0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo made a winning home debut for Juventus in 2-0 victory over Lazio© AFP Marco BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Aug 25 – Cristiano Ronaldo is still waiting for his first competitive goal in Italy but made a winning home debut for Juventus in Turin with Miralem Pjanic and Mario Mandzukic ensuring a 2-0 win for the champions over Lazio on Saturday.Ronaldo, 33, unintentionally played a role in Mandzukic’s second goal of the night on 75 minutes after Pjanic put the hosts in front at the Allianz Stadium. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in a 100-million-euro deal.Juve have now won their opening two games after last weekend’s 3-2 success against Chievo in Verona.“The danger today was getting swept up in the enthusiasm of the stadium for Ronaldo’s first game at the stadium,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.“We went from being frenetic at times to falling asleep at others.“I’m happy with the performance, it was our first head-to-head with one of the other big clubs and it went well.“Cristiano has been with us for 15 days, he worked well in the defensive phase and proved to be a smart lad.“He understood that the Italian championship is completely different from the Spanish one and he has understood the DNA of Juventus.“Then everyone is waiting for his goal, but I’m happy with what he did and how he is settling in because he is a very humble guy.”Lazio — fifth last season in Serie A — have had their worst start to the season in over a decade following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home against Napoli.“We did not expect this start, we wanted a different calendar,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi blaming “basic errors” after defeats against the top two teams.Lazio had ended Juventus’s two-year unbeaten home Serie A run last year, but apart from a Luis Alberto shot after an hour they failed to threaten.In the first home game for the seven-time defending champions, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa started on the bench, with Allegri opting for Federico Bernardeschi and Mandzukic to spearhead the frontline with Ronaldo.– ‘Scoring in his DNA’ –‘We’ll help him score’ – World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi says of new Juventus teammate Ronaldo.© AFP Marco BERTORELLOWorld Cup winner Blaise Matuidi set up Ronaldo for the champions’ first chance after 19 minutes but it was Germany international Sami Khedira who rattled the woodwork with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha diving to clear a Bernardeschi angled drive.But the hosts broke through on the half-hour when Mandzukic knocked down a cross for Pjanic to power a half-volley into the corner.Ronaldo came close after 63 minutes but headed just wide after connecting with a Joao Cancelo cross and again threatened on 71 minutes but Strakosha tipped over.Cancelo then set up Ronaldo for what looked destined to be his first goal for his new club, but the Portuguese star failed to control the ball directly in front of goal with Mandzukic taking advantage to finish off.“He is the the best player in the world. For us it is something exceptional, we are very happy to play with him,” said Matuidi of Ronaldo.“Of course we’re going to help him, we’re going to help him score goals because it is in his DNA.“We will learn from his game. Juventus is another culture. For him, for us, to understand his game.“He is someone who goes forward very quickly, who is very mobile, we need to understand each other better. We will improve in that sense and I know he will score an enormous amount of goals.”It was the first time that Ronaldo has not scored at the Allianz Stadium, having found the net three times for Real Madrid against the Italians.Ronaldo’s next chance for his first goal will come against promoted Parma next Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
UPDATED: THERE was a massive turn-out today for the first of the Finn Valley AC 5k series with 457 people taking part.Finn Valley’s Darren McGlinchey won the men’s race in a time of 15:54 with Tir Chonall AC’s James Flanagan second.Finn Valley’s Catherine Brogan won the women’s race, followed in second place by team mate Sarah Byrne. Said FVAC’s Patsy McGonagle: “It was a beautiful morning to be able to walk, jog, run or even push the pram. Well done to all those taking part from the youngest to the oldest and to the local operation transformation group who brought their process a step further.“A big thanks to all those who helped out from making the well earned cuppa to the marshals to the Local Garda for their presence and lead car.”The next race in the four-race series takes place in two weeks’ time Sunday 4th March 11am.1 15.54 463 Darren Mc Glinchey (pictured) Male Finn Valley A C SM2 15.58 542 James Flannagan Male Tír Chonaill A C M40+3 16.15 497 Keith Shiels Male Foyle Valley SM4 16.23 574 Michael Black Male Letterkenny A C SM5 16.46 438 Dean Toland Male Finn Valley A C SM6 17.04 550 Kevin Ferry Male Letterkenny A C SM7 17.07 980 Barry Meehan Male Letterkenny A C SM8 17.17 621 Simon Ward Male Finn Valley A C SM9 17.22 639 Humphrey Murphy Male Letterkenny A C M40+10 17.24 461 Pat Hegarty Male Finn Valley A C M40+11 17.31 479 Dermot Brennan Male Finn Valley A C SM12 17.35 435 Shane Mc Nulty Male Finn Valley A C SM13 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Female Individual SW FINN VALLEY 5K RESULTS: McGLINCHEY & BROGAN TAKE HONOURS was last modified: February 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FINN VALLEY 5K RESULTS: McGLINCHEY & BROGAN TAKE HONOURS
The Bulldogs had a chance to tie it up but left two runners on as they ended the game stranding nine total runners on. Sowa led Drake’s offense by going three-for-three with two runs, while Frank tallied two hits and two runs. In the nightcap, a pair of Bulldog miscues allowed the Bears to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth-inning. MSU threated to add to its lead in the fifth and sixth but left the bases loaded both times. The Bulldogs put the game out of reach with three more runs in the sixth-inning. With two Bulldogs on, Taryn Pena singled through the left side to score Frank and as Megan Sowa was advancing to third on the throw home, the Bears sailed the ball into left field trying to get Sowa out a third, allowing Sowa and Pena to score. Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team split the first two games of a three-game series to Missouri State on Saturday at Buel Field. The Bulldogs took game one 6-1 as the Bears managed to win the nightcap 2-0. Drake extended its lead, 3-1, in the fifth with a RBI walk by Gabbie Jonas. Newman nearly put the Bears down in order to close out the 6-1 victory. The Bears managed to add an insurance run in the seventh on a solo home run by Mary Stephens. The Bulldogs got on the board first in third-inning, taking a 2-0 lead. Kennedy Frank blasted a solo homer off the scoreboard in right center to put Drake up 1-0. Then MSU’s Jessie Van Es went on to walk the bases loaded. The very next batter, Ashlie Chambers earned a sacrifice fly, giving Drake a 2-0 lead. Sophomore Nicole Newman pitched a gem for Drake to start the day as she threw a complete game two-hitter and tallied 11 strikeouts. The Bears managed to get a run back, 2-1, in the top of the fourth when Erin Duewel ripped a homer down the left field line. MSU’s Erin Struemph limited the Bulldogs to just three hits and struck out nine. Drake’s Mariah McKinnon suffered the loss as she gave up one unearned run and allowed only five hits in five and two-thirds innings. Newman finished her day as a reliever and struck out five in an inning and two-thirds. The series finale will be Sunday at noon.Print Friendly Version
An amazing video featuring former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield raving about the beauty of Donegal and its people has been released today.Cmdr Hadfield agreed to give his services free of charge to Tourism Ireland to promote the country when he visited in January. The video features Cmdr Hadfield playing guitar in McGrory’s of Culdaff as well as driving across the Inishowen Peninsula and picking up some words of Irish in a primary school.The two minute video is set to give Donegal tourism a real boost around the globe.He has made four videos featuring the Wild Atlantic Way in the Inishowen peninsula, Co Donegal, hurling, Titanic Belfast and the Guinness Storehouse.All four films, and the accompanying feature articles, will be promoted on Tourism Ireland’s website, Ireland.com, and will be shared by Tourism Ireland with its Facebook and Twitter followers and on its YouTube channel. Chris Hadfield, who has four milliotn followers to his twitter account, will also be tweeting links to all four films.SPACEMAN HADFIELD PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP WITH AMAZING VIDEO was last modified: March 25th, 2014 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:Commander HadfielddonegalInishowenTourism Irelandvideo
Thomas P. O’Neill III, the son of Tip O’Neill, has talked about his father and what the Irish Diaspora Award and Donegal means to him.Thomas P O’Neill, the son of Tip O’NeillThe O’Neill roots run deep here in Donegal and all over Ireland, with generations of friends and family and it is really no surprise that Thomas feels so at home when he comes back to visit.“My links to Donegal and Ireland are very family orientated, I have friends in Ireland who I’ve known for decades and my family and I go back and fourth a few times a year. I love visiting Donegal, every time I come here I feel like I’m coming home.” Donegal County Council have been involved in a range of initiatives over the past number of years making initial contacts and discussing areas of potential collaboration and highlighting the importance of keeping the Irish Diaspora on the frontline.The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award is a prestigious award that recognizes achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora and the global impact of Irish people everywhere.Thomas talks about poignant memories of Donegal and taking long walks along the waterfront with his father. “I have great memories of Donegal and my father walking with me by the lake at the parkway in Buncrana ands it’s just great to see how far Ireland and the North of Ireland have come since then.”The recipient of the third annual 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award has been announced as senator Therese Murray President of the Massachusetts State Senate.Talking about this year’s recipient of the award, Thomas says that the award couldn’t have gone to a better person who’s doing great things for Donegal and Massachusetts links.“She comes from a very similar background as the O’Neills and it’s great to see her recognised for her Irish links. She has done wonderful things for Massachusetts and Ireland in terms of making links with the Irish Diaspora.It’s a great achievement not only for her but for all Irish Americans, giving her this award was definitely the right thing to do.”Thomas the oldest son of the late U.S. Speaker Tip O’Neill, began in politics by running his father’s campaigns and later on his own. With family history and big shoes to fill Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in public administration at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Following his father down the rabbit hole of politics in 1972 he ran for a seat in the legislature, the same district his father had once represented, but only stayed for one term.Today Thomas P. O’Neill III is the founder and chief executive officer of O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public relations and government affairs consulting firm. O’Neill and Associates integrates federal, state and local government relations with strategic communications, media relations and marketing to provide custom public affairs campaigns to clients in a diverse range of industries.Tip O’ Neill was renowned for helping to change Ireland with his influence and wisdom, and while most remember him as an influential politician, Thomas remembers him just simply as Dad.TIP O’NEILL’S LEGACY LIVES ON IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 14th, 2014 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:DiasporadonegalTip O’Neill
A charity cookbook by Donegal Rapeseed Oil has raised €6,000 for three charities with local links.The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Good and New Cancer Bus and Shalom Conflict Center will all benefit from €2,000 donations from the proceeds of the ‘Cooking with Donegal Rapeseed Oil’ book. The cookbook, launched in 2017, shows how versatile Donegal Rapeseed Oil can be, and contains recipes of starters, mains, desserts, light bites and dips/marinades. Rhonda Laird from Donegal Rapeseed Oil says “We are absolutely honoured to be able to help these three fantastic, deserving charities. We would like to thank every person who contributed to the book and also everybody who bought a copy. It is a great feeling knowing that the monies raised will go towards helping those who deserve it.”Donegal Rapeseed Oil cheque presentation to the Donegal branch of the Alzheimer Society: Alastair McKinney – The Alzheimer Society (Donegal Branch) and Rhonda Laird – Donegal Rapeseed OilThe Alzheimer Society:With three or four new cases of Alzheimer’s or related dementias being diagnosed each week in County Donegal, the work of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland is needed more than ever.In the 25 years since the foundation of the Donegal branch, they have helped hundreds of families to cope with the condition. About 180 families are currently being helped out of the 2200 families affected by the illness in the county, a number that will rise to 5000 families by 2035.Donegal Rapeseed Oil cheque presentation to the Donegal-Galway Cancer Bus. Austin Duignan – Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Eamon McDevitt – Good & New and Rhonda Laird – Donegal Rapeseed OilDonegal Rapeseed Oil cheque presentation to the Donegal-Galway Cancer Bus: Eamon McDevitt – Good & New Cancer Bus and Rhonda Laird – Donegal Rapeseed OilThe Good and New Cancer Bus:For cancer patients in the North West, treatment involves a very long road trip. The Good and New Cancer Bus, established by Eamon McDevitt, provides a free bus service for Donegal patients requiring radiation treatment at University Hospital, Galway.“In the long, lonely journey of cancer, having a service like this up and running helps ease the burden for these people and takes another worry off their shoulders at a vulnerable time”.Donegal Rapeseed Oil cheque presentation to the Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution. Rhonda Laird and Austin Duignan – Donegal Rapeseed Oil and Linda & Betty – Shalom Conflict CenterShalom Center for Conflict Resolution: Shalom was founded in 2009 by Fr. Patrick Devine, SMA, a social entrepreneur and missionary priest with 25 years of experience helping to mitigate conflict and poverty in Africa.Fr. Devine is a life- long friend of Austin, the Managing Director of Donegal Rapeseed Oil. He serves as the organization’s executive director, leading an international team of conflict resolution experts from various religious backgrounds and disciplines who are based in Kenya and neighbouring countries.The organisation supports communities in conflict environments to rebuild relationships that have been fractured, deliver quality conflict management training to local communities and leaders, conduct peace education in primary and secondary schools and with local leaders and influential opinion shapers, promote the construction and development of interethnic schools, medical centres and water projects.Recipe book cooks up €6,000 for local charities was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:charitycookbookdonegal rapeseed oil
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control. I trust you are not in too much distress.”The chilling address delivered calmly by Capt. Eric Moody over 30 years ago has become the greatest airline passenger announcement of all time and is brought back to life by the eruption of yet another Indonesian volcano.For the 263 passengers and crew aboard flight BA9, a British Airways 747 flying through a moonless night from Kuala Lumpur to Perth on June 24, 1982, death was only a matter of time.Initially, they were in awe of the strange, static electrical light show outside but that quickly turned to terror as the jet’s four engines glowed white, spurted flames and halted. It was 9.43pm.“Horrific, ” is how passenger Arthur Ewen, of Scarborough, described the feeling in this 2012 interview. “It still affects me and Shirley today. The cabin was quiet, people were praying. We just hugged and held hands.”The 747 had blundered into the ash cloud from the sudden eruption of Mt Galunggung, 110km south of Jakarta.The passengers and crew faced an agonising 42 minutes before the 747 touched down in Jakarta.Capt. Moody was on his way to the toilet.“Suddenly I was summoned back to the cockpit, ” he told Australian Aviation. “On the way back, I noticed puffs of smoke billowing out of the floor vents and there was an acrid smell or ionised electrical smell.”When Capt. Moody entered the flight deck, he saw the most intense display of St Elmo’s fire — a blue-glowing form of atmospheric electricity — dancing across the windshield.Senior First Officer Richard Greaves and Senior Engineer Barry Townley-Freeman were already taking action.“Richard pointed out the glow from the engines and what could only be described as tracer bullets streaming towards the cockpit, ” Capt. Moody said.What worried Capt. Moody — and terrified the passengers — was the smoke billowing out of the air-conditioning system.The air was then punctuated by a chilling call from the engineer: “Engine failure number four.”Within seconds the problem became worse. “Engine failure number two, three’s gone . . . they’ve all gone.”The crew was faced with a bewildering array of confusing dials and amber caution lights. They noticed a slowing of airspeed and put the 747 into a slow descent.Capt. Moody instructed FO Greaves to put out a mayday call: “Jakarta, Jakarta, mayday, mayday, Speedbird 9. We’ve lost all four engines.”But it took some time for the full gravity of the message to get through because the static around the 747 was interfering with radio transmissions. “We had absolutely no idea what had happened, ” Capt. Moody said. “We had to think outside the box — it was so confusing.”At 26,000ft, the cabin pressure warning sounded and the crew donned their masks. But the FO’s mask fell apart in his hands, forcing Capt. Moody into an emergency descent.Mr Ewen remembers the passengers were numb with fear, which turned to horror as repeated failed attempts to restart the engines sent fuel spewing out the back, which was then ignited by the St Elmo’s fire dancing over and around the wings.As the 747 reached 14,000ft, Capt. Moody said he started to consider a water landing. “I think we had another 10 minutes of glide left. My pondering was broken by the jubilation of the rest of the crew as number four started.”Within 90 seconds the other three engines had come back to life.Speedbird 9 was cleared to Jakarta but there was a complication Capt. Moody recounts.“We had great difficulty picking up the lights and what we didn’t realise is that the front windows were almost opaque from the ash.”The landing — despite many problems — was smooth and was greeted with “thunderous applause and cheers from the passengers”, Mr Ewen said.Reflecting on the incredible events Capt. Moody mused: “When I learnt to fly in the 50s, flying was dangerous and sex was safe. “When I retired in the 90s, that had gone the other way around!”
This month, South Africa commemorates two decades of democratic freedom in the country and reflects on the journey taken to create a more equitable society for all citizens, says Phumla Williams, CEO of Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).“With the majority of women having suffered three-fold in the apartheid era – for being women, for being black and for being economically marginalised, a key determinant of our progress in building a better society will be to look at how far we have come in closing the gender gap, and on whether today’s society is better for both men and women as a result of our strong human rights culture and our constitutional framework.At a recent Play Your Part/Sowetan Dialogue discussion on our freedom, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, posed the question to assembled delegates: “Does legislation and policies really translate into a better life for those concerned?”When addressing this question in relation to the rights of women in South African society, she reflected on a case she had dealt with back in the late 1990s which demonstrated how, at times over the past two decades, the application of universal human rights would sometimes be at odds with traditional practices that have been practised for years in the country, and reflected on the impact of this on the people involved.She said: “In the early days of democracy I was confronted with a case of a minor who was married off by her family when she was 14 years old. We managed to remove the minor from the family and placed her in a place of safety. We subsequently arrested the person to whom she would have been married as well as the father of the girl and successfully prosecuted them. I was happy that we successfully protected a minor but when she turned 18 years old and could leave the place of safety where she had lived, she had no place to go as she was ostracised from her village for the dishonour she had brought to her family and village.”This case brought into sharp focus the multi-dimensionality of the implementation of human rights which must be balanced with cultural and family values and norms.However, in the years since that time, South Africa has made a great number of positive strides in narrowing the gender gap and creating a more equitable society for women in the country.In the most recent Global Gender Gap Report published by the World Economic Forum in October last year, South Africa had risen to 2nd place in the African country rankings for the continent’s most equal society in terms of gender parity and 17th place overall in the world rankings out of 135 countries.The Report’s Global Gender Gap Index, which has been published since 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities in a country and tracking their progress over the years. The report attributed the narrowing of the gender gap in South Africa to the government’s strong commitment to end discrimination against women since the birth of democracy back in 1994.The report also identified South Africa to be the best performing BRICS member country and second best performing individual G20 country in closing the gender gap in the areas of health, education, politics and economic equality.MAJOR LEAP TOWARD EQUALITYIn March this year, the journey towards achieving greater gender equity in South Africa took another major leap forward with the passing of a government bill aimed at empowering women and promoting gender equality. The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill was passed on 5 March in the National Assembly, a move welcomed by the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities.The Bill calls for the progressive realisation of at least 50% representation of women in decision-making structures. It also aims at improving access to education, training and skills development. The Bill also seeks to promote and protect women’s reproductive health, and eliminate discrimination and harmful practices, including gender-based violence.The Minister for Women, Lulu Xingwana, welcomed the decision to adopt the Bill, saying: “The women of South Africa have said to us that they cannot wait any longer to share in the fruits of our democracy”. However, she also pointed out that while significant strides had been made to empower women and promote gender equality, a disproportionate burden of the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment was still borne by women.The fact is that since the birth of democracy 20 years ago, great strides have indeed been made on the journey towards achieving greater gender equality in South Africa. More girl children than in 1994 are today gaining access to education, passing primary and secondary education, and obtaining degrees at universities. More women are taking their place in government and key decision-making roles in the corporate environment. A social security net which benefits in excess of 16 million people, 13 million of which are children, has been created.However, whilst significant challenges still remain, particularly the scourge of violence against women and children and the impact of poverty on women, the introduction of greater legislation that protects the rights of women and oversees the integration of gender equity principles into government and the private sector can only be a good thing.The passing of the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill provides the necessary legislative tools to help drive greater gender equality in the country and promote opportunities for women to enjoy equal representation in decision-making positions across government and the corporate sector.The Bill also aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls, including those with disabilities, and seeks to address any practices that violate women’s rights to social, political, economic and cultural freedoms. The Bill also provides for the monitoring of legislation to address discrimination and violence against women, as well as access to services and economic emancipation.According to the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index, there is a strong correlation between a country’s gender gap and its national competitiveness. Because women typically account for one-half of a country’s potential talent base, a nation’s competitiveness in the long term depends significantly on whether and how it educates and utilizes its women in society.We must bear in mind here in South Africa looks to maximize its position as a proactive member of the BRICS grouping of nations in the global marketplace. Ultimately, whilst South Africa has come a long way in the past 20 years in closing the gender gap, much work remains to be done if women are to fulfill their potential and make the necessary contribution to the country’s future development and position in the world. Every citizen, male and female, has a responsibility in helping to make this happen – it is in South Africa’s, and indeed every woman’s, best interests.”First published in The Star
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Tags:#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It’s been 75 silent days since iPhone app sharing service Appsfire submitted version 2.0 to Apple for entry into the App Store, but in the meantime, the company has released a new way of finding apps. Instead of solely relying on recommendations from friends, Appsfire now offers recommendations on your next downloads with a popular app tracker called AppTrends. The introduction of AppTrends comes alongside announcements that ex-Jaiku co-founder Jyri Engestrom has joined on as an adviser and that the company has received a new round of funding from Lerer Ventures. AppTrends is the first live ranking of iPhone apps outside of the App Store, according to the company. The rankings are determined by looking at Twitter and seeing what apps people are talking about most. The service looks at iTunes URLs (even those shrunk using URL shorteners like Bit.ly) contained in tweets, ranking not only by the number of mentions but also by the influence of the Twitter user. The list of apps, which currently sits at 20 but will soon expand to 100, updates every hour and shows how apps have moved up or down in the listing in the last one, 12 and 24 hours. In addition to the listing, clicking on each app will show what people are saying about it on Twitter. For each, a link is provided to preview the app, read a description and download or buy the app. mike melanson Aside from offering a list of what’s hot to the consumer, AppTrends also looks to provide insight to app developers on why their app is moving up or down in the listing, by seeing what people are saying about the app. According to the company, the App Store ranking is “updated at best once a day” and AppTrends has shown trends quicker than the App Store on several occasions. For now, the site is just a list of 20 top apps, but soon it will include localization with rankings by country, rankings by category (such as games or health and fitness), access to a history of app rankings and notifications for developers. Part of what we like most about this new service is that it offers some insight behind why something is popular, beyond Apple says so. Looking at how apps move up and down within the rankings, and being able to see why, is a step beyond a simple list of top downloads. Beyond that, we hope that looking at tweets might move past those simple app rankings provided in the App store, which we can’t help but look at with suspicion. AppTrends is live as of today and already showing the hot of the hot. At the top of today’s list? The just-released Hulu Plus, of course.