Gold medallist Brown disappointed about not breaking record

first_imgA week before last year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships, Morant Bay High School’s Marcus Brown started training for the decathlon.The then 17-year-old would surprise himself after finishing third at Champs despite the short preparation period.A year later, Brown secured his first gold medal at the championships after tallying 6,781 points; bettering Buff Bay’s Amaudo O’Conner (6,649) and Rhodes Hall’s Asani Hylton (6,517).Brown disappointedPleased, but not satisfied, Brown expressed disappointment that he was unable to break the meet record of 6,988 points and the IAAF World Junior Championships qualification standard of 7,200 points.”Seeing that I didn’t get the record, which is what I had planned for to bring me to Worlds, I am a bit upset to be honest.”But winning this gold medal is still something to feel happy about,” he told The Gleaner after his event.”I could have performed better in the 110m hurdles. My PB is 13 high and I really should have cleared two metres in the high jump as well. Also, in the javelin, I could have thrown 47 metres, but only did 42-metre, so I certainly wasn’t at my best throughout,” Brown said.”My mom told me to come home with the gold medal and I’m glad that I was able to come out here and do that for her as well,” added Brown.His coach Damion Reid, the hurdles and field events coach at Morant Bay High – who himself competed at Champs and made the 400m hurdles final in 2005 – was extremely happy for his young charge.”I am elated for him. I only made a final when I competed at Champs, I never won a medal as an athlete, but to get a gold medal as a coach, it feels so good,” Reid said.last_img read more

W/ African Dev. Bank Reappoints President

first_imgThe West African Development Bank (BOAD), the common development finance institution for eight French-speaking member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), has reappointed veteran banker Mr. Chistian Adovelande as president.Mr. Adovelande was reappointed at the meeting of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) Council of Ministers held on 28 June 2014 in Dakar, Senegal. He will serve the post for the next six years. The tenure of the vice president of the Bank, Mr. Bassary Touré,  was also renewed for another term of 5 years by the Board of Directors at its meeting held on 24 June 2014 in Dakar.Born on 29 October 1950 at Porto-Novo (Republic of Benin), Mr. Chistian Adovelande joined BOAD in April 1978. After assuming office in various senior executive positions, he held from 1995 to 1999, the position of Deputy Secretary General of the Guarantee Fund for Private Investments in West Africa (“GARI SA”). From 2000 to 2002, he assumed office as Chairman and CEO of CAURIS Management SA, the first sub-regional private equity investment company in French-speaking West Africa, and Managing Director of CAURIS Investment SA, a venture capital company. In 2002, Mr. Christian Adovelande was appointed President of ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) for 9 years, prior to his appointment at the helm of BOAD on 14 February 2011.For his part, Mr. Bassary Touré, born on 1st February 1950 at Thiès (Senegal), assumed high-level positions in the Malian civil service, before being appointed Minister of Economy and Finance of Mali from 1991-1992 and then from 2002-2004. He also served from 1998 to 2002 as a World Bank Executive Director for many African countries, and thereafter, from 2007-2009, as Resident Representative of African Development Bank to Gabon. He became Vice-president of BOAD in June 2009.Established on 14 November 1973, the West African Development Bank (BOAD) is the common development finance institution of the eight member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Member countries of BOAD include Benin, Burkina, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. By Treaty of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) signed on 10 January 1994 and entered into force on 1st August 1994, BOAD is a specialized and autonomous institution. It contributes “in full independence to the attainment of the objectives of the WAEMU without prejudice to the objectives assigned to it under the WAMU Treaty”. BOAD is an international public institution whose purpose, as provided under Article 2 of its Articles of Association, is to promote the balanced development of its member countries and foster economic integration within West Africa by financing priority development projects. Its purpose is to promote the balanced development of its member countries and foster economic integration in West Africa by financing public and private projects in various sectors, including rural development, infrastructure, industry, telecommunications, energy, transport, hotel activity, etc.The shareholding of the institution comprises two categories of shareholders, the first of which is composed of the member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO). The second category comprises Germany, Belgium, China, France, India, Morocco, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank standing for the European Union. The institution’s share capital currently stands at FCFA1, 155 billion.As at 30 June 2014, the aggregate commitments of BOAD to member countries and private companies in the WAEMU region stood at FCFA3, 124.9 billion for 715 operations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Let’s Lecture: One Year On…

first_imgOur father, Daddy, Bossman, Chief and Pater Familias wrote entries in this column as part of his Let’s Lecture series. He used this column as a platform to give voice to the urgent needs of the Liberian people and to remind our leaders of their duty to protect and serve.His last entry was on December 22, 2015. Less than 6 weeks later, he would be found murdered with his mutilated body found steps from and in plain view of the seat of the Liberian presidency.As we’ve picked up the pieces from our tremendous loss, we’ve come to know and admire even more about this man we loved in many different ways. In the midst of our grief, we’ve met people whose lives he changed, children whose school fees he paid, Liberian businesses he supported and countless persons to whose homes he would send provisions out of the goodness of his heart. We’ve heard from his schoolmates who remembered his smarts and athleticism as a boy. We’ve seen the details of the tireless work he did on behalf of the people of Kokoyah District, Grand Bassa.Daddy saw public service as his life’s mission and pursued it the best he knew how as a voice and challenger of the status quo. His work on behalf of the Liberian people did not start and nor did it end with LPRC. When he served in in government, in several roles, he executed his duties with integrity in spite of accusations to the contrary. He continued to labor on behalf of the Liberian people as a private citizen up to the time of his murder. We are proud that his single final mission was to bring electricity to a nation of barely 4 million people that continues to be blanketed in darkness in the 21st century.Knowing all that we know about this great man and son of the Liberian soil, we’re forever proud to be called his children.Daddy, You taught us leadership and what it means to be true to oneself. To speak the truth and believe that one person can make a difference. You taught us that leadership, true leadership, is about how you interact with people. You taught us that integrity is something you keep even and especially when no one is watching. You taught us to let excellence be our measure. We are proud to have had a father who never compromised who he was. One who spoke the truth, loudly and did not run for cover. You loved this country deeply and died trying to see her become a better version of herself and for that we salute you, Daddy. Thank you for your sacrifice, perseverance and most of all for your tenacity.The dignity, respect and purpose with which you raised us to live we will never abandon. You will be found in all that we do. We, along with the countless others you’ve inspired, are your dignity. We are your respect and we are your legacy and this is just the beginning.Daddy’s undertakings in providing basic services to his fellow Liberians, whether in education or electrification, we will continue to work towards. The truthtelling that remained at the center of his work both in government and as a private citizen, we are called to continue. Through us, and the many other people young and old whose lives he touched, his legacy will stand the test of time.One year after his murder, we and the Liberian people are no closer to truth and justice than we were the morning of that fateful last day of January 2016. Our front row seat to the lies and cover ups in the days, weeks and months that followed have assured us of one thing: he was murdered.That we and this nation are aggrieved and continue to be aggrieved by murders that go “unsolved” is an understatement and the persistence of this version of malice has become an increasingly tragic legacy of our time.The God we all serve is one of justice and, as Dr. King so rightly put it, the moral arc of the Universe is long but it always, always bends to justice and in that we take the greatest comfort.As we mark the first year since Daddy’s murder, we wanted to thank you the Liberian people for your unwavering support, prayers, acts of kindness and well-wishes over the course of what has been a heart-wrenching and difficult year. You forever have our gratitude for calling, writing, demonstrating and questioning on our behalf. May God richly bless each of you as you’ve showed love and support to our family.Forever Greaves Strong. Harry lives on. Everyday.Signed,Kaeifley, Yuku, Madia and EmemDaughters of the Late Harry A. Greaves, Jr.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Yaya Toure’s agent posts controversial voodoo doll cartoon attacking Pep Guardiola

first_img latest gameday cracker Most read in Premier League Maxwell Cornet and Nabil Fekir each scored as Lyons secured a 2-1 defeat of City on Wednesday evening. Mikel Arteta was acting as the hosts’ coach in Guardiola’s absence. SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Seluk says Guardiola has been cursed to never win the Champions League again revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “He will never admit it. But the day he will line up a team in which we find five Africans, not naturalised, I promise I will send him a cake.”Seluk believes Africa has turned against Guardiola due to his actions.“He turned all Africa against himself,” Seluk said of Guardiola earlier this year. “Many African fans turned away from Manchester City. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? “And I’m sure that many African shamans in the future will not allow Guardiola to win the Champions League.“This will be for Guardiola an African curse. Life will show whether I am right or not.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? tense Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was the subject of a controversial tweet sent by Dimitry Seluk, the agent of former Etihad star Yaya Toure.Seluk took to social media website Twitter following City’s Champions League defeat at the hands of Lyons, which Guardiola was forced to watch from the stands as he served a touchline suspension.The tweet featured a cartoon showing the former Barcelona coach in pain as an African witch doctor sticks a pin into a voodoo doll. predicted center_img 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? whoops Man City 1-2 Lyon pic.twitter.com/56gqqb1XNz— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) September 19, 2018Seluk, who represents Toure, has been in a long-standing feud with Guardiola over his treatment of the Ivorian midfielder.Toure left the Etihad at the end of last season when his contract expired, and a few weeks later he attacked Guardiola for having ‘problems’ with African footballers.“He [Guardiola] insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out,” Toure told France Football. “But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions. changes REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware Toure left Man City in May and has since joined Olympiacos England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings last_img read more

All but 14 lawmakers to get pay raise

first_img “I also work nights and weekends,” she said. “When you compare the skills required and the time required, … I think that the pay is about right.” Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman, a Tustin Republican who also accepted the raise, said judges and some local government officials make more than legislators. “I didn’t go into it for the money,” he said. “I took a pay decrease when I came here, which my wife reminds me of daily.” California lawmakers make significantly more than their counterparts in other states. New York legislators are the second-highest paid, at $79,500 a year, according to Nicole Moore, a spokeswoman for the National Conference of State Legislatures. But Moore said California legislators serve more constituents and, according to an NCSL survey, spend more time on the job than lawmakers elsewhere. “Being a legislator in California is more of a full-time job in any legislature other than Congress,” she said. Sen. Jeff Denham, a Merced Republican and the only member of the Senate to reject the raise, agreed California legislators work hard but said they shouldn’t be getting a pay increase when the state faces tight budgets. “If the timing is right for the state and we no longer are operating in a deficit and have a responsible budget, then yes (a raise is OK),” he said. Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill said last month that lawmakers wouldn’t have to grapple with a budget deficit next year for the first time in four years, thanks to an unexpected jump in tax income and ongoing spending cuts. But she warned that deficits would return in the 2007-08 fiscal year without additional budget cuts or revenue increases. Political activist Ted Costa tried to cut legislative salaries in 2000 from $99,000 to $70,000 a year, but the state Supreme Court knocked his proposal off the ballot because it violated a requirement limiting initiatives to a single subject. The measure also would have taken away legislators’ power to draw their own districts. He said the raise was “absolutely not warranted. It’s way more than the job’s worth.” He said if he had the money, he would try to qualify an initiative that would let voters decide whether lawmakers’ pay should be raised. The Controller’s Office said 14 lawmakers had declined the raise as of late Friday afternoon. Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-San Luis Obispo, is not among the 14 but also plans to decline the raise, said his spokesman, Tom Kise. Other lawmakers who don’t want to accept the raise can notify the Controller’s Office by Dec. 15 to keep the increase off their December paychecks, said Garin Casaleggio, a spokesman for Controller Steve Westly. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has refused to accept his $175,000 annual governor’s salary. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals It’s the first pay increase for rank-and-file lawmakers since 1998, although the Legislature’s top leaders have received more recent raises. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, will make $127,512 a year with the latest pay hike. Lawmakers also receive $153 a day in expense money when they’re in session. Compensation Commissioner Thomas Dominguez, an Orange County sheriff’s investigator, said the raise was needed to keep legislative salaries attractive enough so “good-quality citizens” will run for office. “Taking no action only ensures that the Legislature becomes a place for the rich and famous, and I am not interested in making it or keeping it a place for the rich and famous,” he said. Sen. Sheila Kuehl, a Los Angeles Democrat who plans to take the pay hike, said she is in the bottom 10 percent of income among members of her Harvard Law School class. SACRAMENTO – Most California lawmakers will get a boost Monday to help with their holiday shopping – a 12 percent pay raise that will bump their annual salaries to $110,880 and assure their place as the best-paid state legislators in the country. Of the Legislature’s 120 members, 14 have turned down the raise, citing the state’s lingering budget problems. “I didn’t feel right accepting the raise at a time when there was a state budget deficit,” one of the 14, Assemblywoman Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, said Friday. “I felt I needed to set an example for fiscal prudence.” The raise was approved in May by the California Citizens Compensation Commission and takes effect Monday. The seven-member panel was created by voters in 1990 to set pay levels for the Legislature, governor and other state elected officials. last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Earns Third-Straight Win, Topples Bradley, 2-0, in MVC Opener

first_img“This was another excellent performance and result, as well as a very important three points to start conference play,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “It was a joy to watch our guys in action this evening. They are a real pleasure to work with. The commitment and attention to detail in all phases – defense, attack, and in transition – was outstanding and is why we turned in such a complete performance.” Preview Next Game: The Bulldogs (4-3-0, 1-0-0 MVC) will look for their fifth win in six matches on the road against Valparaiso on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Box Score (PDF) ESPN+ Austin Smythe opened the scoring with a goal in the 19th minute. Antonio Sanchez carried the ball deep into the box before playing it back to Antonio Melendez, who found Smythe with a looping cross into the box. Smythe jostled for position with his defender and did well to get a foot on the ball, redirecting it past the sprawling keeper and into the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Sanchez was credited with his first assist of 2019, and Melendez tied the team lead by earning his second assist of the year. WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team opened Missouri Valley Conference play with a 2-0 win over Bradley on Saturday night at Valley Stadium. The result extends the Bulldogs’ winning streak to three games. Story Links Full Schedule Roster center_img at Valparaiso 9/25/2019 – 7:30 PM “From a defensive perspective, we were excellent from back to front,” Smith said. “A special mention to our two center backs, Liam Wilson and Scott Misselhorn, who were flawless dealing with Bradley’s key players, as well as Luke Anderson, who helped the team maintain three clean sheets in a row with his outstanding penalty kick save and another first-class save late in the game.” Watch Live “From an attacking perspective, we continue to show very good progress with our building phase and patiently breaking teams down,” Smith said. “Equally as pleasing was the fact that we were more clinical in the final third. Excellent build up, delivery, and finish for our first goal by Austin, and a great, quick counterattack and special individual quality by Leroy to extend our lead.” Live Stats Goalkeeper Luke Anderson and his backline were rock solid en route to recording Drake’s third-straight clean sheet. Anderson recorded three saves on the night, none bigger than his penalty kick rejection in the 73rd minute. Enzugusi recorded an electric goal to make it 2-0 in the 53rd minute. The junior forward spun his defender like a top with a fake inside before darting back outside, only to evade another defender with a sharp cut into the heart of the box. Enzugusi curled a beauty of a shot into the side netting to seal his team-best third goal of the season. “We are making very good progress and developing a higher level of consistency in several areas of performance, and that’s always pleasing to see,” Smith said. “Now we turn our attention to preparations for Valparaiso next week.” Print Friendly Version Bradley’s Gerit Wintermeyer, who co-led the MVC in points a season ago, stepped to the spot and challenged Anderson low and to the keeper’s right, but Anderson left his line at just the right moment and punched the shot out of harm’s way before being swarmed by celebrating teammates.last_img read more

Creatively shaking up economic stagnation

first_imgVenerable and vulnerable: Cape Town City Hall was the fitting venue for this year’s African Creative Economy Conference. Photo: ACEC By Lorraine Kearney11 October 2013The Cape Town City Hall is a venerable old building, rather beautiful if colonial architecture is your thing, with its marble floors, massive organ, sweeping staircases and intricately detailed carvings.This week it was colonised by an entirely different set from the stuffy, be-suited government officials of old; for this week, it was the venue of the third annual African Creative Economy Conference. Its cavernous rooms were filled with the lilt and laughter of many different accents; the brightly coloured, highly patterned clothing of West Africa rubbed shoulders with dreadlocked brothers and sisters.It was a fun place to be, with about 400 delegates from over 40 countries in Africa and beyond. Organised by the Arterial Network, it was essentially a talk shop on how the continent’s creative industries can play a meaningful role in accelerating Africa’s economic growth, while building democracy and human rights. Let’s face it: the creative industries are a tough sell on a continent struggling with widespread poverty and all its associated ills. But the delegates were nothing if not energetic and committed.Previous conferences – in Nairobi in 2011 and Dakar in 2012 – were used to create markets and raise the profile of Africa’s artistic and cultural industries regionally and internationally.But it was outside the meeting rooms that the real fun was to be had – with plenty of networking happening between the performances and exhibitions of the African Creative Market, running alongside the talk shop. There have been film screenings, music events, dance performances, book discussions, art shows and craft exhibitions at venues in Langa and in central Cape Town’s design and innovation district.One of the highlights was Siphiwe Ngwenya, founder of the Maboneng Township Art Experience. He grew up in the township of Alexandra, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. When he left school he had ambitions to establish himself as an artist. One day he walked for two hours from his home to a prominent art gallery with the intention of showing some of his paintings. He was turned away at the door. His response was to turn Alex into an art gallery – the Maboneng Township Arts Experience was born.It turns ordinary homes in the township into art galleries and performance spaces – giving artists a platform to showcase their talent and sell their work. That was a decade ago; today, the Maboneng Township Arts Experience is in Alex, in Gugulethu in Cape Town and in Madadeni in KwaZulu-Natal. It has also turned Cape Town’s Langa township into a creative hotspot for the conference.As Ngwenya says: good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.The African Creative Economy Conference was an eye-opener, and a hugely enjoyable week to boot, with plenty of visceral and intellectual food for thought – and lots of art eye candy too.If you didn’t make it down to City Hall this week, make sure you sign up for next year’s conference. The art and performances alone are too good to miss.Read more on MediaClub South Africa: Creativity brings economic growthACEC: www.acec2013.org.zaThe Maboneng Township Arts Experience: www.maboneng.comlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – April 11, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jeremy KappellIn response to an explosive late spring storm across the Plains, warming winds will arrive across the Buckeye State on Thursday with high temps warming through the 60’s and well into the 70’s in most areas with filtered sunshine.  The exception will be far northern Ohio which will be stuck on the wrong side of a stationary front allowing for more clouds, winds backed out of the east and much cooler conditions for Toledo and northwest sections of the state.A large area of rain with embedded rumbles of thunder will approach the state from the west by Friday morning.  This activity will work it’s way across the state and generally weaken to showers as it progresses to the east.  Rainfall looks to be fairly light on the order of 0.10 to 0.30″ for most.  Despite the clouds and showers temps look to remain mild with highs in the mid to upper 60’s statewide.Temps will cool only a bit behind a cold front as we slide into the weekend on a dry note.  High pressure looks to bring some quiet conditions Saturday with highs reaching the upper 50’s northwest and middle 60’s southeast.  Confidence is increasing that another low will form across the Lower Mississippi River Valley by late Saturday driving the potential for some heavy rainfall late Saturday night and into Sunday.  This system could bring some very generous rains to the area with an inch or two possible.Following a breezy, damp and cooler Monday with temps topping out in the 40’s, data suggests we’ll warm it up quickly into the middle of next week with highs returning to the 60’s and lower 70’s by Tuesday and Wednesday.  We’ll see another chance for rain by next Thursday/Friday.  If trends hold, next weekend comes in unsettled and possible much colder.last_img read more

Dry conditions allow wheat harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Limited rains were received at the beginning of the week followed by warm, dry weather, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 28. Warm, dry conditions allowed producers opportunities to get out in the field. Oat and wheat harvest moved steadily. More corn started silking and early planted fields began to dough. The earliest planted soybeans were setting pods.Hay harvest progressed well aided by dry conditions. Some crops, especially those planted late, were showing signs of stress from the decrease in precipitation and extreme heat. There was a lot of cover crop planting on prevent plant acres. Warm weather allowed mowing, manure applications, spraying activities, and other field work to take place. Milk production decreased with the heat.The complete report is available here.last_img read more

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Wants To Be Friends With Your Social Apps

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg addressed a packed room at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, saying that his company wants to start using social tools to connect in different ways. While the social network has 1.15 billion active users, Zuckerberg increasingly hopes that developers will build more ways to tie those users together. “We want to focus on doing a few of the core things and enable other companies to build great social apps,” he said.That stands in contrast to some of Facebook’s recent moves to imitate popular apps—for example, how it built Facebook Camera even as it was in the process of acquiring Instagram, and launched Poke, an ill-fated clone of Snapchat, a service that sends disappearing photo and video messages.“The full vision over time was that we could help applications by enabling login, importing friends, and distribution,” he said.A Platform ShiftHistorically, “Facebook apps” have meant social apps running on Facebook’s website, like Zynga’s once-popular, now-fading Web-based games. Distribution was the main part of its appeal.Now, Facebook wants developers to work Facebook into multiple tiers of the application-development process. To that end, it recently acquired Parse, which operates some of the back-end services mobile-app developers need.Last week, Zuckerberg addressed a crowd at Parse’s developer conference, harping on the importance of developers using Facebook’s services when building apps. His talk today made it even clearer that the company wants to be in as many applications as possible, making Facebook the platform upon which all applications are created.These apps might use Facebook as a log-in service, or to populate accounts with personal data, or to import lists of friends—or simply as a computing back end.The Mobile PushAt the same time, Facebook’s own mobile apps have gone through a major overhaul.At this time last year, Facebook had no revenue from its own mobile apps. That has changed following the introduction of popular new mobile ad products: In recent earnings reports, Facebook has said that almost 40 percent of Facebook’s revenue is on mobile. Zuckerberg also mentioned that people spend one-fifth of their total time on mobile devices using Facebook. A close second: Facebook-owned Instagram. See also: Zuckerberg’s Surprise Speech: Facebook Needs DevelopersThe one major disappointment has been Facebook Home, an app which heavily modifies the user interface on Android smartphones. (It’s not available on Apple smartphones, because Apple’s operating system is less open to such customization.)Home has limited availability on various models of Android phones, though, and users rejected aspects of its design.Zuckerberg suggested Facebook hadn’t given up on Home yet.“It’s a tough thing determining when something doesn’t work, and when something hasn’t worked yet,” he said. He said that the best features from Facebook Home were implemented into the mobile application, like Chat Heads.Zuckerberg said users liked the Cover Feed feature which displays photos and posts Home displayed on their phone’s home screens, and that Facebook is considering incorporating with other social applications like Instagram.That would make Home less of a Facebook app, and more of a platform for other developers’ social software—and as with other services Facebook is building, putting third-party developers first may well be the way that Facebook finds success.Photo by Madeleine Weiss for ReadWrite selena larsoncenter_img Tags:#Facebook#Mark Zuckerberg#mobile#mobile apps#social apps#social networks Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more