Campbell could join Holloway at Millwall

first_imgMillwall boss Ian Holloway is interested in taking DJ Campbell to The Den on loan from Blackburn Rovers.The Shepherd’s Bush-born 32-year-old played under Holloway at Blackpool prior to joining QPR in 2011.He signed for Blackburn after his Rangers contract expired during the summer but is yet to score this season.His stay at QPR was unsuccessful and he spent much of the time training with the club’s Under-21 squad managed by Marc Bircham, who recently left Loftus Road to join former Rangers man Holloway as first-team coach.Campbell’s career has also included spells at Yeading and Brentford.Holloway expressed an interest in taking him on loan from QPR when he was in charge at Crystal Palace last season.See also: Bircham faced challenges at QPR and can leave with his head held highSee also:Campbell joins Holloway at MillwallFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea v Fulham player ratings

first_imgRuben Loftus-Cheek came on as a substitute. [Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire]Goals from Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek gave Chelsea a 2-0 win over Fulham at Stamford Bridge. Here’s how we rated each player in the west London derby.ChelseaKepa Arrizabalaga: 6Had nothing to do in the first half, but needed good reflexes to keep out a Calum Chambers header from a corner after the break and was stretched to keep out a later drive from the defender.Cesar Azpilicueta: 7Some important blocks made by the Spaniard, but also got forward often. One menacing low cross was almost converted by Giroud at the near post. Booked for a late tackle on Tom Cairney.Antonio Rudiger: 7Rock solid alongside David Luiz. Important interception at the start of the second half and won some vital headers.David Luiz: 8Had a fascinating battle with Aleksandar Mitrovic, which the Brazilian won hands down. Also launched several attacks with some fine passes from deep.Embed from Getty ImagesJorginho: 6Always looking to administer a death by a thousand cuts with his effective, short passes. Never far from the action, offering an outlet and snuffing out dangerMateo Kovacic: 6Not very noticeable, but helped Chelsea establish firm control in the first half. Made way for Loftus-Cheek’s more progressive surges into the opposition half.N’Golo Kante: 7Played as if determined to prove a point to Maurizio Sarri about his value – given implied criticism of late. But still looks a bit uncomfortable in more advanced midfield role. Was always snapping at Fulham heels and won the ball to set up the early opener.Embed from Getty ImagesMarcos Alonso: 5Endured plenty of jibes from the away end in relation to off-field issues and maybe it unsettled him a little, as some of his crossing and overlapping was not as effective as usual.Pedro: 7Looked sharp from the word go. Cut inside to drill past Sergio Rico in the fourth minute. Some sterling work tracking back and good work between enemy lines. Rare to see him complete 90 mins.Olivier Giroud: 5Disappointing follow-up to his two Europa League goals in midweek. Had one shot blocked after being played in by Hazard, but too many of his first touches and passes were a little off colour.Eden Hazard: 6Quiet by his standards, but claimed a great assist for the second goal after sweet interchange of passes. Drifted from flank to flank in search of space but Fulham did well to keep him mostly under wraps. Had one deflected shot saved and lifted a powder-puff free-kick into Rico’s arms.Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 7On to great acclaim for Kovacic after 67 minutes. One typically surging run invited Hazard into space before the danger was snuffed out but then rifled in the clinching second goal after a fine move.Embed from Getty ImagesAlvaro Morata: 5Replaced the ineffective Giroud after 70 minutes and soon had a great chance, but skied over, with Rico prone after blocking a Hazard shot. Frustration showed when he was booked for a petulant foul.Davide Zappacosta: 6On for Alonso for the last 15 minutes or so for only his second league appearance of the season.FulhamSergio Rico: 8Commanded his area and distributed the ball well, while coming up with crucial stops from Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard in particular. Another solid outing from the Spaniard.Cyrus Christie: 5Struggled to contain Hazard and the overlapping Marcos Alonso, ceding possession too many times and over-hitting almost every cross he made.Embed from Getty ImagesDenis Odoi: 6Made a slow start but improved as the game progressed, sweeping up several balls in behind and standing up to substitute Alvaro Morata when he came on. Looks to be forming a decent partnership with Alfie Mawson.Alfie Mawson: 7Got in the way of numerous Blues efforts and stood tall in several aerial challenges against Giroud. Perhaps allowed Pedro to cut inside a little too easily to give the hosts the lead.Maxime Le Marchand: 6Still doesn’t look particularly comfortable at left-back and was caught out of position before Chelsea’s second, which killed the game off.Calum Chambers: 7Had three great chances saved by Kepa, including a powerful header from a corner and a first-time drive in the second half. Did a decent job of outmuscling Mateo Kovacic and cutting out passes in the middle, although his own were not up to scratch either.Embed from Getty ImagesStefan Johansen: 5Got a rare start in André Schürrle’s absence, but was largely absent himself throughout the first half. The Whites improved considerably after his substitution at the interval.Jean Michaël Seri: 5A rather sloppy performance from the Ivorian, who was deployed at the base of a midfield diamond in the first half. Robbed by Kanté in the build-up to Pedro’s opener and gave the ball away with multiple errant passes. Another off day for him.Tom Cairney: 7Shielded the ball excellently to kick-start the Whites’ attacks and gave his team plenty of impetus, especially after the break. Couldn’t quite unlock a stubborn Chelsea defence, despite a 94% pass success rate.Embed from Getty ImagesRyan Sessegnon: 6Found it difficult to settle in an unusual advanced right-sided role with no winger to help Christie defensively. Withdrawn at half-time as Fulham shifted to a 4-4-1-1.Aleksandar Mitrović: 6Got very little service into feet and was frustrated in the air against Antonio Rüdiger, but put in a tireless shift and kept fighting to the end.Floyd Ayité: 7Provided a much-needed outlet and dynamism on the left after his introduction at the break, as Claudio Ranieri’s formation change proved more successful.Aboubakar Kamara: 6Battled against Marcos Alonso and got in behind a couple of times, helping set up Fulham’s best chance via Cairney and Chambers.Neeskens Kebano: 6Didn’t have much time to influence the game but did well to intercept a cross as Chelsea countered late on.See also:Loftus-Cheek seals derby victory for ChelseaRanieri praises Fulham players after derby defeatSarri admits tension affected Chelsea playersRanieri surprised by Chambers’ impact in midfieldAzpilicueta signs new Chelsea contractChelsea duo are passed fit for Wolves clashLoftus-Cheek targets regular Chelsea placeInjury problems for Leicester ahead of Fulham clash Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? 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MTN-Qhubeka on song in Germany

first_img‘I felt good’Reflecting on his performance, Russom said: “It was a nice race. I felt good and it’s nice to be working for the team. I was chasing the breakaway group and just kept the pace. On the first of four climbs, up the famous Mamolshainer Berg, four riders could no longer stay with the high speed of the lead group and fell back. About 60 kilometers before the finishing line, the quintet around Sieberg and Voss had fallen to under two minutes. “I am feeling good now. My legs are coming back and I am happy with my performance. A few weeks back I was having problems with my knee, so now it’s okay and going much better, so I am do my job normally.” “It was more than two hours,” Russom said, when asked how long he led the peloton for. “After 20 kilometres, Gerald told me to go to the front and help Quick Step with the chase. Three of us, me and two Quick Step guys kept the pace high for about 150 kilometres.” In the end, winner Spilak and Moser were the lucky ones and crossed the finish line with a narrow gap over the speedy chasing field, which included Ciolek, Louis Meintjes and Kristian Sbaragli fronm MTN-Qhubeka. “With fifth place, we brought in a great result for our team,” Ciolek said after the finish. “Unfortunately I didn’t have the best legs today and at the end I was missing the strength. Team MTN-Qhubeka continued its great start to 2013 in the Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt in Frankfurt on Wednesday, with team captain Gerald Ciolek sprinting to fifth place in the top-ranked one-day race. Eritrean Meron Russom also shone for the South African team. ‘Incredible’Asked if he could have imagined that after only a few years of dreaming of becoming a professional, he’d be putting some of the best riders in the world in difficulty and working for someone of Ciolek’s calibre, he said, “It’s incredible. It just gives me motivation to ride in the front and put the hard work in. It boosts your morale to ride with the best riders in the world and just motivates you.” Shortly after the start, an escape group formed, which affected the whole race. A total of nine riders, including Gemans Paul Voss (NetApp) and Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol) built up a lead of up to four minutes over the peloton, which included many top riders. With only 43 kilometers to go, all the escapees were caught by the onrushing peloton. Russom was at the head of the main peloton for a long time, keeping the breakway in check. His performance was a major contribution to keeping the pace high in pursuit of the escapees. The stage win went to Simon Spilak (Katusha) after a dramatic sprint. The 27- year-old Slovenian won the 52nd edition of the spring classic over 200.6 kilometers ahead of last year’s winner, Italian Moreno Moser (Cannondale). A few seconds later there was an all-German sprint for third place between Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol), John Degenkolb (Argos Shimano) and Ciolek. “Even before the start, the media attention was enormous. Meron Russom impressively showed our colours at the head of the main field before Gerald brought in his top five finish. If we had caught the escapees, we would have had a podium placing,” said sports director, Jens Zemke, who holds the record of 24 starts in the Frankfurt race, from his youth to pro years. ‘Growing’“The team worked super, and especially Meron was unbelievably strong. You can see that our young riders are learning more and more and growing into their assignments.” Russom has endured some highs and lows this season, ranging from an injury which kept him from competition to becoming a father. The last attack of the day came from last year’s winner Moser, together with two other riders. LeadShortly thereafter, local rider Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) attacked and went into the lead as his compatriot Sieberg and Voss fell back. 3 May 2013 SAinfo reporter “We can be proud of our guys. Our team set itself perfectly in the scene here in Frankfurt and impressively represented the Qhubeka Bikes 4 Life project.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South African teenager set to compete at the renowned Miss Teen Global Beauty pageant in Brazil

first_imgA 15-year-old teenager born and raised in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria is a young girl reaching for the stars. Oratilwe Mashigo is set to represent South Africa at the renowned Miss Teen Global beauty pageant due to take place 14th – 20th October 2019 in Brazil.This is a lifetime opportunity for young Mashigo as she seeks to fly the South African flag high, promoting our diverse cultures and tourism to the world whilst showcasing her beauty and talents.Not only is she Miss Teenager SA 2019 1st princess, she is also the founder of the Sandpaper Victors campaign, a non-profit organisation with a focus on alleviating teenagers’ emotional challenges. She was recently tasked with the responsibility of co-facilitating support group workshops with the New York University volunteers.This collaboration will extend the Sandpaper Victors campaign’s footprint whilst drawing international learnings. Oratilwe is a high performer academically and has earned numerous merit awards.Brand South Africa applauds this young lady and urges citizens to assist Oratilwe in raising funds for her to compete at the Miss Teen Global Beauty pageant where she will put South Africa on the global stage.For donations;Bank: NedbankAccount Number : 1091479755Account Holder: Oratilwe MashigoReference: Your Name and SurnameFor more information to support, please contact Oratilwe’s manager Ms Frangelina Letsoalo 082 806 9691last_img read more

Enterprise Search From A Collaborative View: Google, Box.net and Microsoft Sharepoint

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#saas#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img alex williams Wikis, micro-blogs and collaboration technologies get a lot of attention for their use in the enterprise but one need remains constant.Search. Who wins the search battle will come home with a lot of prizes and big wins in the enterprise. Search may even prove to be a differentiation for companies that are choosing collaboration platforms.There are a number of enterprise search vendors who are delivering search technologies. Companies like Open Text offer a bridge between Enterprise 2.0 and Enterprise Content Management to make “2.0 content is both manageable and secure.” Many of the enterprise search vendors are well-established. For our purposes, we are looking at enterprise search from a collaborative perspective. It’s clear that Google has a leg up but the home-grown nature of services like Box.net make them attractive alternatives. Microsoft Sharepoint has made some improvements to its search, which are worth noting.Google Search Appliance is a cornerstone of the company’s strategy to reach into the enterprise market. It fits closely with Google Documents and Google Sites, its collaborative environments. The Google Enterprise group has launched what it calls a “self-learning scorer,” (SLC) which analyzes employee clicks and behavior patterns to better the results that the user receives. Queries that get clicked will jump in the search rankings. In Google, people will often click on what they discover on the first page of the search rankings. Google calls this “trust bias.” SLC uses a regression model to filter out trust bias to better understand the behavior patterns of the user. Google claims the improvement can work across any number of documents in the enterprise. What this does is create a self-improvement system, using analytics to improve the results.The impacts of this kind off development can be heard throughout the enterprise as business users discover a whole new community of tools that provide search functionality on top of their core offering. Box.net uses a mix of open-source technologies to broaden the capabilities of their collaborative applications. As information is added to the network, the system adds the information from the documents into a relevance algorithm. Users upload their documents into the Box.net environment, which gives the user the advantage of working across a finite universe as oppose to the great sea of the entire enterprise.This makes search a lot easier. Results can be served up to the user that may not have necessarily been requested. For instance, a marketing manager may do a search and get results that are not directly related to the query but are relevant, nonetheless.Microsoft has added new search functionality to Sharepoint 2010. Users may use query syntax while searching on Sharepoint. This means users may use “AND,” “NOT,” “OR” in searches. Microsoft has also added a”wildcard” functionality and a “faceted search.”The wildcard search allows users to add incomplete words to the end of a search string. The faceted search pops up a tab on the left column of the page, allowing users to drill down to discover the data they are looking for.A major aspect of Microsoft Sharepoint is giving the IT administrator control over the functionality of the user environment. This is evident in Sharepoint 2010. According to Sharepoint Chick:Administrators can also configure the other categories that are used in the refinement panel based on managed properties and enterprise content management taxonomy nodes. That means any time a user wants a deep search functionality, the administrator has to go in and make the refinement.Google nor Box.net require IT intervention with their services. In Google, The SLC is continually sell-improving, eliminating the need for IT to get involved. Box.net’s algorithms crawl the text of the customer’s documents. Refinement is built into the product.To be fair, Sharepoint is looking across the great universe of data in the enterprise. But will enterprise customers look to Google for help in search across Sharepoint?From the Google blog:We are newly providing native integration for SharePoint out of the box, making indexing of SharePoint content 10x faster. Second, we are providing connectivity to Lotus Notes through Enterprise Labs. Third, we are expanding our support for file shares and databases, so organizations can connect to any file share or database in any format.The quest to provide full on search and analytics for the enterprise is only beginning. Smaller companies like Box.net are offering their own analytics with home-grown algorithms. In the meantime, Google is leveraging its search strength and Microsoft is offering an improved user experience.It is clear that collaboration and search operate in the same universe. The provider that makes the bridge is our odds on favorite to bring home a roster of customers who recognize that their employees, partner and customers are creators, media makers. What they produce will morph in size as they get more comfortable as producer. Collaboration will work best if the user can easily search what is available to them. If the search doesn’t work then the chances are the collaboration platform will likely falter, too. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

How the transformation of the automotive industry is IoT-driven

first_imgRelated Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#autonomus cars#driverless cars#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving Of all the industries that the Internet of Things (IoT) has influenced, the automotive industry — with its connected car — seems to remain particularly successful at capturing the interest of consumers. From predictive maintenance of vehicles to smart cars that can offer you advice regarding parking reservations, today’s connected car comes equipped with a number of technologies that were once considered impossible.While the entire automotive industry is undergoing a technological transformation, there are a few manufacturers that are ahead of the others when it comes to innovation. The recent Mobile World Congress that was organized in Barcelona was attended by many of these manufacturers that are doing noticeable work to accelerate the arrival of the car of the future through unique combination of technologies, expertise, and partnerships. One of the most developments was SAP’s partnership with Hertz, Nokia, and Concur Technologies.Here’s a quick review of how the new partnerships will expedite the process of innovation and offer car users with an intelligent, automated, and personalized driving experience.Mojio — A Solution for Scalable Deployment of Connected Car ServicesMojio is an innovative platform that allows a seamless collaboration between the automotive, insurance, and telecom industries to create an ecosystem that features advanced data collection and analytical capabilities. It collects three types of data — contextual, behavioral, and diagnostic to offer a personalized experience to the users while improving asset availability and performance.Built on SAP Vehicles Network, Mojio is working with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to offer an improved experience to the users. Here is a couple of future possibilities of how Mojio’s partnership with tech giants will add to the comfort and convenience of the users.Amazon/UPS/DHL/FedEx will use the geolocation data of users to deliver an order directly to the boot of the car while the owner’s having their lunch in a restaurant or attending a meeting.IFTTT and Mojio will work collaboratively to update your calendar automatically based on travel habits and track new trips in a Google spreadsheet. Ronald van Loon Hertz to Explore the Potential of In-Car Personalisation with IoTHertz joined the SAP Vehicles Network to become the first rental company to leverage the IoT for offering personalised experience to its customers. The partnership will allow Hertz to integrate in-car personalisation with travel and itinerary planning to offer its customers just what they need. Apart from this, Hertz will also use Concur Technologies’ TripLink to allow customers to generate an all-inclusive expense report at a single click. This, in turn, will save time and improve user convenience.Nokia to Add Multi-Layer Security to Connected CarsNokia has designed a new solution called Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT). IMPACT offers advanced data collection, analytics, and business application development capabilities, allowing service providers to offer a number of value-added services to their customers, such as:Getting real-time updates on traffic flowPersonalisation of driver settingsMonitoring and alerts regarding fuel levels, speed, and various other metricsNTT and SAP Collaboration to Improve the Safety of Public TransportIn addition, to offer customers an improved experience, SAP has also partnered with NTT to devise a one of its kind solution that will improve the safety of public transform. Known as Live Transportation Monitoring, the solution has three main components — SAP’s connected transportation safety portal, NTT’s IoT analytics platform, and a unique fabric called “Hitoe.” The fabric is coated with a polymer that will collect and conduct data regarding the driving behavior and key health parameters of drivers to help service providers improve the safety of their passengers, as well as drivers.The fabric is coated with a polymer that will collect and conduct data regarding the driving behavior and key health parameters of drivers to help service providers improve the safety of their passengers, as well as drivers.Combines, all these technologies are likely to accelerate the development of a connected car and help the automotive industry understand the true possibilities of the IoT. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

MS Dhoni was magnificent, says Steve Smith after Rising Pune Supergiant reach IPL 2017 final

first_imgSteve Smith applauded MS Dhoni’s 40 not out off 26 balls after Rising Pune Supergiant reached their maiden Indian Premier League final beating Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.MS Dhoni’s explosive innings at the end, which was laced with 5 sixes, steered Pune to a competitive total of 162 .”It was a big day and big players stepped up. I thought MS was magnificent at the end with Manoj Tiwary. Rahane batted beautifully at the start to give us a chance to have a launch pad at the end,” Smith said in the post-match presentation.About the 41 runs that Pune scored in the last two overs, Smith said that it released some pressure of the bowling.”That was the momentum we needed going into the bowling innings. I thought the execution was fantastic. It was a slow wicket and it was difficult to time the ball but MS and Manoj did a terrific job to get a few over the fence and get us to that total,” Smith said.Smith said that with Ben Stokes gone, they were a batsman less and had to plan their batting accordingly.”With Stokesy gone, we got Lockie Ferguson and so we had to be a little conservative with our batting but we timed the run well and to get to 160 was a very good total,” Smith added.Smith went on to say that it is good that they churned out good performances at the right time and he’s proud of the effort that the team has put.advertisement”You need to peak at the right time in tournaments like this. We’ve played some really good cricket, coming back from a big win against Kings XI Punjab. Proud of the boys to have stepped up today. We didn’t let them hit a lot, bowled back of a length and tried to take the pace off the ball and that’s worked for us right throughout the tournament and tonight,” Smith said.Smith said that though the wicket did get some dew later on but the wicket remained quite the same throughout the match and that helped.Smith also applauded the efforts of Washington Sundar, who returned with the figures of 4-16-3 and picked the crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard.”Magnificent (talking about Sundar). Big stage and it’s never easy when batters are trying to go after you but his lengths were magnificent. He’s been very good for us throughout the tournament and hopefully he can have another good one for us in the final.” (Rohit gutted after Mumbai Indians’ worst batting performance)Sundar, on the other hand, said that Dhoni, who reached his record seventh IPL final, has been supportive to him and hoped to lift the trophy.”I think it’s very heartening for me to do well against a big team on a good stage, in front of a packed crowd. Owe this to my parents, their prayers are the reason I did this. I think keeping things simple makes me do things like this. Mahi bhai has been supportive. Right now, I am not looking to be experimental. I am just looking to go there and back myself. I think we could lift the trophy in the finals as well,” Sundar said after receiving the man-of-the-match award.Smith added that they would like to relax a bit in the 4-day break they’ve got and hoped that they can be the better team in the final and lift the IPL trophy.last_img read more

Rooney to honor debutants

first_imgWayne Rooney will speak to the England players at length before their game against the United States and will also hand out first ever England shirts to the likely debutants Callum Wilson, Lewis Dunk and Alex McCarthy, according to head coach, Gareth Southgate.The former England captain is expected to be a second-half substitute during the game, which will act a farewell game for England’s all-time top scorer.“We will have some debuts and Wayne is going to present the shirts to the debutants tomorrow, and I have asked him to talk to the guys about a couple of areas in particular,” Southgate told reporters, according to Independent.“A lot of that has taken place with the more formal part tomorrow.”The decision marks a continuation of Southgate’s policy of having England legends handing out shirts to debutants.“We’ve done that for the last 18 months,” Southgate said.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Glenn Hoddle did Michael Keane, Ian Wright did Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham. Paul Parker came in, Lee Dixon did Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold got Prince William. It’s a big moment in a player’s life.”The former Middlesbrough manager also praised Rooney, saying his ability to make the difference made him one of the three best England players of the last three decades.“There have been brilliant players I played with,” Southgate said.“It doesn’t seem right to leave Frank Lampard, David Beckham, Teddy Sheringham and Alan Shearers out of the list. But for me Paul Gascoigne, Paul Scholes and Rooney were just able to do that little bit more than all of the others.”“They were incredible players across that period, they were almost three different moments. I played with Wayne at the start of his career. For him to go on and overtake Sir Bobby Charlton’s record and Gary Lineker’s record is incredible.”last_img read more