An early exit for Tiger Woods at the British Open; good round for J.B. Holmes

first_imgBy DOUG FERGUSONPORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods turned and saluted the fans at Royal Portrush who saw him for two days at this British Open, but no more.A Masters champion in April, Woods ended the major championship season by missing another cut after a 1-over 70, and then said he would skip the World Golf Championship next week to rest up.“It’s more frustrating than anything else because this is a major championship and I love playing in these events,” Woods said after …last_img read more

UK’s Pearson invests in SA education

first_img23 November 2010UK-based multinational publishing and education company Pearson plc is to acquire a 75% stake in South Africa’s CTI Education Group for £31-million (about R347.7-million) in cash, as part of its plans to expand in the southern African region.The transaction will strengthen Pearson’s position as a leading education company in southern Africa, and also makes allowance for Pearson to acquire the remaining 25% stake in CTI in three years’ time.Pearson international education business CEO John Fallon said the company was excited to enter the local market and meet a growing demand for high-quality, career-advancing higher education in South Africa and the region.“We are deeply impressed by the quality of CTI’s business and the commitment of its management and staff to produce excellent outcomes for students, and we look forward to this new partnership with them,” Fallon said in a statement this week.“Pearson’s worldwide range of content, curriculum and digital tools will help CTI broaden its range of courses and degrees, and our marketing capacity will enable CTI to reach more students across the African continent.”CTI is a higher education institution with more than 9 000 students on 12 campuses, and offers diplomas and degrees in subjects as business, information technology, law, psychology and counselling, graphic design and creative arts.These include degrees accredited by both the South African Council of Higher Education and the British Accreditation Council; degrees offered in partnership with UK universities such as the University of Wales and Heriot-Watt University; and diplomas and vocational qualifications including BTECs from Pearson. Since 2006, CTI has been in partnership with the Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI).“We anticipate a whole new phase in the development of the CTI Education Group including MGI, which offers a broad spectrum of degrees serving students from South Africa and other countries in southern Africa,” said CTI Education Group chairman Michiel Barnard.“CTI and MGI have awesome qualifications, two very strong brands and a wealth of university management experience. Pearson’s strong brand, educational resources and global reach will help leverage CTI’s strengths and transform the higher education landscape in southern Africa.”Recruiting foreign studentsAbout 15% of CTI first-year students already come from African countries other than South Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.Pearson plans to recruit more students from throughout southern Africa to CTI’s South African campuses, which include Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Bloemfontein, and also apply Pearson’s distance-learning model to educate students further afield through CTI.Pearson Southern Africa serves the school, higher education and vocational markets, providing learning materials, assessment, teacher training and other educational solutions through its companies in South Africa and 10 other countries in southern, central and east Africa.These include Maskew Miller Longman, Heinemann South Africa and the South African operations of Edexcel, Pearson’s international academic and vocational qualifications and assessment business.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Lenovo, Why Are You Designing ThinkPads No One Wants?

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Lenovo#notebook#ThinkPad Related Posts markhachman What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces On Monday, Lenovo announced the ThinkPad T431s, the first ThinkPad based on its new industrial design, founded upon what the company called “extensive research” with ThinkPad loyalists and other users around the world.So why does Lenovo appear to have got everything so wrong?Not Your Father’s ThinkPad – UnfortunatelyChiclet keyboards. Removing the buttons from the touchpad. Eliminating the removable battery. And loading Windows 8 without the benefit of an IPS (In-Plane Switching technology) display, let alone a touchscreen. All flaws that show Lenovo is heading in the direction of budget-conscious design decisions, rather than designing the bulletproof, bulldog-lovely black bento boxes that generations of users have used and cherished.Traditionally, the ThinkPad has been the staple of quality employers everywhere. Nothing against the Mac, but if you worked with Windows, there was nothing better than a ThinkPad for everyday use. ThinkPads offered the basics: extras like the screen and graphics were nothing to write home about, and I found that the Wi-Fi would whimper and cower from Macs during crowded keynote sessions.  But the ThinkPad’s keyboards verged on the iconic, and I owned ThinkPads that I dropped – twice – and they survived just fine.Lenovo may be trying to drag its users kicking and clawing out of the past. I’m willing to concede – grudgingly – that the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga keyboard isn’t bad, and it appears to be either close or identical to the T431s. I tend to prefer the keyboards used by the larger Asus models, and my notes tell me that Samsung’s keyboards aren’t bad, either. But chiclet keys simply lack the travel of a traditional ThinkPad keyboard, let alone the mechanical monsters that shipped with the original IBM PCs.The glory days of the ThinkPad: the T21.Can I live with a touchpad without buttons? Perhaps. Implementing a touchpad into a single pane of glass also seems to be the wave of the future; if the force needed to actually “click” is too great, however, the experience fails. I’m still not happy.2 Things That Kill This ThinkPadIn my book, though, the T431s has two fatal flaws:No removable battery.No touchscreen.Apparently, every hardware designer in the industry, save for the team that designed the Droid RAZR Maxx, fails to understand a simple maxim: neither software nor hardware can be truly appreciated when it’s powered off.Design for battery life first – especially with a business-first notebook like the ThinkPad. Without the option of a removable battery – or my favorite, the “barrel battery” – there’s always the risk that your laptop will die right when you need it most. Is it likely? Not really,. But business users have always held ThinkPads to a higher standard, and Lenovo should have, too.As for a touchscreen – yes, we all know the arguments for and against touch on laptops. But the industry collectively has decided that if we’re going to use Windows 8, we really do need a touchscreen. Microsoft clearly agrees with this conclusion. And, well, so does the IdeaPad Yoga. Why in the world would Lenovo back off one of the things that the Yoga does right? Just to shave a few bucks off the price?Fair warning: I haven’t laid hands on the new ThinkPad. So there are elements that I can’t really address, including the size. Lenovo calls the T431s its slimmest ThinkPad ever, at 0.82 inches and just 3.6 pounds. Carbon fiber and other material may have maintained the traditional rigidity of the T431s, but I somewhat doubt it. And the ThinkPads’ famous “rollcage” is a thing of the past, I suppose.Here’s what this Lenovo fan wants: a traditional bento box format with competitive performance, my beloved ThinkPad keyboard, a small SSD-based boot drive with either an additional spinning disk or SSD option, and a multi-touch, IPS display – all powered by a removable battery. And like many business professionals, I’m guessing, I’m willing to pay a few extra dollars and tote a few extra ounces for that, too.You know what hurts the most? I really thought Lenovo would eventually design the perfect laptop I was hoping for. And this Ultrabook is not it.Customers Hate ItLook at some of the comments attached to Lenovo’s blog post:“Why does my phone have a higher resolution than this Thinkpad??? I’m actually holding onto my 14″ T61 because the resolutions you offer now aren’t really an improvement over what I already have – and it was released in 2007!”“Do you realize that several cheap Android tablets have better display (high resolution / quality / aspect ratio) than your flagship ThinkPad ultrabook (having the same contrast-less 178:1 display like T430) ? Do you realize that several cheap “plastic” notebooks have better connection options (European 4G/LTE) than your flagship ThinkPad ultrabook?”“In all, I see this as a step back for Lenovo. Dell did something similar, chasing consumers and price points and look how they are doing. Apple did the opposite and look how they have grown.”Lenovo, please don’t be afraid of standing out. For every college graduate who views a notebook as the relic of a bygone era, there’s a graying IT executive who realizes that the ThinkPad name once stood for dependability. I’m not so reactionary as to suggest that the T431s represents a sharp step down from previous models. But what I fear we’re looking it is the ThinkPad gradually sliding into mediocrity, into that midrange notebook market that only pretends to give a shit about the customer.Who did you talk to, Lenovo, when you were planning the T431s? What did they tell you? Because I’m really afraid you’ve lost your way with this one. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

9 months agoJuventus interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiriby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiri.Calciomercato.com says Juve want to sign the former AS Roma defender as competition for Alex Sandro, who penned a new deal earlier this season.Emerson moved to Chelsea a year ago, but the transfer hasn’t gone as planned due to the form at left-back of Marcos Alonso.As such, the Brazilian is open to returning to Italy this month.And it’s suggested should Chelsea sell, they will move for Sassuolo fullback Rogerio, on-loan from Juve, as a direct replacement. last_img read more

a month agoLeicester boss Rodgers denies system cost Man Utd result

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Rodgers denies system cost Man Utd resultby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has dismissed suggestions his system stifled creativity in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.Rodgers changed from a 4-3-3 to a more defensive 4-4-1-1, which saw playmaker James Maddison pushed out wide.But the Northern Irishman doesn’t think it was the system that caused the result.”We have played a few systems and sometimes haven’t created chances,” he said. “It worked well for us at Chelsea, it worked well for us there where we played one winger on the inside, a midfield player on the outside.”I suppose, if you look at Manchester United, they do similar. They have young Daniel James as an ou-and-out winger on the one side and Pereira on the inside.”It’s something that you will do to try to get your numbers in midfield.”I just think, first half, we just didn’t connect the game well enough from behind, through the midfield. We were much better as the game wore on, but it’s something we can look at.” last_img read more

Clemson Sent A Match.com Profile To College GameDay, Wants Show To Come For Notre Dame Game

first_imgClemson Tigers make a Match.com profile.Twitter/@ClemsonTigersIndiana fans have already started a campaign to get ESPN’s College GameDay to come to their school for the Hoosiers’ game against Ohio State on October 3, but it may be a hard sell. There are a number of great games that day, including Alabama-Georgia in Athens, and Clemson-Notre Dame at Death Valley. The Tigers are jumping in the ring to try and win GameDay’s heart. They even put together a screenshot of a Match.com profile to show why Death Valley is the venue for GameDay in a few weeks.Hi @CollegeGameDay — we know you’re busy this Saturday but maybe we could get together next week? DM if interested… pic.twitter.com/f6N5xoULJi— Clemson Athletics (@ClemsonTigers) September 23, 2015Indiana’s video was definitely a good appeal, but Clemson might have them in creativity. If the Tigers and Fighting Irish remain undefeated through this weekend, this might be the clubhouse leader for October 3’s GameDay location.last_img read more

BCS FILM AND TV INDUSTRY SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN CREATIVE

first_imgAdvertisement “I think it’s going to be pretty steady, and we certainly remain a key production hub in North America that is on the top three, if not four… of where people want to be when they’re shooting in North America, whether it’s a series, a feature film, a web series, whatever it is.”British Columbians who are fans of Hallmark Christmas movies may have noticed a number of those productions were filmed in the province — and they’re being shot all over the Lower Mainland and B.C.Gill says it’s an exciting time, adding there’s a big focus on growing domestic creative talent, through initiatives like the Screenwriters program, launched last year.“Definitely the focus on the environment and real green initiatives is something that is key for the industry, and that makes us an attractive centre because people want to be in places that are looking at questions and policies around equity and sustainability and environmental concerns.”The industry is expected to generate tens of thousands of jobs in B.C., as it has over the past few years, she adds.“I think we see it steady, in the same sort of range of about 60,000 jobswhich is what it has looked like in the last couple of years, and we see it holding pretty steady,” she says. “Then there’s all of the other services and jobs that we don’t always necessarily see as the direct jobs. The indirect things like the dry cleaners, the hotels, the restaurants. All this kind of stuff benefit from having a dynamic industry in B.C.”The province has developed a global reputation for delivering on quality content, Gill says, and has become a top choice for those looking to film and produce content.BY HANA MAE NASSAR -With files from Martin MacMahon VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – 2018 was a good year for the TV and film industry in British Columbia, and according to Creative BC, it doesn’t look like things are going to be slowing down any time soon.Creative BC CEO Prem Gill says 2019 is forecast to be another active year for the industry, with a number of shows returning to film in the province.“We see a lot of shows that have come back,” she tells NEWS 1130, citing a number of locally produced and written productions making a return as well. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

OSU mens soccer finishes second in Wolstein Classic

Shelby Lum / Photo editorJunior midfielder Yianni Sarris plays the ball forward during a game against IPFW Aug. 20, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.The Ohio State men’s soccer team took second in the eighth annual Wolstein Classic over the weekend, finishing behind undefeated UNC Wilmington and going 1-1 in the tournament as it opened regular season play.OSU dropped its first game of the season Friday to UNC Wilmington, 2-1, in double overtime. Buckeye senior captain and defender Sage Gardner scored OSU’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 64th minute. OSU was forced to play a man down late in the game after freshman defender Tyler Kidwell was shown a red card.The Buckeyes then took on Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon to finish off the tournament. Both teams came out aggressively in the first half and the officials gave out four yellow cards, three to the Buckeyes, and had to stop play to settle down the teams multiple times.“Well we got into a little trouble in the first half with three yellow cards,” coach John Bluem said after the game. “Those players have to be careful if you put them back into the game because if you get another yellow card, then you’re playing a man down, which happened to us Friday night and had a lot to do with our loss.”The Buckeyes scored the only goal of the first half in the 31st minute when Gardner took a free kick from just outside the right side of the box and played the ball in to where senior defender Alex Harrison was waiting to head it in the goal. This was Harrison’s first goal for the Buckeyes after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh for his senior season.Both teams began the second half with the same intensity, and in the 63rd minute senior forward James Stevenson’s penalty kick for Northern Illinois was saved by OSU junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov after he dove to the right and held onto the ball, maintaining the 1-0 lead.In the 73rd minute the Buckeyes added to their lead when sophomore defender Alex Bujenovic saved the ball from going out of bounds and played it in the middle of the box to junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic who put it into the back of the net.Ivanov saved another penalty kick in the 82nd minute, securing his first shutout and the Buckeyes first victory of the season.“I feel great,” Ivanov said. “I mean to keep the shutout and to get that monkey off my back tonight; it’s my first career shutout so I’m really proud about that.”The Buckeyes head to Tulsa, Okla., Friday for the University of Tulsa Classic. They are scheduled to play Tulsa at 8:30 p.m. and finish off the weekend with Southern Methodist Sunday at 1 p.m.Gardner is hoping the victory will carry over into next weekend.“It’s huge momentum, especially after the disappointing loss Friday,” Gardner said. “It immediately turns our season around and I think we take this into a tough weekend next weekend.” read more

July 5 2000 Last month Alumni came back for a wor

first_imgJuly 5, 2000Last month Alumnicame back for a working reunion. This year the alumni focused their attentionon helping the Consanti Foundation update their database. There was talk of expandingtheir Web presence. Officers were elected, president: George Kosmides, treasurer:Chris Anderson, and the new secretary is Ruth-Claire Weintraub. Thanks for everyonewho came! We love you! Others in the photo: ArtAllsworth, Derek and Doctress Neutopia. Special thanks to Arcosanti Alumniwebmaster, Lou Dallara, who during the week helped to set up our new computernetwork. Photo by Lou Dallara.last_img read more