European football expert Ben Lyttleton has told talkSPORT that he believes Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will join Real Madrid for a fee of at least £80 million this summer.The France international, who enjoyed a superb campaign in the Italian capital, has attracted interest from a host of sides, including Manchester United, but has been tipped to snub the advances of the Premier League outfit.Pogba has to choose between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Lyttleton’s opinion, but the former option is likely to appeal to the youngster more due to the presence of his countryman Zinedine Zidane.“I would expect Pogba to be the most expensive signing this summer, probably around £80 million,” Lyttleton told the Transfer Tavern.“Real Madrid have the Zidane factor, which for young French players I think is important. He’s [Zidane] being groomed for the post after Rafa Benitez. In one or two years Zidane will be in charge and I think that plays a factor in Pogba’s thinking.“I think Madrid suits him better. He’s a personality, he’s a Hollywood player. He’s an individual but he can also play in a team so well. For me Madrid is a more natural fit for him,” Lyttleton declared.
20 September 2012 The South African property sector is worth R4.9-trillion, according to research released by the Property Sector Charter Company in Johannesburg on Tuesday. It is the first study of its kind about the size and shape of the country’s property industry. “The research creates a hub of knowledge about the property sector, consolidating information and developing a common and consistent understanding,” chief executive officer of the Property Sector Charter Company, Portia Tau-Sekati, said in a statement. “By determining the size of the South African property sector, we are moving towards a proper baseline measure to assess market size and its components, the scale of different services and activities within the sector.” The sector contributes significantly to the country’s economy and in 2009 comprised 8.3% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to a South African Property Owners Association research report entitled “the economic impact of the property sector in South Africa”. According to the Charter Council’s study, only 1% of the country’s land is urban and residential, about 73% is natural pasture, approximately 12% is agricultural and the remaining land is comprised of conservations and reserves. It also indicates that about two-thirds of the property owned in South Africa is residential and worth R3-trillion, while commercial property is worth R780-billion. Undeveloped land that is zoned for development is valued at R520-billion and publicly owned property, including national, provincial and local government and state-owned enterprises, is worth R570-billion. “Retail property has the highest value of the commercial property sectors in South Africa at R340-billion, followed by office properties at R228-billion and industrial properties at R187-billion,” the Charter Council reported. “Representing a small comparative value of R25-billion is hospitality, leisure and ‘other’ property.” The study will be an annual one and the Charter Council aims for it to become the benchmark against which progress in the industry is measured. “The study is a useful tool for understanding the South African property market and its dynamics,” Tau- Sekati said. SAinfo reporter
I’m sad to say that Josh Catone is leaving ReadWriteWeb today, to move on to a new job at a popular web development community website. Josh was the first daily writer (other than myself) to join ReadWriteWeb. He started with us in March 2007 and has been instrumental in helping ReadWriteWeb grow over the past 15 months. He will be missed by myself and the whole RWW team. We wish Josh all the best at his new gig.It’s also worth noting that Josh did a lot of editing work behind the scenes for our feature writers, such as Alex Iskold and Bernard Lunn. So he really has been a fantastic contributer to ReadWriteWeb, as both a writer and editor, and an absolute pleasure to work with.Note: there is a new writer coming on board, which I will announce in a separate post on Saturday.10 Classic Josh PostsBelow I’ve listed 10 of Josh’s posts that I’ve particularly enjoyed over the past 15 months. This is a completely subjective list. I nearly called it ‘Top 10 Josh Posts’, as a kind of inside joke that I think he would appreciate 🙂Internet Killed The Television Star: Reviews of Joost, Babelgum, Zattoo, and More — Josh’s first post on RWW, dated 6 June ’07. I believe it was after reading this post, which Josh wrote as a guest writer, that I thought: “I need to hire this guy”.Crowdsourcing: A Million Heads is Better than One — Josh’s second post! Crowdsourcing has been one of his favorite topics, see also IdeaScale – Crowdsourcing R&D (more links to his crowdsourcing posts inside that).Rolling Your Own Online OfficeWeb 2.0 Backpack: Web Apps for StudentsTop 10 Facebook Apps: Work; Top 10 Facebook Apps: Play; Top 10 Facebook Apps: Media; Top 10 Facebook Apps: Utility; Top 10 Facebook Apps: Extension — Josh has written a lot of outstanding posts about Facebook, and this 5-part series on top Facebook Apps is still a must-read.Is Facebook Worth the Hype?The Web 2.0 Election: Does the Internet Matter in Election Politics? — online politics has been another strong topic for Josh, as this post demonstrates. I always looked forward to reading his take on how the Web was becoming a part of the political process.A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff — still ranks as one of our most successful posts ever, proving once and for all that the Web loves lists.Beacon Saga Comes to an End: Facebook Adds Global Opt-Out, Apologizes — a great overview of the Beacon saga at Facebook.There is No Web 3.0, There is No Web 2.0 – There is Just the Web — ’nuff said!All the best Josh in your future endeavours. Stay in touch and we hope to see you regularly in the RWW comments 😉 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Admin#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting It was no secret that Microsoft was getting ready to roll out a new search engine, and today, the company began the official roll-out of Bing – the successor of the company’s less than successful Live Search efforts. Formerly known as Kumo, Bing, which should become available worldwide by June 3, is Microsoft’s latest attempt to steal market share away from Google. According to Microsoft, Bing, while providing a good general search experience, wants to focus on providing an especially good user experience in four verticals: making a purchase decision, planning a trip, researching a health condition, and finding a local business.For the most part, Bing’s interface resembles that of today’s Live Search, with a large ‘cover image’ on the front page that surrounds the search box. The major difference in the user interface is the addition of guided searches in the left sidebar, though Microsoft says that the real changes are under the hood. The company argues that it can bring a new approach to Internet search by providing a richer, easier, and more organized search experience. This, for example, means that Bing will integrate data from consumer reviews when a search brings up a restaurant, for example. Good Enough is Not Good Enough in the Search BusinessAccording to Microsoft, “30 percent of searches are abandoned without a satisfactory result.” We haven’t been able to put Bing through its paces yet, so it remains to be seen if it actually works as well as Microsoft promises it will. We have seen too many promises in the area that have remained unfulfilled (we’re looking at you, Cuil), so we will hold back any judgment until we get to test Bing ourselves.One thing is clear, though; a search engine that is only ‘good enough’ will not be enough to gain back any market share from Google, which now virtually controls the search engine market. Microsoft argues that this large amount of market share can make Google slow to innovate, but then, it remains to be seen if Bing can offer enough innovation to entice users to switch. Yahoo Search, after all, is also innovating furiously, but hasn’t been able to capture any new market share lately.Rebranding Virtual Earth, Farecast, CashbackAlways happy to change brand names, Microsoft also announced that Virtual Earth, its mapping platform, will now be branded as Bing Maps for Enterprise. Travel search engine Farecast, formerly known as Live Search Farecast will now become Bing Travel, and the Live Cashback program will now be Bing Cashback.Discover BingMicrosoft also launched a new site, Discover Bing, that goes into all the details of how Bing works and the decision process behind the creation of it. And if you still can’t get enough news about Bing, our friends over at CNet also feature an in-depth look at how Bing came to be. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Tags:#Features#Microsoft#NYT#Product Reviews#search#web
CMIS, the specification for Content Management Interoperability Services, is now a standard. The voting finished up on Saturday over this past weekend, and a sufficient of votes have been received. Of those that voted, all votes were a unanimous ‘Yes’. The official announcement can be found here.Comments from some of the major vendors and analysts around CMIS include:“I believe CMIS can transform the ECM industry, allow for significant growth and spawn whole new companies and markets… all the major vendors are all behind CMIS and it will soon be possible for developers to build applications that can run on any repository. Also, the level of functionality in CMIS is quite rich even if it doesn’t cover all the functionality of an ECM system. It’s enough to build some seriously interesting applications.” — John Newton, Alfresco“On CMIS, all the major software companies have voted: Microsoft, IBM, ECM, SAP, Adobe and Oracle. This is a huge endorsement of the efforts that the three founding companies IBM, Microsoft and EMC and the other participating companies have put into CMIS.” — Al Brown, IBM“Whether CMIS can be as big as SQL, only time will tell, but it certainly has a great deal of potential to solve a common problem many companies face when pulling content from multiple vendor repositories. It will definitely be interesting to see what kinds of applications and use cases develop over time.” — Fierce Content Management“CMIS makes it possible for business units to deploy systems independently and focus on application needs rather than on infrastructure considerations. With CMIS, integrating content between two or more repositories is faster, simpler and more cost-effective. This is how it should be,” said David Choy of EMC, chair of the OASIS CMIS Technical Committee.
Advertisement Image Courtesy: The CricketerAdvertisementEngland pacer Jofra Archer emerged as the nation’s hitman with his early strikes in the tournament. The speedster has now revealed that he had to battle pain apart from the pressure especially during the final.Image Courtesy: The CricketerArcher, who took 20 wickets in England’s successful World Cup campaign, revealed to BBC Sussex that the side strain that he suffered during the clash against Afghanistan. He proceeded to reveal the trouble that it caused him during the course of the competition. He said:“It was pretty excruciating. It was pretty bad. I couldn’t do it without painkillers, which was from the Afghanistan game onwards,”“I could not get a week’s rest in during the tournament because of how close the games were. I only ever needed a week to 10 days,”Despite the setback, the pacer went on to appear for all of the matches. His potency with the ball has now earned him a maiden call-up to the Test squad for the Ashes which is set to commence from August 1. He expressed his desire to show the world what he can do with the red ball, He stated:“I’m just ready to go out there and show the guys what I can do with a red ball,” he said. “I think my red-ball record is better than my white-ball record, so I just can’t wait to get the opportunity.”Read Also:Almost Stranded: Mohammad Shami’s US visa declined, gets approved after BCCI intervenesRobin Singh applies for post of Indian team’s head coach
‘Starstruck’ David Beckham shares photo with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke Mid-day hosts first-of-its-kind girls football tournament | Ranis of Rink 2019 Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crown Goalkeeper Maya Broacha showed good reflexes and anticipation by making three crucial saves in the tense penalty shootout duel to help Bombay International School (Babulnath) overcome Cathedral & John Connon (Fort) 4-1 via the tie-breaker in a girls’ under-14 Division-I semi-final match of the MSSA inter-schools football tournament at Cooperage yesterday. The finished in a 1-1 draw with both goals coming in the second half.Related News Anya Mistry scored from a penalty to give Bombay International the lead before Riana Saraiya netted the equaliser for Cathedral. In the tie-breaker Maya stood tall in the goal and saved the day for her school blocking three attempts from the Cathedral girls, while one shot crashed into the post. Bombay International successfully converted through Anya, Mira Dhall and Mihika Iyer displayed strong nerves to score from the penalty spot and secure the win and passage to the final. Earlier, in another semis, Shreya Ravuri’s twin strikes helped Bombay Scottish (Mahim) overcome VCW Arya Vidya Mandir (Bandra) 3-1. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
Spain’s Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition’s history.World number one Nadal had not played since he retired from his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic in January with a leg injury, but made light work of Kohlschreiber to draw five-time winners Spain level at 1-1 in the tie.Victory meant Nadal set the record for the longest Davis Cup winning streak in combined singles and doubles rubbers with 23 matches in a row.Holders France were tied 1-1 with Italy in Genoa and 2005 winners Croatia were also deadlocked against visitors Kazakhstan after a day of thrilling action on indoor red clay in Varazdin.The United States are at home to Belgium in Nashville in the other quarter-final, with John Isner due to take on Joris de Loore in the opening singles rubber at 2100 GMT.Nadal was swiftly back in the swing of things in Valencia, dismantling Kohlschreiber after Alexander Zverev blew away David Ferrer 6-4 6-2 6-2 to put Germany in front.The 31-year-old Nadal hardly put a foot wrong on his return, having produced 14 of his 30 winners in the opening set of a lopsided contest.Kohlschreiber also went down tamely in the second before putting up more of a fight at the start of the third, but 16-time grand slam winner Nadal was relentless and wrapped up the match.”It’s positive of course, winning in straight sets, it was a solid match. I feel comfortable back on the clay,” Nadal said on the Davis Cup website.advertisement”It’s a great feeling to be back, coming back from injuries is always difficult, but it’s great to be in front of my crowd on a very memorable day. I’m very happy with the match.”Lucas Pouille fired the French ahead with a laboured 6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-1 win over Andreas Seppi before home favourite Fabio Fognini redressed the balance with a 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 6-3 defeat of Jeremy Chardy.Pouille looked in cruise control after he swept aside Seppi in the opening two sets but the slugfest went the distance after the Italian fought back in front of a passionate home crowd.The hosts were in danger of falling 2-0 behind as Chardy snatched the opening set tiebreak against Fognini before the 30-year-old Italian raced through the rest of the match to keep the tie in the balance.Croatia’s Cilic breezed past Dmitry Popko 6-2 6-1 6-2 to give the hosts the lead against Kazakhstan but the visitors hit back after Mikhail Kukushkin overpowered Borna Coric 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2.(Source: Reuters)
Chelsea Conte charged with misconduct after dismissal against Swansea Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 02:49 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Clive Rose Chelsea Premier League Chelsea v Swansea City Swansea City Antonio Conte The Chelsea boss is facing an FA charge in the wake of his sending-off in Wednesday’s game at Stamford Bridge Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after his dismissal in Wednesday’s match with Swansea City.The former Italy head coach was sent from the dugout by referee Neil Swarbrick in the 43rd minute of the champions’ 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.He has been given until 18:00 GMT on December 5 to respond to the charge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Conte reacted furiously to the decision not to give his side a corner during the first half of the game and shouted in the face of fourth official Lee Mason, as well as Swarbrick.The 48-year-old, who apologised after the match for his behaviour, also explained he had been frustrated by what he considered to be time-wasting tactics from the visitors.”During the game, in the first half, I saw that Swansea were wasting time,” he said. “I said this a few times to the fourth official. “At the same time, I didn’t see something change in the first half. I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision.”I repeat: I apologise for this. I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.”They are wasting time. I was a bit animated. I said this and I shout this. It was not the first time. I think for this reason the fourth official lost his patience. But I repeat, the fault was mine, not the fourth official’s. I apologise for this. I was frustrated.”Antonio Rudiger’s goal 10 minutes into the second half secured the win for Chelsea and kept them third in the Premier League table, 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham worried Harry Kane could angle for summer exitby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are concerned Harry Kane could angle for a summer exit away from the club.Kane’s frustrations have come to the boil after a string of disappointing results in all competitions to begin the campaign.Spurs have been beaten by Leicester and Newcastle already in the Premier League as well as a humiliating exit to League Two Colchester in the Carabao Cup.They squandered a two-goal lead to draw their opening Champions League match at Olympiakos before further embarrassment as they shipped seven at home for the first time in their history against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.And that has led to the club fearing he is losing patience in north London, report The Times.Kane’s future could also come into sharper focus if Mauricio Pochettino leaves the club with the Argentine continuously linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United.