Tactical changes get Nigeria’s World Cup back on track

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr, right, talks with his players as they celebrate their first goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Coaches often get the criticism when things go awry on the pitch, and arguably don’t get enough of the credit when things turn out just right.Ahmed Musa has clearly been the focus of attention for getting Nigeria’s World Cup campaign back on track after his two well-taken goals in a 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday in Volgograd.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Musa said the coach’s attacking intent with the substitution was clear, and gave the players confidence that “we don’t have to go for last-minute to win the game.”Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson was certainly impressed.“All the credit to him,” Hallgrimsson said. “It’s a really exciting future if they keep with the same squad. Nigeria is in good hands with this coach.”On the eve of the match, the 64-year-old Rohr, who has previously coached Gabon, Niger and Burkino Faso, knew that questions about his future would be asked if Nigeria lost against Iceland. It’s doubtful that his tenure at Nigeria would have lasted much beyond the World Cup, given Nigeria’s high propensity to change managers.The team, Rohr said, remained defiant in the face of the criticism following the Croatia defeat.“You have to show that you are a unit when you lose,” he said.Next up, Argentina.Coach Jorge Sampaoli is bearing the brunt of Argentina’s poor start to the tournament — a 3-0 loss to Croatia following a 1-1 draw with Iceland.Nigeria will face Argentina in its last Group D match on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. A win for Nigeria would be enough to advance. But if Argentina claims all three points, Nigeria can still progress depending on the result of the Croatia-Iceland game.Rohr is hopeful his young charges — Nigeria is the youngest squad at the World Cup — will push on against Lionel Messi’s Argentina. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES However, the impact of German coach Gernot Rohr should not be under-estimated.Following Nigeria’s limp 2-0 opening loss to Croatia, the team faced the prospect of being eliminated from the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRather than stick with what had got Nigeria to the World Cup at a canter, Rohr opted for change.As well as bringing in the speedy Musa as one of three changes to the starting lineup, Rohr altered the positions of his two standout players. Captain John Obi Mikel was moved back from a more offensive midfield position to act as a shield in front of the defense, a role he’s accustomed to at his club, Tianjin Teda in China, and formerly at Chelsea. And Victor Moses, who has been part of Nigeria’s attacking unit for years, was brought back to play as a box-to-box wing-back — as he does for Chelsea. Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more finescenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “We have much to learn and remain modest, but with this spirit you can perhaps hope against Argentina for a surprise,” he said.Following what’s gone at this World Cup, it’s unlikely many will consider a Nigeria victory over Argentina a massive surprise.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It was a direct response to the Croatia result. We had to change something and we wanted to push more forward,” Rohr said. “They are playing in their clubs in these positions so they had to accept to play also for the country in these positions.”Admittedly the changes didn’t seem to give Nigeria an immediate attacking dividend, though the team did look more cohesive as a defensive unit.So Rohr was ready for another change.After a fairly insipid first half when Nigeria didn’t register a shot on target, the team came out for the second with renewed purpose after Rohr’s team-talk. Rohr also used the break to substitute defender Bryan Idowu for the more attack-minded Tyronne Ebuehi, a change that almost immediately gave the team more thrust up front.Within seconds of the restart, Nigeria had its first shot on target and in the 49th minute, the Super Eagles took the lead with one of the goals of the tournament. After a swift counterattack, Musa deftly controlled a Moses cross before slamming the ball past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley. Musa got a second in the 75th after mazing his way into the Iceland penalty area and past Halldorsson, before calmly picking his spot in the Iceland net.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Findley, Unity Party Part Ways

first_imgFindley: “UP and I no longer share the same political ideology” ‘UP and I no longer share the same political ideology,’ Says FindleyWith just eight days into the ongoing political campaign for the October 10 polls, a stalwart of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Gbehzohngar M. Findley, has resigned from the party, stating “UP and I no longer share the same political ideology.”Findley is a former Senator of Grand Bassa County and former Pro Tempore of the Senate.  In 2014 he was defeated by Jonathan L. Kaipeh during the Special Senatorial Election.Findley was among eminent Liberian politicians who were expected to be named as vice-standard bearer to Joseph N. Boakai on the Unity Party ticket for the October 10 polls, a position now occupied by Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay.Mr. Findley told reporters in Monrovia over the weekend that Liberia is at a crossroads, and therefore, “The decision we make in the upcoming elections will either help to further propel or impede the progress Liberia has made, and its people.”Findley said his decision to join the ruling Unity Party in 2005 was to ensure that Grand Bassa County gets a community college and other development that would positively impact the lives of the people.He, however, called on Liberians to consider his decision to quite the UP as a pleasing duty towards keeping the peace and exercising the democratic freedom and the natural, inherent and inalienable right to associate and disassociate in the prime interest of the country and its people as expressed in Article 17 of the Liberian Constitution, which states: “All persons, at all times, shall have the rights to associate fully with others and refuse to associate with political parties, trade unions and other organizations.”Findley said the party had offered him the opportunity to serve as campaign chairperson for the elections, but that he turned down the offer, citing “politics is interest.”“The chairmanship of the campaign committee was offered to me, but I turned it down for personal reason. I worked meticulously with the UP since 2005 as an associate and collaborated with them fully in 2011. In 12 years we have enjoyed each other’s confidence, and I feel at this particular point in time, we must move on to the next level for the good of Liberia,” Findley said. The party recently named former Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan as the chairperson for the campaign.When asked whether he wouldn’t be disappointing his supporters after taking vice president Boakai to Bassa and terming him as the best man to lead Liberia, Findley said: “Politics is interest and my supporters too have interests, and if their interests are not secured then we need to address them properly.” As for the selection of Speaker Nuquay by V.P. Boakai, Findley said, “Nuquay and I worked for nine years, and there are lots of things that we share in some ways in common. We are both legislators – I am a former legislator and he is a sitting legislator, and we worked on the ways and means finance committee. He worked on the House side, while I worked on the Senate side.”He said he remains open to any political discussion during the October elections, adding, “I am resting small with politics for at least two weeks before coming up with where I will be going.”Shortly after the press conference, it was reported that Findley has crossed over the the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), a political block of the erstwhile National Patriotic Party, the Congress for Democratic Change and the Liberia People Democratic Party of former House Speaker Alex Tyler.In a related development, UP has released the full listing of its national campaign committee and chairperson of the county campaign committees. Those named on the committees are Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee, chair; businessman Siaka Toure, also a Nimbaian, as first vice chair; and Grand Bassa County Representative Mary Karwor, as second vice chair.The 67-member national campaign committee also comprises a representative from each of the 11 political parties that have endorsed the presidential bid of Vice President Boakai.They include the People’s Unification Party, Union of Liberian Democrats, Victory for Change Party, National Democratic Coalition, Grassroots Democratic Party of Liberia, All Liberian Coalition Party, and at least one representative from each of the 15 counties.Meanwhile, the UP has named 11 other people, who will serve as chairperson of their respective counties.They are Senators Geraldine Doe-Sheriff, Montserrado; Varney Sherman, Grand Cape Mount; Alphonso Gaye, Grand Gedeh; Albert Chie, Grand Kru; Matthew Jaye, River Gee; Henry Yallah, Bong; and Francis Paye, River Cess counties.Others are Benny Johnson, Grand Bassa; Zuba Aggrey, Lofa; Christopher Orbel, Margibi; and Blebo Brown, Maryland counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Right To Protest And Lessons Of 1979

first_img– Advertisement – Prepared by The TQ Harris Group (+231 88 040-2479 / Email: tqharrisgroup@yahoo.com)We are at a point in time relative to our nation’s history that – in all terms and appearances – mimics the gradual build-up of tensions which culminated in the disastrous loss of lives and properties on April 14, 1979. Most Liberians alive today witnessed the violence firsthand. Those who were not yet born might have read about the horrific events that occurred on that fateful day, or have become acquainted with the subject through word-of-mouth.Knowing this, Liberians cannot afford a repeat of the April 14, 1979 mass protest and the devastation that ensued. We must therefore act quickly, come together and cobble workable policy prescriptions to avert a potential disaster which neither the government nor organizers of the protest can outrightly dismiss. The ProblemThe widely talked about protest which is scheduled to take place on June 7, 2019 is, from all indications, rapidly gaining momentum throughout the length and breadth of Liberia. It is dividing Liberians along political, sectoral, ethnic and religious lines. The alleged missing $16 billion that galvanized the entire population, the controversial $25 million mop-up exercise, couple with sky-rocketing exchange rate; and, the extremely high cost of basic commodities have made the idea of a mass protest an attractive remedy for all the ills facing the country. This, however, could all be offset in a relatively short period of time if recommendations proffered herein should form part of a strategic plan to address pressing national issues and is acted upon in a timely manner. Taking charge of the situation To effectuate the proposed recommendations and other policy prescriptions will require the President himself taking charge and issuing orders necessary to implement these forward-looking ideas. As President and Commander-in-Chief, Mr. Weah, during this critical moment, must be resolute and direct with his chief lieutenants – line ministers, deputies and others to ensure that all instructions and directives are executed accordingly.Amid the ensuing national crisis, the President must be a hands-on leader without any hesitation to micromanage the day to day activities required of his administration. If this is not done and something unfortunate were to happen that negatively impacts the country, it is he – the President – who will bear the greatest responsibility.Suggestions for resolving current pressing issues While the quick impact solutions put forth in this document are doable and workable; however, to be effective, government functionaries including the President must not lose sight of the fact that they are servants of the people, and as such, doing the people’s business must be the highest priority. The President must without delay make several major pronouncements, backed by Executive Orders, because there is not enough time to enact legislations that will address these critical issues and positively impact the lives of the Liberian people. Each Executive Order must be read by the President himself, and he must explain exactly how it will benefit the citizens. President Weah also must deliver on this National Unification Day, May 14, 2019, a major speech that points the nation in the direction of true, genuine unification. Because a house divided against itself cannot stand. And since there is no guarantee that the June 7th protest will be violence-free, we recommend the following as measures that could defuse rising tensions: The President must cancel with immediate effect the controversial CTN-Cargo Tracking Number regime. Container tracking in the past has worked just fine without this regime, which has been blamed for placing additional cost on imported goods. And the Weah government must become more business-friendly. Mandate a 25 kg bag of rice must be sold for no more than 1,625 LD as it was in December 2017. Minimum price markups for transportation to rural areas are allowed. Businesses affected by the price reduction could receive tax waivers. Also, designate a government-approved, standardized rice measuring cup to be used by retail rice sellers throughout the country. Violators must be penalized. Call on all merchants to reduce the price of commodities and stop hoarding, especially as regards U.S. dollar priced items, since inflation is mostly driven by depreciation of the Liberian dollar. Mandate the Liberian dollar exchange rate, which is now above LD$175, must with immediate effect return to 125 LD as it was in December 2017. Vigorous enforcement of this mandate must be carried out by the Central Bank of Liberia as well as Law Enforcement agencies. Mandate by Executive Order that all cash transfers into Liberia through companies such as Western Union, Money Gram, etc. must be paid in Liberian dollars, as a means of increasing the Central Bank’s U.S. Dollars reserves. Mandate by Executive Order that all Bank transfers into the country must be paid to recipients in Liberian dollars. For the duration of this mandate, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) shall be the sole dispenser of U.S. dollars; however, for convenience, the CBL shall designate select Commercial Banks that will also dispense U.S. dollars to the public under tight monetary controls. And the Central Bank must respond expeditiously to requests for U.S. dollars and improve its overall efficiency. As the Central Bank moves towards reshaping monetary policies and stabilizing the exchange rate, it must also consider changing the Liberian currency and printing new bills. And, as soon as possible, all bills currently in circulation must be removed from the market.  7. Mandate by Executive Order that all licensed Foreign Exchange Bureaus and all other money changers must no longer dispense U.S. dollars to the public. Penalty for violating this mandate must be severe. Mandate by Executive Order that effective immediately natural-born Liberians will no longer be required to have a visa to enter Liberia.It is well documented that Liberians in the Diaspora contribute tremendously to the Liberian economy, infusing tens of millions of dollars yearly in hard currency. These remittances ease the pressure on government to provide essential services for the population. Government must recognize this critical asset and capitalize on it.    Announce the Government Mass Agriculture Initiative (GMAI) program, which is designed to convert thousands of hectares of land along the Monrovia-Buchannan Highway, Monrovia-Ganta Highway, and the Brewerville-Bomi Highway, etc. into major agriculture corridors for food production on a commercial scale. The lands will be cleared, de-stumped and made ready for farming. The first of these projects must begin within four to six months. GMAI essentially are quick impact agriculture projects that involve planting of crops with relatively short gestation periods such as Corn, Cassava, Okra, Pepper, Bitter-balls, etc., and it is also intended to create jobs for the Youths, as well as skilled and unskilled persons, and make Liberia self-sufficient in food production. Note: There is a comprehensive package for producing food in Liberia on a commercial scale that is available for the President review and consideration, if he so desires. The plan was prepared by Liberians who believe agriculture is critical in lifting Liberians out of poverty. Announce an aggressive government initiative that will address the high crime rate across the country, particularly within greater Monrovia. And, Mr. President, please do not overlook recent warnings of potential Terrorist attack within Liberia. Prepare the nation for such an eventuality. Announce a plan to clean up the City of Monrovia and its environs. As a short-term measure, the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) could station its workers at various garbage deposit sites and supply them with large specially marked, heavy-duty plastic garbage bags. Garbage brought to the site will be placed into these large bags for transport to the general dumpsite.    President Weah must declare with immediate effect a one-year moratorium on the increase of school fees across the country. In light of the dire economic situation Liberians are currently undergoing, it would be a highly appreciative gesture. President Weah must with immediate effect roll back Executive Order 84 that reduced Liberia Exclusion Zone. And his Administration must put forth a plan that protects the local fishing industry. As head of the Executive Branch of Government, President Weah must make a passionate appeal to the Legislative and Judicial Branches, calling for their support in restoring confidence in the government. Revitalizing the nation and maintaining stability is not only the responsibility of the Executive Branch, but also the Legislative and Judicial Branches.It’s high time the President assess the performance of heads of the various Ministries and Agencies of government, and consider repositioning some of his appointees for maximum productivity. He might find it necessary, following the performance review, to recruit more competent individuals to replace a number of officials in government who have consistently underperformed.ConclusionThere is much that the government has to do in order to address the myriad problems giving rise to widespread discontent and calls for mass protests. If the recommendations put forth in this document are implemented in a timely manner, this will, in the short term, reduce downward pressure on the economy and address liquidity issues.   As the planned June 7th protest approaches, the President must become the government’s chief communicator, constantly calling upon the citizens to remain calm and act in accordance with basic principles of law and order. He must acknowledge the citizens’ right to protest peacefully, accept responsibility for the problems and take concrete steps to correct them. The focus now must be on keeping Liberia safe, peaceful and protecting lives and properties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) T.Q. Harris, Jr. last_img read more

Travis Mallia wins $10,000 Rotary Mega Lottery early bird draw

first_imgMore than $200,000 in prizes is available to be won, including a first place choice of a 2013 Mustang Coupe, a 2012 Ford F150 Truck, or $40,000 Cash and a second place choice of a 2013 Camero Convertible, 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, or $25,000 Cash. Other prizes up for grabs are a Kawasaki Teryx 750, Polaris Razer 9000, $5,000 to Uniglobe Guardian Travel, and a Polaris 800 Snowmachine. Proceeds from the local Mega Lottery campaign helps provide funds to a variety of Fort St. John’s non-profit organizations. In the past more than $200,000 has gone to groups like Minor Hockey, Abbeyfield House, and Northern Dance.This year the draw will take place at 3:30 p.m. on February 1, 2014 at the Totem Mall. The second early bird draw for $15,000 is set for January 2, 2014.- Advertisement -Tickets are available from the booth at the Totem Mall, and at the B.C. Liquor Store and Sobeys during select times, as well as from any Rotarian and any of the participating clubs.last_img read more

BC Wildfire Services responds to fire on Cecil Lake Road on Tuesday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Wildfire Services responded to a fire Tuesday, April 23, on Cecil Lake Road between 233 Road and 231 Road.Wildfire Services says they received a call at around 12:00 p.m. of a truck that had caught on fire.According to Wildfire Services, the fire from the truck had spread to the grass along the road, causing a grass fire.- Advertisement -The road was reduced to one lane as fire crews worked on the scene.The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.For up-to-date information on wildfires and safety, you can visit the B.C. Wildfire Services website.Advertisementlast_img

Watford complete deals for Spanish right-back and Austria Under-21 goalkeeper

first_imgWatford have signed Spanish right-back Kiko Femenia and Austria Under-21 goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.Former Spain youth international Femenia, 26, joins from Alaves on a four-year deal having played 31 times in LaLiga last season to help the club to a ninth-place finish. Femenia started his career as a winger and has also played for Hercules, Barcelona B, Real Madrid B and Alcorcon.Bachmann has penned a three-year contract at Vicarage Road after six seasons at Stoke.The 22-year-old has been called up to Austria’s senior squad in each of the last two international breaks. 1 Daniel Bachmann and Kiko Femenia have joined Watford last_img


first_imgA County Donegal man has set a new lamb shearing world record.Ivan Scott from Kilmacrennan shore 744 lambs in eight hours in New Zealand on Monday, beating the previous world record by just two sheep.Brought up on a farm he had a little shearing experience, but that all changed when he travelled to the other side of the world. “I used to do a bit of shearing in the summer, then I came out to New Zealand when I was 20 for three months and it turned into 10 years,” he said.Now based near Taupo on New Zealand’s north island, Ivan broke the record in front of 100 supporters.To beat the previous record, he had to shear on average 185.5 lambs every two hours.In the first two-hours Ivan shore 187 lambs, then tallied 189, 187 and 182 over the following sessions. And the tally could have been even higher as five lambs were rejected by the adjudicator for cuts over the course of the day.But how fit does someone have to be achieve this feat?“Physically I’ve been training for quite a few months leading up to it to get my fitness right,” Ivan told the BBC.“It was more the mental pressure which is just as hard.“You have to be dedicated and treat it like a sport. It’s a bit like climbing a mountain, you’ve just got to put in an effort.” While Ivan is already back at work, next up on the shearing front is the Golden Shears World Championship which will be held in New Zealand later this year.‘EWE’ WON’T BELIEVE THIS – DONEGAL MAN BECOMES WORLD LAMB SHEARING CHAMPION was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ivan Scottkilmacrennanlambsworld championlast_img read more


first_imgRumour has it that the Letterkenny Chamber and Shop LK have a surprise for those who attend the Halloween Fest on the 31st of October on the Main Street. Close to 4pm something evil could be lurking in the dark.Not quite under moonlight, (although with time going back it could seem that way) you may see a sight that almost stops your heart. John Watson, Chamber President, commented; We have gone all out this year with the help of Letterkenny Town Council, to organise Halloween in Letterkenny and we feel the surprise is the icing on the cake.“Secret rehearsals have taken place over the last six weeks and costumes are being put together as we speak. We hope there will be a great turn out for it, it’s something you won’t want to miss”.As well as the surprise there will be music from 1pm piped up and down Main Street, we are encouraging families to come out dressed in their best costumes to trick or treat in participating shops.They might get a chance to meet Dracula, have their face painted and hear some ghostly stories. It’s all going to be good family fun. To find out what the surprise is, and to join in all other activities come down to the Main Street from 12pm on Thursday the 31st, there’s sure to be a thrill in the air.Rumour has it that the Letterkenny Chamber and Shop LK have a surprise for those who attend the Halloween Fest today (Oct 31st) on the Main Street .Come along with your pets (on leads) at 3.50 pm assembling at The Courthouse to parade down the street at 4.00 pm followed by Fox n Crew or thriller Zombies immediately after who will dance to Thriller to round off the afternoon fun.Details of the event can be found on http://www.shoplk.ie/sp/article_manager/detail/come_to_letterkenny_this_halloween__if_you_dare LETTERKENNY’S HALLOWEEN SURPRISE TO BE A ‘THRILLER’ was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HALLOWEEN FESTLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more

Weather: Outbreaks of rain with mist and fog

first_imgThe frosty morning has given way to a largely dry day with sunny spells.Met Éireann forecast that it will be cloudy over Donegal today, with outbreaks of rain by late afternoon. Light west to southwest breezes will become moderate during the afternoon, with fresh to strong winds near the coast. Highs of between 6 to 9 degrees are expected today.Patchy mist and hill fog is expected tonight, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle at times. Temperatures will be between 3 to 6 degrees this evening, warming to 9 to 12 degrees overnight. “Rain becoming widespread this evening and tonight, heavy at times, especially in parts of the west. The rain will tend to become lighter and patchier towards morning, though. Extensive low cloud and fog on higher ground,” Met Éireann says.The regional forecast indicates that tomorrow will be dry apart from a little patchy light drizzle in places.“Some short bright or sunny spells but there will be a lot of cloud about.“A milder day with highs of 10 to 12 Celsius in moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds, which will veer west to southwest during the morning. Winds will be stronger near the west and north coasts,” they forecast. Weather: Outbreaks of rain with mist and fog was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfogMet Eireannmistweatherlast_img read more

Google’s Search Indexing, Now Fully Caffeinated

first_imgTags:#Google#search#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Most of a year ago we asked “Will Google’s Caffeine Update Really Change Search Results?” At that time, Google had announced a beta launch of a new indexing system for their search results. It took a while to roll that launch all the way out. It took until today. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content we’ve offered. Whether it’s a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible ever before.” To refresh the old system Google re-analyzed the entirety of its cache. This created a lag in the results. With Caffeine, they say, they now analyze the web continuously in small portions, updating the search index as they go. Whether the speed and relevancy claims that Google is making will be born out now that Caffeine is fully in effect remains, still, to be seen. Whether it is provable quantitatively or not, the Web remains for its users more of a process or relationship than a thing. So user taste with the new system will be the proof of the pudding. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more