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  • Jamaican footballers celebrate with Leicester City

    first_imgWes Morgan just made history as the first Jamaican international to win the English Premier League football title as captain of winning team Leicester City. However, he isn’t the only person of Jamaican heritage to have played for the new English top-flight champions. A year before Morgan was born in 1984, Robert ‘Bob’ Hazell played for Leicester City while they were still in the English first division. Hazell was born in Kingston in 1959 and later migrated to the United Kingdom. He joined Leicester City in 1983 and played for the team for three years from 1983 to 1986. He helped the East Midlands club to a 15th-place finish in the 1984-85, season before being loaned out to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a short spell. During his period with Leicester, he made 41 appearances and scored two goals. Hazell never played for Jamaica, but he did represent the England Under-21 squad, playing one game in 1978. Frank Sinclair, who helped Jamaica qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, also played for Leicester City. Sinclair played for dethroned English champions Chelsea from 1990-1998, playing for a season with West Bromwich Albion from 1991-1992 on loan and then moved to Leicester City from 1998 until 2004, making 164 appearances for the club and scoring three goals in his time there. Most recently, Jermaine Beckford, who joined the Reggae Boyz set-up in early 2013, played for Leicester between 2011 and 2013. Beckford made 43 appearances for the Foxes, scoring nine goals in total.last_img read more

  • Neymar: ‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after the World Cup

    first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I have prepared myself to handle this pressure and I know that when the results are not what they should be then that pressure increases.”Neymar has been hit by a barrage of criticism for theatrical rolling around after being fouled at the World Cup, but says he should have been better protected.Brazilian football star Neymar offers an interview to AFP on July 21, 2018 at his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute, in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he hosted a five-a-side football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel SCHINCARIOL‘Criticism of me exaggerated’ “People were faster to criticise the one being fouled than the one doing the fouling,” he insisted.“I went to the World Cup to play, to beat the opposition, not to get kicked. The criticism of me was exaggerated, but I’m a big boy, I’m used to dealing with this kind of thing“And I can’t be the referee and play at the same time, but there are times I wish I could,” he said.Earlier this week, Neymar took a swipe at his critics with a tongue-in-cheek video in which he teaches children how to fall to the ground.“One, two, three, go!” shouts Neymar on the Instagram video as around a dozen youngsters fall to the ground of a parking lot.“That’s a free-kick!” screams the Brazilian breaking into fits of laughter.The video was released with a hashtag #ChallengeDAFALTA, the free-kick challenge in Portuguese. “I wouldn’t go as far as to say I didn’t want to play again but, I didn’t want to see a ball, or to see any more football played,” 26-year-old Neymar told AFP in an exclusive interview on Saturday.The Paris Saint Germain forward was talking at his Neymar Praia Grande institute where the Red Bull Neymar Jr. 5’s (five-a-side-soccer) tournament was being played.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Dressed in a sleeveless t-shirt, with his six-year-old son Davi Lucca sat upon his knee, the striker was however in a relaxed mood as he explained his post-World Cup blues.“I was in mourning, I was really sad about it, but sadness passes, I have my son, my family, my friends and they don’t want to see me moping around. I’ve got more reason to be happy than sad,” said Neymar, reflecting on his team’s 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Asked about reports in Spain linking him with a transfer to Real Madrid the forward said “that’s all speculation from the press.”“The guys who come up with these stories seem to know more about my life than I do. I won’t respond to this type of question because nothing happened,” he scoffed.The Brazilian superstar, who moved to PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($264 million) last year, insists that the burden of expectation on his shoulders — whether with his club or country — does not weigh heavily.“No, all the great players feel pressure,” he said.“It’s true that when it comes to me, there are double standards. I have been aware of this responsibility, not only for Brazil, but also in club fotball, since I was 17, 18 years old.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs During the recent World Cup, the player’s antics sparked the “Neymar Challenge” where he was widely mocked.In Mexico, a football club even rganised a competition in which contestants attempted to roll the entire length of the pitch.Meanwhile, Neymar described PSG’s new coach Thomas Tuchel as a great addition to the club.“He’s a great coach and we’re hoping for a great season,” he said.“I’m really looking forward to it,” Neymar said of his second season in Paris.“We have signed a football legend (Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon) who will bring with him all his experience and that will be a great help for this coming season.” /eeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PVL: CSB scrapes past San Beda Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

  • Residents contend evictions

    first_img“I’m basically going to have a bed to sleep on with some people who have offered it and I won’t be in the streets, but I will in fact be homeless,” Green said. According to court documents Green is being evicted for failing to pay about $3,500 in back rent. She is disputing the judgement. Yolanda Ponce and Padminie Singh are also fighting their evictions and have a lawsuit pending against Rampart. Ponce said Rampart has been trying to kick her out of her home after accusing her of allowing people to use drugs inside her apartment. “That never happened,” Ponce said. “There are no drugs in my home and now I will have nowhere to go.” Frank Acevedo Sr., president of Rampart, did not return several phone calls. LA PUENTE – Some residents at Amar Plaza Apartments, which is under federal investigation for alleged illegal evictions, have been ordered to move out. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development opened an investigation into Amar Plaza in December after past and present residents filed complaints claiming the apartment’s management company, Rampart Properties, had mismanaged the apartments and was evicting people on illegal grounds. Amar Plaza Apartments is a nonprofit cooperative that provides affordable housing for low-income people. Sharon Green, 64, is one of the residents who has a lawsuit pending against Rampart and has lived at 15640 E. Amar Road for more than 30 years. Last week, she was ordered by El Monte Superior Court Judge Lynn D. Olson to be out of her apartment by March 6. Olson is expected to decide Ponce’s case this week. Singh, who has a judgement against him for about $2,327 for back rent, also claims he is being illegally evicted and will be in El Monte Superior Court today to continue fighting his eviction. HUD spokesman Larry Bush said in an earlier interview that the investigation would examine overall management issues, and each eviction filed would be reviewed to make sure the process followed HUD guidelines. Bush could not be reached for comment Monday. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Wanyama is a Mourinho-type player -Cundy

    first_img“If Man United are after anyone, why don’t they go for Wanyama? He is a Jose Mourinho-type player,” Cundy said on the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Sunday morning (broadcast from 7am, July 16, 2017).The Kenya international joined Spurs from Southampton in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth Sh1.4bn (£11m).The 26-year-old has established himself as a key player in Mauricio Pochettino’s team and made 35 starts in the Premier League last season.Former Chelsea and Tottenham defender Cundy has suggested that United should make a move for the former Celtic star in the summer transfer window.Jose Mourinho’s side have been linked with Tottenham star Eric Dier this summer. According to The Mirror, the Red Devils are ready to make a Sh8.1bn (£60m) bid for the 23-year-old England international, who can operate as a defender or as a defensive midfielder.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Sadio Mane in action with Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama.PHOTO/ReutersLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 19 – Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy suggested on the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Sunday morning  that Manchester United should make a move for Tottenham Hotspur defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama in the summer transfer window.Wanyama is one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League and is an important player for North London club Tottenham.last_img read more

  • Bruins’ gritty march to title runs out of gas

    first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – There would be no new banner, no emotional victory for Coach, no stirring comeback to add to UCLA basketball lore. Just a poorly timed humbling. Just a black eye when the Bruins were certain everything was going so well. A final loss that cut deep, that will haunt. Florida earned its first NCAA basketball title Monday night, earned it with a decisive 73-57 victory over UCLA at the RCA Dome, earned it by clearly being the superior team. The Bruins had been on such a roll, had won 12 consecutive games, had finely honed that defense, had all that championship history on their side. Little he saw could have lifted his spirits. The Bruins fell behind by double figures early in the first half. The Gators led by 11 at the break, pushed their lead to 20 early in the second half and all but cruised to their championship. In truth, the Gators made it look easy. They opened the season with 17 consecutive victories and closed with 11 straight. A young UCLA team could not respond, could not find its game when it needed it most. “We had a great year,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “We came up a national championship game short. “My message to the team is that our goal is to get back here again next year and win it.” Sophomore guards Aaron Afflalo and Jordan Farmar fought tears in the postgame press conference. It was a great season, a 32-7 season, but ended so close to the ultimate goal. Championships are what count at UCLA. Anything else can’t help but feel like disappointment. Eleven banners hang at Pauley Pavilion. And these Bruins were one victory away from adding their own. “It hurts a lot,” guard Darren Collison said. “We’re going to remember this feeling and it’s going to stay in the back of our heads until we come back here. We’ll definitely be back.” Young teams usually think that, of course. The great ride seems almost easy the first time, but too often is a journey unrepeated. In the past 10 years, only Kentucky has been a repeat finalist. Still, despite the loss of senior starters Cedric Bozeman and Ryan Hollins, seven of the other nine players in Howland’s rotation were freshmen or sophomores. And certainly there will be better games from Afflalo and Luc Mbah a Moute. UCLA’s second- and fourth-leading scorers failed to connect for their first field goal until the game was almost 30 minutes old. Afflalo missed his first five shots, Mbah a Moute his first six. An offense that often struggled anyway, had too little without them. UCLA’s defense was the one that received all the credit at the Final Four, particularly after shutting down LSU in its semifinal game, but it was the Florida defense that controlled the game. Tournament MVP Joakim Noah was nearly unstoppable. He finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, six blocked shots, three assists and about a dozen intimidated shots. Noah had plenty of help inside, too. Center Al Horford added 14 points and seven rebounds. Forward Corey Brewer added 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. “They took us out of our game, just like we did to LSU,” Hollins said. “They were unbelievable tonight. They’re national champions. They played like it, deserved it.” Florida excelled at making the extra pass, at finding the open man whenever UCLA would double down under the basket. It was a blow to the heart of a UCLA team that was built around a marvelous defense. But early in the first half, it was clear the Bruins had lost their defensive mojo, had become frustrated, looked uncertain and sometimes confused. The Bruins caused only six turnovers, came up with only three steals. They could never put their stamp on the game, never make it feel like their own. And the Gators weren’t even running. Their vaunted fastbreak was never really a factor, but their half-court game tore UCLA apart. UCLA had opened the second half against LSU with a flurry, had ended any thoughts Saturday of a semifinal comeback. But this time it was Florida maximizing its lead with an explosive start to the second half. Lee Humphrey made a pair of 3-pointers and suddenly UCLA was down by 17. The Bruins would never mount a real charge, never cut the lead to less than 12. “I think they laid down a little bit once we took that lead and held onto it,” Horford said. Florida was the better team Monday, and UCLA knew it and it hurt. The Bruins wanted another banner, wanted to add their own piece to UCLA’s storied basketball tradition, wanted everyone to know the program had returned all the way to the top. They finished one game short. One game they will remember. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com. 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event And it all meant little against a Florida team that was too versatile, too balanced, too skilled, too ready to seize the moment. The Gators made the extra pass that too often shredded UCLA’s prized defense. UCLA’s great anchor was lost and the Bruins drifted, unable to claim their own game. Florida found the open man on the perimeter. Had too many skilled big men inside. Had a defense that on this night was the best on the floor. The news that legendary Bruins coach John Wooden had been hospitalized Sunday night – UCLA said it was non-life-threatening and that he is expected to be released within two days – came shortly before the game. He reportedly watched Monday’s championship game with family from his hospital bed. last_img read more

  • Desabre, KCCA FC clashed over Okello’s participation at AFCON

    first_imgAllan Okello was supposed to be part of the Uganda Cranes AFCON 2019 team. (PHOTOS/File)KAMPALA – As Uganda Cranes fell to Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last Friday, to exit the competition at the round of 16, Allan Okello was watching the game from his hotel room in Rwanda where his club side, KCCA FC, is playing the annual Cecafa Kagame Club Cup.It has now emerged that Okello left camp-Cranes at the insistence of his club, Kampala City Council Authority, who instead wanted him to go for trails abroad.Some insiders in football circles have expressed misgivings that a club could pull a player out of the national team camp which not only contravenes the international football rules but also think Okello should have been in Egypt with the Cranes and probably on the Cairo International Stadium’s grass trying to make things happen against the superior Senegal side.However, that would not be the case as the 19-year old was dropped from the team, a week into the first camp at Kabira Country club and pushed to the Cosafa invitational squad.Also Read: Sserunkuma, Okello dropped from AFCON squadInitially, Okello was part of the 14 home-based players that were summoned to kick-start preparations for the 2019 Afcon tournament.Okello was part of the team that was summoned to start preparations for AFCON 2019.The public was made to believe that the decision to drop the 19-year-old was purely footballing but PML Daily understands, it was all KCCA FC’s doing.The reigning Startimes Uganda Premier League champions decided that Okello travels for trails in Switzerland and if successful, they would earn big from the transfer fee.“KCCA FC chairperson Aggrey Ashaba advised that Okello should not be included on the AFCON team as the club intended to send him off for trials in Switzerland,” narrated a source that preferred anonymity.The source further confirms that Ashaba insisted on the move despite getting assurances from Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre that Okello was very much in his plans and intended to take the playmaker to Egypt.“Desabre let Ashaba in on his intentions to use Okello in Egypt but the chairman insisted on Okello being left out.“He was even given 48 hours to think about the matter but he returned with the same stand, prompting Desabre to drop the kid.”Ashaba asked Desabre to drop Okello.In a PR stunt, Okello was sent to the Cosafa team that was preparing for the South African championships where Uganda would participate as a guest nation but barely a week after, it was announced that he had withdrawn from the set-up.Three days later, the playmaker departed for trials in Switzerland and after a week, he returned to the country and it was initially reported that KCCA FC was in negotiations with FC Zurich over a move to see Okello sign for the later club.However, as weeks elapsed, it was understood that Okello had failed to impress the Zurich outfit and would be returning permanently to KCCA FC.Also Read: Allan Okello in Switzerland ahead of potential move to FC ZurichAs Okello was preparing for the Kagame Cup at Lugogo, playing low profile friendly games including scoring in a 5-1 win over Proline on Wednesday, his club mates, Timothy Awany and Allan Kyambadde were in Egypt experiencing the Afcon, a tournament Okello should have been part of had his club not acted in a greedy manner.PML Daily interacted with KCCA club chairman Ashaba about the matter and he was quick to deny any wrongdoing.“I was not part of Okello’s dropping from the National team and whoever fed you that information lied to you, said Ashaba.“I don’t advice coaches what to do, it is not my job and let alone a National team coach.”Should Okello have been on the Cranes team at AFCON 2019? Yes, he should have, especially after Desabre has openly told Ashaba that he was planning on taking the 19-year-old to Egypt. And with the world watching, maybe he would have been destined for another trial and at a side bigger than FC Zurich.Comments Tags: AFCON 2019Aggrey Ashabaallan okelloCECAFA Kagame Cup 2019FC ZurichFUFAKCCA FCSebastien Desabretoplast_img read more

  • Picture Special: Donegal Travellers celebrate anniversary of ethnic recognition

    first_imgTwenty Donegal Travellers attended a festive event in Dublin which marked the first anniversary of the State’s formal recognition of Travellers as a distinct ethnic group in Ireland.President Michael D. Higgins also attended, with hundreds of people from across the country enjoying the festivities.The day-long Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham featured talks by well-known Travellers, displays of Traveller culture and history, and demonstrations of Traveller arts and music. “It’s been a long time coming, but it’s so great to be here,” said Katie Boyle of Donegal Travellers Project (DTP), who last year travelled to the Dáil with other members of DTP to hear the then-Taoiseach Enda Kenny deliver a statement officially recognising Traveller ethnicity. “This comes from solidarity and working together.”“It’s an absolutely fantastic day,” said DTP Manager Siobhán McLaughlin.“For 22 years DTP has been advocating for recognition of Traveller ethnicity. To be here today with 20 Travellers from Donegal is an absolutely fantastic experience.”While recognition of Travellers as a distinct ethnic group was a hard-fought achievement to solidify respect for Traveller identity and to protect Travellers from institutionalised discrimination; speakers at the event said that this government statement is the important first step towards these goals. “For me, today is about thinking about the history and the past, but also about looking ahead to the future and recognising how far we have to go to get Travellers protected by laws,” DTP’s Ann Friel said.Her sentiment was echoed in a statement by President Higgins which called for practical measures to back up the statement of ethnic recognition.“Looking at the young people you are struck by how the ethnicity recognition has encouraged a confidence, that there is really nothing that Travellers can’t do if the obstacles are removed,” he said.“I have to say, as President of Ireland, one of the things that runs through my mind regularly is all the misunderstandings that were unnecessary, the failures to actually deliver proper facilities for Travellers when the money was made available by the State. We should make a new beginning now we have an ethnicity recognition.“We should start with a blank page and say, ‘Is it rocket science to put all of the temporary sites into good condition in terms of electricity and water and basic facilities?’ Surely it’s time now to put back the Family Liaison Service that was there to encourage young Travellers to get beyond Junior Cert. These are things that can be done overnight with a stroke.” As participants in the event wandered among an array of exhibitions in the hospital courtyard – a barrel-top wagon, a tinsmithing demonstration, Traveller organisation stands, and more – they were accompanied by the sound of music being performed in the hospital’s majestic main hall, including that of internationally renowned uilleann piper Paddy Keenan, who is a member of the Traveller community.“It takes me back years ago,” said DTP’s Annie Mongan, who attended the event with her son Martin and granddaughter Lena.“The barrel-top wagon, the pans and the kettles, they bring me back a long ways… 45 years ago my father had a wagon. It’s a joy to see the old ways on display here today.”The event also featured a discussion panel of Travellers who have won the national Overall Traveller Pride Award in recent years, including DTP’s Hugh Friel, who was the 2016 winner for his local and national work as a Traveller community advocate and representative. “When I started off in a caravan in Milford, I never knew that a knock on the door would change my life forever,” Hugh said.“If I’d never got that knock by Donegal Travellers Project, inviting me to take part in the organisation, I would never have been able to become an advocate and representative for the Traveller community. It only takes one knock to change someone’s life, and their family’s.“Our Traveller organisations are playing a hugely important role in enabling Travellers to participate fully in society and to represent our community.”Annie Mongan of Donegal Travellers Project and her granddaughter Lena at one of many examples of Traveller culture and history on display at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.Pamela Boyle of Donegal Travellers Project and her son Jamie at one of many examples of Traveller culture and history on display at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.Siobhán McLaughlin and Hugh Friel of Donegal Travellers Project at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.Martin Collins of the national Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre with Annie Mongan, Ellen Harvey, and Ann Friel of Donegal Travellers Project at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.Donegal Travellers Project members with one of the many examples of Traveller culture and history which were on display at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.President Michael D. Higgins and Hugh Friel of Donegal Travellers Project at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina with members of Donegal Travellers Project at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.First Lady Sabina Higgins and members of Donegal Travellers Project at the national Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration held in Dublin.Picture Special: Donegal Travellers celebrate anniversary of ethnic recognition was last modified: March 20th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Traveller’s ProjectethnicityIrelandpicture specialtravellerlast_img read more

  • VMware: Drops Prices by Half for Small Business Market

    first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts alex williams VMware is changing the pricing model to a more pay as you go basis and is cutting by half the cost of its low-end offerings for the small business market.The pricing changes are a reminder of how competitive it is getting as virtualization technologies become a means for deploying private clouds.Microsoft this week announced it own initiative to launch private cloud environments at its Worldwide Parters conference. Microsoft is in alliance with Citrix, a competitor to VMware. For hardware, Microsoft has formed alliances with Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Fujitsu.VMware has another approach. Its strategy is to help data centers run, secure and manage applications in the private cloud or have them bridged on-demand to partner-hosted public clouds.It is apparent that VMware is trying to increase the pressure on Microsoft while also responding to criticism about its higher prices.Under the new pricing for VMware vCenter products, customers will now be charged for which virtual machines that get powered. So, for example, if a client has purchased 10,000 virtual machines in the previous 12 months then it will only pays for the virtual machines it powers up. The pricing is effective September 1.The model borrows from cloud computing services. It’s clear the intention is to provide more attractive ways to get customers to scale its use of virtualization services but on a pay as you go basis. Customers have been asking for this change as they commit more deeply to virtualization.This in turn provides insight into VMWare’s plan to reduce by half the cost of its software for the small business market. VMware is seeing some of its most significant growth with small businesses. VSphere Essentials is VMware’s most affordable virtualization platform. It will now cost $495 for six CPUs, or $83 per processor. That is down from nearly $1,000 for six CPUs. VMware is also announcing it is tripling the power of its virtual management environment, providing the capability to for its VMware vCenter Server to maintain up to 15,000 virtual machines.The new upgrade is designed to increase the scalability of the platform to support cloud computing service providers. VMware’s news goes into far deeper detail on issues such as its memory compression technology enhancements and faster migration capabilities.But the most interesting news is the contrast to Microsoft.VMware is using its position in the market to create disruptions in pricing models. In turn, its incremental improvements provide the company with the capability to offer easier scaling capabilities with more flexible pricing, helping small businesses most of all. VMware is a sponsor of the ReadWriteCloud channel A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

  • Behemoth European brain study agrees to drastic reforms

    first_imgThe Human Brain Project (HBP) has listened to the critics, the reviewers, and the mediators. At a meeting in Paris, the board of directors of the €1 billion project yesterday approved a series of recommendations for reform, proposed by a mediation committee, which will change both HBP’s governance and its research program.Critics of the troubled project welcome the move. “We are absolutely delighted that the board has adopted these recommendations,” says computational neuroscientist Peter Dayan of University College London, one of the hundreds of researchers who signed an open letter last year calling for a major reorganization of HBP. Dayan was a member of the mediation committee charged with finding a way out of the crisis after the publication of the letter.That panel’s report—a summary of which was released on 10 March—roundly acknowledges that the critics were right. The committee “largely supports and emphasizes the critique voiced by parts of the scientific community regarding objectives, scientific approach, governance and management practices,” the report says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The mediation committee said that HBP, now administered by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), should be run by a new, international entity. “In a first concrete step towards implementing that vision, the board [of directors] has created a governance working group composed of former or current heads of international scientific organisations,” an HBP press release issued today said. (They include CERN, the European Space Agency, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.)The mediation panel also gave recommendations on how to better focus HBP’s scientific priorities and adopt more transparent management practices that reduce conflicts of interest, and it said a subproject in cognitive neuroscience—which HBP had planned to scrap from its core program—should actually be strengthened. HBP, which has 12 voting and 10 nonvoting members, yesterday “unanimously” adopted all of those recommendations as well, says EPFL Provost Philippe Gillet, president of HBP’s board of directors.The planned reforms will also take on board overlapping recommendations by an anonymous panel that reviewed the project at the European Commission’s request; its key findings and recommendations were released on 6 March.“There was no tension” at the board of directors’ meeting, Gillet says. “Everything went smoothly.” Gillet stresses that it’s not uncommon for a big project like this to reinvent itself as it grows, and that HBP had already begun the process of reform. “The recommendations are very useful for us,” he says.“It’s a bit annoying,” says Zachary Mainen, a neuroscientist at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal, and one of the most vocal critics of the program. “They’re trying to minimize the impact of a pretty harsh report, and trying to look proactive. It would be nice for them to admit that some mistakes were made and that they’re taking a very different course.” Yet Mainen is happy with the outcome—but the question now is how the reforms will be carried out, he says. “We’ll find out if they really take this seriously.”last_img read more

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