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December 20, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAggressive … SEATTLE — Consider Liam Hendriks entrenched in the closer’s role.On the night he was named to his first All-Star team, Oakland called on him once again to seal a 5-2 win over the Mariners, earning Hendriks his fourth save since taking over for an injured Blake Treinen.The A’s have now won six of seven and 13 of their past 17 games, improving to eight games over .500, their best mark of the season.Here are three impressions from the series-opening win in Seattle.last_img read more

December 19, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Sandton Convention Centre decked outin Confederations Cup banners ahead of thedraw.(Image: Tamara O’Reilly)Tamara O’ReillyAsk around which major football event South Africa will be hosting soon and the likeliest answer will be the Fifa 2010 World Cup tournament. While that’s not entirely wrong, it’s not entirely true either.Next year South Africa hosts the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup – a tournament played by eight teams which comprise the winners of all Fifa competitions held throughout year, the revered World Cup trophy holders and the host nation. This weekend a beady eye was cast on South Africa as the draw deciding the matches that the eight teams will play took place at a glitzy African-themed event at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.Hundreds of delegates and media personnel from around the world witnessed the preliminary draw for the competition, which will be held from 14 to 28 June 2009.“It would be wrong to regard the Fifa Confederations Cup as merely an entrée to the main course,” says Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke. “The eight participating nations represent the cream of their respective continents and the contrast between these teams and their diverse styles should create a fascinating spectacle for the fans. It is shaping up to be an exciting precursor to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”From a football point, host South Africa, had the proverbial  luck of the draw as the teams opponents in Group A are Iraq, winners of the 2007 Fifa Asian Cup, OFC Nations Cup holders New Zealand and UEFA Euro Champions Spain.“It could have been worse. It is in our favour, but we should not underestimate Iraq and New Zealand, who are both competitive teams that have fought hard to be here. The home ground advantage should give us a good chance of getting into the next round. This will lift the spirit of all of us and will be wonderful for the country,” said Danny Jordaan, CEO of the South African Local Organising Committee (SALOC).Group B is made up of CONMEBOL Cup and current Confederations Cup trophy holders Brazil, World Cup winners Italy, African Cup of Nations champions Egypt, and Concacaf Gold Cup winners USA.As it stands, the draw favours the local team’s chances of gaining entry to the semi-finals – so the longer the South African team stay in the competition, the more matches will be sold out. This will be a relief to the Local Organising Committee who is concerned that matches where only international sides playing will not be well attended.“There’s a perception that South Africa is a rugby and cricket nation and if we do not fill our stadiums we will only reinforce that stereotype,” says Jordaan. “It will be a wonderful opportunity for the fans to get a taste of a Fifa World Cup atmosphere in the stadiums. We are confident that South Africans will not want to miss this opportunity to see some of the best teams in world and that matches will be sell-outs. And as for the organisation, our stadiums will undoubtedly be ready and the Confederations Cup will give us a great opportunity to test our systems and logistical planning ahead of the Fifa World Cup.”To get locals into the spirit of things the SALOC has launched a marketing campaign that will be carried across all mediums – radio, television, community broadcasters, print and online.“It is important to get the message out there now because people are still unaware of the quality of the tournament,” says chief marketing and commercial officer Derek Carstens. “We are a soccer loving nation and we have to prove it to the world that the atmosphere that such a tournament generates internationally is not wasted on South Africans.”The SALOC has also made tickets to the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup affordable for locals. Recently with Fifa matches, spectators have to apply either online or with a ticketing partner (in this case First National Bank) to purchase a ticket. According to Fifa, ticket applications submitted will be processed on a first-come first-served basis – in the order of receipt. All successful applicants will be notified of their success within approximately seven to 10 working days after submitting their request.A maximum of 20 tickets can be purchased and there is no limit on the number of games.There are two categories of tickets available – individual match tickets and Venue Specific Tickets (VST). Under the VST are two series of tickets – one which allows access to all games played at a particular stadium and another which includes games plus access to the finals. For South Africans they range from R210 to R4 340 and bought from outside South Africa are from US$40 to $620.Tickets for individual matches range from R70 to R1 400 locally and between $10 and $200 for outsiders.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at tamarao@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Useful links2009 Fifa Confederations CupConfederations Cup ticket infoSouth Africa 2010last_img read more

December 18, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgA key analysis of wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has confirmed a flap from the aircraft’s right wing was stowed, effectively killing off a theory that the plane was in a controlled dive.The finding is one of several supporting the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s initial analysis of the crash and indicates the plane is still somewhere close to the seventh arc generated by the final signal between the plane, a geostationary satellite and a ground station in Perth.A report released today by the ATSB said a further analysis of the signals was consistent  with aircraft being in a “a high and increasing rate of descent’’ as it plunged towards the ocean.Preliminary results of a drift analysis by Australia’s top scientific organisation, the CSIRO, also indicated it was unlikely that debris originated from the south of the current search area.“The northern most simulated regions were also found to be less likely,’’ it said. “Drift analysis work is ongoing and is expected to refine these results.’’The analysis of the right, outboard flap section was considered a key piece of evidence and the ATSB sent its findings to manufacturer Boeing to have them verified. It is one of more than 20 items of debris that have been brought to the attention of the investigator and are of interest.They include a panel section from the right horizontal stabiliser, a piece of engine cowling, a piece of panelling from a closet adjacent to a door and a trailing edge section of the left outboard flap.Both flap sections had unique identifying numbers linking them, though manufacturing records, to the missing plane and to Malaysia Airlines and were deemed to be “almost certainly’’ from the aircraft.The flap was examined for any interaction with mechanisms, supports and surrounding components that could indicate its state at the time it was broken off.Investigators found that damage to components at the inboard end of the outboard was consistent with the flap being retracted and an adjacent flaperon being in the neutral position.The flap would have been extended had a pilot been preparing the plane for a controlled ditching and the flaperon would been in a down position.“The possibility of the damage originating from a more complex failure sequence, commencing with the flaps extended, was considered much less likely,’’ the report said.“With the flap in the retracted position, alignment of the flap and flaperon rear spar lines, along with the close proximity of the two parts, indicated a probable relationship between two areas of damage around the rear spars of the parts.“This was consistent with contact between the two parts during the aircraft breakup sequence, indicating that the flaperon was probably aligned with the flap, at or close to the neutral (faired) position.’’The ATSB earlier this year had Boeing run a series of additional scenarios using a sophisticated engineering simulator  to determine end-of-flight scenarios.Simulations that experienced a descent rate consistent with the ranges and timing from the burst frequency offset analysis general hit the water within 15 nautical miles of the seventh arc.But it also found the aircraft was capable of traveling rearwards from the direction of travel about 21 nautical miles and in some instances it remained airborne for approximately 20 minutes after the second engine flameout.The report has been released ahead of a three-day First Principles Review Summit which brings together experts and officials from the countries involved in the search for MH370. Australian Transport Minister  Darren Chester said the  “First Principles Review Summit” brought together an “extraordinary team of Australian and international experts”’ who had been involved in the search for MH370, to review all the available data and analysis associated with the search.“The experts will also inform the remainder of the search effort, and develop guidance for any future search operations,’’ he said.“A report detailing the findings of the review will be released after the meeting.“Australia, Malaysia, and China continue to work together to find MH370. My thoughts, and the thoughts of all those involved in the summit, remain with the families and friends of the 239 passengers and crew.”Mr Chester stopped short of ruling out a new search if new  information emerged but said an agreement struck in July  to end the search once the current 120,000 sq. km area of high probability was swept remained in force unless this happened.He said it was not his role to second-guess the experts and the Australian government worked in partnership with its Malaysian and Chinese counterparts on these issues. “Quite rightly, we will continue to explore every bit of information that’s available, and allow the experts from the ATSB in Australia, also the international experience, to inform our efforts,’’ he saidMr Chester rejected suggestions the search, which he described as an “historic and heroic effort’’, had been pointless.“We are doing the best we possibly can, and we assembled experts from around the world to reassess the data that’s available to us and then make our decisions,’’ he said.The search is continuing with two ships now back in the field with remote vehicles capable of re-checking anomalies already mapped and investigating the canyons and ravines in water up to 6kms deep .The experts reviewing the search include four B777 captains as well as representatives from accident investigators in the US, the UK and Malaysia as well as scientists,  manufacturer Boeing and technology companies such as Inmarsat and Thales.The head of the ATSB search, Peter Foley, said his team had devoted an extraordinary amount of time to solving the MH370 puzzle and was motivated by the desire to find the aircraft for the families and for aviation safety more broadly.He said the the  conference would look again at the evidence gathered so far and any new analysis that was emerging in areas such as drift analysis.“I think also it’s a chance to look back and see if there’s anything else that we can possibly do to better our understanding, any additional work that can be done to better our understanding about what happened to that aircraft,’’ he said.Asked if this was a last shot for the searchers, Mr Foley said: “I don’t think there’s a last shot, I think we’re doing what’s a sensible approach at this point and that’s to review all the evidence we have and look at the analysis and see if there’s anything extra that can be done.”last_img read more

December 18, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img2 May 2012 President Jacob Zuma, in talks with visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday, extended an invitation to the Asian nation to invest in South Africa’s massive, state-led infrastructure drive. “We have once again extended an invitation to Indian business to invest in our infrastructure development programme, in which we are to invest more than R800-billion until 2014,” Zuma said following his meeting in Pretoria with Patil, who began his state visit to the country on Wednesday. Zuma noted the fact that relations between the two countries dated back many years, that South Africa and India also shared a history of struggle against colonial oppression and racism, as well as “deep social, economic and cultural ties”.R111-billion trade target for 2014 While trade was increasing steadily, “we should all work to reach even higher figures”, Zuma told journalists. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, trade between the two countries stood at R48.2-billion as of November 2011, with South African exports at R21.9-billion and imports from India at R26.3-billion. The two countries have set a bilateral trade target of R111-billion to be reached by 2014. Patil said relations between South African and India had taken on a robust and dynamic character, adding that strong institutional frameworks for co-operation in the economic, political and technological fields were in place. “Our bilateral relations today are wide-ranging, multi-dimensional and mutually beneficial,” Patil told journalists. “Our shared and abiding commitment to the ideals of democracy has only reinforced our close and friendly ties.”‘Opportunities need to be explored’ Since the establishment of full diplomatic relations between South Africa and India in 1993, numerous high-level visits have taken place between the two countries, with cooperation agreements signed in trade, investment, education, defence, and information and communication technology (ICT). “We have agreed to monitor the implementation of various agreements that exist,” Patil said, adding that they were looking into expanding these into areas including health, science and technology and infrastructure. “We felt that considerable opportunities need to be explored,” said Patil, adding that India was also interested in working with South Africa to develop a Ghandi heritage site in the country. Zuma said the two presidents had looked at ways in which “we can further translate our historical ties into meaningful socio-economic development cooperation.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

December 17, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Clements: Proposed changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order by the American Farm Bureau Federation could mean more democracy and a more equitable program for all dairy farmers. John Newton, AFBF Chief Economist, says the working group of Farm Bureau members identified four priorities.Newton: All dairy farmers should have a voice and a vote on changes to milk pricing regulation, and that deals directly with the ability of co-ops to bloc vote. Farmers on the working group wanted to see improved risk sharing among farmers, cooperatives and their processors. The working group recommended improved price discovery for milk prices. And finally, some provisions to streamline and simplify the pricing and pooling provisions in the southeast U.S.Clements: Newton says several years of low milk prices prompted the effort.Newton: The voting delegates in January asked us to convene this working group following several years of low milk prices and some struggles in the marketing chain for dairy products. So, this working group was tasked to find a way to update and modernize these Federal Milk Marketing Orders so that dairy farmers and their co-ops and processors can be more successful in the future.Clements: Farm Bureau members will consider adding the recommendations to the Farm Bureau policy book during the 2020 AFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show in Austin, Texas.Newton: Now we need to do what we do best and that’s engage our grassroots members across the country, and go through that grassroots policy development process, ultimately culminating at our business session in January, we’ll have an opportunity to update Farm Bureau policy on federal orders.Clements: Micheal Clements, Washington.last_img read more

December 16, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTags:#cloud#saas A client can log into a secure customer portalA client has a dashboard where they can see information about their jobs and balanceA client can drill down into their records to find detailed information about their accountAccess to a set of FAQ style documentsTrineo’s developers were able to build the portal so quickly because they were able to base it off an existing Ruby gem.Kepes also notes that since the portal takes advantage of the Salesforce.com API, very little data had to actually be stored on Heroku.Based on our poll it appears that some developers are meeting the Heroku acquisition with skepticism. Developers aren’t sure they want to develop on a Saleforce.com-owned platform. Trineo’s experience shows that Heroku is a natural fit for Salesforce.com, at least from an enterprise development perspective. Kepes closes with following thought:I spent a lot of time at DreamForce talking about the perceived divide between what is traditionally seen as development (think sandals, red bull, foosball and a consumer-centric approach) and enterprise (think collar and tie, slow and klunky). Once the Heroku deal was announced I prognosticated that we were seeing the first steps to build a bridge across that not insignificant chasm – examples like the one above show the power of light and nimble meeting the enterprise – what salesforce does with it’s new acquisition will be very interesting to watch. New Zealand-based development company Trineo began integrating Heroku and Salesforce.com several months ago, long before Salesforce.com announced its acquisition of the Ruby on Rails platform provider. Independent analyst Ben Kepes writes about Trineo’s experience integrating the two services. His analysis shows how the developer community and the enterprise world are entering a new phase in their relationship. One of Trineo’s customers stored all its client information in Salesforce.com. The customer wanted to give clients access to its information in Salesforce.com. But the customer didn’t want to buy Salesfore.com licences for every one of its clients. Trineo built a portal using Ruby on Rails and Heroku that allowed clients to access their information. Trineo delivered the proof-of-concept in three days.The portal Trineo built has the following features according to Kepes: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

November 29, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The world No.2 crucially broke to 2-0 when Cilic netted a forehand and held the next service game under pressure to lead 3-0.Federer got the vital double break when Cilic netted a forehand, leaving the Swiss to serve out for the championship. Cilic was break point down in the ninth, but crucially got out of it with a second serve ace down the middle followed by a forehand winner.The Croat had a big moment in the 10th game when two Federer double faults gave him set point but a tentative backhand into the net and a wild backhand cost him his chance.In the tiebreaker, Cilic got to two set points when his forehand clipped the line before a winning smash levelled the match after 84 minutes as Federer dropped his first set of the tournament.But Cilic lost serve on the back of a couple of ground stroke errors and Federer raced 4-2 up in the third set.The defending champion shifted gears with a stunning forehand off his toes and confidently held serve to lead 5-2.Federer closed the door, serving out clinically for the third set in 29 minutes.Cilic was then broken in the opening game of the fourth set with a poor backhand dropshot into the net as Federer closed in for the kill.But the Croat broke back in the sixth game with three break points when Federer netted and fought off a break point in the next game to put his nose in front.Cilic was now more in the flow and broke Federer again with his big forehands starting to find their mark. He served it out to take the absorbing final into a fifth set.Federer was under pressure to keep his opening service but produced quality backhands to hold on amid mounting tension.  2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Switzerland’s Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic during the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)Roger Federer powered home to beat Marin Cilic in five sets to win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title in a riveting final on Sunday.The Swiss defending champion dropped his only sets of the tournament before completing a 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over the sixth seeded Croatian in 3hr 3min.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The Croat was finding it difficult to settle and changed racquets in his second service game, but it had no obvious benefit as he dropped serve again after three break points to trail 0-3.He finally held serve to get on to the board and trail 4-1 with Federer hitting the ball cleanly.The Swiss star served out the first set in just 24 minutes after a double break and a shaky Cilic opening.Federer fought off two break points in his opening service in the second set with pinpoint serves, while Cilic had a tussle before holding in the third game.Cilic worked his way back into the match as both players traded furious forehands to stay on serve.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Motivated’ Nabong has no axe to grind vs Bolts Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Federer, playing in his 30th Grand Slam final, joined Novak Djokovic and Australian great Roy Emerson as joint top for the most Australian Open men’s titles.He added to his already imposing win-loss record in Melbourne and is now 94-13. His overall his Grand Slam mark stands at 332-52.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRoger Federer. AFP PHOTOThe roof was closed over Rod Laver Arena as the tournament’s heat policy was implemented amid evening temperatures of 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit).Cilic’s serve came under immediate pressure with a whipping backhand return winner for break point which the Croatian followed with a smash into the net for a break in the opening game. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

November 28, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “I don’t know, honestly. I’m not good enough for him,” Kyrgios responded. “You know, he’s very dedicated. He’s an unbelievable coach. You know, he probably deserves a player that is probably more dedicated to the game than I am. He deserves a better athlete than me.”When a reporter returned to that topic, asking Kyrgios to explain what he meant, he said: “I’m not dedicated to the game at all.”“I mean, you know what I mean: There are players out there that are more dedicated, that want to get better, that strive to get better every day. The ‘one-percenters.’ I’m not that guy.”Asked whether he envisions ever being “that guy,” Kyrgios answered: “I really don’t know. Probably not. Honestly not.”He then referenced his impressive run in Cincinnati and described his routine there.ADVERTISEMENT Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “I was playing basketball … every day for two hours. Like, I played an hour of basketball before I played (2013 French Open runner-up) David Ferrer in the semifinal,” he said. “I was … getting a milk shake every day. I was less dedicated. And this week I was dedicated — and my shoulder starts hurting.”Against Millman, Kyrgios’ shoulder was massaged by a trainer during changeovers in the third set. During that set, Kyrgios also had an argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos after being warned for using bad language.Kyrgios pleaded that he hadn’t said anything improper, but Ramos said a linesperson had reported him.“For obvious reasons,” Ramos said, “I cannot repeat what he said you said.”As for his body, Kyrgios stopped playing during Wimbledon because of a hip injury — part of a three-match run in which he retired each time.“I have had a diabolical year at these Slams. It doesn’t surprise me. It’s just the story of my career, really. I will have good weeks; I’ll have bad weeks,” he said. “It’s just a roller-coaster.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot to John Millman of Australia during their first round Men’s Singles match on Day Three of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — A post-loss news conference with Nick Kyrgios often feels more like a therapy session, and Wednesday at the U.S. Open was no exception.There was a lot to unpack afterward.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ The 14th-seeded Kyrgios lamented the injured right shoulder that limited his effectiveness from the third set on during a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 exit against another Australian, 235th-ranked John Millman. Kyrgios called the series of health issues that have hampered him all year “diabolical.” He stated that he doesn’t care enough about working hard and, therefore, his coach should find someone else to work with.And he closed by covering his face while saying, “I keep letting people down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingKyrgios is a supremely talented and temperamental 22-year-old who has reached two Grand Slam quarterfinals and just this month beat 15-time major champion Rafael Nadal en route to the final of the Cincinnati Masters. He is also someone who gets in trouble for his on-court actions, such as lobbing insults at his opponent or being accused of not giving his best effort.When Kyrgios was asked Wednesday whether he plans to continue being coached by former player Sebastien Grosjean, the reply was rather startling — or rather, would have been, coming from any other professional athlete. View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more