And So They Came

first_imgIt was Prince Johnson shouting, and his voice could be heard rumbling throughout the Freeport of Monrovia: “Commando!”“Brave, strong, intelligent!” chorused his men. “Prepare for war!”With the directive from Johnson, the two hundred or so INPFL fighters surrounded Samuel Doe’s bodyguards. Upon entering the Freeport, Prince Johnson had inquired from a few ECOMOG soldiers about Doe and his entourage. But the ECOMOG soldiers had pretended to have no knowledge of the president and his attendants. The rebels had then gone to Quainoo’s office and met the president’s security operatives, who could be distinguished by their red berets, in front of the building. Now Doe’s bodyguards, encircled, turned to look round at the rebels in shock and disbelief. A heavy silence, as of death, descended. For a moment nobody spoke.Then one of Doe’s bodyguards named Colonel Harrison Pennue accosted Prince Johnson. Pennue was a relative of Doe’s and the commander of a notorious AFL death-squad. He had also participated in the 1980 coup which brought Doe to power. “There’s nothing to fear from us,” he said, smiling as though to thaw the immediacy of a scuffle. “As you can see,” he added, “we are unarmed and have left our weapons with ECOMOG.”“Pennue,” Johnson said, “who invited you into the whole show?”“You’re trying to provoke a confrontation,” Pennue said.“Shut up,” Johnson said.“But you rebels,” said another soldier standing in the group of AFL soldiers just behind Pennue, “shouldn’t have been here in the first place.”“Okay, I’ll show you,” Johnson said.Prince Johnson turned to two of his fighters and ordered Harrison Pennue put under arrest. As the fighters walked towards him, cocking their rifles, Pennue took two steps back, as if anticipating his AFL colleagues behind him would come to his aid. But no one stirred. One of the INPFL fighters approachedand kicked Pennue’s legs from under him. The AFL man fell to the pavement and grunted. The other fighter raised the butt-end of his rifle and brought it down on Pennue’s head. Pennue screamed; blood streamed down his forehead. The fighters twisted his arms behind him, bound them with nylon ropes, and left him kneeling on the pavement. The rest of Doe’s bodyguards, among them not one man armed with a pistol, stood as if possessed. Pennue started to beg for his life.Prince Johnson drew his pistol, walked towards Harrison Pennue, and fired two shots at close range. Pennue’s head burst, like a deflated balloon. The other AFL soldiers scattered, like insects. The rebels open fire. While the shooting was going on, about fifteen AFL soldiers, who had gone with Doe to meet ECOMOG force commander General Quianoo, burst into the room and surrounded the president. There were no more than a few pistols among them. But they were determined to protect Doe, if need be, with their bodies. General Quianoo turned to Doe and his men. “Excuse me, there seems to be some trouble outside. You heard the shooting.”Doe seemed suspicious. He looked at Quainoo. But the Ghanaian avoided his gaze and seemed uneasy. He’s guilty of something, Doe thought but said nothing. He had heard Johnson and his men shouting outside, followed by two shots and a barrage that seemed as if an ammunition dump had exploded.Even though he couldn’t distinguish the voices of the rebels, the fact that they had spoken in Liberian parlance was enough reason to believe that they were not ECOMOG soldiers. Besides, the initial directive, “Commando,” seemed, to him, strange and unlike typical orders given by one of his army commanders. Could it be the rebels? He didn’t know. But already he knew that something had gone terribly wrong and that perhaps he had been deceived. “Let me check to find out what the trouble is,” Quianoo said, and took a step towards the door.Doe held up his palm. “My men have no weapons. You ought to send some of your troops to get us out of here or order them to bring the weapons they took from us.” “Okay, I’m coming, wait here,” said the Ghanaian, and promptly disappeared.But once he was out of the office, ECOMOG force commander General Arnold Quainoo, guarded by a large number of Ghanaian peacekeeping troops who would deploy along the harbor, headed towards one of the ECOMOG warships and vanished inside.By then the shooting had deteriorated. Of course every time you thought it had stopped, it started again, like rain in September. The BBC journalist Elizabeth Blunt, who had called on General Quianoo that afternoon, would remember hearing the gunfire for about an hour as the rebels shot and lobbed hand grenades at Doe’s unarmed security operatives — and the so-called ECOMOG force looked on. Luckily, a few of the president’s bodyguards were able to escape and hide in shipping containers. Having killed almost all of Doe’s security operatives, the rebels then advanced to the administrative house in which the cabinet officials, along with Doe’s relations, were hiding. The moment the rebels entered the building, the people screamed in terror. But their voices were snuffed out by the gunfire that followed. It was a massacre; and yet also a repeat of history. Except that now it was Doe, his relations and a few of his cabinet executives, and not Tolbert and the thirteen Liberian officials shot and killed following the repercussions of the 1980 coup d’état. It was also a chilling reminder of the innocent lives lost on July 29, 1990, after Doe had sent his death-squad to kill alleged rebels hiding in the St. Peter’s Lutheran church.Inside Quianoo’s office, President Doe and his bodyguards, paralyzed, made no effort to leave the building. For when ECOMOG force commander General Arnold Quianoo disappeared, they knew their fate was sealed. But they hoped that the rebels wouldn’t find out that they were in Quianoo’s office; that perhaps when ECOMOG had intervened and calmed the situation, they would be able to return to the Executive Mansion. But it was an unlikely supposition. For as they looked through the window of Quianoo’s office, they saw the rebels, untidy and hungry as death, going from house to house clearly in search of the president.Then they saw one of the fighters, a dark-complexioned boy of thirteen, shouting and gesticulating at the window of Quianoo’s office. “He inside the office,” the boy said. “President Doe inside the office.” The boy must have had a remarkable hunch. Doe and his bodyguards, standing just next to the office window, slunk away. The next moment, footsteps were heard running up the steps to the office. Then the door burst open. Led by two ECOMOG soldiers (they could have been from one of the contingents), who punctually disappeared, a group of rebels, Prince Johnson among them, entered the office. Doe’s bodyguards had formed a tight, almost impenetrable ring around him. Breeze couldn’t have passed them to reach the president, even. Doe barely got a glimpse of the rebels. He heard only their footsteps as they burst into the room, followed soon after by a deafening burst of automatic fire.Just as Prince Johnson and his men open fire, so too the president’s bodyguards made a final and desperate attempt to save him. They all fell on top of Doe — right there in the office. But even after it was clear that all Doe’s security operatives had been killed, Prince Johnson and his men wouldn’t stop the barrage.Then suddenly the gunfire stopped. The rebels began to drag one or another corpse from the pile and into the middle of the office, cross-checking to see if all Doe’s bodyguards had been killed. It was in this process that they discovered the president lying under the carcasses. Doe was trembling, covered with blood and terrified but quite unharmed. At a closer inspection, the rebels noticed that the blood on him was actually that of his bodyguards. It was impossible. But there Doe was, alive and well.Among rebel fighters, the notion that someone might carry charms to render themselves impervious to bullets is never misjudged. Yet there are certain methods thought to outsmart any zekie, be it from Zeus himself and no matter how powerful. One of these is that you shoot first for the kneecaps of the person suspected to have an amulet. For anything other than that and your bullets against his or her body would be as indifferent as pipe to water. And so Prince Johnson shot at Doe’s kneecaps. Wounded, Doe cried out and fell to the floor. The rebels dragged him out of the office, down the steps into the yard. Next they threw him into the back of one of the military jeeps that came with his convoy. Then Johnson and his men, firing into the air, drove towards the gates of the Freeport and broke into song:You can’t go eh-no!You kill my motherYou can’t go like thatZolo wa, zola wapi zoloYou can’t go eh-eh!You kill my fatherYou can’t go like thatZolo wa, zolo wapi zoloYou can’t go eh-no!You kill my pekinYou can’t go like thatZolo wa, zolo wapi zoloYou can’t go eh-eh!You kill my peopleYou can’t go like thatZolo wa, zolo wapi zoloAt the entrance they met the ECOMOG soldiers on guard. But the peacekeeping troops trembled and beads of perspiration broke out over their foreheads. Some bowed to the rebels. Others smiled obsequiously. The rebels drove their convoy out of the gates and headed towards the direction of Bushrod Island.A few moments later, Ghanaian ECOMOG force commander General Quianoo emerged out of the warship in which he had sought refuge. Carrying a Nikon camera and with heavily armed Ghanaian peacekeeping troops on his flanks, he began to take pictures of the corpses that littered the pavement. Then he went up to his office and took some pictures also. Next he went to the administrative building in which all the cabinet officials, along with a few of Doe’s relatives, had been killed. The bodies were all piled in a corner of the office, as if the people had huddled together while the rebels shot and killed them all together. The walls and ceiling were covered with bullet holes. There were bullet casings, brain and stomach contents all over the floor.Next General Quainoo returned to the harbor. He ordered two shipping containers, which Prince Johnson had given him earlier and which contained a number of brand new cars, carried into one of the Ghanaian warships.As he was returning to the warship, the Nigerian deputy Chief of Staff said to him, “But, sir, where are you going?”“To Ghana immediately,” Quianoo retorted, turning to look over his shoulder as the Nigerian, panting, ran to catch him up.“To Ghana!” exclaimed the Nigerian, hardly able to believe his own ears. “The peacekeeping mission to Liberia is hardly over and you’re leaving the country already! What then I am to do with the troops?”“If I were you,” Quianoo said, “I would send ECOMOG back home. Any fool can see that the Liberian Civil War is to become yet another Vietnam.” With that, he entered the warship, leaving the Nigerian deputy Chief of Staff in charge of the ECOMOG force.To be cont’d.Copyright © Saah Millimono 2016Read the September 1, 2016, edition for the next piece of this article.About the author: Saah Millimono is the author of Broken Dreams, which was awarded the Short Fiction Prize of the Sea Breeze Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writings. His first novel Boy Interrupted was awarded 2nd Place for the Kwani Manuscript Project, a one-off writing prize for African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora. He is currently at work on his second novel and pursuing a BA degree in Mass Communication at the African Methodist Episcopal University. He has written for the Daily Observer and The Guardian (UK).Let’s look up a few words used in this piece:1.chorus: n. (of a group of people) say the same thing at the same time.2.directive: n. an order or instruction issued by an authority.3.entourage: n. a group of attendants or associates.4.operative: n. a person engaged, employed or skilled in some branch of work.5.immediacy: n. the state, condition, or quality of being at the shortest possible time.6.poleax: n. another term for battle-ax; n.; v. hit, kill, or knock down with a poleax.9.deflate: v. to release the air or gas from.10.prompt: v. done or performed without delay.11.deteriorate: v. to make or become worse.12.lob: v. to hit or throw something.13.supposition: n. a guess or hypothesis.14.impenetrable: adj. the quality of bringing one into direct involvement with something.15.carcass: n. dead body; corpse.16.perspire: v. to sweat.17.obsequious: adj. obedient or attentive to an excessive degree.18. thaw: v. to cause to change from a solid, frozen state.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Video: Ronaldo dresses as a beggar to surprise young fans

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Mountain-lion warning issued for foothills

first_img– Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat; – Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions; – Don’t leave small children or pets outside unattended; – Install motion sensitive lighting around the house; – and bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums, and other potential mountain lion prey. The sighting was not the first in the foothills below the Angeles National Forest. On Feb. 27, 2006, an Altadena elementary school was locked down when a mountain lion was spotted near Pine Street and Fair Oaks Avenue. That animal was tranquilized and released back into the wild. For more information, call the California Department of Fish and Game at (909) 484-0167, or visit www.keepmewild.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – After a mountain lion dragged a small dog out of a backyard over the weekend in La Crescenta, officials are warning residents of the foothills below the Angeles National Forest to take precautions to avoid a mountain lion encounter. The attack occurred at 10:05 p.m. Sunday at the home at 2723 Pinelawn Drive, deputies said. A resident of the home watched as a mountain lion climbed over his fence, grabbed the miniature pinscher and took off into the mountains, officials said. The resident threw a flashlight at the lion, but it did nothing. The dog was not found. Miniature pinschers — the breed is known as “the king of the toys” — weigh between eight and 10 pounds when full grown and are between 10 and 12 inches in height. Described as overly courageous, they act as if they have no idea how small they are. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich urged residents to follow guidelines provided by the State Department of Fish and Game to avoid coming in contact with a mountain lion. They include: – Avoid hiking, biking, or jogging alone; – Don’t feed dear; it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions. Mountain lions generally exist wherever deer, their primary prey, are found; last_img read more

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Man United and Arsenal stars feature in Champions League English XI

first_img Centre back: Chris Smalling (Manchester United) 12 Wayne Rooney scored the winner for Manchester United against CSKA Moscow at the start of November, but does he makes the Champions League English XI? Click the arrow above to see which players are selected 12 Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (Manchester City) 12 Striker: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 12 Striker: Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Right wing: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) 12 12 Right back: Calum Chambers (Arsenal) 12 Left wing: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) 12 Centre back: John Terry (Chelsea) 12 Left back: Luke Shaw (Manchester United) Central midfield: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) Central midfield: Michael Carrick (Manchester United) 12 12 If there’s ever been an alarming statistic to illustrate the gradual decline of English football, the last round of Champions League matches might retain it.Only eight English players started games in Match Day 4, with five of those coming from Manchester United and not a single Arsenal representative.To put that into some context for you, courtesy of Opta, Spain and Brazil boasted 44 and 38 starters respectively, with France and Germany not too far behind on 27 and 22.England’s paltry eight was matched by Croatia and Turkey – and we wonder why our national team has fallen so drastically from grace in recent years?Despite that startling revelation we have to acknowledge the quality of English players currently sidelined through injury. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Luke Shaw would all have been in contention to start in the last round of games, had they been fit, and are all very much in the England first-team mix.But who would make up an English XI, if everyone was fit, from those players involved in the Champions League this season?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see our selection… 12last_img read more

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Dreaming of earning a degree

first_imgWhat do I do? I haven’t any idea how to start or what to do. I was 15 years old the last time I was in a classroom. I just can’t work up the courage to walk in somewhere and say: “I need help. I don’t know anything. Can someone help me?” I don’t know if you will read this. If you do, thank you so much for your time, and I look forward to reading more of your articles. Dear Reader, Thank you so much for your kind words. You think I’m intelligent, strong and powerful? You sound much that way yourself, having raised a son and landed a good job without anything more than a GED. That shows more than a little moxie. I do not think you have to prove yourself to anyone – except maybe yourself. If you cannot go into a school yourself and ask for some guidance, ask a buddy to come along and lend his or her support. Sometimes we actually need help asking for help. You do not have to say, “I don’t know anything” because of course you do. Your life experience will be a welcome addition to any classroom. Dear Leslie, I read your article “Make sure you love job path you pick.” It is intelligent, strong, powerful women such as yourself who encourage me. I want to be that way. I am 33 years old. I live in L.A. County. I have a 17-year-old son. I have a good job. I enjoy my job, and I want to continue in this job path, but I have no education past my GED. I never finished high school. If you do the math, you can see that I had my kid while I was a kid myself. You say to put your secret desire “front and center.” My secret desire is to get a degree. I have no idea how to start. I am ashamed and embarrassed to walk into a college office or any school. Pursuing a degree is both a worthy and practical goal. Don’t let anything get in your way. If it will help motivate you, I’m sure your fellow readers would like to keep track of your progress. Write and let us know where you end up applying and where you ultimately enroll. We all wish you luck. Dear Leslie, My secretary, who is dynamite, announced that it’s her birthday next week, and I want to do something for her, but I don’t know her very well. I just moved to town. Any ideas? Dear Reader, That’s an easy one. Lunch at her favorite restaurant is always a winner. Another option is a gift certificate from a popular local store or attraction. If you are new in town, that will demonstrate your commitment to supporting local concerns. Mark her birthday in your 2007 calendar, so you can surprise her next year with your great memory. Leslie Whitaker, co-author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating, would like to hear from you. Write to her at leslie@ctwfeatures.com or 2918 N. Hackett Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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NBC chops ‘Veggies’ but reveres Madonna

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two NBC television shows are receiving very different treatment. In the first instance, NBC eliminated faith-oriented material from a well-known and highly popular animated children’s program, “VeggieTales.” In the second, the network is reportedly still contemplating whether to air a Vegas-style crucifixion act that is part of a Madonna concert that NBC plans to broadcast during the November ratings sweeps. In other words, the peacock network is censoring one program that has positive religious content, while at the same time resisting calls to exclude derogatory religious imagery from another. Madonna is apparently irritated with the criticism that has come down the pike about her staged scene from her “Confessions” tour. Evidently, the material girl, who often asks for respect for her own faith, Kabbalah, doesn’t understand why there would be hesitancy over the proposed TV airing of the centerpiece of her show, where she wears a crown of thorns while suspended from a large cross. Many religious organizations, including the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, have gone on record to let NBC know that including Madonna’s rock-mock crucifixion is unacceptable and insulting. Meanwhile, NBC has removed religious references from “Veggie Tales,” which was recently added to its Saturday morning lineup. Co-creator of the show Phil Vischer has written, “I’m not at all happy with the edits. I didn’t know I’d need to make them when I agreed to produce the show, and I considered dropping out when I found out just how much would need to be removed.” Vischer told the Los Angeles Times, “When the first edit notes came back, I thought, ‘This is going to be difficult because the stories were going to fall apart.’ This has implications for ‘VeggieTales’ which would have been nice to talk about in the beginning.” Initially, the network claimed that the religious references had to be removed from the children’s show because of time concerns. But in a written statement, NBC changed its story. It indicated that the reason for the cuts was that the network did not want to be seen as backing a particular religion. “NBC is committed to the positive messages and universal values of ‘VeggieTales,’” the statement said. “Our goal is to reach as broad an audience as possible with these positive messages, while being careful not to advocate any one religious point of view.” Alan Wurtzel, an NBC broadcast standards executive, told The New York Times that there was no double standard at work with regard to the shows and that the network was evaluating each show separately. “We had to make a decision about where it went further than we considered appropriate,” Wurtzel said. Madonna also spent some time issuing explanations to the press. The singer’s statement claimed that her appearance on Christ’s cross in her concert “is no different than a person wearing a cross or ‘taking up the cross’ as it says in the Bible.” “My performance is neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous. Rather, it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help one another and to see the world as a unified whole,” Madonna explained, adding that she believed in her “heart that if Jesus were alive today he would be doing the same thing.” Madonna also said that she is using sacred Christian imagery “to bring attention to the millions of children in Africa who are dying every day (or) are living without care, without medicine and without hope.” Although NBC claims that it is still deliberating, TV Guide Magazine reported that NBC entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said Madonna’s crucifixion imitation would probably be in the show because Madonna felt strongly about it. Liz Rosenberg, a spokeswoman for Madonna, said in an e-mail message to The New York Times that Madonna would not want this number to be censored. She predicted that Madonna “will not back down.” If NBC does allow Madonna’s Jesus imitation to be aired while justifying the removal of faith references from “VeggieTales,” the tragic message the network will be sending is that it is fine to make reference to God on TV — but only as long as you’re making fun of him. — James Hirsen is a New York Times best-selling author, commentator, news analyst and law professor. Write to him by e-mail at hollywoodnation@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Stratford softball blasts Rib Lake

first_imgWeiler strikes out eight to earn win, drives in a pairBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRIB LAKE — The Stratford softball team pounded out 12 hits and went on to rout Rib Lake 11-1 in a nonconference game Tuesday.Stratford scored six runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back to improve to 5-1 this season. Rib Lake is 1-4.Sammy Griesbach went 4-for-5 and scored three times, and Brittany Bredemann and Kiana Weiler each had two hits for the Tigers.Weiler earned the win, striking out eight in a six-inning, complete-game effort. A day after pitching a five-inning perfect game, Weiler allowed just two hits and one walk on Tuesday.Stratford plays a Marawood Conference South Division game Friday at Pittsville.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 11, Redmen 1Stratford 610 022 – 11 12 3Rib Lake 001 000 – 1 2 1WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: Vlach.SO: Weiler 8; Vlach 0. BB: Weler 1; Vlach 6.Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2×4, 2 runs; Sammy Griesbach 4×5, 3 runs; Weiler 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Val Licciardi 2 runs; McKenzie Ford 2 RBIs.Records: Stratford 5-1; Rib Lake 1-4.last_img read more

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Summize: Enhancing Search With Heatmaps

first_imgDigging deeper into SummizeBeyond informative heatmaps, Summize does a good job with other search resultessentials. Firstly, it has three sorting knobs – by relevance, by red (bad) and by green(good). It also uses Ajax to show product previews on rollover – which is elegant,unobtrusive and useful. Another interesting feature is the voting up or down, whichallows Summize to collect its own voting information. This looks like the beginning of ahome-grown review system, to supplement the crawler results. Finally Summize shows you the price next to each item, on Amazon. At the moment, theservice is only affiliated with Amazon and offers Ajax popups to buy the item fromAmazon. From the way the popup is designed, we can deduce that other sites will beintegrated in the future. Summize – applying heatmaps to searchJust as CrazyEgg’s application of heatmaps to click analysis is clever and useful, sois Summize‘s way of applying heatmaps to shopping.As with any search engine, you key into the search box what you are looking for. Summizesearches its database and comes back with the results. It is the presentation of theresults that makes this search engine very different. We see a summary of all productratings presented as a heatmap, plus a digg-like voting mechanism and product thumbpreviews presented – all in one clean and simple interface. alex iskold 1 Tags:#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts ConclusionSummize is impressive. Its power is in delivering a lot of information, using arelatively simple interface. And , like the Metacritic movie review aggregator which weprofiledearlier this year, Summize brings together reviews and normalizes ratings to outputessentially a single rating number. The presentation is not only innovative, but useful. One thing that could hurt theadoption somewhat is the fact that there is a substantial percentage of the populationwith various forms of colorblindness. But to address this issue, Summize could develop a version that usesgrayscale. Overall Summize, which is still under the radar, looks promising. Please take a lookat it and let us know what you think. Summize’s infrastructure crawls user reviews all over the web and accumulates themtogether, into a single normalized rating database. The search results show the votesfrom this database using the heatmap. For example, in the figure above we see that thesum total of opinions of the Canon Powershot is 60% – very positive. Only 9% arequite negative and the rest are in-between. So this is essentially an instantrecommendation for the family of products. Beyond that, we get details for each matching product – including a product-specificheatmap. To get reviews of each product, you can click the product link. We wrote about Abdur Chowdhury in our recentcoverage of the Open Data 2007 Workshop. Until recently he was running AOL Search,but left to start a new venture. Abdur is an impressive thinker and articulate speaker,with a great track record in the industry. So we decided to take a look at what he is upto! As it turns out, he is developing an innovative vertical search engine forshopping called Summize. This search engineuses a technique called heatmaps, which we’ll explore in this post.Heatmaps Primer A heatmap is a visualization technique fordisplaying complex information in two dimensions, using colors. For example, heatmaps areused in weather maps to display temperature or amount of rain. The coloring works likethis: you choose a range of values (for temperature on the chart to the right, the rangeis from -60 to 120 F) and then map colors onto this range. There various ways of doingthis mapping, depending on how fine grained you need the map to be. In the case of justtwo colors, say red and green, you can do it using RGB encoding – starting with redmoving towards black, and then passing black towards green.Heatmaps are also actively used in biology, particularly in DNA microarrays. Recently,stats service CrazyEgg applied heatmaps to trackingwhat visitors do on a user’s website. Their software captures user clicks on each pageand then presents a summary in the form of a heatmap. The visual effect is stunning – youget instant insight as to what your visitors are doing on the site. Comparing products using SummizeComparison shopping is an essential part of shopping and product research. Summizeuses heatmaps to compare products. Again, the ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’wisdom proves true. Seeing the heatmaps side by side gives the consumer a quick verdicton what other consumers collectively voted for: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Mohamed Salah’s penalty helps Liverpool edge past Brighton

first_imgAdvertisementLiverpool are back to winning ways after back to back two defeats in all competitions. Mohamed Salah converted the penalty successfully at the 50th minute of the match and it proved to be the winning goal at the end of the match. Liverpool were nowhere near their best in this match.Pascal Gross committed a bad foul in the penalty box which resulted in the penalty for the Reds. The Egyptian star footballer Mohamed Salah scored from the spot to level his tally of 14 goals with Harry Kane and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. He is surely in the contention to win the Golden Boot in this season.Brighton’s manager wished to get at least one point from this encounter. Chris Hughton’s plans almost worked despite that bad mistake of Pascal Gross. The home team tried to make a comeback in this contest. The manager of Brighton and Hove Albion brought in Florin Andone and Anthony Knockaert in place of Glenn Murray and Solly March. Jurgen Klopp also brought in James Milner in place of Xherdan Shaqiri to keep the clean sheet.With this win, Liverpool are now seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. The second placed side Manchester City will face Wolves on Monday to reduce the gap to four.Cardiff City manager blasts ‘classless’ Liverpool after Clyne promise is not kept Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kevin Pietersen terms Rishabh Pant’s shot selection as pathetic, gets a reply from Yuvraj…

first_imgAdvertisementRishabh Pant, on Wednesday, failed yet again in making an impact with his bat. Originally not a part of the Indian World Cup squad he replaced an injured Shikhar Dhawan. Pant played at no.4 in the Indian team. However, he failed to make an impact throughout the tournament. In the semi-finals as well, he just threw his wicket away after scoring 32 runs. Pant looked set to score big. However, he decided to slog sweep a ball off Santner and ended up giving a simple catch at deep mid-wicket.With the team under tremendous pressure, this shot from Pant drew a lot of flak. One of the many critics was former England batsman Kevin Pietersen. He tweeted, “How many times have we seen (Rishabh Pant) do that? The very reason he wasn’t picked initially! Pathetic!”How many times have we seen @RishabPant777 do that?????!!!!! The very reason he wasn’t picked initially!Pathetic!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 10, 2019The Man of the tournament from the 2011 World Cup came to Pant’s rescue. He replied to this tweet saying Pant is still new to this business and is learning.He’s played 8 Odis ! It’s not his fault he will learn and get better it’s not pathetic at all ! However we all are entitled to share our opinions 👍— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 10, 2019This conversation had just started. Pietersen replied to Yuvi saying “Criticism comes out of sheer frustration.” He further added that he hoped that Pant learned fast.My criticism comes out of frustration because of how good he is, mate. He does it sooooo many times! Let’s hope he learns FAST!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 10, 2019This tweet seemed satisfactory to Yuvraj Singh. He ended this conversation on Twitter by simply saying that he agreed to Pietersen.I agree— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 10, 2019After the match, even the Indian skipper Virat Kohli had said that Pant failed in selecting the correct shot. However, he was quick to add that he believes that the youngster will learn from his mistakes.“He (Pant) is an instinctive player and he did well to overcome that situation and stitch a partnership with Hardik. I made many errors when I was young in my career and he too will learn. He will look back and think yes, he could have chosen a different option in that situation and he realises that already,” Kohli said.Advertisementlast_img read more

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