The ‘Rubiales Plan’ receives the support of modest football

first_imgThe clubs that are most against are those that would stay at the gates to play the promotion promotion or some of those that occupy the first places. “We still had several days to go into playoff positions. It is unfair ”, assure several of those who are between the 5th and 8th place in the classification. To solve this, at the meeting of the Catalan teams it was proposed that the playoff be extended and not only the first four of each group attend, but up to the eighth.Lleida, fifth to three points of the promotion in Group III, it is the first team to notify the Federation that it could take legal action if it carries out its plan: “The RFEF’s proposal not to finish the competitions supposes a substantial change of the format in full competition and an economic and sports damage, as a consequence of the new restructuring of the Second Division B. We believe that it is fair, as long as they exist health guarantees is to finish the competition. We reserve the right to exercise legal actions to preserve the rights of the entity. “The position of teams such as Castellón and UD Logroñés is also surprising, first of their groups and they do not see with favor the proposal. The La Riojans point out that if it is not possible to play, that the first four rise.Although one of the great reluctance of the clubs above is that there are no declines, which would lead to the next season bringing together up to 108 clubs divided into six groups in Second B, two more than now. This has caused some voices to either propose the old affiliate league debate or create a new intermediate category. Territorial Federations are probing modest football clubs these days, at the request of Luis Rubiales, to find out what you think about the proposal to end the regular phase of the season in non-professional football. In this plan there would be nuances, such as there would be no declines but a promotion promotion that would be played in a single game and in the same venue (Pinatar, Las Rozas, Marbella and the Balearic Islands are candidates to host these playoffs).It will be next week when Rubiales telematically gathers the presidents of the territorial ones to know the impressions of the clubs involved. As you have been able to know ACE after probing the Second B teams, 75% would be in favor of the Rub Rubiales Plan ’. Almost everyone agrees: “It is the least bad solution. Those who are above are rewarded, but those who are below are not punished when they still had options to save themselves ”. Most find it very difficult to comply with the requirements of a strict sanitation protocol to avoid infections. They allude to the fact that compliance with these rules would be a great financial investment when the box office revenue would not be available, since it would be played without an audience. Besides, They fear a legal conflict regarding contracts ending June 30 and the possibility of having to go beyond that date to complete the season.last_img read more

Cone apologizes to Black for handshake snub

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone apologized for his actions late in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals on Wednesday.The two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor was repentant after he refused to shake Meralco coach Norman Black’s hand on the heels of the Bolts’ 94-81 win to get on the board, 2-1, in the best-of-7 Finals series.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Black blasts Cone after post-game spat “I regret my actions after Game 3 ended,” he said in a statement sent to reporters on Thursday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCone admitted that he was irked when Black sued for time with 38.1 seconds remaining in Game 3 with the outcome already decided.A visibly irritated Cone stood at the sidelines and refused to convene with his team in the huddle as he waited for the game clock to elapse. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ READ: PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole He then said a few words to the Meralco bench on his way out of floor when the buzzer sounded.“Yes, I was upset about the timeout that was called late in the game, but there is no one in the PBA that I respect more than Norman Black. I got caught up in the moment and could have handled it differently. I apologize, and will do so to him personally,” he said.Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between Ginebra and Meralco is slated on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Two stuck snowmobilers rescued near Tumbler Ridge

first_imgWhen the men didn’t return home by 9 p.m., she says police were notified.Smith says Search and Rescue officials from Tumbler Ridge, Fort St. John, and Prince George were called in, and with the help of a helicopter they found the men by Saturday afternoon. She says the men were in good health and were not injured.Smith says the snowmobilers had gone over a ridge, became stuck in deep powder and couldn’t leave the area, even on foot, so they built a fire and kept warm until help arrived.- Advertisement –last_img

Famed test pilot Crossfield dies in Georgia plane crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventDuring the 1950s, Crossfield embodied what came to be called “the right stuff,” dueling the better-known Chuck Yeager for supremacy among America’s Cold War test pilots. Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947; only weeks after Crossfield reached Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound, Yeager outdid him. The Cessna 210A in which Crossfield died was a puny flying machine compared with the rocket-powered aircraft he flew as a test pilot. During his heyday, he routinely climbed into some of the most powerful, most dangerous and most complex pieces of machinery of his time, took them to their performance limits or beyond – or “pushed the envelope,” as test pilots put it – and usually brought them back to Earth in one piece. Crossfield, who lived in Herndon, Va., and flew regularly into his 80s, was a member of a group of civilian pilots assembled by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the forerunner of NASA, in the early 1950s. Yeager did his test-flying as an Air Force pilot. Crossfield flew Mach 2 on Nov. 20, 1953, when he hit 1,300 mph in NACA’s Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket. The plane reached an altitude of 72,000 feet. After leaving NACA for North American Aircraft, he helped design the X-15 rocket planes and piloted them on their first flights. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin hailed him as “a true pioneer whose daring X-15 flights helped pave the way for the space shuttle.” “We keep talking about test pilots, but there is no such thing as a `test pilot,”‘ Crossfield said in a 1988 interview with Aviation Week & Space Technology. “They are all just people who incidentally do flight tests. … We should divest ourselves of this idea of special people (being) heroes, if you please, because really they do not exist.” Born in Berkeley in 1921, Crossfield interrupted his studies at the University of Washington to join the Navy in 1942. He learned to fly a variety of aircraft during his Navy service. The now-83-year-old Yeager, in his book “Yeager: An Autobiography,” described friction between the military pilots and the civilian NACA pilots. He groused that Crossfield “was a proficient pilot, but also among the most arrogant I’ve met. … None of us blue suiters was thrilled to see a NACA guy bust Mach 2.” The competition did not end at Mach 2. On Dec. 12, 1953, just a few days before the 50th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight, Yeager bested Crossfield when he flew an X-1A to a record speed of more than Mach 2.4, or more than 1,600 mph. The upcoming Wright anniversary had weighed on his mind, Yeager wrote: “The television networks had scheduled special programs about Crossfield and his Mach 2 flight. … Our plan was to smash Scotty’s record on Dec. 12.” Crossfield and Yeager were among the first five pilots inducted in 1990 into Lancaster’s Aerospace Walk of Honor, with granite monuments along Lancaster Boulevard. Unlike Yeager, a World War II fighter pilot who went into the Air Force with a high school diploma, Crossfield has been described as the first of the modern test pilots – a man with great piloting skills combined with an education in aeronautical engineering. Crossfield left NACA in 1955 to work for North American Aviation on the X-15. During his flying career, there were some close calls. On an X-15 flight in 1959, one of the engines exploded. The emergency landing broke the aircraft’s back just behind the cockpit, but Crossfield was not injured, according to the Edwards Air Force Base Web site. Less than a year later, a malfunctioning valve caused a catastrophic explosion during a ground test while Crossfield was in the cockpit. He again escaped injury. In later years, he was an executive for Eastern Airlines and Hawker Siddley Aviation and a technical consultant to the House Committee on Science and Technology. “I am an aeronautical engineer, an aerodynamicist and a designer,” he told Aviation Week & Space Technology. “My flying was only primarily because I felt that it was essential to designing and building better airplanes for pilots to fly.” More recently, Crossfield trained four pilots trying to re-enact the Wright brothers’ flight on the 100th anniversary of the Wrights’ first airplane flight. But in the end, unsuitable weather doomed the attempt to get the replica into the air. The plane plopped into wet sand as the crowd of 35,000 groaned.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Legendary test pilot Scott Crossfield, who in 1953 in an Edwards Air Force Base test flight became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound and later piloted the famous X-15 rocket planes, died at age 84 in the crash of his small plane, authorities said Thursday. Crossfield’s body was found in the wreckage Thursday in the mountains about 50 miles northwest of Atlanta, Ga., a day after the single-engine plane he was piloting dropped off radar screens on a flight from Alabama to Virginia. “He’s really one of the major figures,” said Peter Jakab, aerospace chairman at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. “He was not only the great cutting-edge research pilot … but after that, he continued to be a great adviser and participant in all aspects of aerospace.” The cause of the crash was under investigation. There were thunderstorms in the area at the time. last_img


first_imgUrris GAA NotesCLUB MEETING: There will be a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8pm, only agenda will be the Official Opening of the new clubhouse. Hope to see you all there.OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW CLUBHOUSE: ClG Iorras is delighted to announce the official opening of our new Clubhouse at its grounds in Straid on Sunday September 28th . Our underage members will begin the day’s events by parading out from Clonmany to the Club’s ground at 12.30pm. The blessing of the clubhouse is planned for 3pm with various games and events planned across the day. More details to follow next week on the full programme. JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP: The senior team play Convoy in the championship semi final on Saturday September 27th in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny. Time to be confirmed. Seniors played Burt in a league match last Wednesday night victory went to Burt final score Burt 1-14 Urris 2-06.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday 11th September. No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 2, 12, 13 & 19. €15 winners: Annie Duffy, Urris, Paddy Tam, Clonmany,Maria Doherty, Burnfoot, Fr Charlie Logue, Tullagh and Maureen Friel, Dunaff Po. Jackpot next week €740. Thanks to all who support this weekly draw and all our Lotto sellers.U13 TEAM : It was a busy week on the field of play for our U13’s team last week. They travelled to Downings on Wednesday night past and final score was Urris 6-04 Downings 2-16. Followed by a comprehensive victory over Glenfin on Sunday past. Next for the lads is a home match in Straid against Red Hughs on Wednesday evening. Time will be confirmed on facebook page.GOOD LUCK: To the Donegal Senior & Minor teams in the All Ireland Finals on Sunday and safe travel to all travelling to and fro the games in Dublin. Bus leaving clubhouse at 7.30am on Sunday morning. CLUB MERCHANDISE: Great selection of Club merchandise which can now be ordered , please contact Nichola Donaghey on 0866030736 if interested.Nichola has samples of all the club gear. Check our Facebook page to view the club gear.Items displayed are for children but adult sizes can also be purchased (check with Nichola for prices). Watch out for more items of club merchandise in the coming weeks.CLUB BINGO: Bingo continues every Thursday night at 9pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany.Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures. Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email no later than 9pm on Sunday night.GAA NEWS: URRIS FACE CONVOY IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more


first_imgThere are 12 races on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford Stadium.The runners are:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Roe Lark; 2, Portsoy Lyric; 3, Kelsies Rosie; 4, Millview Fox; 5, Freddys Trooper; 6, Deerpark. Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Tromora Allstar; 2, Hather Slippy; 3, Rough Rogue; 4, Farmers Dance; 5, Ghetto Seria; 6, Townsend Angel.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Coolcholly Kate; 2, Hather Phoenix; 3, Local Whitesocks; 4, Swanson Cash; 5, Deerpark Jim; 6, Myre Willow.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Rough Wizard; 2, Kagawa; 3, Superfine Swing; 4, Maid of More; 5, Rough Rumble; 6, School Run.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Cailin Or; 2, Sugarland Spook; 3, Tahina Audie; 4, Quill Rocket; 5, Fernhill Blue; 6, Beraghill Monty. Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Jenny; 2, Swanson Nancy; 3, Mullrook No Cash; 4, Ballybun Oshea; 5, Black Sagitta; 6, Blackstone Hugh.Race 7 (750 yards): 1, Hi Beak; 2, Personal Fantasy; 3, Dardanella; 4, Triangle Tilly; 5, Storm Warrior; 6, On the Snaff.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Champ; 2, Smurfing Convoy; 3, Hather Crown; 4, Farloe Pixie; 5, Ballymac Mohamed; 6, Dartrey Snow.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Movin Ahead; 2, Goodinthehood; 3, Lisnatrane Dude; 4, Brubeck; 5, Tobar na Maithir; 6, Ruiris Champ.Race 10 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Brett; 2, Hather Bonnie; 3, Aughduff Murt; 4, Glebe Flyer; 5, Hi Dibbles; 6, Smurfing Manx. Race 11 (525 yards): 1, Swanson Rosette; 2, Blackstone Maxx; 3, Graysfield Dell; 4, Black Zodiac; 5, Fernhill Travis; 6, Hather Jill.Raace 12 (525 yards): 1, Bannroad Sean; 2, Tullna Island; 3, Wrong Note; 4, Townsend Panter; 5, Hather Eve; 6, Tahina Oscar.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more


first_imgCharlie McConalogue TD has called on the Government to ensure that farmers across the county are given access to the new EU credit line announced by Brussels. The fund will provide cheaper and longer term loans to those involved in the agri-sector.Deputy McConalogue SAID this new credit facility is a very welcome development for hundreds of farmers across Donegal. “I’ve been contacted by farmers across the county who have been finding it increasingly difficult to secure loans from the banks. This facility, which is backed by the European Investment Bank, will go a long way to helping farmers get the funds they need to expand and upgrade their businesses. There’s an onus on the Government now to ensure that this credit line is rolled out without delay so that farmers can access it as soon as possible.“This new funding model has the potential to make a real difference to the farming community, which is emerging from an extremely difficult period. This credit line will give farmers access to cheaper loans which can be used to finance rural start-ups and agri-enterprises, hopefully encouraging younger farmers back into the sector.“This Fine Gael-Labour Government has spent the last four years dismantling rural Ireland through changes to the Farm Assist and Rural Social Schemes and making it more difficult for small farmers to qualify for these, often essential, payments. These changes, combined with the beef crisis and below cost selling by retailers, have led to extremely challenging conditions for small family farmers in Donegal.“While I welcome this new EU fund, the Government must act quickly to ensure that farmers can access the scheme in a timely manner. This loan facility provides a real chance to grow our agri-industry, and it is extremely important that this opportunity is not delayed or squandered”.  GOV MUST ENSURE DONEGAL FARMERS GET ACCESS TO EURO FUND – McCONALOGUE was last modified: March 31st, 2015 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalEuropean Fundsfarminglast_img read more

Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 – Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers

first_img*SWAG: “Stuff We All Get.” That includes the trade items left in caches by geocachers. You can find Geocaching ‘15 memorabilia in the Geocaching Shop here. (For international retailers click here.)Share with your Friends:More Geocachers celebrate 15 Years of Geocaching by embarking on a grand #Geocaching15 adventure over the Alps(Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf Deutsch lesen)Twenty four hours ago, three hardcore geocachers started on the geocaching adventure of a lifetime. Combined Alexander Monsky (Berufsgeocacher), Tim Krüger (psycho_vm) and Benjamin Gorentschitz (MudMen_GER) from Germany have 14 years worth of geocaching experience under their belt. Benjamin (Benny) and partner Sandra write about their geocaching endeavors on the MudMen-GER blog.Left to right: Alexander, Tim und Benny at the beginning of their journey in Oberstdorf.In the coming days the team will cross the Alps on foot following a trail of geocaches. The intense hike will take them on an almost 100 mile long path overcoming close to 33,000 feet of elevation.When asked why they chose to embark on this journey, Benny explains: “Just like geocaching in general, it is our lust for adventure that drives us. To escape from everyday life and search for adventure is in our opinion a reason why millions of geocachers go out into the world in search for geocaches. Be it a climbing cache giving you an adrenaline rush, a multi drawing you in with a suspenseful story or a nerve-racking mystery—in the end its the adventure that gets us going.”Ergo crossing the Alps on an ordinary path was not enough:  “[We] searched for a more interesting component to the trip. […] and finally found what [we] were looking for: ‘Rope teams’ and ‘Glacier crossings.’ Of course another component had to be finding geocaches on the way.”View from Geocache GC12VH6 on the mountain Wildspitze the Geocachers will attempt to find.The chosen path will include climbing two mountain peaks: Similaun and Wildspitze (each about 12,000 feet high) and crossing a glacier. Benny explains how they prepared for this extreme part of the trip: “ […] we completed a climbing and safety class and a search and rescue tour in an old mine. The choice of location might sound odd, but the large but the large rocks on the ground were similar to the conditions we expect to encounter in the alps.”Benny, Alexander and Tim training for the Alp crossing at an abandoned mine.To celebrate 15 Years of Geocaching, they plan to drop Geocaching ‘15 SWAG* in some of the most amazing geocaches on their path.Geocaching ’15 SWAG*Read about the special geocaches on their path and the full interview with Berufsgeocacher, psycho_vm, and MudMen_GER here.Geocaching HQ will follow their trip and you can too. Keep an eye out for posts with #Geocaching15 and #GCTransAlps, and subscribe to the official Geocaching blog for updates.Do you have a special journey planned to celebrate 15 Years of Geocaching? Let us know in the comments or tag your geocaching adventures with #Geocaching15! SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Road Trip ‘15 – Geocachers Conquer the AlpsJune 23, 2015In “15 Years”Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers – Interview with Team GCTransAlpsJune 8, 2015In “15 Years”Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers – The Photo AlbumJune 14, 2015In “15 Years”last_img read more

TomTom Apologizes for Selling Customers’ Driving Data to the Cops

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Location#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img TomTom, the maker of portable GPS devices, has apologized for turning over data it’s collected from its customers to the police, who in turn have used this information to catch speeding motorists.The data has been sold to local and regional governments in the Netherlands for use in helping the police establish speed traps, according to the Dutch newspaper AD.TomTom has reported weak first quarter earnings, no doubt because more people are using the GPS capabilities of their smartphones and are less inclined to purchase separate navigation devices. The company has been seeking other revenue sources, the AP reports, which has included the sale of traffic data.The company’s CEO Harold Goddijn issued an email apology to customers on Wednesday, writing “We never foresaw this kind of use and many of our clients are not happy about it.” He adds that licensing agreements in the future will “prevent this type of use in the future.”The news is the latest in a string of episodes concerning technology companies and their use of location data, following questions over the last week about the practices of Apple, Android, and Windows phones all tracking users’ location.For its part, TomTom insists that any information it shares has been anonymized and cannot be tracked back to an individual user, their device, or their driving habits. audrey watters Related Posts last_img read more

Google+ Turns Two: Why I’m Becoming A Convert

first_imgRelated Posts Google+, Google’s social network, turns 2 today. And like a toddler, it’s starting to find its footing after a lot of crawling around and wailing. ReadWrite was the first outlet to report on Google+, creating a lot of anticipation for Google’s take on social networking. Like many people in the technology world, I signed up for Google+ as soon as I could after the June 28, 2011 announcement.What Google Got Wrong At The Get-GoLike others, I keenly remember some initial disappointments.The first was that the Picasa Web albums associated with the Gmail identity that I used to join Google+ immediately turned into Google+ albums.  At the time I found the change made sharing my photos a little more difficult.How Google+ Has Morphed Over The Past Year And What We Can Expect In 2013Google’s broad move to link Google+ to Gmail, with narrow exceptions, made practical sense: It leveraged an existing relationship it had with users. Yet it has hobbled the service’s flexibility by tying users to one Google-controlled email address. (I ended up creating a new, non-Gmail Google Account for Google+.)Ghost Town+?My next problem was that I found few friends jumped on the Google+ bandwagon.I did not give up on Google+, but I will admit putting most of my energy into my own blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. Two years later, though, Google+ and I seem to be finding new reasons to like each other.Apparently I am not alone. Google+ is, by some counts, now the second-largest social platform with an estimated 343 million users. Facebook has 693 million users and Twitter is in third spot with 288 million users.There are serious questions about how Google counts users of Google+, but we’ll leave those aside: It’s clear Google has gotten at least some of the people who use its other services to embrace the social aspects of those services powered by Google+. Tools For SharingBeing active on all three platforms, as well as Tumblr, gives me a good perspective. I also manage Google+ and Facebook pages for a couple of organizations.  Of course, I also use all the platforms, as well as my websites, to promote the books that I write. While I have more friends on Facebook and more people following me on Twitter, I find the interactions that I have on Google+ are more likely to result in a conversation with someone who can help me with my business objectives.Like many people, I have a lot of old grade-school and high-school friends on Facebook.  I enjoy communicating with them, but it’s often about trivial stuff and rarely does much for my business goals.There are some basic things that I like about Google+ that are hard to find in other social platforms.The first and most basic of all is that I can edit my posts.  As a writer, I strive for accuracy.  It drives me crazy when I see a spelling or content error in a Facebook post or a Tweet. Facebook is still testing editing options. On Twitter, the only way that I can fix a tweet is to delete and start over.  Google+ lets me edit what I have written, just like an intelligent Web app should do.Second, I find Circles a much better way at directing my content to the proper people. I’m not alone in liking Circles. And Google+ is designed around them: Google prompts you to use them when you sign up, so you end up organized from the start. You can mention a couple of people in a Facebook post, but if you do content like me which spans the spectrum from travel to technology, the circles in Google+ work much better for targeting content.  I have never taken to Twitter’s lists—they’re hard to use, and Twitter’s support for them seems to have waned—so I don’t know how they compare.  Picture PerfectWhen it comes to pictures, I now find the enhanced Google+ a much better way to share pictures than Facebook, Flickr, or even Google’s own Picasa.  I have a college friend with whom I often share bird and landscape pictures.  In fact, he and I both use Google+ to share items. Sharing with Google+ between us has replaced emailing with attachments.  Google+ Update Adds Crazy Big Cover Photos And Other StuffOn Facebook or Twitter, there are items that I will not share because I have learned that politics can cause problems, especially on Facebook.  Being a liberal in a very red state, I have a circle of friends on Google+ who agree with me politically.  It is easy to share a sensitive article with them on Google+ and avoid the negative feedback.Community FeelPerhaps the most exciting thing for me is how easy it is to set up an effective, nice-looking community on Google+. Creating a nice community on Google+ is far easier than on Facebook. There are no annoying notices that I need X number of likes before I can move to the next level.   It is also easier to manage and to target specific information to people in the community.Facebook Pages for organizations or businesses seem to take a second seat to individual users when it comes to new features like adding multiple pictures. By contrast, Google+ seems to give community pages all the goodies.I am just starting to experiment with Google+ Hangouts so I cannot provide much perspective there, but I can tell you that Google+ is going to get a larger share of my focus in the coming year—especially now that Google+ has rolled all of its chat services together under the Hangouts name.The Other Social Network?If the next two years bring as much progress, Google+ might end up challenging Facebook.  Certainly I think Google+ has gotten well beyond the earlier worries that it would not survive.  I hope Google keeps bringing improvements to Google+.  They have my attention now. Tags:#Blogging#Google#social media#social networks david sobotta Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more