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Peter Magowan, who helped keep Giants in S.F. and build downtown stadium, dead at 76

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO–Peter Magowan, the longtime Safeway executive credited with saving baseball in San Francisco and leading the charge to build a downtown stadium, died Sunday at his home in Pacific Heights. He was 76.A New York City native who followed the franchise closely when it played at the Polo Grounds, Magowan belonged to a group of Bay Area investors who purchased the Giants in 1993 and prevented the club from leaving …last_img

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Celebrities drive SA youth vote campaign

first_img27 January 2014South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is featuring popular musicians and media personalities in a multimedia advertising campaign in a bid to increase the youth vote in this year’s general elections.Toya Delazy, Anele Mdoda, HHP, Khuli Chana and Jack Parow are among celebrities that feature in the campaign, talking about why voting is so important to them and challenging young people to find their own reasons to vote, the IEC said in a statement on Wednesday.In keeping with the theme of this year’s election campaign, “I Vote South Africa”(IXSA), the television adverts, with a soundtrack performed by local duo Goldfish and the celebrities filmed against a backdrop of a graffiti wall, end with the message “IXSA” sprayed on the wall.The TV campaign is being supported by the use of social media platforms YouTube, Facebook, Mxit and Twitter.The featured celebrities have over a million Twitter followers between them, and it is hoped that by engaging their followers on these platforms, they will encourage young South Africans to join the conversation about why it is important for them to vote.“The youth are the future of our democracy,” IEC Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya said. “We hope that by getting their peers and heroes to encourage them we can make registering and voting in the elections popular and cool.”South Africa’s registration levels of those in the 20-29 age group are low, currently standing at 54.5%. For voters aged 18-19 it is even lower at just 22.6%.The TV advert has a one-minute, a 30-second and a 10-second version, currently being shown on all SABC channels, eTV and selected DSTV channels until the final registration weekend on 8 and 9 February.Individual video clips of each celebrity sharing their reasons for voting have been posted on YouTube. The videos are also accessible on www.elections.org.za.Final registration weekendRegistration stations throughout the country will be open for a final period from 8am to 5pm on Saturday, 8 February and Sunday, 9 February, for new voters to register and for those already registered to update and verify their details.All South African citizens 16 years and older, in possession of a valid SA ID (green barcoded ID, new smartcard ID or temporary ID certificate), may register at their correct voting station.To find out where your voting station is, visit www.elections.org.za and locate your correct voting station using the Voting Station Finder App or call 0800 11 8000 between 8am and 5pm.Those registered voters wanting to check their registration details can do so at www.elections.org.za or by SMSing their ID number to 32810 (SMSes charged at R1).Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge

first_imgShare with your Friends:More So easy – “Catie, finds it with her eyes closed!” – Team RAGARGeocaching.com teams up with The Jim Henson Company, PBS stations, museums, zoos and aquariums across the United States to bring you the Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge.  The PBS children’s show Dinosaur Train encourages kids to “Go outside, get into nature and make you own discoveries!”  Now Dinosaur Train challenges families to find geocaches with fun facts about dinosaurs from the show hidden inside.Each Dinosaur Train geocache is located in a safe, easy-to-access location and features one of the dinosaurs found in the Dinosaur Train Field Guide.Team RAGAR is one of more than 300 geocachers to log a Dinosaur Train geocache so far.  They found the Dinosaur Train Cryolophosaurus Cache-WVIZ in Cleveland, Ohio.   They logged, “Came to find this one this morning because Catie loves the Dinosaur Train show on PBS… Catie was very excited to trade a pathtag for a dinosaur.”Catie found the Dinosaur Train CryolophosaurusGeocachers are also encouraged to record their favorite dinosaur.  T-Rex seems to be the reigning favorite among the adults.Tyrannosaurus, a favorite among parents (and kids)There are nearly twenty Dinosaur Train geocaches around the U.S. so far, with many more being planned for the near future.  Soon you’ll find instructions to make and hide your own Dinosaur Train geocache.  You can find the growing list of Dinosaur Train Geocaches here. SharePrint RelatedA Geocache 113 Million Years in the Making – Dinosaur Valley Earthcache (GCQMHY) – Geocache of the WeekApril 18, 2013In “Community”GeoTour Spotlight: Visit Utah (GT54)April 18, 2017In “GeoTours”One for the Little People — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 5, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

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Washington Post Offers Subscription Model App for iPhone

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces In the continuing effort to stop the bleeding, newspapers continue to try new ways to recover some losses and stop giving away all of their content for free. As online advertising has not proven sufficient to fully cover costs, some publishers, such as the Wall Street Journal, have turned to pay walls. A new trend, however, seems to have taken hold – charging for a mobile app. The Washington Post has joined The Guardian in charging for its iPhone app, according to an article this morning in Paid Content. The Washington Post iPhone app will cost $1.99 for 12 months of mobile access to the paper’s content, which will include offline reading. The Guardian recently announced that it had sold 101,457 downloads of its iPhone app, which, at $3.99 a pop, means over $400,000 for the British paper. The interesting distinction to note here is that the Washington Post’s app is more like a newspaper subscription of old. You aren’t paying a one-time fee for the app, you’re paying for a year’s use, meaning if you like the content and want continued access, it’s going to see another $1.99 from you in a year. When you compare these sorts of numbers to the 35 subscribers to Newsday, the future might look brighter for newspapers. We’re thinking that mobile users are used to paying small fees for quality applications and, while they could use their mobile browser to visit the free website, they’ll likely pay the two bucks to see content tailored to the mobile platform instead.CNN, as Paid Content points out, takes a similar approach, charging for its iPhone application, but its charge is a one-time fee. Offering an app as a timed subscription is a bit of a twist, but mobile may be just the environment to try out this sort of payment model.The Washington Post iPhone app will be available for purchase today, but was not up by the time of this article. mike melansoncenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#New Media#news#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

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Port Your Phone Number to Google Voice (Maybe)

first_imgGoogle is testing the option for Google Voice users to port their existing phone numbers to the company’s Web-based telephony service. Although Google Voice has become a popular VOIP service for some users, particularly with its ability to transcribe messages, it has always seemed like a supplement rather than a replacement for a “real” phone number. That’s because, in no small part, you couldn’t ever port your phone number over to the Google account. Instead you had to set up a new Google Voice number and then construct a system of forwarding calls to it.But a keen eye at Engadget noticed last night that a new option was available – the ability to port your phone number to Google Voice for a $20 fee.“Huge,” was the initial reaction from lots of folks. And on the surface, indeed, this is a big deal, something that Google Voice users have long desired, and arguably the purpose behind the service – the ability to have one number that can “ring” and record all your phone calls. But after the news broke, Google contacted Engadget and others saying that this was only a test and only an option for some users, although it does “plan to offer this feature to all users in the near future.”For those who had their hearts lifted by the promise of moving a well-loved phone number to Google Voice, it looks like you’ll have to wait a bit longer. And arguably, you should use some caution before shelling out the $20.After all, Google is not a mobile phone service provider. Porting your number effectively ends your current service, and there may be some early termination fees for doing so. Furthermore, without a phone service provider, those ten digits won’t work – ported or not. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#voice#web Related Posts Of course, Google could pursue that option, but that seems to be significantly further down the road than just the option to port your number. And if Google can do that – lets us cancel our old phone line, move our number, and have cheap calls, free text messaging, and decent transcription – then yes, that would indeed be huge. audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more