Instantly Get Important RSS Alerts with IM Feeds

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#web corvida 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… RSS feeds are the all the latest craze. It’s one of the best and most popular way of staying up to date quickly. However, with services web feed readers like Google Reader and even desktop readers such as FeedDemon, those updates may not always come as quickly as you’d like them too. Or maybe you just don’t live in your feed reader like I do. If you’re not using Snackr, or Anothr, and you’d like your RSS updates as quickly as possible, try out IM Feeds.IM FeedsSimilar to the real-time news tracker Anothr, IM Feeds allows users to get RSS alerts sent via instant messengers. To get start started, simply add any of the corresponding IM Feed bots to your instant messaging program of choice. Supported IM clients include Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, and MSN Messenger. Send the bot a message with “join” and from there you’ll be presented with a link to register your account. It’s as simple as that. To add feeds, you can send a message to the bot using the ‘sub’ command or go through your web account with IM Feeds. You can upload an OPML file or enter the full url of each RSS subscription you’d like to subscribe to.If you’re managing your IM Feeds account on the web, your subscriptions will show up in a sidebar with a link to each. On the left, you’ll be presented with a list of links to each of the latest updates from your subscriptions. Subscriptions are listed in order by site instead of by date and time, which is a bit unusual for an RSS feed manager. The user interface for the service is nice, simple, and clean with little to no distractions. Even the technologically challenged can set up an account and manage their feeds through the web interface without any help. Quirks and SuggestionsWhile the layout is very nice and the service is simple, there were quite a few annoying quirks I ran into when using the service. For one, you need to know the entire feed url for each site. It would be more helpful and convenient to users if they could just type in a site address and have IM Feeds automatically find the feed url to import the feed. Also, the service takes a while to show the latest items for your subscriptions. So be prepared to wait a few minutes before seeing anything in order to prevent feed duplications.All in all, IM Feeds does the job it was meant to do. When adding a feed, you won’t immediately receive any updates. However, once they started rolling in I saw them in my instant messenger before seeing them in Google Reader. There’s even a badge that bloggers can add to their sites to get users to subscribe to their RSS updates via Im Feed. I’d say IM Feed does the job quite well. Related Posts last_img read more

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Photo: Someone Sprayed #BringBackBruce On Tennessee’s Famous Rock

first_imgTennessee rock spray painted with "Bring Back Bruce."The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.”Apparently , at least one Tennessee student decided to use The Rock as a personal billboard to advocate the return of former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl enjoyed a successful six-year tenure in Knoxville from 2006-11, before being fired for numerous NCAA infractions. He is currently the head coach of Auburn University. The Vols are in the market for a new head coach after Donnie Tyndall was fired this week for…NCAA violations. Our amateur artist feels Pearl’s track record (at least the positive parts of it) make him the perfect replacement for Tyndall.#BringBackBruce on the rock @coachbrucepearl #VFL pic.twitter.com/QhYzgObwxb— Brandon Carpenter (@bcarp49) March 28, 2015last_img read more

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DRAKE TOPS SPOTIFYS 2018 LIST WITH 82 BILLION STREAMS

first_imgPhoto by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Following Drake on the 2018 list of top artists are Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, who was Spotify’s most-streamed artist last year.No women made the Top 5, but Ariana Grande ranks first among female artists globally on Spotify. She’s followed by Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.Drake not only has the year’s top song, his hit “In My Feelings” came in fifth on the list. “Sad!” by XXXTentacion, who died in June, came in second. Malone has the third and fourth most-streamed songs with “Rockstar” and “Psycho.”Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” is the second most-streamed album behind Drake’s “Scorpion.” XXXTentacion, Lipa and Sheeran round out the Top 5.____Online:https://www.spotify.com/ Twitter NEW YORK (AP) — It’s no surprise, but Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform’s most-streamed artist of the year globally.Spotify announced Tuesday that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year’s most-streamed album and song with “Scorpion” and “God’s Plan.”Drake is also Spotify’s most-streamed artist of all-time. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Toyotas hydrogen fuel cell will make its Canadian debut this year in

first_imgMONTREAL – Toyota is introducing its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle into Canada’s most active electric vehicle market later this year, a move that could eventually help eliminate emissions from automobile use in Canada.About 50 Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles are expected to be delivered to Quebec in 2018 for use by government and private fleets.Quebec Energy Minister Pierre Moreau said the province is an ideal location for these cars because of cheap, clean hydroelectricity that can be used to produce liquid hydrogen.“It’s a very important announcement because Quebec will become the window in all Canada for the hydrogen car,” he said after the Japanese carmaker unveiled its plans at the Montreal International Auto Show.Quebec has pushed the adoption of electric vehicles, in part by passing Canada’s first law mandating a minimum threshold of EV sales. But Moreau said the government is open to other technologies as it aims to reduce its use of fossil fuels by 40 per cent in 2030.“I see a synergy and not a competition,” he said.While most electric vehicle cars have limited range which makes them most suitable for urban travel, the Mirai can travel 500 kilometres on a single tank that is quickly filled and can operate in the coldest conditions. By contrast, most EV recharging is done at home overnight, and even the fastest charges take 30 minutes or more.The province will open two hydrogen fuel stations next fall — one in Montreal and one Quebec City — that will produce and distribute hydrogen fuel. The cars to be delivered towards the end of the year will be tested during a pilot phase.The government hasn’t yet determined if Hydro-Quebec or the private sector would eventually produce hydrogen for sale within the province and beyond.Toyota Canada isn’t ready to announce when the vehicles will be available for public purchase or the selling price. In California, they sell for US$57,000 minus rebates and include a three-year supply of hydrogen.Toyota Canada vice-president Stephen Beatty said he expects sales will quickly accelerate as refuelling infrastructure develops. B.C. and Ontario are also building fuel stations.“I suspect that this, like all advanced technology projects, is going to take its time but there’s enormous promise for it because it’s not just about cars,” he said in an interview.Beatty said every major car manufacturer is looking at hydrogen fuel. He said different consumer options are needed to achieve the ultimate goal, which is to drive carbon out of transportation.Electric vehicles remained a topic of interest at the auto show with the display of about 40 models just days after Quebec’s zero emissions laws formally came into effect.Car companies like BMW, Ford and Volkswagen are preparing to introduce a series of new electric vehicle options over the coming years.Electric vehicles grew strongly last year but still accounted for only about one per cent of all sales in Canada.Magna International (TSX:MG) says the internal combustion engine will remain dominant for years to come even as electric vehicle sales grow.By 2025, it expects global electric vehicle sales will account for just six per cent of sales, rising to 13 per cent in 2030.Despite a record two million auto sales last year, Canadian light vehicle production fell about seven per cent from 2016, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants estimated Thursday.The automotive expert expects 2.2 million cars and light trucks will be built in Canada, a drop of 200,000.A CAMI strike at the General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., was a factor and production of the GMC Terrain has moved to Mexico.Also, the U.S. market, which drives 90 per cent of Canada’s auto output, softened from its peak in 2016.Still, the long-term prospects for Canadian auto production aren’t necessarily positive.Canada has been losing assembly work to Mexico and the United States that some fear could accelerate with tax cuts south of the border and uncertainty over NAFTA’s future.Unifor, which represented unionized Canadian autoworkers, forecasts relatively stable Canadian auto production this year at around 2.1 million, falling by a few percentage points in 2019.Bill Murnighan, director of research, said Canadian plants are in “decent shape” in the mid-term after having received $1.5 billion in new investments negotiated in 2016.“Of course, longer term we remain concerned about unbalanced trade with Mexico, and with many other regions of the world, which ultimately drive down U.S. and Canadian production,” he wrote in an email.“That’s why we’re so concerned about NAFTA discussions and have raised the need for the agreement to be improved.”last_img read more

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Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones Infowars

first_imgLONDON – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his “Infowars” show, as many other social media platforms have done, saying he did not break any rules.Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify took down over the past week material published by Jones, reflecting more aggressive enforcement of their hate speech policies after rising online backlash and raising pressure on Twitter to do the same.Jones’ Facebook account has also been suspended for 30 days but he still has a “verified” Twitter account. A separate Twitter account for “Infowars” is also still running.“We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday,” Dorsey said in a series of tweets late Tuesday . “We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does.”Dorsey said Twitter did not want to take “one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories.”He said he wanted the company to avoid succumbing to outside pressure but instead impartially enforce straightforward principles “regardless of political viewpoints.” He also linked to a blog post Tuesday by the company’s vice-president for trust and safety, Del Harvey, outlining the company’s policies.“Twitter is reflective of real conversations happening in the world and that sometimes includes perspectives that may be offensive, controversial, and/or bigoted,” she said. “While we welcome everyone to express themselves on our service, we prohibit targeted behaviour that harasses, threatens, or uses fear to silence the voices of others.”Jones, who has 858,000 followers on Twitter, has built up his profile while promulgating conspiracy theories, including the claim that the 9-11 terror attacks were carried out by the government. He is perhaps most notorious for claiming that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting, which left 26 children and adults dead, was a hoax and that the surviving relatives are paid actors. Family members of some of the victims are suing Jones for defamation.Dorsey said that it’s up to journalists to “document, validate, and refute” rumours and sensationalized issues spread by accounts like Jones’s so “people can form their own opinions.”Twitter is taking other steps besides account deletions to combat misuse in its battle to rein in hate and abuse even as it tries to stay true to its roots as a bastion of free expression. Dorsey acknowledged last year that the company hasn’t done enough to curb such abuse and protect users.Jones says his shows, which are broadcast on radio and online platforms and had been available on YouTube, reached at least 70 million people a week. It’s unclear how big his audience is now after the latest bans.last_img read more

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Health Canada provides food safety tips when shopping at farmers markets

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the summer well underway, Health Canada is reminding Canadians of how to keep safe and healthy when purchasing fresh, local foods from farmers’ markets.According to Health Canada, fresh produce can become contaminated in the field through contact with soil, contaminated water, wild or domestic animals, or improperly composted manure.To avoid illness, Health Canada advises that you should store fresh produce in the refrigerator, and before consumption, you should always thoroughly rinse fruits and vegetables in cool water. When it comes to buying meats, you should choose properly chilled meat and place packages of raw meat in separate shopping bags to keep meat juices from leaking onto other foods.Health Canada also says that it is a good idea to wash bags and bins after each use to avoid the spread of foodborne illnesses.More food safety tips can be found on Health Canada’s website.last_img read more

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YSRC retains all sitting MLAs Jagan to seek reelection from Pulivendula

first_imgAmaravati (AP): Fighting a do-or-die electoral battle in Andhra Pradesh on April 11, the main opposition YSR Congress on Sunday announced its candidates for all 175 assembly seats, retaining almost all the sitting MLAs and giving a major share to the backward communities.YSRC chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy who is aspiring to become the chief minister in his late father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s footsteps will, for the second time, contest from his family pocket borough Pulivendula in Kadapa district. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedIn 2014, Jagan won the seat by a record margin of 74,256 votes, the highest in the state. The announcement of candidates, however, triggered some rebellion in the party in a few districts, including Guntur, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam where some aspirants were denied tickets. Floated in 2011 after Jaganmohan Reddy quit the Congress over denial of chief ministership, the YSRC lost the race in the 2014 general elections, getting just 0.3 per cent less vote share than the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) that captured power winning 106 seats in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) then. Though the YSRC won 67 seats, as many as 23 of its MLAs defected to the ruling party in 2016 and 2017. In the context, the 2019 election is a do-or-die battle for the YSRC as its political longevity will largely depend on election result. Political strategist Prashant Kishore, who worked the electoral magic for Narendra Modi in 2014, is YSRC’s consultant now.last_img read more

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AAP representing Purvanchalis since day one says Dilip Pandey

first_imgFrom the promise of standing beside the self-respect of the Purvanchali community to the dream of transforming the Yamuna Paar area. From stardom vs common man goals to the issue of full statehood, AAP North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey talks exclusively to Sayantan Ghosh. North East Delhi has a large Purvanchali population and from the day 1, AAP alleged that BJP has deleted many such voters name from the list, what is the ground situation of this constituency? Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderTo understand the ground politics of this constituency you have to look at the history of Purvanchalis in Delhi. Before AAP came to power in Delhi there was no political party which prioritised the Purvanchalis. When we started our work from day one we started representing these people. When I became the state convenor, I started sitting with the community people regularly to find out the issues they face. Later, BJP brought MP Manoj Tiwari who however hardly represented the Purvanchalis of Delhi. Then a time came when Purvanchalis were beaten up mercilessly by the BJP. We protested and held many local rallies. I also wrote to the BJP MPs on the issue but no one really did anything. Lastly, they came down to cut voters names from the list and we unmasked that too. Recently, if you see the Purvanchali turn out at Manoj Tiwari’s rally at Ramleela Maidan, you will see that there was very less Purvanchali presence. This shows that in the ground BJP has no support of these people. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings Current MP from this area is not only the state BJP chief but also one of the biggest stars of Bhojpuri film industry, how difficult for you to fight his stardom? He is a very big man and a star. But my fight is not against the stardom but for the people of North East Delhi. This part has been underdeveloped for years and that is what my top focus is. People of this area has always voted for big names some times for stars, sometimes for great politicians but this time I want people to vote for a person who stays with them. I can not fight the money power of BJP but I have the willpower hence here is the fight between money vs willpower. If you become the MP then what are the key things you would be working? If you ever ask a person of North East Delhi who is travelling to Central Delhi that where is he or she going, then you will get the answer that he or she is going to Delhi. The people here still find them as people of “Yamuna Paar” and my key focus is to change this notion. I will make this as developed as Delhi. The work has already started and the kickstart was the inauguration of Signature Bridge. Thereafter metro Pink Line also work also completed and many key projects of making roads are on the pipeline. When so many development works are needed for this area then how are you communicating the party’s key agenda of full statehood demand to the people? It is not a tough job as a major section of this are is the direct beneficiary of the Delhi government schemes. When I talk about full statehood I also say that on the full statehood can make Delhi safer and also help me to finish the pending works for. For an underdeveloped are like this constituency safety, housing, education and jobs have high demand. I am telling them that only if we get the full-statehood we would be able to deliver as required else everything would be delayed. I think the people of Delhi have witnessed the good work of AAP-government and empathise with the fact that the Center always obstruct the work.last_img read more

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Coutinho reveals nervousness ahead of debut

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed he was anxious ahead of his debut in the UEFA Champions League for the Spanish champions.The Brazilian star joined the Catalan club earlier this year in January but couldn’t represent the club due to being Cup-tied for the Champions League after featuring for Liverpool in the same competition that season.The playmaker had a good game as Barcelona began the hunt for a sixth European crown with an emphatic 4-0 win over Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.He spoke after the match and what it was like to play in Europe’s premier club competition for the Blaugrana.Philippe Coutinho, Bayern MunichPhilippe Coutinho faces a late fitness test at Bayern Munich Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac plans to make a late decision on Philippe Coutinho’s availability this weekend after returning from representing Brazil.“The fans and all the players really want to win. The match against PSV was special, like all games in the Champions League, and also because it was in front of our fans it was a fantastic feeling,” he said, according to BarcaBlaugranes.“Making my Champions League debut was a unique feeling. I was very anxious before the game. Last year I couldn’t play in this competition and I hope that as time goes by I can improve and help the team.“Messi always shoots and scores goals, which is what it important to score goals and win games. It’s amazing what he does. The truth is he is an unpredictable player, he always does new things.”Barcelona’s next game in the Champions League is against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on October 3.last_img read more

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Varane If a Frenchman wins the Ballon dOr well be happy

first_imgFrance defender Raphael Varane doubts there will be any problems within the national team over who wins the Ballon d’OrThe Real Madrid star is in the 30-man shortlist for this year’s award along with France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.The legendary Michel Platini recently backed his fellow Frenchman Varane to win the Ballon d’Or.But, for Varane, it’s of no concern for him or anyone else in the French team.“I think there won’t be a problem between us,” Varane told France Football.“If a Frenchman wins it we’ll be happy, whoever it is.“It’s in the news, but we don’t talk about it. We speak about what was done well, but not [that] this one deserves it more than another.Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona, Real MadridLionel Messi would accept Cristiano Ronaldo’s dinner invite Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Lionel Messi revealed he would have no problems accepting long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s surprise invitation to dinner sometime.“We all contributed. You can’t say: ‘He doesn’t deserve it, he didn’t work.’”Varane also added that France’s World Cup title victory came about due to a team effort, despite the star names in the squad.“We do a team sport. Individually, you’re worthless!” said Varane. “You can be a huge player, if you play alone, the team loses.“All the teams that win a big trophy, it is thanks to the collective, when each one takes pleasure to share with the others. This is how it works.“Basically, I played football to share with others, to excel together, to achieve a goal.“After, we all have our ego, our pride and our personality. But all alone, in football, it does not work.”The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be announced on December 3 in Paris.last_img read more

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