to play, it was one of UCA’s nine second-half steals that got the game-changing rally started as Brianna Mullins got one of her career-high seven steals and got down the floor for an easy layup to cut the WBC lead to one. A few possessions later, with the score unchanged, Mullins put UCA ahead for good with a 3-pointer to make it 55-53. The run continued with a steal and layup by Terai Sadler, another steal and layup from Mullins, and a 3-point play from Brittany Agee to give UCA a nine-point advantage at 62-53 with 6:24 left. Lamar 93, Ohio Valley 42VIENNA, W.Va  – The Lamar Lady Cardinals used a balanced scoring attack to claim their first road win  of the season as they rolled to a 93-42 victory over Ohio Valley in a non-conference women’s basketball game Tuesday night.Twelve of Lamar’s 14 players scored as the Lady Cardinals registered their largest margin of victory this season.Kiandra Bowers led Lamar with 16 points, as she was one of three Lady Cardinals to score in double figures.  Dominique Edwards had 15 points and nine rebounds, finishing just one board shy of her third straight double-double. Edwards also had a career-high five steals. Addesha Collins had 11 points for Lamar.The Lady Cardinals (3-7) never trailed in the game. Lamar scored the first 10 points of the contest and never looked back.The Lady Cardinals shot a season-best 54.2 percent from the field (39-of-72). Lamar’s pressure defense caused problems for the Oho Valley offense, as the Lady Cardinals scored 40 points off of 31 OVU turnovers.Baileigh O’Dell and Lejha Smith had nine points for Lamar, while Shauna Long had eight points and a career-high six assists. JaMeisha Edwards also had eight points for the Lady Cardinals. Lamar had a 46-1 advantage in bench points.Lamar outscored the Fighting Scots 40-6 in the paint, getting a lot of good looks thanks to a season-high 21 assists.Danielle Dunnagan had 16 points to lead Ohio Valley (0-9), while Amy Brooks finished with 14 points.The Lady Cardinals are idle until Dec. 28, when they travel to Rice to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule. Lamar’s next home game is 4 p.m. Jan. 3, when Nicholls comes in for the Southland Conference opener. Thompson led WBC with 20 points, Alisha Stone had 11, and Meagan Goza added nine points, nine rebounds and a game-high five assists. Central Arkansas 73, Williams Baptist 57CONWAY, Ark. — Central Arkansas took Williams Baptist’s best shot on Tuesday afternoon, but the Sugar Bears overcame a sluggish start and were dominant over the final 11 minutes as they closed the game with a 25-4 run to defeat the Lady Eagles 73-57. Michaela Thompson scored inside with 6:09 left to get WBC to within seven, but it would be WBC’s last field goal of the game as the Sugar Bears scored 11 of the game’s final 13 points to improve to 7-1 all-time against the Lady Eagles and 3-2 at home this season. – Return to top – UCA will host Blue Mountain College, an NAIA member institution, on Friday at 2 p.m. in the final game before the holiday break. The Sugar Bears will then return to action on Dec. 30 against Austin Peay in the final game before Southland Conference play begins Jan. 3 at Abilene Christian.– Return to top –last_img read more

Tigers Tough Football Season Continues

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield and Stevens Point football teams were playing for pride Friday as both had already been eliminated from WIAA postseason contention.Stevens Point used a punishing running game and two big pass plays to edge Marshfield 21-14 in the Valley Football Association South Division matchup in Marshfield’s homecoming game at Beell Stadium.Stevens Point quarterback Victor Kizewski hit Mack Journell with a 45-yard pass on a third down play to set up Ethan Clark’s 7-yard touchdown run with 4:25 left in the game and provide the winning points.Kizewski ran for 126 yards and Clark added 104 for the Panthers (4-4, 2-4 VFA South).“All week you try to keep them up, keep yourself up and keep moving everyone going forward,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “You are still trying to learn. I’m really proud of the defense tonight. We’re playing a power running team, and we’ve been run over the past two weeks and our starting middle linebacker was hurt early. The boys rallied together and played their butts off.“You talk about what we’ve learned and what we can build on – its’ those types of things. Hopefully the guys that are younger see this stuff.”Marshfield (2-6, 1-5 VFA South) struck first on its second drive of the first quarter. Derek Coffren connected three times with Jon Hardinger for 16 yards to help the Tigers move down the field and on the seventh play of the drive, he hit Zach McManus for a 19-yard touchdown pass on a ball that was tipped by a Stevens Point defender. The extra point was blocked and the Tigers led 6-0 with 6:01 to go in the opening period.Stevens Point responded with a 12-play, 74-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on third-and-9 kept the drive alive at midfield and Clark finished off the drive with a 1-yard TD run on the first play of the second quarter and the Panthers took a 7-6 lead.After a quick three-and-out by Marshfield, Stevens Point drove past midfield before the drive stalled on the 39. However, the punt hit a Marshfield player in the leg and the Panthers’ Noel Winch recovered at the 5. Three plays later, Keith Hoffman tossed a 2-yard TD pass to Alec Mancheski and the Panthers led 14-6, which held until halftime.Marshfield quickly got back into the game with a big special teams play early in the third quarter.Cameron Swanson returned a punt 40 yards to the SPASH 25. Coffren then threw a 16-yard pass to McManus and followed that with a 9-yard touchdown throw to Kegan Fassler. A two-point conversion pass from Coffren to McManus tied the game at 14-14 just 2:03 into the second half.Stevens Point went right back to its grinding running game and drove 73 yards to the Marshfield 1, but the Tigers held on a four-straight plays inside the 5 to stave off the Panthers for the time being.Marshfield struggled the rest of the way offensively. Coffren just missed on a pass to a wide-open McManus that could have resulted in a 96-yard touchdown. Instead Marshfield had to punt and the Tigers would only gain one first down on their final four possessions.“We moved the football,” Goettl said. “We had some plays where the ball is just off the fingertips. It’s (the new no-huddle, spread offense) working. It’s so finicky though. You have to make everything happen. You can’t make mistakes because the next play is happening. We’re learning a whole lot.”Point took the lead with 4:25 to go in the game and after Marshfield failed on fourth down, the Panthers ran out the final 2:54 of the game, converting on a fourth-and-2 with just over a minute left.Marshfield wraps up its season with a game next Friday at Beell Stadium against Oshkosh North. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.Panthers 21, Tigers 14Stevens Point 0 14 0 7 – 21Marshfield 6 0 8 0 – 14First QuarterM – Zach McManus 19 pass from Derek Coffren (kick blocked), 6:01.Second QuarterSP – Ethan Clark 1 run (Bryson Schultz kick), 11:55.SP – Alec Mancheski 2 pass from Keith Hoffman (Schultz kick), 4:36.Third QuarterM – Kegan Fassler 9 pass from Coffren (McManus pass from Coffren), 9:57.Fourth QuarterSP – Clark 7 run (Schultz kick), 4:25.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Stevens Point 16; Marshfield 9.Rushing (att-yards): Stevens Point 55-231; Marshfield 21-82.Passing (comp-att-yard-int): Stevens Point 6-10-94-0; Marshfield 16-26-151-0.Penalties (no.-yards): Stevens Point 8-61; Marshfield 5-31.Fumbles (total-lost): Stevens Point 1-1; Marshfield 1-1.Punting (no.-avg.): Stevens Point 4-30.3; Marshfield 4-30.3.Individual StatisticsRushing: SP, Victor Kizewski 25-126, Ethan Clark 27104, Gus Turner-Zick 1-5, Sam Hauser 2-minus 4. M, Nick Hoheisel 11-64, Thomas Gisvold 2-4, Derek Coffren 6-6, Isaac Cline 1-5, Tanner Boson 1-3.Passing: SP, Kizweski 2-3-45-0, Hauser 3-6-47-0, Keith Hoffman 1-1-2-0. M, Coffren 16-26, 151-0.Receiving: SP, Alec Mancheski 4-36, Mack Journell 1-45, Kizewski 1-13. M, Boson 5-26, Zach McManus 4-85, Jon Hardinger 3-16, Kegan Fassler 2-20, Hoheisel 1-7, Gisvold 1-1.Fumble recoveries (defense): SP, Noel Winch. M, Ryan Wilsmann.Punting (no.-avg.): SP, Hauser 4-30.3. M, McManus 4-30.3.Records: Stevens Point 4-4, 2-4 Valley Football Association South; Marshfield 2-6, 1-5 VFA South.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of  MarshfieldAreaSports.com).last_img read more

Marshfield boys basketball snaps Valley losing streak with win over Wisconsin Rapids

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The losses have been piling up lately for the Marshfield boys basketball team, but its attitude toward the game has not wavered.The continued hard work by the Tigers finally paid off Tuesday night as Marshfield led for nearly the entire game and defeated Wisconsin Rapids 49-41 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup at Marshfield High School.Marshfield defeated Wisconsin Rapids 53-43 at Rapids on Dec. 19 to move its record to 4-4 at the time. The Tigers had been searching for another Valley victory since, having only won once in their past nine games overall and dropping five in a row in conference play.On Tuesday Marshfield trailed only once at 2-0 and used a 10-3 run over the final 3:30 of the first quarter to take a 14-7 lead and stayed in front the rest of the way.“We played together as a team very well,” senior guard Caleb Alexander said. “We screened well, and we played great defense overall. That’s what really got us over the edge.”Alexander scored six of his nine points in the first quarter, Jordan Schlinsog hit a pair of 3-pointers, and Adam Fravert had a rebound and basket in the final minute to put the Tigers up by seven.Wisconsin Rapids pulled to within a point after a basket by Jayson Wiernik with two minutes to go before halftime, but a Fravert basket gave the Tigers a 20-17 lead that held until halftime.Marshfield started the third quarter on an 11-3 run, which included a three-point play by Alexander and another hoop from Fravert.After Rapids closed to within four, Fravert hit a 3-pointer, and Tanner Boson scored to put Marshfield up 36-27. Neither team scored for the final two minutes of the quarter, and Rapids got no closer than four points in the fourth.Fravert, who had game-highs with 17 points and 11 rebounds, scored six points in the fourth quarter, and Marshfield held Rapids without a point over a 2½-minute stretch as it pushed the lead to 10 in the final minute.“I’m proud of the guys because it’s very tough to hang in there and persevere when you’re 5-12,” Marshfield coach Bill Zuiker said. “They come in every day with a good attitude. I’m pleased to coach them. We’ve had a lot of downs this year, but they brought a lot of energy tonight.”Marshfield (6-12 overall, 2-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference) hosts Merrill on Friday and will look to win two games in a row for the first time in nearly two months.“Our goal is to get in the playoffs and make a run, just like everyone else,” Alexander said. “We just want to play good team ball, and where it goes is where it goes.”Riley Presley had 16 points to lead Wisconsin Rapids (12-7, 5-4 WVC), but he was held to just 2-for-6 shooting in the second half as Marshfield did just enough defensively to pull out the victory.“There were times when we could have folded a little bit because we can’t make a free throw (8-for-18), but we persevered, and that’s gratifying,” Zuiker said. “It’s really nice when the ball goes through the basket, and that does a lot for the team. Jordan Schlinsog made some, Caleb made those first couple. I thought that helped us. Their attitude has been excellent. It’s been tough, but they come every day willing to learn and ready to play.“As an educator you try to teach kids things at this level, and perseverance is among them. They’re learning that lesson, and that’s a good thing.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 49, Raiders 41Wisconsin Rapids 7 10 10 14 – 41Marshfield 14 6 16 13 – 49WISCONSIN RAPIDS (41): Hunter Langholff 2-6 0-0 4, Riley Presley 7-12 1-2 16, Jared Halbur 1-5 0-0 2, Tom Olson 1-4 0-0 3, Ben Olson 0-3 0-2 0, Alex Bassuener 3-7 0-0 7, Jayson Wiernik 3-5 3-4 9. FG: 17-42. FT: 4-8. 3-pointers: 3-14 (T. Olson 1-2, Presley 1-4, Bassuener 1-5, Wiernik 0-1, Langholff 0-1, B. Olson 0-1). Rebounds: 23 (Wiernik 10). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 19. Technical foul: T. Olson. Fouled out: none. Record: 12-7, 5-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.MARSHFIELD (49): Caleb Alexander 4-6 1-5 9, Tanner Boson 2-6 1-2 5, Kegan Fassler 0-3 2-2 2, Alec Hinson 0-1 2-3 2, Will Spindler 0-1 2-4 2, Ethan Voss 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Schlinsog 5-9 0-0 12, Adam Fravert 8-12 0-2 17. FG: 19-38. FT: 8-18. 3-pointers: 3-10 (Schlinsog 2-3, Fravert 1-1, Boson 0-3, Hinson 0-1, Fassler 0-1). Rebounds: 24 (Fravert 11). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-12, 2-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference.last_img read more

Meet the Emirates’ women pilots with the right stuff

first_imgMeet some of the Emirates’ women pilots with the “right stuff” in this stunning video.Women make up close to 44 percent of the airline’s workforce and have been an integral part of the success story of Emirates over the last 32 years.Emirates currently employs more than 30,000 women from over 150 nationalities and they work across the entire spectrum of airline operations.WATCH: Emirates A380 pilots battle turbulence Over 18,000 work as cabin crew, while the rest are represented across technical as well as in professional and leadership roles.The ladies featured in this video are:Captain Patricia Bischoff from Canada and First Officer Rebecca Lougheed from the UK fly the Emirates A380 to San Francisco.Captain Heather Wolf from Canada, First Officer Marieke Kremer from Netherlands and Cadet Pilot Noof Omar from the UAE fly the Emirates Boeing 777 to Singapore.First Officer Nancy Binder from Canada flies the Emirates Boeing 777 to Lisbon.First Officer Ekam Ahluwalia from India flies the Emirates A380 to Manchester.Captain Rocio Rodriguez from Mexico flies the Emirates A380 to Perth.Captain Martha Chatziiliadou from Greece and First Officer Dominique Cotte from Australia fly the Emirates Boeing 777 to Algiers.last_img read more

Talis Takes on Amazon With Pot of Structured Data in the Sky

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick By making available databases of human genomic data, US census records and other data of public interest, the Amazon Public Data Sets are an incredible resource. They’re like a 21st century Public Library for robots to patronize. In this emerging era of flourishing data-centric applications, though, the state of the art never stands still.Forty year old British technology platform Talis (background) announced this week that it now offers free, perpetual storage and keyless API access to semantically marked-up large data sets. The offering is called the Talis Connected Commons and it’s the kind of thing that anyone with a geekish imagination can get excited about.The SettingIf the current web economy is being rocked by easy publishing systems that make the people formerly known as “consumers” capable of publishing and socializing around content of their own creation – then the next step of internet evolution may come in the form of automated systems able to process meaning and patterns out of large amounts of user-created and other information. When structured, free and available programmatically in bulk – that data is like a big pot of gold for developers. While Amazon offers free access to data sets, transport of the data is still paid for by users. The Talis Connected Commons also offers an API by default (a SPARQl end point, in particular) and is focused specifically on semantic data. The system is made for public sharing – two variations of Creative Commons licenses are supported for the data stored there. Talis is requesting that data set owners email a short description of their content to the company for approval and inclusion on the site.In other words, there’s no gold in the pot yet. Talis is more than well established and this offering is aimed at such a sweet spot that the only way the Connected Commons won’t be filled with good data is if the company totally drops the ball. We don’t expect that to happen.The PlotThis project is in the same vein as Nova Spivak’s forthcoming ontology authoring and hosting service, the vision of open source microblogging as the future of business intelligence and more.There’s a chain of events that news like this helps fill out. First, massive bodies of data are created or gathered, books are scanned, census data is collected, and patients donate their anonymous aggregate medical data to science. Next, the data is semantically analyzed and marked up (through any number of different semantic processing engines). Then, the data is stored and an API is made available (this is where the Talis Connected Commons comes in). Finally, developers build applications that leverage the smart data offered up through the platform, data visualizers find new stories to tell in images built from the marked up data and new relationships between people, organizations and concepts have the mist cleared away from them through systematic analysis of various permutations of previously unavailable structured data.Amazon Public Datasets include things like human genomic data, US census data, and data parsed from Wikipedia. What will the Talis Connected Commons provide a home and API for? We look forward to finding out. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Amazon#NYT#Semantic Web#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more