Children constantly ask “why?” I know that it can be tough for a parent to always provide an adequate answer of the why behind what we are asking our child to do, but honestly, knowing “why” helps children make sense of the world.A clear understanding of “why” is as important to your child’s development as it is to keeping clarity in one’s business decisions and strategy. Why did we launch that product or service again? I know what it does, but why did this new solution need to be offered? Did we ask enough of the “why” questions before moving forward with our business plan?Still asking “why?” As a father of three and as a kid at heart, I continue to ask “why,” As a marketer, the big question that has piqued my curiosity over the last year was this: Why is the OEM market continuing to grow so fast, particularly over the last few years, and why is Dell EMC OEM seeing such rapid growth in revenues? As much as I would like to say – great marketing, and as much as Sales would love to say that it is all due to an amazing sales force, we know there are more reasons behind the increased market demand for OEM relationships. By OEM, I’m talking about companies that purchase third-party technology to embed or integrate into a solution that they are building to market and resell to their customer.Of course, as Dell EMC OEM, we are delighted to be serving a market that has seen rapid demand for more OEM partnerships, but when we analyzed external contributory factors, like the improving global economy, our acquisition of EMC, and the formation of Dell Technologies, we knew that as important as these were to offering more to our customers, there had to be other growth drivers. Why are OEM partnerships on the rise? Why now versus the last two decades?Curiosity is the mother of all knowledgeWhenever you have questions related to your business challenges or successes, always ask the customer – “why?”Customer feedback was actually the impetus behind our OEM business – you can read more here. And so, when we have questions, we naturally turn to our customers for answers. With this in mind, we commissioned Futurum Research to conduct The OEM Partnership Survey. This captures the voices of more than 1,000 senior decision makers in OEM-type business models across the globe, examining the ability of OEM and third-party partnerships to drive innovation, improve time to market, and increase competitive value.Published today, the survey report makes for compelling reading. It validates and reflects many of our own experiences in the OEM marketplace, while also providing fresh insights. It’s a real treasure trove of interesting data. Today, I want to share just a few of the key takeaways that jumped off the page for me, as well as some customer use cases to help bring the data to life.Partnership speeds innovation and delivers increased revenueMost respondents cited OEM partnerships as being very or critically important in achieving key business objectives, like increased revenue and improved customer experience. For example, more than 88 percent of respondents say that existing OEM partnerships are helping them overcome barriers to innovation, with close to 83 percent indicating that OEMs had helped them accelerate their own product and services initiatives. As a result, two-thirds of the panel stated that they had been able to translate ideas into market offerings with their OEM Partnerships.Time to market matters more than everLet’s look at a great customer case in point. Bionivid, a genome IT company based in India, says it reduced its development costs by at least 50 percent by collaborating with Dell EMC OEM. By avoiding the expense of building hardware platforms, Bionivid was able to seize the right opportunity at the right time and gain an advantage over its competitors.Likewise, Tracewell Systems, an Ohio, USA-based provider of standard and custom electronic hardware systems for the military aerospace, automatic test equipment (ATE) and custom-of-the-shelf (COTS) markets realized its business goals by partnering with Dell EMC OEM. The integration, manufacturing, and global supply chain capabilities that came with the partnership allowed Tracewell to scale rapidly and get its products to market faster.Finding the right technology is criticalSurvey participants also believe that finding the right technology can make all the difference between winning and losing, with 81 percent saying that OEMs are helping them embrace emerging technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), multi-cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT).Digital transformation case studyLet me share one customer story to help illustrate the power of partnership, particularly in the adoption of new technologies. Olivetti – an Italian brand established in 1908 and now Telecom Italia Group’s IoT specialist – provides small-and medium-sized manufacturers with an IoT-based plug-and-play solution to make their machines and plants smarter, and their operations more efficient and effective. To achieve this, Olivetti is working with Dell EMC OEM Solutions and Alleantia, a Dell EMC IoT Partner and Intel IoT Alliance member. The three companies have collaborated to develop a turnkey solution that enables the digital transformation of production processes into an Industry 4.0 implementation.Time waits for no oneBased on the survey’s findings, I would argue that time has become a more valuable commodity than the technology itself. Don’t get me wrong, technological innovation is arguably the biggest driver of human progress and advancement. However, most people – however smart and capable – no longer have the time to build bespoke, specialist technology. There’s so much technology out there, that it’s impossible to be an expert in everything. To succeed, you must collaborate where it makes the most sense to enable your business model.Businesses are feeling increasing pressure to drive new innovations into their operations or offerings, as more and more companies across every industry are becoming increasingly dependent on technology to bring their ideas to market. With time and expertise in short supply, forging or deepening the right technology partnerships is a business imperative. Why spend valuable time and resources developing technology that’s already available, when an OEM partner can help bring your solution to market faster and more efficiently?OEM market growth will continue to accelerateIt follows that as more and more companies are becoming time-poor but technology-enabled, there will be a corresponding increase in the need to build partnerships. As a result, the world of ecosystems and OEM relationships looks set to dramatically expand.In fact, one of the most exciting predictions to come out of the report is that OEM partnerships have the potential to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 to 25 percent over the next 10 years. Over 75 percent of the survey panel say they expect to increase their use of OEM partnerships over the coming 12 to 18 months, with over 25 percent anticipating that their use of OEM partnerships will increase dramatically.The expert vs the renaissance personHere’s a question for you to reflect upon: are you an expert or an adapter? While society has traditionally valued expertise, I believe that being an expert is no longer the main prize. Instead, the ability to adapt to change is what matters most in today’s dynamic world. In many ways, companies are going through the same challenges now that today’s young people will face in the future. Despite specializing in an area of study, our kids will likely have to switch careers, maybe several times during their lifetime. Companies need to develop that same agility, and partnerships are a way to get them there.Winning or losing – you decide!For me, the key takeaway is this: to survive and thrive in today’s world, you need to be well-rounded and versatile – somewhat of a renaissance person. However, there’s a caveat – renaissance person or not, you still need to use the tools of the future to stay ahead of the competition.The survey shows that forging the right partnerships will make all the difference between winning and losing. One prediction is that companies that engage in above-average levels of OEM partnership have the opportunity to accelerate sales growth and cost reductions by 35 and 45 percent by 2025.On the flip side, the survey also predicts that by 2025, up to 50 percent of current business will cease to exist in its current competitive state, driven by new technology and customer evolution. Here’s the burning question – where will you be in seven years’ time? Most importantly, “why?”What’s your take on the OEM market? Do you have insights to share? We would love to hear your comments and questions.Learn more about this survey! A summary infographic is available here or access the survey report here.Join our upcoming global webinar Stay Competitive with next generation OEM solutions here.Learn more about Dell EMC OEM visit: www.dellemc.com/oemJoin our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page here.Keep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @dellemcoem
Google Forgot Password ? Facebook Local authorities are preparing mitigation measures as they anticipate floods in the upcoming rainy season, after parts of Jakarta and West Java were already inundated on Monday.The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts that the rainy season – which often brings floods – will begin in late October or early November this year, but several regions have already reported torrential rain during the current transition from the dry to the wet season.The BMKG has warned of possible extreme weather during the transitional period from September and October in some parts of Indonesia, particularly in West Java. It predicts that heavy rain, lightning and thunderstorms are likely in 24 provinces from Sept. 22 to 24 and in 26 provinces from Sept. 26 to 28.The agency has asked the public to be on alert for possible flooding, flash floods landslides … Linkedin Topics : Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here #flooding floods Ciliwung-river #Jakarta #bogor rainy-season #rainy-season flood-control West-Java #WestJava
47/7 Boyd St, Bowen Hills.THIS three-storey townhouse at 47/7C Boyd St, Bowen Hills delivers private and relaxed inner-city living. Its floorplan has impressive space, with bedrooms on the top level and the kitchen, dining and living areas taking over the middle floor.A pathway lined by gardens on the ground floor leads past a three-car garage to the main entry, with the foyer including a staircase to the middle level. Here, a spacious living room has plantation shutters, airconditioning, decorative cornices and polished tiles. A sliding-glass door then opens out to a covered balcony with city views. Separating the living and dining areas in the property is a kitchen with ample cabinetry, a double sink, Miele appliances and a glass splashback. Featuring pendant lighting, the dining area opens through sliding glass doors to a north-facing courtyard surrounded by established gardens including an automated sprinkler system.A laundry and powder room complete the floor, with the staircase then ascending to the bedrooms, which are carpeted and located off a central hallway with a linen cupboard. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoTwo bedrooms have mirrored, built-in wardrobes and access to a balcony each, while being serviced by a bathroom with a separate bath and shower.Sharing one of these balconies is the main bedroom, also boasting a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with twin vanities, a ceiling fan and privacy blinds.Part of a gated estate, the townhouse has access to a range of on-site facilities, including two pools, a tennis court and intercom access. The complex also has CCTV security and intercom access, while being within walking distance of Gasworks’ and James St’s dining and retail precincts, parks and more.Ray White Ascot marketing agent Damon Warat said the gated estate was tightly held, offering residents’ prime inner-city living.“This tri-level townhouse is very private and quiet and perfect for those wanting an inner-city lifestyle,” Mr Warat said. “Security screened throughout and with private pedestrian access via a visitor carpark, the home is certainly one of the best buying properties in Bowen Hills.” BS
DEFENDING Hand-in-Hand Under-19 3-day Inter-County champions Berbice had to settle for a draw with the Select U-17s after rain washed out most of day three at the Everest Cricket Club ground.Berbice began the day on 292 for 4, with overnight batsman, Alex Algoo, looking to build on his unbeaten 119. During the morning session Algoo added another 56 runs before he was sent back to the pavilion by Select U-17 bowler Chandrapaul Ramraj, who eventually ended with figures of 2-104.Niran Bissu then skittled out both Junior Sinclair (42 off 71 balls) and Jeetender Outar (6), to end with figures of 2-90.Middle-order batsmen Kevlon Anderson and Seon Glasgow then batted aggressively in an attempt to increase Berbice’s chances of a win, with scores of 53 off 67 balls and 40 off 41 balls respectively. The defending champs eventually declared on 404 for 8, with a lead of 313.With an enormous target to chase amid impending rain, a draw was inevitable as the Select U-17s team reached 39 for 3 off 13 overs when the rain finally stopped play.Leon Swamy took all 3 wickets for just 16 runs.In the first innings Berbice had gotten off to a shaky start in their title defence as Select U-17 spinner Zeynul Ramsammy turned in a valuable performance with both bat and ball on day one.Berbice won the toss and elected to bat but Ramsammy and Sheldon Charles teamed up to bowl out the defending champions for a paltry 127 from just 36.2 overs.Only Garfield Benjamin, who top-scored with 32, Jetendra Outar (22) and Nigel Deodat with 21, got starts.Leg-spinner Ramsammy captured 3-18 from four overs while Charles’ fast bowling reaped figures of 3-29 (6 overs).In their reply, Select U-17’s Ramsammy remained rock-solid and scored a resilient 58 while Mavendra Dindyial continued his good run of form by notching up yet another half-century (56) from just 67 deliveries laced with 10 boundaries. However, Berbice managed to restrict the U-17s to 218 all out on day two with Kelvin Umroa snaring 5-55 from 24.4 overs.With a deficit of 91, Berbice took strike in their second innings and were led by opener Algoo (175) while Kevlon Anderson and Seon Glasgow helped their side to their eventual mammoth total.The second round of the H-I-H Under-19 Inter-County 3-day tournament will continue on Saturday (May 4) at Lusignan with Essequibo battling Berbice while Select U-17 will face Demerara at GCC.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers have worn a target often over the years, most recently as a product of the expectations a payroll north of $230 million inherently brings.This year, though, they are on the other side of the arrow, aiming to add another chapter to the Cubs’ long history of disappointment.“I think that there might be a little of that,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when asked if his team might feed off the chance to be narrative-busters. “I can kind of relate a little bit, playing for the Red Sox in 2004 where it felt like the whole country was supporting us and was hoping for us to break the curse. Obviously, the country’s rallied around the Cubs.”The Dodgers have a drought of their own — 28 years since their last World Series appearance, let alone title. Pale by comparison with the Cubs’ time in the wilderness, it is nonetheless the longest in franchise history.The Dodgers and Cubs have something else in common as they head into the NLCS. Their managers, Maddon and Roberts, are the only managers Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has ever hired — Maddon in Tampa Bay in 2006, Roberts 10 years later in Los Angeles.They share a common trait that has helped them get to this point — a willingness to embrace unconventional approaches in their jobs. Maddon’s reputation as an outside-the-box thinker is well-established. Roberts had no pedigree as a rookie manager but has shown an ability to blend the sophisticated tools provided by the Dodgers’ advantage-seeking front office with his own competitive instincts and interpersonal skills.“They are both incredibly capable of getting the most out of a roster,” Friedman said of his two managerial hires. “Some of that is with their creativity and intellectual curiosity. And the other part that I think makes them both successful is how their clubs take on their personality in a lot of ways.“I think that environment they’re both able to create allows for the best to come out of their players.”Game 5 in Washington was Roberts’ greatest challenge, and he did an “incredible” job, Friedman said, managing the Dodgers’ pitching plan “as well as any human could possibly do.”Maddon was watching, too.“Very bright, engaging, gregarious — he’s got all those different qualities and he’s obviously a quick study, too, the way he’s picked up this managerial thing,” Maddon said. “So I’m a big fan.” Eamus Catuli, that’s a lot of pressure. But Cubs manager Joe Maddon has wrapped his arms around the expectations from the start of the season — when the Cubs got out to a 25-6 start — right through all 103 regular-season wins and an NL Division Series victory over the San Francisco Giants, trumping another metaphysical doctrine (the power of the even number).“For me, my original, initial message to the boys was … why would you ever want to be in a situation that doesn’t require a little bit of pressure added to it or expectations?” Maddon said Friday at Wrigley Field. “I would not want to go into a season having zero expectations and zero pressure applied to you because you’re going to finish fourth or fifth in a division. I mean, that’s a bad way to live.”Maddon has given the Cubs a new motto to live by. His “Embrace the Target” slogan has been adopted by his fairly young team.“It’s fuel, man. Why would you not?” Maddon said. “That’s the baseball fossil fuel right there — expectations and pressure.“Listen — if you hear the word ‘pressure,’ you got to run towards it. That’s a good thing.” CHICAGO >> This has been ordained the Year of the Cubs. Check your calendar.Long-suffering fans of the Chicago Cubs — that is their official honorific, “long-suffering” — are convinced. They see signs and portents everywhere.The National League Championship Series games at Wrigley Field this weekend against the Dodgers are scheduled to start at 7:08 p.m. locally. In military time, that is 19:08 — the Cubs have not a World Series since the 1908 season.As the NLCS begins with Game 1 on Saturday, the Cubs are 108 outs away from reaching the World Series (27 outs in a game multiplied by the four wins needed to advance) — and it has been 108 years since the Cubs’ last World Series victory.
Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.Featured photo credit: Jared Wenzelburger Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansFor the second time this season, two Oly Town Artesians have been named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. JT Meyer earned his first Offensive POTW award with his two goal effort against Tri-Cities on Saturday and Marcos Borja won his first Defensive POTW for his work in keeping the Alliance off of the scoreboard in Oly’s 4-0 win over the Alliance.It didn’t take long for Timberline High School alum JT Meyer to score his first goal, and what proved to be the game winning goal, in Saturday’s game. Just five minutes in, he received a pass from Nate Boatright, made a move and calmly buried the shot. Then, in a three goal barrage midway through the second half, he added an insurance goal that put the Artesians up 4-0. The Whitworth University product became the fourth player in Oly Town history to record a brace and is now the career goals leader for the outdoor side with five. Meyer shares the POTW award with Bellingham’s Georg Cholewa, who also recorded a brace for the Hammers.Marcos Borja has been a key component of the strong Artesians defense and played a fantastic game in Oly’s 4-0 win over his hometown Tri-Cities Alliance. The Evergreen State College senior has started every game and is second only to goalkeeper JJ Olson in minutes, playing in 483 of 540 possible minutes this season. The Kennewick native helped keep Oly’s first clean sheet of the season, and did so against his older brother, the Alliance’s Sam Borja.Meyer and Borja earned the fourth and fifth awards for the Artesians this season. Olson was honored for his effort in goal in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Stars on May 13th and then Daniel Gonzalez and Crisantos Chavez swept the awards after a 4-1 win over Spokane on June 2nd. Oly is 3-1-2 this season with 11 points. They sit four points behind Coastal Division leader Seattle with one game in hand and are one point behind the Vancouver Victory for the Wild Card spot with four games left to play.The Artesians take this weekend off but will return home for their final regular season home game on Saturday, June 30th against the Vancouver Victory. It is Fan Appreciation Night with plenty of prizes and giveaways to Oly’s fantastic supporters. First kick at Black Hills High School is set for 6:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at www.olytownfc.com/tickets.
ARKANSAS TRAVELER ALL THE RAGE FOR DERBYESPINOZA SAYS PHAROAH DID IT ALL ON HIS OWNMILLER GOES FOR TRAINING CROWN FROM AFARLEGENDARY YCAZA ON HAND FOR WOOLF AWARD Drayden Van Dyke22323282610%$1,506,413 Martin Pedroza18018272310%$781,994 MANNY YCAZA, WINNER OF 1964 WOOLF AWARD ON HAND TODAY Known as “The Fiery Panamanian” throughout his legendary career, Manuel Ycaza, a winner of the 1964 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, will be on hand for today’s Woolf Ceremony honoring Mike Luzzi.“This is the first time I’ve been to Santa Anita in about 25 years,” said Ycaza, 77, who retired with a lifetime win percentage of 22.4. “I first came here when I was 16, in 1954 and I lived in a dormitory. Everything looks about the same and I’m finding my way around pretty good.”Known as a tremendous finisher who due to his intensity “led the league” in riding suspensions, Ycaza noted that he was indeed a pioneer. “I was the first Panamanian and the first Latin jockey to come here,” he said Sunday morning. “Milo Valenzuela was riding here and doing well, but he was born in Texas. I’m very proud that some great Panamanians followed me. Guys like Laffit (Pincay), Braulio (Baeza) and Jacinto Vasquez.”Although Ycaza is commonly associated with several stakes horses trained by James Maloney in the late 1960s such as Gamely, who won the 1968 Santa Margarita Stakes with Ycaza, his first added-money success came much earlier.“I had been leading rider at Golden Gate and my agent, George O’Bryan, got me on a nice filly here named Born Rich. She won the 1958 Santa Margarita and that was my first stakes win here at Santa Anita.”Ycaza, who retired due to injury in 1971, was inducted into Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1977, and made a brief return to the saddle in 1983. When asked to name the best horse he ever rode, he said, “I rode a lot of great horses, Dr. Fager, Lamb Chop, Ridan, Gamely, Dark Mirage, Damascus, Quadrangle, but the best horse I ever rode I think was Bald Eagle. He won the (Washington) D.C. International in 1959 and we came back and won it again in 1960. That was a really big race back then, at a mile and a half on the grass.”Great memories, great riders–What else would you expect when the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award trophy is on display? Santiago Gonzalez14219152113%$843,304 Philip D’Amato8420121524%$940,050 Mark Glatt8615171217%$664,202 Jack Carava55710813%$223,370 Rafael Bejarano29971464124%$3,530,888 Peter Miller16230282019%$1,471,756 Tyler Baze32947433514%$2,717,778 PHAROAH SHOWS NEW DIMENSION IN ARKANSAS ROMPThe buzz on the backstretch at Santa Anita Sunday morning was all about AmericanPharoah, and it ranged from spectacular to speechless.For those who might have missed it, American Pharoah emphatically enhanced his position as favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby on May 2 with a jaw-dropping eight length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.Even Neil Drysdale was impressed. Said Jerry Hollendorfer: “Words can’t describe it.”Pharoah’s victory, the first in which he did not lead virtually from start to finish, as he did in his previous three triumphs, by a combined margin of 14 ¼ lengths, showed a new dimension, as if he needed one–stalking.Bridget’s Big Luvy, at 38-1, led until the three-quarter marker in the mile and an eighth race, then Victor Espinoza “moved at will to collar the leader in the second turn” . . . and the bay son of Pioneerof the Nile owned and bred by Ahmed Zayat “drew out as he pleased through the stretch without being asked for his best,” according to the Equibase chart.Espinoza never moved on the horse through the lane.“Moved?” observed one insider, eyebrows raised. “Hell, he never even said ‘giddy up.’”Bob Baffert watched the race on TV from his base at Santa Anita, leaving the maneuvers of execution to assistant Jim Barnes.“I was ecstatic,” Baffert said Sunday morning of American Pharoah’s performance. “I liked the way he shut it down. We thought he might be able to do that, but you don’t know until you actually do it in a race, because the adrenalin’s going through and everything else.“He got bumped leaving there a bit, and sometimes that gets them all charged up. But he was just so professional. I couldn’t have been happier the way it turned out. He got some things his own way, but it was good he showed he was not one dimensional; that’s a big plus.”Undefeated Dortmund, the gargantuan Santa Anita Derby winner and the other half of Baffert’s one-two Derby punch–call them The Dazzler and The Diesel–will leave Santa Anita for Kentucky April 26, Baffert said. American Pharoah leaves Arkansas tomorrow for Louisville, while Santa Anita Derby runner-up One Lucky Dane will ship to Louisville on an as-yet-to-be determined date.As American Pharoah and Dortmund continued to trump each other en route to the Derby, the fact remains that the playoffs are now over, and a full field of 20 could enter the starting gate for the mile and a quarter classic.Or not. Perhaps the 2015 Run for the Roses is a fait accompli.“If there ever was a year there shouldn’t be 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby,” said trainer Jim Cassidy, “it’s this year.” Mario Gutierrez1141016109%$559,052 Joseph Talamo25527274311%$1,875,618 Peter Eurton8815131517%$880,676 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Ron Ellis651551023%$605,440 Aaron Gryder9071188%$447,670 John Sadler14222201915%$1,485,820 Fernando Perez2101824279%$880,888 Edwin Maldonado12918131414%$625,704 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Thomas Proctor5787314%$582,078 Doug O’Neill18923172512%$1,127,792 Steve Knapp4172317%$289,447 Felipe Valdez9813121613%$429,837 (Current Through Saturday, April 11) Flavien Prat16018182011%$989,114 Brice Blanc6273511%$343,340 Richard Baltas841715720%$751,585 Martin Garcia15130201720%$2,758,740 Jerry Hollendorfer17230222617%$3,323,658 Bob Baffert11326191523%$2,961,522 Elvis Trujillo23926352511%$1,545,808 Richard Mandella7217101324%$1,027,996 Michael Pender5489615%$221,950 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Eddie Truman2574228%$349,170 Victor Espinoza18535352619%$2,437,156 J. Eric Kruljac5977812%$361,610 Hector Palma3775219%$191,600 -30- James Cassidy751081313%$440,800 Mark Casse63106916%$810,186 Mike Puype10914151513%$606,946 Steven Miyadi4596620%$305,070 Tiago Pereira1311891514%$516,362 Jeff Bonde38102426%$381,976 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Kent Desormeaux21334382816%$2,100,220 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won CONFIDENT ESPINOZA ‘SLOWED DOWN’ PHAROAH Victor Espinoza, back at Santa Anita bright and early Sunday morning after steering American Pharoah to a geared-down victory in the Arkansas Derby, was not a victim of jet lag flying in from Arkansas.He flew in on a private jet owned by the Hronis brothers.“I was very confident in American Pharoah,” Espinoza said in a classic understatement, since the colt was favored at 10 cents on the dollar. “This was the first time I rode him that he was behind another horse, but I just went by him like he was standing still.“Into the stretch, it didn’t feel like I was going that fast, and I was excited. I wanted to let him run a little, but I looked back and I was so far in front, I slowed him down a little bit. He did it all on his own, basically.“Bob Baffert didn’t want me to win by that many lengths, but sometimes you can’t help it. I know it’s only three weeks until the Kentucky Derby and you want to save as much as you can for that race.“But with a horse like him, he does things so easy, it was all I could do.” FINISH LINES: Peter Miller, currently tied with Jerry Hollendorfer for Santa Anita’s training lead at 30 wins each, has horses entered in four races today in an attempt to take the lead. Hollendorfer has 8-5 morning line favorite The Kentuckian going in race eight, the San Pedro Stakes. Winning would be more special, Miller said, “because I don’t think there’s ever been a trainer who’s won a meet from a training center. We’re going to try. We’re going to run everything we can. Jerry’s won enough titles.” Miller is based at San Luis Rey Downs . . . Hollendorfer said Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief is scheduled to breeze Tuesday at Golden Gate Fields and leave Wednesday for Saturday’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia . . . Trivia question: approximately how many Americans work in the horse industry? 2.1 million, 4.6 million, 500,000, or 5.8 million . . . Richard Mandella said two-time champion Beholder came out of her 2015 debut romp in the Santa Lucia Stakes in good order and is ticketed for the Grade I Vanity Stakes on May 9 and a possible meeting with streaking stakes winner Warren’s Veneda, trained by Craig Lewis. It would be mindful of the 1995 Santa Anita Derby, when Larry the Legend, trained by Lewis, lunged at the last second to hang a desperation head defeat on Afternoon Deelites, trained by Mandella. “That,” recalled Mandella, “was a nightmare.” . . . Trivia answer: 4.6 million. Mike Smith11422221719%$2,546,971 Gary Stevens10218151818%$1,606,738
Bryce Kirk led the home team with three hits and the Humboldt Crabs improved its winning streak to six games with a 4-1 victory over the visiting California Expos, Saturday night at the Arcata Ball Park.The Crabs got their scoring out of the way early Saturday night as Kirk’s RBI single, a line drive to center field in the third inning, added the home team’s fourth and final run of the ball game which at the time put the Crabs ahead 4-0 and capped off a three-run inning.During Kirk’s third …
2 July 2012South Africa’s hopes of an Olympic medal in mountain biking received a timely boost when Burry Stander claimed victory in a dramatic round six of the UCI Olympic Cross-country World Cup in Windham, New York on Saturday.Stander, who is currently eighth on the International Cycling Union world rankings, has been touted as a likely medal winner at the Olympic Games in London next month. But his victory on Saturday, which pushed him up to second in the World Cup Series rankings, served as confirmation that he’s firmly on track to challenge for a coveted podium place at the Games.“It was quite a nice surprise to win today. It was very hot, but coming from South Africa I’m used to the heat,” Stander told the media afterwards.‘It’s tough’“There’s some really close racing in the World Cups and it’s tough, but you have to find your rhythm, and here in Windham you have to be careful on the downhill sections because you can easily get a puncture there.”One of Stander’s main rivals, Germany’s Manuel Fumic, punctured while at the front with Stander, eliminating him from a shot at the podium, while Czech world champion Jaroslav Kulhavy faded early on, citing the extreme heat as the reason.“I knew flat tyres were going to be an issue,” Stander explained. “I’ve had my share of mechanical issues over the past few World Cup races, so it was nice be on the other side today.”AttackedWith one-and-a-half laps remaining, Stander attacked with an intensity that his two nearest rivals at the time, Spain’s Sergio Mantecon and Italy’s Marco Fontana, were unable to counter. The 26-year-old South African then extended his lead to claim his second ever World Cup victory.“Today I just decided to ride my own speed and not worry about anyone else, just ride controlled. I made sure at the top of the climb I went into the singletrack first and I could control the speed on the way down, not taking any chances.“Then, ja, towards the end I knew with the endurance coming into play and the heat it would be good for me.”Fine-tuningStander pointed out the importance of nutrition in the extreme heat. He’s been fine-tuning his nutrition and supplementation in the build-up to the Olympic Games in conjunction with his coach, Sports Scientist, Dr Jeroen Swart.“We race these cross-country races at such a high intensity that managing my energy levels is really critical. A slight dip in energy can make the difference between a good race and a bad one,” explained Stander. “Today I made sure I drank a lot because of the heat.”He added: “My energy levels were good throughout and that’s why I was able to put in a big attack when I did.”Stander is now just 12 points behind World Cup Series leader, Switzerland’s Nino Schurter.With one round remaining, in France on 28 July, the world’s most prestigious mountain bike series is set for an exciting finale. Stander’s highest finish in the World Cup Series was third in 2009.Other South AfricansStander was not the only South African in action at Windham, and the results for the Rainbow Nation were excellent.Philip Buys, competing in the same race as Stander, also excelled in the heat and claimed 15th place, ahead of some of the biggest names in the sport.James Reid continued an excellent season in the men’s under-23 cross-country category, placing eighth.Candice Neethling did even better in the women’s under-23 cross-country, finishing third, more than three minutes ahead of fourth place finisher, Barbara Benko of Hungary.Greg Minnaar and Andrew Neethling tied for ninth in the downhill, with the times calculated down to a-thousandth-of-a-second.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
After years of trying to convince technologically inept relatives to stop using Internet Explorer, computer geeks worldwide may finally have something new to back up their words: the advice of the German and French governments.The French government joined Germany today in recommending that its citizens switch to another browser in light of last week’s admission by Microsoft that Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 all contained the same security vulnerability, in which “Internet Explorer can be caused to allow remote code execution.”Microsoft declared in a blog post on Sunday that the security exploit was only seen in Internet Explorer 6, yet both Germany and France have recommended moving away from the browser regardless of version.As we reported on Friday, Internet security company McAfee pointed out this security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which allowed hackers in China to attack Google, Adobe and a large number of other companies, including Yahoo and Northrop Grumman.We contacted Microsoft’s PR firm, but due to the holiday in the U.S. today, we weren’t able to reach anyone inside the company. An article in The Telegraph, however, paraphrased Microsoft as having said “that the German government had over-reacted about the threat posed by the vulnerability, and that general users were not at risk.” Joe Wilcox of Beta News was not so timid, his suggestion that “it’s time to stop using any version of Microsoft’s browser — IE6, IE7, IE8 and forget someday releasing IE9.”According to StatCounter, Internet Explorer still accounts for 45% of browser use in Europe, as opposed to 53% in North America and just over 55% worldwide. While Microsoft is working on a fix for the problem, we have yet to hear of any resolution to the issue. We’ll have to keep an eye on this one and see if the recommendations do anything to lessen Internet Explorer’s complete and total dominance in the browser markets. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market