Guyana to take on eco-friendly waste disposal system

first_imgDuring a site visit to the Haags Bosch Landfill at Eccles, East Bank Demerara on Friday last, the Communities Ministry, along with the administration of the city dumpsite, indicated that Guyana would soon take on a more eco-friendly waste disposal system.The new approach is aimed at ensuring better management of waste coming from Georgetown and its environs while providing an environmentally friendly approach, especially in reducing the space used at the disposal site.Waste disposal at the Haags Bosch LandfillThe introduction of this new system will mirror that which already exists in North America and other developed countries, comprising garbage separation at the source, systematic transportation and handling as well as composting and other organic approaches once the waste has been offloaded at the dumpsites.This announcement was made by Minister within the Communities Ministry, Dawn Hastings, while accompanying a team on the visit on Friday. Hastings said the Government has adapted a “Green generation Guyana vision”, which primarily incorporates educating the younger generation with regard to separation of waste within their homes, schools, and communities. This is in accordance with her “Stop, think and store,” campaign.As such, the Minister pointed out, “We have to think about what happens after we store that garbage. We can’t just have one garbage truck come into these homes because we’re encouraging you to separate your garbage at home.”On that note, the environmental activist went on to say, “Maybe we’ll have to come up with two separate trucks; one to collect the organic waste and another to follow or we may need to come up with another system where we collect the scrap system twice a week or twice a month. But we have to find and put systems in place.”Adding to the recommendations relayed by the Minister was the Site Supervisor of the Haags Bosch Landfill, Lloyd Stanton, who also underlined that his team was working towards enhancing the operations currently existing at the East Bank Demerara facility.“Ultimately, we want to restore this site to a sanitary landfill state, where we will have composting, proper waste separation; we’re looking at separation at source, and then we are hoping to get the leaching treatment on board. The leaching treatment facility is currently in construction,” Stanton posited. Adding to the incorporation of the composting and leaching system, the site’s management is working towards heightening the ongoing efforts, such as shredding and recycling.With the implementation of these eco-friendly measures, the waste density at the Haags Bosch landfill will reduce by 40 per cent, increasing the capacity of the dumpsite, which allows for disposal operations up to twice the number of years initially intended.As such, the Communities Ministry and the administration of Haags Bosch are calling on citizens to get in line with waste separation within their homes and communities, which will assist in the plans to enhance the disposal systems, taking on a more eco-friendly approach. This simply involves the separation of bio-degradable and non-biodegradable waste products, which is set to be disposed of through the employment of different methods.While an exact timeline was not presented for the commencement of this initiative, works continue at the Haags Bosch Landfill to prepare for “green generation” waste disposal and management system.last_img read more

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Cranes sting Wasps to clinch 14th Cecafa title

first_imgThe victors were by far the better side in the tough contest, as Rwanda, hosts of the African Nations Championships in 2016 and winners only once way back in 1999, failed to break down their more illustrious neighbours.Rwanda’s best opportunity came on the half hour mark when skipper and top scorer Jacques Tuyisenge was brought down by Murushid Juuko, but the resultant free kick was wasted.Rwanda coach Johnny McKinstry said the two-week tournament was good preparation for the African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals at home in January.“We are all very disappointed but we will pick ourselves up and move forward into CHAN,” the Irish-born coach said.Earlier, hosts Ethiopia took bronze when they defeat Sudan 5-4 in penalties.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uganda won the Cecafa Cup title for the fifth time in the last seven years. PHOTO/AFPNAIROBI, December 5- Uganda won the Cecafa Cup title for the fifth time in the last seven years, beating Rwanda 1-0 in the final in Addis Ababa on Saturday.Caesar Okhuti scored the decisive goal in the 15th minute to give the Ugandan Cranes their 14th title in the regional competition.last_img read more

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CN Rail says operations performing better than expected after tough winter

first_imgBOSTON, MA – CN Rail says that its operations are performing better than it expected so far in the second quarter after a rough winter that led to the replacement of its chief executive.Chief financial officer Ghislain Houle told a transportation conference on Tuesday that volumes are up 14 percent in the first two weeks of May after falling four percent in the first quarter.Demand is strong for frac sand, lumber, Canadian grain and coal, he said.- Advertisement -The Montreal-based railway says its port facility at Prince Rupert, B.C., is expanding faster than expected and should hit capacity two years ahead of schedule.Houle says the operating performance will see a particular improvement in the fourth quarter after significant investments in the railway network, especially in Western Canada.CN Rail increased its capital expenditures by $200 million to reach $3.4 billion, is qualifying hundreds of new conductors and buying 200 locomotives over the next three years.Advertisement Two days after CN Rail dumped its CEO in March, his interim replacement, Jean-Jacques Ruest, apologized for the railway’s poor performance last winter and promised immediate action to clear the backlog of grain shipments.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Sanctuaries in the spotlight after Arellano deportation

first_imgIn Los Angeles County, where the undocumented, single mother was arrested outside Our Lady Queen of Angels church in downtown L.A., more than a dozen churches have declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants facing deportation. In the San Fernando Valley, San Pablo and neighboring North Hollywood church Our Lady of the Holy Rosary have signed on to the movement. On Monday, the day after the symbolic face of the immigrant-sanctuary movement was deported to Tijuana, supporters vowed the movement will not be crushed. “This will not stop the sanctuary movement,” said Walter Coleman, pastor of the Chicago church where Arellano took refuge last year to avoid being separated from her 8-year-old U.S.-born son, Saul. “It’s based on faith, not fear. It’s not a place to hide; it’s a place to bear witness that this country is destroying families.” But the deportation and sanctuary movement also have drawn strong reactions from anti-illegal-immigrant backers who said Arellano had it coming. “She practically dared the government to arrest her,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which supports tougher immigration restrictions. Arellano’s case was widely followed in the Spanish-language media and goes to the heart of what many activists say is a broken immigration system’s most troubling byproduct: the ripping apart of families. “People come here for one simple reason. This is the largest economy in the world,” said Juan Jose Gutierrez, co-coordinator of Latino Movement USA, a national coalition of pro-immigrant-rights organizations. “They come here out of desperation and need, and to put food on the table.” On Friday, Arellano had traveled to Los Angeles to begin a campaign to press Congress to pass immigration reforms that would give the United States’ 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. But she was arrested about 2 p.m. Sunday by immigration officials. “They were in a hurry to deport me because they saw that I was threatening to mobilize and organize the people to fight for legalization,” Arellano said outside a Tijuana apartment building Monday where she was staying with a friend. “I have a fighting spirit and I’m going to continue fighting.” Arellano said her son might be brought to her in Tijuana soon, adding, “I’m going to ask if he wants to stay with me or if he wants to return to his school (in the U.S.).” Her deportation process was quick, she noted, and she now might return to her home in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Meanwhile, government officials defended her deportation. “We think that she is a criminal fugitive alien in violation of U.S. law,” said Jim Hayes, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Los Angeles Office of Detention and Removal Operations. “Her arrests were no different than any other arrests we make.” Hayes said that from October to July, immigration officials deported more than 200,000 illegal immigrants. Last year, an immigration judge ordered Arellano’s deportation. She had illegally entered the United States in 1997 and was sent back to Mexico, then re-entered and was arrested in 2002 for using a fake Social Security number to get a janitorial job at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Vigils were held Monday night in Los Angeles and Chicago, where Arellano evaded immigration officials for more than a year by living at Adalberto United Methodist Church. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he will ask top immigration officials to brief the city on future enforcement action. “The manner of the arrest and deportation in this case raises concerns in our community,” said Villaraigosa, who has appeared at immigration rallies in the city in support of reform. “As mayor of a city that is over 40 percent foreign-born, I can tell you, when families are torn apart, our communities are torn apart.” Yolanda, an undocumented single mother, has been staying at Immanuel Presbyterian Church for a month, about three miles from City Hall. The Guatemalan immigrant, who has a teenage daughter born in the United States, took refuge at the Wilshire Boulevard church after receiving a deportation order. “There are thousands and thousands of examples of families being separated,” said Samuel Chu, a pastor there. “We need to have a discussion to change this policy.” At San Pablo in North Hollywood, the Rev. Cesar Arroyo, pastor, said Monday that before taking Juan in, the church ensured that he had been working, paying taxes, had no criminal record and had U.S.-born children. Immigrants who are given sanctuary also have to be under deportation orders. Juan was served with such an order in April after spending more than $5,000 on immigration court proceedings. Arroyo said immigrants who are given sanctuary also have to have a strong case for potentially being granted citizenship – including having children or parents who are U.S. citizens. Since early May, when Juan began staying at the East Valley church, Arroyo said, he has received strong support from parishioners. “That is the church’s work, to help those in need,” Arroyo said. “The Bible says honor thy neighbor. Well, today, Juan is my neighbor.” But some community members have expressed anger over the church’s involvement in such a contentious issue. Barbara Coe, chairwoman for the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, said she resents religious leaders using religion as an excuse to harbor undocumented immigrants. “Our Lord has already settled the question of how to define illegal aliens,” Coe said, citing Scripture that essentially says anyone who enters a place via the back door should be considered a thief or a robber. “They are aiding, abetting and harboring illegal aliens, criminals, and they should be prosecuted.” The Rev. Richard Zanotti of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary parish said no laws officially protect churches from prosecution for giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants. But, he said, a centuries-long unspoken agreement between law enforcement and clergy has led religious leaders to believe they can provide safe havens. Zanotti said churches currently are the only houses of worship sheltering undocumented immigrants, while other faiths and denominations provide help with food and clothing. Volunteers have helped Juan maintain a small gardening business for the past three months. The money from the endeavor lets him continue to pay the mortgage on the home he purchased three years ago in Los Angeles. He gets three meals a day, catered by volunteers who stay and eat with him since he’s not allowed to step outside the church grounds. Still, he says he’s grateful for everything he has been given. And nightly visits from his daughters and his mother help pass the time. “I worry for them,” he said. “What would you have done if someone would have taken your parents away?” But he doesn’t fear the future. “I am not scared because I haven’t done anything wrong,” he said. “I would be scared if I killed someone, if the police were after me, but this isn’t a big crime, coming here looking for a crumb of bread for my family.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – As one of four undocumented immigrants taking refuge in churches across Los Angeles County, Juan hasn’t been able to step outside the four walls of San Pablo Lutheran Church in more than three months. But for the Guatemalan immigrant, who has lived in Los Angeles for the past 15 years, the hardest part has been not spending more time with his two young daughters. “It is hard not to get that laughter when you come home from work, or those hugs,” he said Monday at the church. Juan, whose last name church officials would not disclose, has been thrust into the heart of a nationwide debate after 32-year-old Elvira Arellano was arrested and deported late Sunday when she left the sanctuary of a Chicago church to attend a rally in Los Angeles. last_img read more

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‘You’re either English or Irish’ – Barton criticises Rice’s decision

first_imgAfter swapping the world of punditry to become Fleetwood manager, the former Manchester City midfielder admits it’s tougher than he imagined.“It’s a lot different to how I thought it was sitting in the studio with Alan Brazil on a Monday morning,” he added.“Sitting there pontificating about how everyone got it wrong and I’d put the world to rights. Now the hair’s going a bit grey. But it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’ve gone in at the deep end. Getty 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Declan Rice has earned his first England call-up huge blow RANKED “It’s a strange one,” he told talkSPORT at Cheltenham.“I tend to think that once you’ve made your bed, you’ve got to lie in it.“If you’ve played for Ireland – you’re either Irish or you’re English. I think that’s quite a straightforward decision. REVEALED MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Joey Barton admits he was left puzzled by Declan Rice’s decision to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England.The 20-year-old West Ham midfielder was named in yesterday’s Three Lions squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro later this month.London-born Rice, who has grandparents from Cork, had featured in three friendlies for the Republic of Ireland before announcing he would make himself available for England selection last month.And Fleetwood manager Barton argues that while Rice could enjoy greater success in an England shirt, he disagrees with the youngster’s decision. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWScenter_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “He’s made the choice now. For me, I think he’s a quality player without a shadow of a doubt.“There are a lot of Irish people here at Cheltenham so I’ll have to keep my voice down, but you’ve got more chance of winning a major competition at international level if you play for England as opposed to Ireland.”talkSPORT listeners will be familiar with Barton’s unfiltered opinions after his stint as a co-host on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast last year. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 ADVICE BEST OF REVEALED Barton spoke to talkSPORT at Cheltenham LIVE on talkSPORT Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade There are eight live commentaries remaining across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and when you can hear them, below… Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Crystal Palace (Saturday) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield United (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Huddersfield (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Manchester City (Saturday) – talkSPORTWolves vs Manchester United (Saturday) – talkSPORTMillwall vs Brighton (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs Liverpool (Sunday) – talkSPORT “This year’s been a real learning curve, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.“Hopefully I can continue to get better at it and climb up the league structures.“As a young British manager you have to earn the right to manage in the Premier League. Hopefully one day I’ll get the opportunity to make an impact on the highest stage possible.”last_img read more

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Aston Villa complete signing of star midfielder from bitter rivals Birmingham

first_img REVEALED Aston Villa have signed Jota from bitter rivals Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League new boys. He is reunited at Villa Park with Dean Smith, who was also his manager at Brentford. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Meanwhile, Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has completed a permanent transfer in the opposite direction for an undisclosed fee.Gardner, 26, spent last season on loan at Blues but he has now signed a three-year contract at St Andrew’s.“I worked with Jota at Brentford. He’s a superb, talented player and Birmingham signed him as their record transfer,” Villa boss Smith told the club’s official website.“I’m really happy to have him back working with us. He’s got great ability, great balance and a great eye for both goals and assists.” targets LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND The Spaniard played under Dean Smith at Brentford moving on aston villa fc The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Jota joined Brentford from Celta Vigo in 2014 and moved to Birmingham three years later. He made 32 appearances during his first season at Blues, scoring five goals.Last season he played 40 times in the Championship – seven occasions as a substitute – and found the back of the net three times.Gardner, who came through the academy at Villa and made his debut in December 2011, played many times with Jota last season for Blues, having started 39 Championship matches for Garry Monk’s side. LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST TRANSFER STORIES 1 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland last_img read more

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More than €11million paid to 55 victims of Donegal garda corruption

first_imgMore than 50 victims of Garda corruption and negligence in Co Donegal were paid more than €11.3 Million last year.The figures reveal the hidden cost to the taxpayer of the corruption which existed in the garda division in the 1990s and early 2000s.The cases include multimillion euro payouts to publicans Frank Shortt and Frank McBrearty. However, in a report in the Sunday Independent, some 53 other lesser-known “Donegal-related” civil cases were also settled last year at a cost of over €6m, according to Department of Justice figures.The union representing rank-and-file gardai said those compensated in Donegal deserved the reparations.The raft of compensation claims was triggered by Morris Tribunal findings that a number of officers who worked in the division had been negligent or corrupt.Outside of the major compensation payments to Mr Shortt and Mr McBrearty, the average Donegal-related compensation payout in 2007 was almost €117,000. The 55 Donegal-related civil actions were part of a total of 190 civil cases connected to the actions of members of An Garda Siochana last year.The total payout from all cases for the year was €14.7m.In contrast, just €2.3m in compensation, relating to 126 cases, was paid out in 2006. The Garda Representative Association said the figures for last year were greatly inflated because of the number of Donegal-related cases.“It is only right and proper that those people were compensated,” said GRA general secretary PJ Stone.“But we have to move on now and look to the future. The Garda Commissioner and the garda associations are working hard to deal with the fall-out from Donegal and to implement the recommendations of the Morris Tribunal.” It is thought tribunal costs, fees for the legal representatives of witnesses and compensation for victims could top €100m when all matters are settled. The largest payout last year was to Inishowen businessman Mr Shortt.The Supreme Court increased a 2005 compensation award by €2.7m, to bring it to a total of €4.5m, after Mr Shortt spent three years in jail for a crime he did not commit.Mr Shortt (73), a married father of five, was wrongly convicted in 1995 of allowing the sale of drugs at his Point Inn premises in Quigley’s Point.The High Court also awarded Raphoe publican Mr McBrearty a total of €2.475m for damages to his business caused by a campaign of garda harassment following the death of the cattle dealer Richie Barron. Mr McBrearty (64) had been suing for over €6m.More than €11million paid to 55 victims of Donegal garda corruption was last modified: December 19th, 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)last_img read more

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2010 Fifa World Cup: Soccer City 2

first_imgLocation: Johannesburg, Gauteng provinceCapacity: 94 500 seats during 2010 Fifa World Cup; 87 000 seats thereafterMatches: Opening mtach: South Africa vs Mexico (11 June), Netherlands vs Denmark (14 June), Argentina ve South Korea (17 June), Brazil vs Côte d’Ivoire (20 June), Ghana vs Germany (23 June), Round of 16 (27 June), Quarter-final ( 2 July), Final (11 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

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Fiji Airways continues record profit roll

first_imgFiji Airways staff earned their bonuses in 2017. Photo: Fiji Airways. The Fiji Airways Group’s roll of record results continued in 2017 with the company posting its highest ever pre-tax profit of $F95.8 million ($US47.1m)  for the financial year despite a competitive operating environment.But chief executive Andre Viljoen has cautioned the outlook for 2018 is challenging as the airline copes with the headwinds of fuel price increases, increased competition and a volatile US dollar.“Fuel prices will continue to be a challenge for all airlines and we will not get complacent with the fiscal discipline required to meet our financial targets,’’ Viljoen said.“It will, however, be an exciting year for Fiji Airways as we become the first airline in the region to receive and operate the brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on our short-haul markets of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.”Group revenue at the group — which also includes a telecommunications company, regional subsidiary Fiji Link and a 38.75 per cent stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa —  rose 12.5 per cent to $F929 as the number of passengers increased 14.3 percent to 1.4 million.The figures were good news for staff and management who received a 10 per cent rise in profit-share bonuses.‘“2017 saw the achievement of numerous milestones for the Group,’’ Viljoen said. “The team increased the size of the fleet, launched a new route, increased frequencies on key long-haul routes and opened a world-class lounge at our home airport – Nadi.“To achieve a fourth year of successive record profits is a massive achievement by the entire team of the Fiji Airways Group,” Viljoen said.Milestones during the year included a deal to take five new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and the opening of a swish new business lounge at Nadi International Airport.Read: Fiji Airlines lounge ensures the kids are all right.Other highlights were the entry into service of three new DH6 Twin Otter aircraft, a new facility allowing guests to check in at the Sofitel resort and the upgrading of premium check-in counters.From a network perspective, Fiji launched twice weekly services to Adelaide, Australia and increased frequencies to Singapore and San Francisco.New codeshare agreements were concluded with Jet Airways, Hong Kong Airlines and Solomon Airlines while those with Cathay Pacific and Qantas were extended.The new year will see a new service to Tokyo-Narita from July 3 and the arrival of the first two 737 Max 8s in November and December.There will be further work on an aviation training facility featuring a 737MAX and an A330 simulator as well as on  an evaluation campaign for wide-body aircraft to augment or replace its Airbus A330 fleet.“Each new initiative is a deliberate, considered action that meets the dual targets of ensuring sustainable profitability while fulfilling Fiji Airways’ role as a strong national carrier and an iconic Fijian brand,’’ Fiji Airways chairman Rajesh Punja said.“Everything, from the benefits of having our own Aviation Academy with its future growth plans to the selection of a new wide-body fleet, is designed to meets the goals of both the airline and the nation.”last_img read more

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The Inner Circles of 10 Geek Heroes on Twitter

first_imgBeth KanterBeth Kanter is one of the most inspiring non-profit tech consultants in the world. She’s raised thousands of dollars on Twitter and has friends from everywhere. Who does she have conversations with more than anyone else, though?1. Marnie Webb is the co-CEO at Compumentor/TechSoup. You should get to know Marnie; once you do you’ll wonder why you waited so long.2. Amy Gahran, see Jeffrey Levy’s list above. Gahran has a lot of conversation with a lot of awesome people.3. Jonathon D. Colman does SEO for REI.4. Beth Dunn is a consultant and MBA candidate.5. Dr. Mani is an Indian entrepreneur and heart surgeon.There are a lot of people in Kanter’s circle. You can meet some of them here. Related Posts Garrett CampGarrett Camp is the founder of StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is awesome and Camp is a fairly consistent user of Twitter. Which lucky people get to engage with him the most? 1. Travis Kalanick is an entrepreneur who sold his P2P company Red Swoosh to Akamai in 2007. He advises and invests in startups.2. Tim Ferriss is the author of the book 4 Hour Work Week. 3. Melody McCloskey, manager of video at Gary Vaynurchuk, wine and social media man.5. Zappos, Garrett Camp talks with his shoes.Here is a full picture of Camp’s network, though from the picture below you can see it’s actually pretty sparse.Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian is the co-founder of social news site Reddit. Reddit is old school and full of developers. Whom does its founder talk to most on Twitter?1. Brad Parler, video dude at Powered Production.2. Ian White is the creator of music sharing site Tony Adam, manager of search traffic acquisition at Yahoo.4. Wil Wheaton, a famous guy who claims he disappoints everyone with his lack of responsiveness on Twitter.5. Jacqui Cheng, Associate Editor at Ars Technica. Here’s the rest of Alexis’ inner circle on Twitter. Jeffrey LevyJeffrey Levy is the Web Manager at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He Tweets a lot, and well. Who does he Tweet with when he Tweets with other Tweeters?1. Adriel Hampton works at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and is a Goverment 2.0-head.2. Ari Herzog is a strategic consultant.3. Chris Dorobek, anchor at Federal News Radio.4. Amy Gahran, a media consultant who was one of my (Marshall’s) first web 2.0 heroes. 5. Dr. Mark Drapeau, Government 2.0 guy.Check out the rest of Levy’s inner Twitter circle here.Jeremiah OwyangJeremiah Owyang has helped bring the stuffy world of corporate industry analysts into the Web 2.0 era of conversation as much as anyone has. He’s got more than 36,000 people signed up to get his posts on Twitter, but there are some who he ends up conversing with more than others.1. Peter Kim, former Forrester analyst with Owyang. Kim is now working on a stealth startup called the Dashis Corporation.2. Jennifer Leggio, ZDNet social business blogger.3. Shel Israel, Silicon Valley writer and communications guy.4. Josh Bernoff, Jeremiah’s fellow analyst at Forrester.5. Amy Worley, VP of marketing at humor book publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing.You can see the rest of Owyang’s inner Twitter circle here. marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Veronica BelmontVeronica Belmont is everybody’s favorite geek video host. Who does she trade Tweets with the most? You might discover a person or two on her list.1. Ryan Block, gadget blogging rock star and founder of Tom Merritt, CNET podcast host.3. Casey McKinnon, web actress and show host.4. Patrick Norton, Veronica’s co-host on Tekzilla.5. Felicia Day, gaming web show host.You can explore the Veronica-sphere here.Kevin RoseKevin Rose, founder of social news site Digg, has long been one of the most-followed people on Twitter. More than 320,000 have opted-in to receiving Tweets from Kevin. He’s following 160 people in return. Who does he have the most conversation with? Rose’s list is unsurprising; it’s mostly co-workers.1. Gary Vaynerchuk of WineLibrary.TV.2. Aubrey Sabala, Marketing Manager at Digg 3. Joe Stump, a developer at Digg.4. David Prager, one of Rose’s co-founders at web TV station Revision3.5. Alex Albrecht, co-host of Diggnation.You can see Rose’s full list here.Tim O’ReillyTim O’Reilly is the founder of O’Reilly Publishing and a related series of events like the Web 2.0 Conference. Here’s who Tim has mutual conversation with on Twitter most often.1. James Governor, an open source analyst at RedMonk.2. Fred Wilson, one of the best known venture capitalists in the Web 2.0 world. Wilson has invested extensively in Twitter, for example.3. Validis Krebs, the man behind Orgnet, a social network analysis and consulting firm.4. Paul Kedrosky, writer and pundit on international finance.5. Jennifer Pahlka, Web 2.0 Conference Chair.Here’s Tim’s full profile on Mailana.Shaquille O’NealShaquille O’Neal hasn’t always been a geek hero. The basketball great is fast becoming one, though, and if you haven’t read about his awesome real-life meetups with Twitter friends, you really should. Shaq talks to all kinds of people on Twitter all day long (usually from his iPhone, it appears) – but who does he converse with the most?1. Kathleen Hessert, a sports marketing Twitter pro.2. A. Jo. Martin, Director of Digital Media & Research for the Phoenix Suns.3. @laskey is someone with protected updates; we have no idea who this is.4. Nate Moller, a marketing consultant.5. Mona Mohammadi, Deputy to the Senior Adviser at the Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to her LinkedIn profile, though that’s not mentioned on her Twitter profile.You can see all of Shaq’s closest connections here, though he’s such a gentleman we can imagine him taking offense at the idea that he loves any of his Twitter friends more than others! A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… That’s a wrap!We really like Pete Warden’s site Mailana, where all these links and images come from, a lot. We like to combine Twellow and Mailana to find the most followed people in certain industries and then explore their circles of friends.You should look yourself up on Mailana – you might be surprised who you converse with most often! The possibilities of these and all the tools that can be built on top of the wonderful Twitter API are nearly endless. Pretty interesting, is it not? Who’s in your inner circle? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Hotshots, rock stars, geek heroes – many of us follow a lot of the same people online. But who do they pay the most attention to themselves? The influencers of influencers are of interest for a lot of different reasons, most appropriately because finding them is a good way to dive deeper into niche topics.Twitter exposes conversations that can show us who’s in anyone’s inner circle because conversations there are public and programatically accessible. In the following post we look at the data and find out who has the most reciprocal conversations on Twitter with 10 geek heroes – from the founders of big sites like Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon to nonprofit geeks working to challenge injustices.There’s something a little uncomfortable about being able to see this information. Fact is, though, it’s part of the nature of this powerful new system of communication. We expect that data parsing like this is only the beginning.In the charts below, assembled using developer Pete Warden’s service Mailana, you’ll see the top 5 people these geek heroes have reciprocal conversations with on Twitter and a screenshot of their larger web of connections. You can click through the links below to visit the full Mailana interface or visit this page to learn more about the methodology. On Warden’s site you can click on the “info” links and see exactly what topics these friends discuss. There you’ll see explanations like “@kanter sent 47 messages to @agahran and got 46 back.” Note that these charts are just based on reciprocated public replies – not private direct messages.If this post helps you get as excited as we are about Twitter, we hope you’ll join us there.Evan WilliamsEvan Williams was the co-founder of Blogger and is now the co-founder and CEO of Twitter. He announced today that he’s an expectant father! Who does he converse with most on Twitter?1. Sara Morishige Williams, Ev’s wife. Good man, Ev.2. Chris Sacca, a startup investor and adviser to Twitter.3. Jason Goldman, Product Manager at Blogger turned Product Manager at Twitter.4. Biz Stone, Twitter’s co-founder.5. Sarah Lacy, tech business journalist (now on staff at TechCrunch) and author of the excellent Web 2.0 history book Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good.Here’s Ev’s full profile on Mailana. (Photo CC from Joi Ito.) 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#web last_img read more

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