The big thing that must happen if the Warriors are to come back from a 3-1 deficit

first_imgTORONTO — The Splash Brothers can’t do it alone.Not down 3-1. Not against this Raptors team.So as the Warriors head into Game 5 looking to win the first of three consecutive games necessary to claim the title, the big question amongst many is “who will be the third member of a Big Three?”Because if the Warriors don’t get that third scorer to show himself in Game 5, there won’t be a third-straight title. Through the first four games of these NBA Finals, Toronto’s defense has …last_img

Faceblocked? Broken Twitter App Adds to Service’s Troubles (Updated)

first_imgEarlier today, the popular micro-blogging service Twitter attempted to launch a new application on Facebook that would allow users to easily begin following their friends, family and contacts from the massive social network. Many were excited to see the new connections that could be made on Twitter with this application, but so far, the app has failed to connect correctly with Facebook, rendering it useless and leaving some convinced that Facebook has outright blocked the application.Update: Twitter has contacted us and explained that it’s not a technical matter at issue, but that “Facebook has notified us that they have blocked the update to our application, and we are working on a resolution with them.”Connectin’ Ain’t EasyAlmost every social Web service these days has a feature that allows users to find other users based on Facebook contacts and Twitter follows, but these services do not. Since not everybody connects their Facebook and Twitter accounts, it is not necessarily easy to draw these connections without some help from the two services. Before Twitter’s attempts today to connect these profiles, the easiest way to see some of your mutual Facebook and Twitter friends was to view the Twitter application on Facebook (which every Twitter user does not necessarily use). Since I use the Twitter app to sync my updates to Facebook, by viewing that application I can see a list of my Facebook friends that also use the app. In fact, I just discovered some Facebook friends that I had no idea were on Twitter. But this is an imperfect system, and the list doesn’t show those friends’ usernames, making it much harder to track them down and follow them on Twitter. What Twitter was attempting to do was to have users connect their accounts so that connections could more easily be made, and users could follow their Facebook contacts with a few clicks.Twitter Plays the Blame Game?“Our Facebook app, which launched in 2007, now shows which of your Facebook friends are on Twitter and lets you follow them instantly and save them to a list. The app also lets you post your Tweets to your Facebook profile and now, to one of your Facebook pages too,” the company said in a blog post today. The only problem is, the app doesn’t work. When users try to connect their accounts, the app says it has succeeded in doing so, but the list of friends is replaced with an error message. “It appears that the connection between Facebook and Twitter isn’t working, we are working with Facebook to resolve the problem,” says the message. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#twitter#web Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification chris cameron A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… This is actually a different message than originally appeared – one that suggested Facebook was blocking the application from working properly. “An error has occurred because Facebook has blocked your ability to allow this application to look up your friends. Twitter has requested that Facebook remove the block,” it said previously. Additionally, a giant frowning face emoticon which was previously shown below the error message has disappeared. It seems Twitter has done an about-face on the application, removing remarks blaming Facebook for the problems and the sad emoticon of failure. Despite this, Twitter has also updated its blog post to alert people to the problem, citing they believed it “is an issue on Facebook’s end.” More Trouble for TwitterSo what’s really going here? It’s impossible to tell from the outside looking in, but we have inquiries sent to both companies for further comment on the issue. The “blocking” could be a simple mistake or privacy control settings error on Facebook’s part, because it would seem unlikely that they would so swiftly block the new version of the app. As far as I know, connecting accounts isn’t a violation of any Facebook app privacy policy, but perhaps there’s some fine print that proves otherwise. Otherwise it could simply be an API overload as people jump on and try it out. For Twitter, this is just more bad news on top of an already poor period of publicity. The service is barely staying afloat as the World Cup is ravaging Twitter’s servers, and now they’re new Facebook app is broken, whoever’s fault it is. I’m curious that Twitter would decide to rely on Facebook’s own webpage to connect users between the networks. Just as other services do, Twitter could have easily connected the accounts using Facebook’s APIs, and they would have had full control over the look and feel of the experience.It seems they took the opportunity when upgrading the Facebook app to also connect friends, but something has apparently gone wrong. More information surrounding this “incident” will likely come to light over the next few hours and into tomorrow. last_img read more

Odisha Governor orders probe

first_imgOdisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has ordered a probe against S. Pasupalak, current Vice-Chancellor of Orissa University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT), a premier agriculture university of eastern India, for his alleged involvement in a corruption case.Stating that the corruption issues raised in a petition appeared to be genuine and serious, the office of the Governor directed Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi to get the allegation probed by the vigilance department.Pradip Maharathy, Minister for Agriculture and Panchayati Raj and pro-chancellor of OUAT, had received two petitions that detailed alleged manipulation of records for personal benefit, erroneous advertisement for recruitment in Krishi Vigyan Kendras, manipulation of records and abuse of position for undue personal benefits. The same petitions were forwarded to the Governor’s office.“After going through the documents, the Governor has directed an in-depth inquiry by State vigilance department. The inquiry report may be submitted within six weeks for taking appropriate action in the matter,” the Governor’s office said.Allegation of corruption and manipulation is not new in the OUAT. Two former Vice-Chancellors of the university had also faced allegations of corruption.last_img read more

Retract decision to demolish Mangu Mutt: Punjab CM

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote to Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik on Saturday, urging him to retract his government’s decision to demolish the Mangu Mutt in Puri, which is associated with Sikhism founder Guru Nanak.Mr. Singh described as unfortunate the move to demolish the mutt, which has age-old significance for the Sikh community as Guru Nanak Dev visited the holy site to spread his message.‘Shocking decision’“It was shocking that while the whole world was getting ready to commemorate the 550th ‘Prakash Purb’ of the first Sikh Guru, the historically important mutt, a symbol of the connection between Sikhism and the Jagannath Temple, was sought to be demolished by the Odisha government,” said Mr. Singh in a statement.The Mutt is among many structures within 75-metre radius of the Jagannath Temple that are being demolished to ensure safety and security of the 12th century shrine, following a decision of the Odisha government led by Mr. Patnaik.Opposing the move, several organisations earlier said at least 12 major mutts and shrines associated with the Jagannath Temple are located within the 75-metre demolition radius.last_img read more