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  • Temperatures rise to 104, seeds fall in tennis’ Australia Open

    first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia >> On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open.Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, however, complained about the brutal conditions during his second-round win over Gael Monfils, when the temperature peaked at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).Djokovic urged tennis organizers to be more flexible about the rules for drink breaks, time between points and suspension of play …last_img read more

  • South Africa shines in Dakar Rally

    first_img17 January 2012 ‘An unforgettable experience’ “I’ve watched the Dakar Rally on television for many years and it’s always been my dream to compete in this great race. It has been a privilege and an unforgettable experience. It marked the third time the pair has finished on the podium in the Dakar. Previously, they won the event in 2009 and finished as runners-up in 2010. Theirs was also the first petrol-powered vehicle to make it onto the podium since 2009. “Francois did a great job of keeping us on the route, which was a difficult task with our having to find hidden way points each day. This has been almost a life-changing experience and I can’t wait to come back and do it all again.” First, second and thirdOf the many cars that adhered to this future Dakar specification, referred to as class T1.5 in the paddock, the South Africans finished first, second and third, a most encouraging result. Duncan Vos and Rob Howie, competing in the event for the first time, claimed eleventh place, while the Team Overdrive South African Hilux of Lucio Alvarez and Andy Graue ended in sixth position. Johannesburg property developer Corbett and Pretoria businessman Jordaan finished their first attempt on the Dakar Rally in 24th place overall. It is interesting to note that the Imperial Toyota Hallspeed Hiluxes are built for the South African ABSA off-road national championship and their engines are restricted in accordance to regulations that have been accepted internationally, including for the Dakar as from 2013. Team Imperial Toyota continued South Africa’s fine tradition in the Dakar Rally which finished in Lima, Peru on Sunday, with a remarkable performance for a first-time outfit. There was also a strong finish for the Toyota-powered buggy of Mark Corbett and Francois Jordaan. ‘We did it!’“We did it! 3rd place podium! Great team effort, and unbreakable Toyota!” wrote De Villiers on Twitter. OVERALL STANDINGS Corbett and Jordaan competed in the two-wheel drive class of the top T1 car category and were classified fourth in the class and third among the petrol-engined cars. For Alfie Cox, the 2012 race was forgettable. His Volvo XC60RR burnt out on the first stage. However, it was the tried-and-tested combination of Giniel de Villiers and his German co-driver, Dirk von Zitzewitz, which led the way, finishing third overall after an impressive showing in very difficult and testing conditions through Argentina, Chile and Peru. “Words like relentless, gruelling, tough and tenacity take on a whole new meaning on the Dakar,” said a delighted Corbett at the finish in the Plaza de Armas in Lima. Darryl Curtis was the leading South African in the motorbike category, finishing in 22nd place on his KTM 450 Replica. Greg Raaf placed 83rd, while Neil Scott-Williams and Iain Stevenson failed to finish. 1 Stephane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret (Mini) 38h 54m 50s2 Nani Roma/Michel Perin (Mini) 39h 36m 46s3 Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota) 40h 08m 15s4 Leonid Novitskiy/Andreas Schulz (Mini) 41h 06m 40s5 Robby Gordon/Johnny Campbell (Hummer) 41h 11m 39s6 Lucio Alvarez/Bernardo Graue (Toyota) 43h 00m 28s7 Carlos Sousa/Jean-Pierre Gracion (Great Wall) 43h 25m 10s8 Ricardo Leal Dos Santos/Paulo Fiuza (Mini) 43h 58m 04s9 Bernhard Ten Brinke/Matthieu Baumel (Mitsub) 44h 06m 04s10 Krzysztof Holowczyz/Jean-Marc Fortin (Mini) 45h 54m 24s11 Duncan Vos/Rob Howie (Toyota) 46h 03m 17s “To finish the Dakar is an achievement all on its own, but to do so in our own car with our own support team is something of which I am immensely proud. We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful back-up crew, which included my father, Ernest, and mother, Gaye. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • Serero grabs Champs League headlines

    first_img28 November 2013 Former South African Footballer of the Year Thulani Serero grabbed the headlines in the Uefa Champions League after scoring a stunning opener for Ajax Amsterdam in an upset victory over Spanish powerhouse Barcelona on Tuesday evening. After Serero’s 19th minute goal, Danny Hoesen made it 2-0 to Ajax in the 41st minute. However, only two minutes into the second half Ajax were reduced to 10 men when Joel Veltman was sent off for a bad tackle on Neymar. Xavi converted the subsequent penalty to make it 2-1. Ajax, however, held on for a stunning victory over a Barcelona team that had won 13 and drawn one in Spain’s La Liga this season, along with three wins and a draw in the Champions League.An experience to forget For some of the Barcelona players, it would have been another South African experience they wish to forget, following soon after Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 upset of world and European champions Spain in Johannesburg on 19 November. Tuesday’s defeat was the first for Gerardo Martino since taking charge of Barca, but he was magnanimous in his assessment of Ajax’s performance, saying they were better in all phases of the game and highlighting their intensity as key to the victory.Belief Serero’s goal, which gave the Dutch giants the belief that they could win, was the result of a fine move, featuring fast and accurate ball movement, and when the ball came in from the right the South African star timed his run perfectly, coming into the box late before one-timing the ball into the back of the net from seven yards out. The crowd went crazy and the Ajax players celebrated. Hoesen’s goal came when he neatly cleaned up a blocked shot by the goalkeeper and beat two defenders to secure possession before slotting a left footed shot into the keeper’s left-hand corner.‘Reminded us of Benni McCarthy’ “Serero, who scored a goal for Ajax Amsterdam against Barcelona, was a marvel to watch,” South African Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula wrote in The Sowetan on Tuesday. “He reminded us of Benni McCarthy during his Champions League run under the ‘Special One’, Jose Mourinho, during their time at Porto FC. It shows we have excellence in our midst.” Serero missed Bafana Bafana’s recent victory over Spain because has was reportedly not 100 percent fit. He had been dropped from the South African squad in September after a fallout with coach Gordon Igesund, but that situation was subsequently patched up, The Sowetan reported earlier this month.Career Before joining Ajax Amsterdam, Serero played for South African Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town, and in his final season won the PSL Footballer of the Year, PSL Player of the Season, PSL Players’ Player of the Season and the Absa Premiership Red Hot Young Player awards. He signed for Ajax Amsterdam in May 2011 in a deal worth €2.5-million.last_img read more

  • 18 x Sleepy Clips/ Snap Clips/ Hair Clips – Great for school.

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  • 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

  • Ranatunga blames Modi for India’s World T20 disaster

    first_imgIn a stinging attack on Lalit Modi, former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed the Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner for the national team’s disastrous show in this year’s Twenty20 World Championships.”India lost the Twenty20 World Cup thanks to Lalit Modi. No one else. Lalit Modi and his IPL,” he said.”When I was playing, there were players who always wanted to achieve something for their country. We used to play for our clubs for no money,” Ranatunga said in a speech to the Oxford Union to be carried in the January issue of The Wisden Cricketer magazine.”It was an honour to play for our country. Not like nowadays,” he added.India, who went into the event as defending champions, couldn’t go past even the first stage when the tourney was staged in England earlier this year.last_img read more

  • Redknapp compares Everton star to Ronaldo

    first_imgJamie Redknapp has compared Everton forward Richarlison to Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, following the Brazilian’s performance against Brighton & Hove Albion.The former Watford winger bagged a brace to continue his fine start to the season where he has netted six Premier League goals, as Everton ran out comfortable 3-1 winners at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.It comes following a summer move from Watford with the Merseyside club paying almost £45million for the forward.Ronaldo was also on the move during the summer transfer window with the former Manchester United star making the switch from Real Madrid to Juventus.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But the transfer moves are not the reason Redknapp believes Richarlison is similar to the Portuguese international.“Everton fans I know are desperate for Marco Silva to sign a striker in January, but they have a ready-made centre-forward in Richarlison,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail.“He is strong in the air and has a good blend of pace and physicality.“Think of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry. They started as wide men before moving into the middle.last_img read more