Serena’s US Open plans upended as injury hands Andreescu Toronto crown

first_imgShe’s projected to break into the top 15 in the world rankings on Monday after winning her first tournament since a right shoulder injury sidelined her at the French Open.And while Williams was keeping her Cincinnati options open, Andreescu was taking no chances, announcing later Sunday that she would skip the Ohio event.“I really have to listen to my body right now, this last week has not been easy on it,” Andreescu said. With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? MOST READ Williams said the spasms started during her come-from-behind win over Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova on Saturday “and it just got worse.”“Just my whole back just completely spasmed, and to a point where I couldn’t sleep and I couldn’t really move,” she said.Nevertheless, she wanted to give it a go in the final.“I don’t want to get this far and not at least try,” said the 37-year-old, who was eyeing her 73rd WTA title — and her first since the birth of her daughter, Olympia, in September 2017.Beaten by Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final in July, Williams was playing just her 24th match of a year already disrupted by nagging knee trouble.ADVERTISEMENT TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 11: Serena Williams of the United States becomes upset after withdrawing from the final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada due to a back injury on Day 9 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 11, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPA tearful Serena Williams saw her US Open preparation thrown into disarray Sunday as back spasms forced her out of the WTA Toronto final after just four games, handing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu the title.Andreescu, 19, was up 3-1 with a break of serve when 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams decided she couldn’t continue.ADVERTISEMENT Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES Williams hasn’t won a title since the 2017 Australian Open.Since returning to competition after Olympia’s birth, she has reached three Grand Slam finals — and she remained optimistic that she would be ready to try to match Australian Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams when the US Open starts on August 26.“Well, that’s the most frustrating part is that I’ve had this before and it’s, like, 24, 36 hours where I’m just in crazy spasm and then it’s, like, gone,” said Williams, who wasn’t immediately sure whether she’d play next week in Cincinnati.“So that’s a little bit frustrating for me because I know that I could play. I just can’t play today.“If it’s what typically happens, I will be fine, but I have to wait and see.”‘Never give up’For Andreescu, Sunday’s events were a bittersweet achievement as she became the first Canadian to win the title since Faye Urban in 1969.“I know how it is to pull out of tournaments and be injured — it’s not easy,” Andreescu said, addressing Williams directly during the trophy presentation.“This wasn’t the way I expected to win and for you to go off the court. I’ve watched you play so many times. You are truly a champion on and off the court.”Andreescu claimed her second WTA Premier level title of the year, having rocketed to prominence in March when she became the first wild card to win at Indian Wells.“This week has not been easy. I’ve had many, many tough matches,” said Andreescu, who opened the week with an emotional three-set win over compatriot Eugenie Bouchard and played three more three-setters. ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China dealcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon She called for a medical timeout, but within a minute, the umpire announced she was retiring.“I just knew,” said Williams, adding she’d undergone hours of treatment before the match to combat the back spasms she’d first felt in a semi-final win on Saturday night. “I knew I wasn’t going to be able to continue.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAndreescu approached her chair, offering words of encouragement and a consolatory hug as Williams tried to fight back tears.“I’m sorry I couldn’t do it today,” Williams told the crowd, her voice cracking. “I tried but I just couldn’t do it.” DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Montreal winner Rafael Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Hamilton bosses F1 season’s first practice

first_imgBritain’s Hamilton followed up his field-leading fastest lap of 1 minute, 24.220 secs in the morning run with a blistering 1:23.620 in the late afternoon.It was around one-tenth of a second off Vettel’s circuit record of 1:23.529, posted for Red Bull in qualifying ahead of his 2011 race victory.Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 24, 2017 © AFP / WILLIAM WEST“Hamilton is in a league of his own at the moment,” Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said.“His one-lap pace was really good and he took the ultrasofts for 17 laps and was stable. I’m happy.”Ferrari were expected to press Hamilton and the Mercedes team after superior times in pre-season testing, but on the evidence of the opening two sessions Hamilton is again the driver to beat in Sunday’s season-opener.“I’m super-happy to be back in the car, particularly after a first day like that. It was 99 percent perfect,” Hamilton said.“We’ve shown good form so far on both the long and short runs and we got every lap done that we wanted to. The tyres performed really well today too.“I’ll be pushing as hard as I can to win this race.”Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leaves the pits during practice for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 24, 2017 © AFP / SAEED KHANHamilton’s time was more than three seconds faster than his best lap in last year’s corresponding free practice in Melbourne.Finland’s Bottas slotted smoothly into the Mercedes team environment with a best lap of 1:24.176.“I definitely feel like I can make a step forward tomorrow. It’ll be a busy evening for us looking through all the data to see where we can improve, but it’s a reasonable start,” Bottas said.– ‘Pole may be a stretch’ –Ferrari improved markedly on their opening practice, with Vettel unleashing the second best lap time in FP2 with 1:24.167 while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was fourth with 1:24.525.“We (were) very happy at testing — times looked good, but here is where it matters,” Vettel said.“The car hasn’t changed much and it’s good to be back but we can still improve.”The Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were over a second behind Hamilton and half-a-second off Vettel’s Ferrari.“We can still get more out of it. This morning was promising but we tried a few things this afternoon and they didn’t work as much as we’d like,” said Ricciardo, bidding to become the race’s first Aussie winner in 37 years.Fans take selfies with Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne on March 24, 2017, ahead of the first practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix © AFP / William West“Mercedes sure are quick but it’s more Lewis than Valtteri. I think we can be up there. Pole (position) may be a stretch but we’re in that next little group.”Verstappen missed out on the later long runs after damaging his car’s floor when running over the gravel on the exit of turn 10.“I had a bit of understeer, so went off the track and damaged the floor,” Verstappen said. “We tried to find a better balance and we are just a bit too slow. We are where I expected us to be.”The second session was stopped after a big crash for Renault’s Jolyon Palmer, who lost the rear of his car on the last corner and spun into the barriers.“I’m fine,” Palmer told his team over the radio. The shunt damaged the car’s rear suspension, while the rear wing was detached.Palmer missed the remainder of the session, in a blow to his preparations for the weekend race.Brazilian Felipe Massa stopped his Williams car at Turn 11 after reporting he could not engage gears, and walked back to the team garage.The troubled McLaren team had no on-track breakdowns on the opening day with Fernando Alonso finishing in a respectable 12th place.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton leaves the pits during practice for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 24, 2017 © AFP / SAEED KHANMELBOURNE, Australia, Mar 24 – Lewis Hamilton was hailed as being “in a league of his own” on Friday as he burned off his rivals in the year’s opening practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix.The triple world champion bossed the field and held a half-second gap over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and his new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the afternoon session.last_img read more

Arsenal can WIN the title without making any more signings, insists Gazidis

first_img Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has warned fans not to expect any more big-money signings this summer, as he believes the current Gunners squad have what it takes to win the Premier League title.Arsene Wenger’s side finished runners-up to top flight champions Leicester City last season, but that was despite a largely unimpressive campaign and fans are eager to see long-awaited improvements to the team ahead of the new term and, hopefully a fresh challenge.The manager did not recruit a single outfield player last summer, buying goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea, and only added midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basle during the January transfer window.This year he has already brought in Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka for a hefty £35million – a similar fee which has seen Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez join the club in recent summers.But loyal supporters are still urging the club to seek more arrivals, and in particular a top class striker to spearhead their attack, with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi all linked with moves to the Emirates Stadium.But Gazidis, who has often faced the fans’ wrath over the club’s reluctance to match their biggest rivals’ spending, insists the club will only spend money when they deem it necessary.“This approach, for us, gives us a very, very powerful balance because it’s not just about spending money but about how you spend your money and doing it wisely,” Gazidis told ESPN.“It’s about having a strong core philosophy and values within the club that players buy into and our fans can be proud of.“These are all things that lead to success, and when you look at Arsenal over the last four or five years, there’s no question that the squad has been progressing in strength.“We’ve got a squad now that we believe is capable of competing to win the Premier League. We came in second last year, which was disappointing. But we’re on the right track.”After paying off their move to the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal now have the financial muscle to compete for the biggest names following years of being beaten to the punch.But Gazidis insists they will continue with their policy of believing in their young talent and do not operate to a model that would see them match the money being spent by rivals with wealthy backers.“We’re making progress in what is a fiercely competitive world, against competitors that have the capability to spend far more money than we do,” he said.“We’re doing it by being very, very disciplined; spending money where we believe it makes a difference, but also giving young players a chance and believing in ourselves and our values.” 1last_img read more

Confirmed: Newcastle United complete deal for forward

first_img Daryl Murphy in action for Ipswich Town Newcastle United have completed a deal to sign Ipswich Town forward Daryl Murphy for an undisclosed fee.The 33-year-old has penned a two-year deal with the club, becoming their tenth signing of the summer.A Republic of Ireland international, Murphy previously played for Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland before a five-year spell with Ipswich, where he scored 67 goals in 225 appearances.He told the club’s official website: “I’m absolutely delighted to get it over the line and really looking forward to it,” said Murphy.“When I knew the Club was interested, it was a no-brainer for me so I’m happy it’s all done.“I think with the squad of players that the Club have now, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.”Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez added: “Daryl has experience and has proven that he can score goals in the Championship.“He gives us another option in attack and we could see from this weekend’s game against Brighton that we needed more bodies up front.“Daryl has a good attitude and he can be very important for us this season.” 1last_img read more

Ginola’s outrageous talent was even coveted by Cruyff – he was a phenomenon

first_img4 They may not have won what Zidane, Figo and Ronaldo did during their careers, but they were still outrageously talented players. As part of a new series, we assess the careers of superb players who scaled the heights, if not quite reaching the top of the mountain. Here, talkSPORT looks at David Ginola.Outrageous talent without the medals to show for it? That’s Ginola all over; he was a phenomenon.He was just unstoppable when he ran at defenders, shirt flapping over his shorts and leaving behind a trail of destruction John Wick would be proud of. Did anyone ever check whether the ball was in fact glued to his feet?It wasn’t just his trickery that endeared him to fans because he also scored spectacular goals, as Tottenham, Newcastle and PSG fans will tell you.Occasionally he even took in the acclaim of his adoring support when one of his crosses resulted in a goal, as if it was he who had just put the ball in the back of the net.Football honours, though, were a little harder to come by. In 1994, he won the league with PSG – the club’s second crown and last for 19 years – but that was it as far as titles were concerned. Yes, a couple of French Cups and a League Cup were won, but there should have been more.It actually made his PFA and FWA Player of the Year double whammy in 1999 all the more impressive considering he was playing for Tottenham where mid-table mediocrity was the norm. After all, this was the season Man United completed their treble, but a combination of a good season for Spurs and a split in votes for United players saw Ginola cross the line.“It’s just amazing,” he said of the award, acknowledging the surprise at being honoured by both football writers and fellow professionals given he wasn’t playing in a team fighting for the title. However, had Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff got his way, then he would certainly have had more league winners’ medals to show off. Having made public his admiration for Ginola’s talent, Cruyff attempted to sign the PSG ace, but the foreigner rule meant it wasn’t possible and he joined Newcastle in 1995 instead. He did come agonisingly close to landing the Premier League during his time in the north east, but on two occasions Newcastle finished runners-up to Man United in 1996 and 1997.He should have been a World Cup winner in 1998, too, but events five years earlier saw those dreams end. Playing against Bulgaria and needing a draw to reach USA ’94, he carelessly gave away possession in the closing stages, allowing the opposition to break, score the winner and leapfrog France into the second qualifying spot.He was vilified and had to watch France beat Brazil in Paris in 1998 from the BBC television studios. “Probably the worst time of my life,” he later said.Some of the French public may have fallen out of love with Ginola, but our Gallic friends’ loss was England’s gain.Just like Raymond, everybody loves David.And the hair. Oh, what magnificent hair he had.David GinolaClubs: Toulon, RC Paris, Brest, PSG, Newcastle, Tottenham, Aston Villa, EvertonFrance: 17 caps, three goals. 4 Then Cruyff’s successor, Bobby Robson, tried bringing him to the Camp Nou the following season, but Kevin Keegan, mindful of the backlash caused when Andy Cole was sold, refused to sell another star player. 4 4last_img read more

The three clubs who had ‘huge’ Eriksen bids turned down by Spurs last summer

first_img getty IN DEMAND targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The 27-year-old will be out of contract at the end of next season, meaning Spurs may have to accept a lower fee for his services if he does not sign a new deal.But this situation could have been avoided a year ago following a revelation made by Eriksen’s representative Martin Schoots.“Last season there were three clubs, two English and one foreign, interested in paying a huge amount to Spurs,” Schoots told the Evening Standard. “For the club it was then a no go area and for Christian not a must-have.“I have the impression we are in a new situation now.”FIVE POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS FOR ERIKSEN AT TOTTENHAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 The Dane was powerless to stop Liverpool lifting the Champions League trophy on Saturday Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Although it is unclear just who the clubs were exactly, one would assume the foreign club mentioned by Schoots is Real Madrid.Los Blancos have been heavily linked with a move for the midfielder for several years, with Zinedine Zidane a huge admirer of the Dane.Chelsea and Manchester United have also been heavily linked in recent transfer windows, although a move never transpired. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland getty LATEST center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 22.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen TOP WORK REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on 2 LIVING THE DREAM targets Christian Eriksen could well be set for a move away from Spurs this summer Clinton Morrison says it comes as no shock that Christian Eriksen wants to leave Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur rejected lucrative moves from three clubs last summer for Christian Eriksen.That’s according to the player’s representative, who spoke in the wake of Eriksen’s bomb shell about his future in north London.In an interview with tabloid newspaper Ekstrabladet in his home country of Denmark, the midfielder suggested it was time to move on after six years of service to Spurs. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

Ronaldo bursts into tears in Piers Morgan interview after watching video of dad

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo was reduced to tears during a television interview with Piers Morgan after being shown footage of his late father he had never seen before.During an hour-long chat with, the Manchester United legend saw the film of Jose Dinis Aveiro talking of the pride he felt for his son. latest The 34-year-old father of four said: “My family see, my mum, my brothers, even my old son, but my father, he didn’t see nothing, and it was… he died young.”Ronaldo also revealed he plans to marry his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez one day, but not just yet.He said: “We’ll be [married] one day, for sure. It’s my mum’s dream as well. So, one day. Why not?”Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Piers Morgan airs Tuesday at 9pm on ITV BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 2 Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas targets Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Ronaldo is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time Getty Images – Getty 2 rookie error ITV stalemate center_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship ‘He doesn’t see me receive awards.’In an emotional interview, @Cristiano breaks down in tears over the loss of his late father and the fact that he never got to witness his son’s success. Watch the full interview on @ITV on Tuesday at 9pm.@piersmorgan | #GMB pic.twitter.com/LybbJn31VR— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) September 16, 2019 statement Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ “I think the interview would be funny, but I didn’t expect to cry. But I never saw these images. I don’t know where you… I have to have these images to show my family.“But I really don’t know my father 100 per cent. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.”Ronaldo had only been at Man United for a couple of years when his father passed away and so missed many of the biggest moments of his career.Those include five Champions League titles, the same number of Ballons d’Or and leading his country to Euro 2016 glory and also the Nations League trophy. deals Ronaldo was just 20 when his father died of liver failure at the age of 52 after battling alcoholism.And the Portugal and Juventus superstar couldn’t suppress his emotion as he explained how his dad didn’t live to see his historic achievements in the game.Ronaldo, crying, said: “I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable.”Asked how it felt to hear his father talking of his pride at his son’s achievements, the former Real Madrid player added: “Yes, a lot. on target Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t suppress his emotions during his interview with Piers Morgan last_img read more

Cloud Computing: SaaS Market to Double by 2015

first_imgIn 2010, the worldwide SaaS market was $10 billion.  And at the current annual growth rate of more than 20 percent, the SaaS market is on target to more than double by 2015 to $21.3 billion, predicts Gartner, Inc in a report by Gartner analysts Sharon Mertz, Chad Eschinger, and Tom Eid.  Worldwide SaaS sales in 2011 are expected to top $12 billion.Roughly a third of the SaaS market, $3.8 billion in 2011,  continues to be in the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) sector that was first pioneered with the SaaS model by Salesforce.com.  Another third of the SaaS market, $3.3 billion in 2011, is the content, communications and collaboration (CCC) market.  The remaining third of the market includes a variety of other application types, most notably, ERP at $1.7 billion.  SaaS-based ERP accounts for roughly 7 percent of the entire ERP market.Despite a rash of recent high-profile data breaches, the report finds that SaaS applications are overcoming many of the earlier issues with security and that security is not a big as a concern for customers than in previous years.  In the press release for the report, Gartner analyst Tom Eid said that “Initial concerns about security, response time and service availability have diminished for many organizations as SaaS business and computing models have matured and adoption has become more widespread.  Usage and vendors’ on-demand ecosystems continue to evolve to provide additional business and technology services, more vertical-specific functionality, and stronger communities of partners and buyers.”last_img read more

Why upgrade your hardware when migrating to SAP ERP 6.0?

first_imgWhy upgrade your hardware when migrating to SAP ERP 6.0?  Because it makes simple, practical, business sense that is all.  SAP has identified several key reasons why customers are concerned about migration and several among them are as follows:   Cost, Cost, Cost   HW infrastructure cost is highlighted as one of the key barriers of migration   Business Justification   Is there a compelling business reason to upgrade the hardware?   Additional risk of business disruption   Migration of ERP environment is complex enough…how much more risk is there when upgrading your hardware? From a cost perspective, the perception that hardware is a barrier to migration can be easily overcome.  Based on research, the hardware cost as a percentage of the overall migration cost is only about 7%.  That means 93% of the cost is in licensing, consulting, etc, etc.  HW costs are only the “tip of the iceberg” and the real $ investment lies elsewhere in the equation.Is there a compelling business reason to upgrade your hardware?  Well…frankly, it does not make sense not to do it.   One, we showed above that the hardware investment is minimal compared to SW licensing, consulting, service, etc.  Two, the hardware requirements of ERP 6.0 are significantly higher than previous versions. ERP 6.0 requires up to 2.5x more CPU performance, 2.5x more memory and 1.5x more I/O!  You will need the increased performance and scalability that Intel provides in our microprocessors.While the ERP performance requirements have increased 2.5x, Intel performance with SAP has increased 10X!  Oh, btw…energy efficiency does matter and in your new ERP environment you will be able to consolidate servers and save on power and cooling costs.  TCO will be significantly reduced and from hardware investment standpoint, you are likely going to recover the cost of the servers in a very reasonable timeframe.From my discussions with the IT community, their major concern and number one focus area is to prevent business disruption and downtime.  This costs companies real and significant money.  The fact is that an ERP migration is a complex enough project managing the strategic, functional and technical portions.  Adding a server infrastructure change increases fundamental risk.  But, the key here is that it is done often and done successfully.  Intel IT has published several whitepapers on the subject and communicated “Best Known Methods” to minimize that risk.    A quick summary is inserted here:Challenge:•   Convert Intel’s Worldwide Warehouse Management Software•   Upgrade from SAP* ERP version 4.7 to 6.0, change the DBMS, and perform a Unicode* conversion as well as a hardware upgrade•   Minimize downtimeBenefit to Intel IT:•  SAP ERP 6.0 improves Intel supportability•  Increases ease of integration to SAP NetWeaver* 7.1 Suite•  Provides access to Enhancement Packs and Enterprise Services•  Intel® Itanium®-based servers provide access to 128 GB of memory for database and SAP operations and significantly increased performance from true 64-bit processingKey Results:•  Reduced downtime of upgrade by 50% by using Intel ArchitectureIn summary,  upgrading your server infrastructure when migrating your ERP environment is a very, very complex task, but form a business perspective, it should be fairly easy to see the true benefits from combining the ERP migration and hardware upgrade at the same time.last_img read more

A New Patient Zero*

first_imgMexico has confirmed that a person from Mexico City infected with the swine flu virus developed symptoms on 11 March, 6 days earlier than a case that many in the media dubbed “patient zero,” ScienceInsider has learned. The finding not only adds a new entry to the left end of the outbreak’s timeline, but it also calls into question the geographical link between the former patient zero and a huge pig farm.Epidemiologist Mauricio Hernández-Ávila, the vice minister of disease prevention and health promotion for Mexico’s Ministry of Health, stressed to ScienceInsider that the Mexican labs still have many older samples to test. “My guess is that we will have some earlier cases, and we are working on that,” said Hernández-Ávila, noting that they have other untested samples from early March and possibly February. The previous patient zero, a 4-year-old boy from La Gloria in Veracruz state, lived near a huge hog farm in Perote, Granjas Carroll, that some suspected may have housed an infected pig that kick-started the outbreak. But testing has not found a pig infected with what’s now called the 2009 A (H1N1) influenza virus, nor have any farm workers tested positive. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Hernández-Ávila says he remains open-minded about the origin, and it may eventually point back to the Perote region when they do more testing. “It is remarkable that in a such a small community, which is isolated, that we have one swine-flu-positive person,” he says. * Warning: Likely to change.last_img read more