Gbay app and website to be launched on December 1

first_imgGbay Deals was created on Facebook 11 months ago as a regular group but it has touched the lives of many Guyanese. It is the first online market place where individuals could buy, sell or trade locally used or new items.It has developed into a living business network, where persons are now able to work two jobs and still earn that extra income.It even gives the young entrepreneurs the advantage of becoming business orientated as it offers them an open playfield with unlimited options. Presently it consists of over 26,000 local members while being professionally managed between eight individuals who have placed their best feet forward.Because of its potential, the management is able to invest in an app and website so they can have better management since Facebook limits its control and privileges.The app and website will be launching on December 1. This will give users many more features, whereby they can obtain their own virtual store and build a reputation for themselves and business in the near future.The best part is that this it will be absolutely free like Facebook; just with more features and advantages for users. This venture has been financed by Cell Point and as such, Gbay Deals would like to extend special thanks to the management and team of Cell Point for making it possible.last_img read more

Keith Thurman: Undefeated and dangerous

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Thurman, meanwhile, holds the WBA Super World welterweight belt and is considered as one of the best welterweights of this era—which is a lofty distinction on itself as the 147-pound division is one of the most stacked classes in the sport.If Thurman (29-0) beats Pacquiao (61-7-2), his name could now ring louder in the weight division where two of its champions belong in the top 10 of The Ring’s Pound for pound list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut who is Keith “One Time” Thurman?For starters, the man who likes to address himself in the third person is just one of the four World champions in the welterweight division—a weight class that has three of its titleholders owning undefeated records. LATEST STORIES Keith Thurman poses on the scale during a weigh-in Friday, July 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. Thurman is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Whatever the outcome on Sunday, the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman for the WBA Super World welterweight title is a clash of different eras.Pacquiao, the “regular” WBA welterweight champion, was one of the most iconic figures of boxing during the 2000s when he racked up most of his titles across a record eight weight classes.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer His last fight in the 154-lb weight class earned him the WBO NABO super welterweight title when he scored a technical knockout victory over Carlos Quintana on Nov. 24, 2012.Just four months after that fight, Thurman moved down to welterweight and beat Jan Zaveck via unanimous decision for the WBO Intercontinental welterweight champion and although his move to a lighter weight class gave him the mainstream notoriety, that also put an end to his constant KO victories.In his 9 fights in the welterweight division, Thurman produced two stoppage wins—his 10th round knockout of Diego Chaves for the interim WBA belt and his ninth round TKO of Jesus Karass in the title defense.Thurman did continue to rack up wins but his last two fights left much for debate.His victory against Garcia for the WBA Super and WBC World welterweight titles saw Thurman go from aggressive to passive throughout the match when he dictated the match in the early rounds only to backpedal in the final frames, as if knowing that he already had the belts in his bag.Thurman barely got away with the split decision win after Garcia became the aggressor in the latter rounds.Less than a year after winning WBC’s title, Thurman relinquished the green-and-gold belt after injuries prevented him to defend the championship against Porter in the sanctioning body’s mandatory bout.Instead of holding on to the title, Thurman decided to relinquish the belt but he still held on to the WBA Super title that he successfully defended against Josesito Lopez via majority decision on Jan. 26, 2019.Thurman got the nod of judges Tom Schreck and Steve Weisfeld, 117-109 and 115-111, but Don Ackerman scored the bout 113-113.Although Thurman knocked Lopez down in the second round with a left hook to the chin, the challenger had his moment of brilliance in the seventh round pinning the undefeated American to the ropes that nearly prompted referee Steve Willis to stop the fight. Pacquiao is a champion for the WBA but the sanctioning body holds the Super champion in higher regard than its “regular” champion, meaning Thurman’s belt will be the one up for grabs on Sunday (Manila time) MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Thurman is also the third-best welterweight in The Ring Magazine’s ratings sitting behind WBO champion Terence Crawford (35-0) and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0); both of whom are in the top 10 of the Pound for pound list with the former at no.6 and the latter at no.2.The fourth-best best welterweight in The Ring’s ratings is WBC champion Shawn Porter (30-2-1) and he lost to Thurman back in 2016.Pacquiao, for his part, is at no.5 in The Ring’s welterweight ratings.Although Thurman is now part welterweight’s royalty, he started his professional career as a light middleweight going 19-0 in the 154-lb division, 18 of which ending via knockout while his fight against Edvan dos Santos Barros was won through unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living PBA: Alaska ousts Meralco, clinches last playoff berth View comments MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:26Keith Thurman gambling on himself to KO Manny Pacquiao in 1st round02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Despite Thurman’s recent struggles, the brash champion is still one of the most dangerous fighters in one of the sport’s deepest division.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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LET’S LECTURE: A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE HARRY A. GREAVES

first_imgIn our Liberia, when a man or woman dies, it is usual to make speeches, to emphasize their virtues, but rarely can we say of a person, with greater justice, with greater accuracy, what we say of our late brother and friend, Harry Greaves: That he was a shining example of a Liberian patriot dedicated to the unfinished struggle for economic development and political freedom, for rice and rights in our Liberia.I first got to know Harry back in 2005 when we worked together on President Sirleaf’s initial campaign for the presidency. Before then, I had only known of Harry as a brilliant Liberian who had been sent to England where he qualified as a Certified Public Accountant. During the campaign, Harry brought his prodigious energies and strategic thinking to the table culminating in our raising a large part of the funding necessary for the successful prosecution of the campaign and the eventual victory of Mrs. Sirleaf at the presidential polls. The friendship which we forged during the campaign continued to grow and blossom, nourished by our common vision of a Liberia that should stand shoulder to shoulder with the best. Needless to say, the constant blows to the ideal of bringing to birth that Liberia pained us both grievously, so grievously.Following the elections, Harry went on to become Managing Director of the LPRC where he introduced innovative policies of governance. He was unceremoniously relieved of this post after a few years of meritorious service.Harry was no saint. How many of us are? But he was not a certificated illiterate, career sycophant or political parasite. He certainly was not a member of that ludicrous and somewhat puerile gang of high society urchins who have become professional praise singers of earned and unearned accolades.Harry was a certified public accountant, a man of no mean intellect, and a passionate patriot who dared to raise his voice against the moral sclerosis, gross inadequacies, and downright shenanigans which characterize so much of our public life. Yes, Harry was a critic. But he was always judicious, always did his homework, always remained open minded. He was never equivocal, never less than sharply, superbly judgmental.And if you were to ask Harry, as people asked another Harry, Harry Truman of the US, why he was so critical, why he gave the government so much hell, you would get the same answer given by Harry Truman: “I never give the government hell. I only tell the truth and the government THINKS it’s hell.”Did Harry have anything against the person of the people in government? Not at all! He always spoke so fondly of his long standing relationship with the highest officials in the land. But did Harry have issues with some government policies and praxis? Yes, he did. And let us admit it: Who doesn’t? In a democracy, even the most incurable and unabashed praise singers in government itself have issues.Alas! Harry’s voice has been hushed in death. And we are aggrieved: aggrieved at having lost a good friend, an intellectual powerhouse, a fearless patriot. We are aggrieved when we think that Harry was only 66 years old. We are aggrieved when we consider how much we need people of Harry’s stature and commitment during this period in our history when our country is racked by all the ills of underdevelopment—no rice and threatened, very threatened rights. Indeed, we are saddened at missing the additional fruits that we would have received from Harry’s intelligence and his even richer experience.But Harry has left us a heritage, a fine heritage, and we his relatives and friends are duty bound to promote this heritage.And what is this heritage? It is to be found in Harry’s progressive thinking, his tenacity, his capacity for hard work. It is to be found in his fearless ability to raise his voice against the many ills which pervade our society. Harry thus joins the ranks of Edward Wilmot Blyden, Didwho Tweh, Albert Porte, G. Baccus Mathews—and many others– who have gone ahead marked with the gratitude of the people in whose behalf they fought so courageously. If Harry were concerned with national issues, he never forgot his local government, Kokoyah Statutory District in Bong County, where he was deeply involved in efforts to solve the burning problems confronting people in that rural area of our Liberia.What were the circumstances of Harry’s death? Who killed Harry? The pathologists with their tainted record of medical practice are saying that Harry was killed by drowning. The report from our JFK Hospital is saying something else, almost the contrary. Is there a deliberate attempt to conflate and obfuscate what should be a clear-cut case? The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) which has been assisting in securing peace and security in our country is about to leave. Whilst still in our midst, however, we are experiencing a string of unexplained deaths and mayhem. As Christ warned the women of Jerusalem on the road to Calvary: “If they do this while the wood is green, what will be done when the wood is dry?” (Luke 23:31). That is why as UNMIL prepares to exit, we may need to establish a MAMIL—Movement Against Murder In Liberia. And this Movement will not only concern itself with the deaths, the armed robberies, the rapes, that are becoming commonplace in our Liberia. This Movement must also address the fact that the Liberian masses are today the victims of an undeclared war, a sort of silent genocide—for what other meaning can we attach to the high infant mortality rate, the high death rate, the pre-mature old age, etc.? If the Liberian society is not changed fundamentally, the number of children dying will more than double in the coming years.I am about to conclude. And the question remains hanging: Who killed Harry? As a Catholic, I believe that the circumstances of Harry’s death will, in time, be fully revealed. Our people in Sinoe say that “when the tide goes out, we will see who is swimming naked.” Buddha reminds us that there are “three things which cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon and the TRUTH.” We shall know the truth.As we bid Harry farewell, let us pledge to ensure that one, two three, many more Harry Greaves will arise, to “lecture,” to continue the struggle for good governance in our beloved native land.Therefore, Precious (Presh, as Harry called you), Harry’s children, relatives and friends, let us face the future with optimism confident that today or tomorrow we shall have the victory.And for Harry, friend and compatriot, our prayer is the familiar: Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine on him. Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum – the peace of God remain with you always.Ambassador (Prof) Dew Tuan-Wleh Mayson, businessman and aggrieved Liberian.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Triumphant Gor to offer Nuttall new deal

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 9 – After leading them to a record 14th Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title, Gor Mahia have now opened talks with head coach Frank Nuttall to offer him permanent contract.Club Secretary General Chris Omondi confirmed to Capital Sport Sunday when he joined hundreds Gor fans in welcoming the champions at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after they made a triumphant return from Kisumu where they retained the title after stopping Ushuru FC 3-0. “Yes Nuttall has passed the test and we will be making an offer so let’s hope he will accept because we will put what we can afford as the club,” Omondi declared.The Scotsman, who joined the club in August after succeeding Harambee Stars head coach Bobby Williamson, told Capital Sport he is willing to stay in the club.“I’m happy to sit down with the chairman and discuss the future and let’s see how it goes,” Nuttal who was handed a-three month probation to prove he can retain the trophy told Capital Sport. Celebrations from the lake side city were extended to the capital where the Green Army led by their ‘commander’, Jared Obonyo famously known as Jaro Soja flocking the busy Airport five hours before their beloved team arrived chanting praises in its honour.And when the moment they had been waiting for arrived, everything came to a standstill as the team marched out of the arrivals lounge led by Nuttall before captain Jerim Onyango emerged with the big eared cup to rapturous bedlam.The champions departed the Airport in a convoy that snaked through Jogoo Road with the celebrations ending at the club’s secretariat at Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium.The Secretary General however, said winning the title comes with challenges that will see the self-sponsored club raise funds to facilitate the team that will represent the country at next year’s CAF Champions League.“The journey has been very challenging but I thank our fans for supporting us in times of happiness and difficult. Winning the title means a lot in the sense that we are the most successful club in Kenya, having knocked our opponents AFC Leopards with 14 titles. We are the unrivaled champions of Kenya.“But it also comes with the challenges of preparing the team for the continental competitions so as the Executive Committee we will seat down and plan how we will knock the sponsors’ doors.”Commenting on the players contract that is elapsing this season among them Golden Boot winner Dan Sserunkuma and defender David Owino, Omondi said, “Talks have are going on and we hope within a month the contractual issues will have been settled.”-A good run for Nuttall-The coach was happy with his nine-game performance, saying the future of the club is bright.“I’m very delighted for all the players. The quality and mentality of the players was excellent and made my three months awesome. The form of the nine games has been good having won five drew three and lost one so I’m very pleased with everybody.“It’s great for the club to play in the continental championship once again and I’m sure they have learned from the previous experience,” Nuttall stated.Having lifted the trophy twice, skipper and custodian Jerim Onyango is now aiming to win it for the third successive time and emulate the class of 1983.“I feel exited winning the trophy back to back, it’s a big achievement. It’s time to rejoice and feel we did it.“Unity, hard work and our loving fans who rallied behind us enabled us retain the title and winning it in Kisumu was so sweet. We now want to win it once again so that we can keep the trophy for good,” Onyango underscored.Golden Boot winner Sserunkuma was pleased to inspire his side to the title having scored 16 goals this season.“It was nice helping my team defend the trophy and win the Golden Boot. Right now I’m enjoying the victory and in few weeks I will think if I will renew my contract,” a delighted talisman Sserunkuma expressed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fire breaks out at Fort Nelson Automotive shop and Building Supply store

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – A large fire broke out early Tuesday morning in Fort Nelson.According to eye-witnesses, the fire has affected ED’s Ace Building Supplies and and Dalex Automotive.  We understand only vehicles in the Dalex lot have been affected by the fire.Shawna Badine who is staying across the highway in a local hotel says a loud bang woke her up at 4:45 a.m. “I was staying in a hotel across from the scene . I woke up to the sound of an explosion and the hotel shaking. Looked out the window to an unreal scene, of one vehicle after another exploding.”- Advertisement –Both buildings are located on 50th avenue north in Fort Nelson, which is one of the frontage roads for the Alaska Highway.If you have any information to share about the fire, including pictures and video email news@moosefm.caSince the Fort Nelson Fire Department is currently fighting the fire, information is limited at this time.  As we get more information, we will post updates.Advertisementlast_img read more

Alvarez-Glasman bids for Rosemead city attorney

first_imgROSEMEAD – A city attorney who has represented at least a half-dozen cities in the San Gabriel Valley is vying to sign up another one. Arnold Alvarez-Glasman, of Alvarez-Glasman and Colvin, is one of five firms submitting bids to become counsel for Rosemead’s redevelopment agency. He was hired in April as Pico Rivera’s city attorney, and also represents West Covina, Pomona and Bell Gardens. He has also served as the city attorney of Baldwin Park, South Gate and South El Monte. Alvarez-Glasman could not be reached for comment. City Council members will consider hiring an applicant Tuesday at its meeting. The other law firms are Best, Best and Krieger; Burke Williams and Sorensen; Kane, Balmmer and Berkman; and Richards, Watson and Gershon. Rosemead’s search for a redevelopment agency attorney began last month, spurred by a request by Councilman John Nu ez. He recommended the existing redevelopment and city attorney, Bonifacio Garcia, who was hired in April. Garcia was appointed without competeting bids. Nu ez said his call for a different attorney for the redevelopment agency was not meant to be an opinion on Garcia’s work. The councilman said he had long felt that it was inappropriate to have the same law firm handle development and the city attorney’s position. Rosemead in the past relied on only one firm to represent both agencies. “We got a great response,” said interim City Manager Oliver Chi, who highlighted Best, Best and Krieger, Kane, Balmmer and Berkman, and Burke Williams and Sorensen for being among the top municipal law firms in the state. Chi said the council members have taken the lead in the search. “This is completely a (council) decision, and they are driving the process,” Chi said. “They didn’t want the staff involved.” The applicants will be evaluated based on their expertise, capacity and their backgrounds, he said. Alvarez-Glasman served on the Montebello City Council from 1985 to 1997, and also served as the city attorney for seven years before he was fired in 2005. Burke, Williams and Sorensen represents Moorpark, Alhambra, and serves as assistant city attorney of Santa Clarita. Area clients for Best, Best and Krieger include the redevelopment agencies for Arcadia and Azusa, and the Housing Authority for the city of Los Angeles. Richards, Watson and Gershon serves as legal counsel to nearly 30 redevelopment agencies, including for South El Monte, Whittier, Upland, Industry, Brea and Norwalk. Kane, Ballmer and Berkman represents nearly 30 public entities, including Bellflower, Culver City, Inglewood, Palos Verdes Estates and San Diego. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want 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

Galatasaray firm up interest in Liverpool midfielder by tabling £2.5m offer

first_img1 Lucas with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Galatasaray have tabled a £2.5m bid for long-serving Liverpool midfielder Lucas, claim reports in Turkey.The Brazilian could be on his way of Anfield this summer as Jurgen Klopp plans to revamp his midfield ahead of his first full season in charge of the club.Klopp has reportedly told Lucas he is free to leave as there are no guarantees over his place next season.According to Fanatik, Galatasaray have firmed up their interest in Lucas by offering £2.5m to lure him to Istanbul.It is understood that Liverpool will accept the bid and allow Lucas to begin discussions over personal terms with the Turkish giants.The 29-year-old came close to joining Besiktas last summer, before Jordan Henderson’s injury meant Brendan Rodgers was forced to keep hold of him.But now Lucas appears to be nearing the end of his time on Merseyside, having spent nine years at the club.last_img read more

‘Worse than Karius’ – Fans on Twitter mock Craig Gordon after shocking error

first_imgCraig Gordon was brutally mocked and compared to Liverpool flop Loris Karius after his mistake cost Celtic a goal in their Europa League tie against Red Bull Salzburg.The keeper was in a hurry to get the game moving at Parkhead in the belief the Bhoys needed to score to progress from their group. 3 Craig Gordon with his best Loris Karius impression@btsportfootball pic.twitter.com/GcqR52y5My— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) December 13, 2018 gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gordon’s throw was intercepted Jurgen Klopp duly went out and brought Alisson from Roma and shipped the youngster on loan to Besiktas.While Brendan Rodgers is highly unlikely to perform such drastic measures with his keeper, it didn’t stop fans from comapring the error-prone keepers.Check out the best Tweets below! However, in his haste he threw the ball right onto the foot of opposition striker Fredrik Gulbrandsen, who tapped home after being gifted the ball.As the cameras panned to an exasperated and embarrassed Gordon, fans on Twitter immediately drew comparisons with former Reds goalkeeper Karius. Fans were instantly reminded of Karius’ mistake against Real Madrid last season Celtic eventually progressed to the knockout stages, despite losing the game 2-1.In last season’s Champions League Final the German infamously threw the ball onto Karim Benzema’s foot to gift Real Madrid the lead in Kiev. I still can’t believe that. I’ve never seen anything like it. That was worse than Karius.— jamie (@JamesVonDoom) December 13, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Karius and Craig Gordon pic.twitter.com/rjUpY9TD0n— Jamie M. 🔴 (@jamie_moran_) December 13, 2018 Gordon looks on in disbelief after his horror error Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions revealed center_img Most Read in Football getty 3 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update NEVER go full Karius pic.twitter.com/BFKHQEaBRu— McGhee (@mcghee1984) December 13, 2018 BEST OF Craig Gordon has gone full Loris Karius. pic.twitter.com/SPSC4EJkpb— bet365 (@bet365) December 13, 2018 scrap 3 Craig Gordan has only gone and done a Karius. My God Celtic have been woefully outclassed tonight. #EuropaLeague— Kieran Burke (@KieranBTS) December 13, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

Spurs fan hopes Champions League final isn’t ruined by birth of new daughter

first_img Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Speaking to Sports Breakfast on the eve of the huge European clash, he said: “She wasn’t keen on me going out to watch the game, so I think she’s kept it in!“She’s alright, she’s a little bit stressed, but no more stressed than me because I might miss the game.“I’ve got a son called Teddy already, so it’s second baby or the final – priorities, you know?“I’ll make sure I’ll get her on facetime while I’m watching the game!”You’ve got cajones, Scott, we’ll give you that! CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL BUILD-UP Scott the Spurs fan has revealed that his missus is five days overdue and could pop at any moment.And he fears the birth of his second child (he already has a son, named Teddy) may ruin his chances of watching his beloved club’s first ever Champions League final.Don’t worry, Scott, talkSPORT have got you covered – you can tune into our commentary of the game from Madrid! A Tottenham fan called into talkSPORT on Friday with the ultimate dilemma – does he watch the Champions League final or witness the birth of his daughter?!We’ve already heard from the Liverpool supporter who has convinced his wife-to-be to screen the Madrid showdown at their WEDDING on Saturday, but we think this one tops it. Who will come out on top in Saturday’s Champions League final? Scott the Spurs fan may not get to watch it! “She wasn’t keen on me going to Madrid so she’s kept the baby in!” 👶 “She’s stressed but I’m more stressed at maybe missing the final!” 😰“If she gives birth during the game I’ll watch on the iPad!” 👀Scott the #THFC fan is praying his baby isn’t born during the #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/dRn9ME8P4M— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 31, 2019 ready? center_img Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Aiming high 1 GETTY Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available on target BOOST last_img read more

2009: Predictions Across the Web

first_imgThe end of the year is typically a time for prediction posts. We have our own thoughts on what we expect the future to bring (which we will publish this week), but in this post we’ll take a look at what some of our friends are discussing about the Web. While not everyone offers a prediction for 2009, we hope their wishes for the future of the Web and their thoughts on what’s important right now inspire thought and discussion.Chris Brogan Looks Forward to a ‘One Ring’ ProfileAfter asking some of the Web’s brightest minds to predict the future of social media, Peter Kim compiled Social Media Predictions 2009 [PDF]. One of the predictions is by Chris Brogan who believes that 2009 will bring an end to the fight over a single sign in system.Moving beyond OpenID, we’ll have a sliced profile for social networks that will carry both our full profile plus the ability to break out specific segments for specific sites. I might not share my passion for beer on my church network, and I might not want to bring religion to my business social network.There will be some kind of “one ring” profile that will allow data pass through to the various places that use it. The reason this hasn’t happened is that each company wants to own the database on the back end. Someone’s going to win in 2009.Ionut Alex. Chitu talks Google in 2009From the blog that watches Google’s attempts to move your OS online, Alex Chitu offers 16 predictions for Google in 2009. Here are our favorite three:Google‘s search engine will lose a significant amount of market share as Live Search‘s position will consolidate.OneGoogle – a new interface that merges all Google applications so you can quickly switch between Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs without opening a new tab or losing your work.GrandCentral will be publicly available in the US and the interface will integrate with Gmail.Dave Kellog Advises Corporate Bloggers to Get RealDave Kellogg, CEO of Mark Logic, suggests that many corporations have latched onto the blogging phenomenon as a means to regurgitate their standard corporate messages. Blogging this way doesn’t work and if you’re considering doing it – don’t. As a CEO who has been blogging for over three years, Dave’s words are well worth noting. His blogging style is also well worth emulating.Dave’s recommendations:If you’re going to make a corporate blog, go real or go home.There is no point in ghost-written or PR-written blogs.In my view, corporate blogs shouldn’t exist. If you want a corporate blog, go find a few corporate bloggers instead.Encourage those bloggers to write openly and honestly about your industry.Let them ramble off-topic once in a while. You might discover something.Om Malik: Tip’d Could Be a Daily DestinationCautiously optimistic, Om sees great potential in the online community Tip’d, the site that brings together the best news on the Web relating to all things finance. From Om’s post:I find 3-5 headlines that grab my attention each day, of which maybe two are worth reading. Rarely do I find an article I would archive, as truly quality content is sparse. But this is a new service (it had 100,000 visitors in November, according to Compete), so I’m willing to be patient. If it can get itself embedded into the financial blog ecosystem the way Digg has plugged in the tech world, Tip’d could become a daily destination.Matt Mullenweg wants Blog Posts to Become More InteractiveTalking with Robert Scoble about Twitter and FriendFeed, Matt talks about the addictiveness of instant gratification, and how he’s looking forward to real time RSS and more interactive blog posts.This is a partial transcript of the interview (at approx 03.33):What I love about those two platforms is the instant gratification. You get that instant hit where people are replying to you right then, or you can drive a couple of hundred people to a link within 30 seconds. I think what they’ve done beautifully is the coupling of the writing and the reading. RSS is fantastic but it’s a pull in technology. It’s not real time. And so for years people have been talking about making RSS real time. I think that I’d like to get to a point where Twitter and FriendFeed are mechanisms for this, where blog posts become a lot more interactive. Like when you do a blog post, there is no reason that as many people that see your Twitter within the first five minutes shouldn’t see your blog post in the first five minutes. But how it works now, is I go to my Google Reader twice a day and I see your new post – you don’t get that hit that we’re all becoming addicted to.The complete video can be found here.Duncan Riley: The Year of the Uber Blog and New MediaDuncan predicts that Uber blogs, blogs that combines different content streams into one large blog with one primary top level URL, will explode in 2009.In 2009 big will be better. Not big networks of many sites, but big blogs that break out of the narrow niche focus that has been typical of commercial blogging until now, and instead go wide in content but focused on one brand and one URL.The rise of the uber blog will also mark the beginning of the time new media starts to surpass old media.Pew Internet and American Life Project: The Future of the Internet 2020Rather than making predictions for 2009, the Pew Internet and American Life Project canvassed Internet specialists for their take on what we can expect in the year 2020.Some of the predictions: The mobile phone will be the primary tool for connecting to the Internet; Voice recognition and touch technology will become more common, and Internet architecture will improve not by starting over, but by next-generation engineering of the network. 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