The Warriors’ 2019-2020 campaign is poised to be one of the most peculiar in years for the franchise — new team, new arena, new expectations.But let me tell you, if you think things are strange now, they’re only going to get wackier in the weeks to come.And before the season tips off, come and peer into my crystal ball and see what I expect from the Dubs as we enter a new decade.And pay heed — there’s nothing tame about foretellings: Stephen Curry breaks the NBA record for made …
Partial map of the internet. Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. The length of the lines are indicative of the delay between those two nodes. (Image: Wikipedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Arthur Goldstuck World Wide Worx +27 11 782 7003 [email protected] [email protected] number of South African internet users rose to over 5-million in 2009, finally breaking through the 10% mark in internet penetration for the country, which has a population of 49.3-million.This is the key finding of the Internet Access in South Africa 2010 study, conducted by World Wide Worx and jointly sponsored by Cisco. The headline data, released in mid-January, shows that the internet user base grew by 15% in 2009, from 4.6-million to 5.3-million, and is expected to grow at a similar rate in 2010.“The good news is that we will continue to see strong growth in 2010, and we should reach the 6-million mark by the end of the year,” says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide WorxReshaad Sha of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group says that this can only benefit the economy. “A sustained growth in internet penetration is a key factor that will positively influence the economy of South Africa,” he says.“The varied range of application services and social networking platforms used by local consumers has fuelled the uptake that we see today.”Growth in the number of internet users in South Africa was relatively stagnant from 2002 to 2007, when it never rose above 7%. However, this rate almost doubled in 2008, and continued accelerating in 2009.World Wide Worx found that the landing of a new undersea cable on the South African coast was only one of a range of factors behind the growth.Of greater significance was the granting of Electronic Communications Network Service licenses to more than 400 organisations. This meant that service providers who were previously required to buy their network access from one of the major providers could now build their own networks or choose where they wanted to buy their access.The result was that a market previously characterised by a limited range of providers and services suddenly exploded as small providers were able to repackage the services provided by the large telecommunications corporations in any way they wished. The large providers, in turn, began to offer far more competitive packages to both customers and resellers.World Wide Worx found that a second key factor in growth over the past two years has been the continued uptake of broadband connectivity by small and medium enterprises migrating from dial-up connectivity. Each company moving from dial-up to ADSL, for example, extended internet access to general office staff. This process was found to add an additional one to 20 new users to the internet user base for every small business installing ADSL.While the headline findings examine the general numbers of users, the final Internet Access in South Africa 2010 report, due to be released in March, will highlight the extent of new fibre-optic networks laid down across South African cities and between the cities. It will also examine the impact of the range of new undersea cables that will be in place by the end of 2011, and which is expected to enhance competitiveness even further.“In the coming year, operators will begin to leverage the combination of new undersea cable capacity and new fibre-optic networks to supply corporate clients and resellers with bigger, faster and more flexible capacity,” says Goldstuck.“Almost every large player in the communications industry has realigned its business to take advantage of this relentless change.”Sha adds: “South African consumers and businesses are demanding access to online applications and services that can only be experienced via high speed connectivity, such as fibre-optic networks. The year ahead will see the proliferation of high speed connectivity materialising more widely than ever before.” The final Internet Access in South Africa 2010 report will be available in March 2010. The cost of the report will be R11 000 excluding VAT.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 75th Episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings the crew together to talk an exciting time in agriculture.A new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada was finalized Sunday night. The crew discusses the topic and the latest adventures with Matt’s dog.Interviews in the podcast include Matt Reese’s talk with Ohio State University economist Ian Sheldon on trade issues and the confusing impacts of tariffs.Ty Higgins hears from DTN’s Greg Horstmeier about farmer optimism, which is at an all-time high according to their most recent findings.Joel Penhorwood hears from Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, who was at the Luke Bryan farm concert this past week, celebrating ‘Here’s to the Farmer Day’ in Ohio.Celebrate International Podcast Day with all that and much more in this week’s podcast!
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau member Sarah Ison of Moscow was recently selected to The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 10th Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class. American Farm Bureau created the PAL curriculum as a high-level, executive training program that prepares participants to represent agriculture in the media, public speaking, congressional testimony and other advocacy arenas. Program graduates gain opportunities to promote awareness about issues important to farmers and consumers.“Farm Bureau is equipping young leaders for effective engagement,” said Zippy Duvall, AFBF President. “The members of the new PAL class are already elite leaders. We look forward to seeing them progress to the highest levels of agricultural advocacy.”Ison is owner and president of Cincy Beef and teaches as an adjunct professor in microbiology at Northern Kentucky University. She and her husband have a commercial and registered Angus cow-calf to finish operation. She is a member of the Clermont County Farm Bureau, county Cattlemen’s Association and a volunteer with the Felicity High School FFA chapter.PAL training involves four learning modules designed to develop specific advocacy skills while exploring components of leadership and its theories and philosophies. The modules build on one another over the two years of the program and include intense, in-person, hands-on training.PAL graduates emerge with the experience and confidence — in everything from legislative policy-making and issues management to social media and media relations — to effectively engage all critical stakeholders.To be eligible for the PAL program, candidates must be between the ages of 30 and 45, with demonstrated leadership skills. The program is sponsored by American Farm Bureau, Farm Credit and Bayer Co.
Tags:#film#Government#How To#international#web Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… scott fulton 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… It’s not like Iran’s 33.2 million netizens are all incapable of finding the allegedly blasphemous video by other means, as this Bing search using Iran as the country code clearly demonstrates. (An independent Iranian businessperson said as much to France24 just today.) Videos housed on YouTube may still be visible in Iran through Bing, even without a visit the YouTube URL. And even if they’re not, clearly YouTube is no longer the only source.With oil no longer viable as the country’s only lifeblood, Iran has to take advantage of what opportunities fall into its lap. Think about it, this pitiful little video could be a bandwidth bonanza! Over the weekend, Iran took the bait, banning access to both YouTube and parent Google from clients using its state-owned Internet infrastructure.And to start the viral marketing push with a bang, what could be better than for Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to embark on a world tour? In New York this week, before the United Nations, Ahmadinejad suggested to a conference of scholars and students that the nations of the world should band together in harmony to ban all content that offends religions.Now, even more people want to see the practically unwatchable video that has caused all the hubbub.Smaller Bang, Bigger BoomMaybe it’s too late for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to become the next Steve Jobs, but he seems to already be adopting Apple’s basic lesson of owning the infrastructure, limiting access to the product and making the product more desirable than peace itself. Even as the country rails against the video, the rials (or more preferably, dollars) roll in from active participants in Iran’s state-owned social media platform on its state-owned infrastructure.Hey, maybe Ahmadinejad and filmmaker “Sam Bacile” could work out a little deal. “You provide the blasphemy and the white guys wearing bedsheets,” the president could say, “and I’ll provide the audience.” Mel Brooks couldn’t have worked out a better plot. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Anywhere in the world, the fastest way to make anything popular is to ban it. Certainly Iran, which actually is an Internet infrastructure provider and which has by far the largest Internet using population in the Middle East, undoubtably knows that. So when Iran is handed a gold mine like The Innocence of Muslims, what should it do? The pitiful YouTube trailer for a possibly fake film entitled The Innocence of Muslims, whose very actors are embarrassed to have been hoodwinked into participating, may have become the most popular — or at least, the most popularly viewed — bad movie not to have been lampooned by Rifftrax. Iran is one of the video’s most vocal critics, which was probably as intended.It isn’t immediately obvious to most Americans, for whom Iran is typically portrayed as a backward country, but actually Iran is an Internet power player. Not headquarters to an Internet giant, but an actual Internet giant in itself. A 2010 estimate by China-based communications analyst Globserver states that, of Iran’s total population of nearly 77 million people, 33.2 million – about 43.2% of the population – were registered Internet users. Only 9.8 million Saudis are Internet users. More than half (52.5%) of all the Middle East’s Internet users, and 15.6% of the entire Middle East population, were customers of Iranian services in 2010.Black Rock EastThe government of Iran owns its Internet. In 2007, the country spun off its state-owned telephone service, creating a competitive market for a new breed of mobile phone carrier there, including MTN, MCI (no relation) and Zoha Kish. But for these companies to offer mobile data services with their mobile phones (which they could choose not to do… but what would be the point?) they must pay the government (through its wholly owned Internet subsidiary, TIC) a monthly percentage. In 2010, the minimum monthly payment was sealed at around $1 million.Or, according to 2010 exchange rates, $10.2 billion rials per month. Today, however, for Iran to reap the same value from its mobile data plan resellers, it would have to charge $12.2 billion. You see, one of the unpleasant side effects of developing nuclear technology while threatening to wipe a neighboring country off the map is that the rest of the world sells off your currency. This has resulted in a dramatic devaluation of the Iranian rial. Indeed, the rial hit a historic low today. With U.S. and European sanctions against Iran’s oil exports and banking transactions having the desired effect, Iran has to make a living somehow.And here, you have a video that’s gone viral. Hey, if ReadWriteWeb can make a killing from viral videos, why can’t Iran? And if you want to make a bad video really viral, why not follow in the footsteps of Russia, the Phillipines, Lebanon and Germany and ban access to the video – or at least publicly debate the merits of doing so?Because you know what happens when you threaten to ban a video: Pro-free speech groups launch a public screening of the thing. Widescreen, HD, streaming Wireless-N video, probably with popcorn.Do Not Watch This Video
Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Kaya would next faceTaiwanese team Xinzhu Academy Taipei.“It was a good experience playing teams from around the world. We are happy to represent the Philippines and show the world we can play good football,” team captain Enzo Courbet said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We mustn’t be overconfident going into the knockout stages,” he added.Gothia Cup, which originated in Sweden in 1975, is considered the biggest youth football tournament in the world. Its staging in Asia, which is considered the second biggest in the world, was first held in Shenyang, China last year. IDL Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ View comments Photo courtesy of Paco GuerreroKaya Futbol Club (FC) Academy Under-12 has advanced to the last 32 stages of the Gothia Cup in Shenyang, China.Kaya FC, the last remaining Filipino team in the competition, topped their group after beating Dong Sheng Erxiao, 2-0, and amassing the perfect 9 points, scoring on 17 goals and giving up none.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED STORYKaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tiltPhoto courtesy of Paco GuerreroSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries PLAY LIST 01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
Bajrang Lal Takhar is happy that his gold medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games has brought the neglected sport of rowing into the limelight.The armyman had won a silver at the Doha Asian Games as well but Takhar was never mentioned as one of the gold medal prospects as the Indian contingent left for China.”Rowing was not considered a major sport in India before the Asian Games.But now, it can no longer be ignored,” Takhar said on the sidelines of a felicitation ceremony. Apart from his gold medal in the single sculls event, India also came back with three silver and a bronze from the rowing competition.Men’s four, lightweight men’s four and men’s eight added silver medals to India’s kitty while the women’s pair event was the one which brought a bronze medal.What made the unexpected medal haul all the more creditable was that it was achieved with eight-year-old boats that put the Indians at a disadvantage even before the competition started. The new boats that had been ordered were stuck with customs but Takhar said the problem has been resolved now.”We have got the new boats and that will help us to improve our performances further.” Takhar pointed out that there was still a significant gap between his timing and that of the top rowers at the international level. That needs to be bridged if India hopes for top honours at the 2012 London Olympics.”There is still a gap of eight seconds between my timing in Guangzhou and the gold medalwinning time at the Beijing Olympics.advertisement”Two or three seconds can be made up with the arrival of modern boats. There is still one-and-a-half years left for the London Olympics and we can work towards bridging the remaining five seconds,” he said.The European countries are the ones dominant in the sport, especially Norway these days.” After his achievement in Guangzhou, the Rowing Federation of India has given Takhar a free hand in devising his own schedule in the lead-up to the 2012 mega event. “The federation has left it for me to decide. The training regimen is yet to be finalised. I am resting right now after the strenuous training schedule for the Asian Games.”We may continue training in Hyderabad as we did before the Asiad. If we need some foreign exposure, it will most likely be in Germany. Next year will have the world championship qualifiers and I will also have to prepare for those as Olympic berths will be available there. The venue and dates are still undecided.”
AC Milan owners willing to hand Higuain to Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have received a boost in their interest in AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain.Sky Italia says Milan are pulling back from plans to buy Higuain outright from Juventus.Milan paid £16million to take Higuain on a season-long loan in the summer and can make the transfer permanent at the end of the current campaign by paying a further £32m.However, Milan owners Elliott Management are going cold and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is clear to move in to sign a player he knows well.The Argentine striker, 31, played under Sarri at Napoli during a prolific 2015-16 season in which Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A appearances.Higuain scored six goals in his first seven games for Milan but has since netted only once in nine matches. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
SAN ANTONIO, TX – MARCH 31: A view of the official NCAA Wilson Basketball during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Loyola Ramblers at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Loyola Ramblers 69-57. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Arizona’s a riser in this week’s poll.With the college football season over, it’s time to start paying more attention to college basketball. That means looking at the projected NCAA Tournament brackets and the two major polls every week. Earlier Monday, the USA Today Sports men’s basketball coaches’ poll was released. It featured a couple changes in the top 10, but the top teams mostly remained in the same spots. And, now, the AP Poll has been released. Here it is: 1. Kentucky – 17-0 2. Virginia – 17-0 3. Gonzaga – 18-1 4. Villanova – 17-1 5. Duke – 15-2 6. Wisconsin – 16-2 7. Arizona – 16-2 8. Notre Dame – 17-2 9. Iowa St. – 13-3 10. Louisville – 15-3 11. Kansas – 14-3 12. Utah – 14-3 13. Maryland – 17-2 14. Wichita St. – 16-2 15. North Carolina – 14-4 16. VCU – 15-3 17. Texas – 13-4 18. West Virginia – 15-3 19. Oklahoma – 12-5 20. N. Iowa – 16-2 21. Baylor – 13-4 22. Dayton – 15-2 23. Indiana – 14-424. Seton Hall – 13-4 25. Iowa – 13-5