What’s driving 49ers’ Damontre Moore into final audition?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Damontre Moore may make the 49ers roster. His pass-rushing prowess shows that. His urgency to win a job is one that any parent can relate.Moore became a father nearly three months ago, motivating him to straighten up and get serious about his career, which is approaching another crossroads.“It definitely makes you see things in a whole new light,” Moore, 26, said. “You’re no longer worried about yourself. You have a family to feed.”Miami Dolphins defensive end Damontre Moore …last_img read more

Hunter stars in inaugural Mzansi Tour

first_img“They rode themselves out of their skins to make sure that they can help me as much as they can.” South African cycling star Robert Hunter, riding for the South African National Team, claimed an impressive victory in the inaugural Mzansi Tour, which finished at Montecasino in Johannesburg on Sunday. Stage Five Results Fedgroup-Itec claimed the Team Classification, with La Pomme Marseille in second and Team Nippo-De Rosa in third. “I feel really good. I’m happy to have won this tour because it’s been a great week of racing and I’m happy with how it has turned out,” Hunter told the South African Press Association (Sapa) after securing the title. WinnersApart from his victory in the general classification, Hunter also won the points’ classification and the best African rider’s title. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material General Classification Hunter kept up the pressure throughout and ultimately finished the race five minutes and 56 seconds ahead of second-placed Julien Antomarchi. His win in the general classification was built upon a superb solo effort in the second stage – at 189 kilometres, the longest of the race – which left him almost six minutes clear of the second placed rider. 22 April 2013 Third stageThe weekend began well for Team Nippo-De Rosa’s Mauro Richeze, who claimed the 149 kilometre third stage win from Witbank to Mamelodi on Friday, after a sprint finish. “I’m really proud with how my South African team has performed after we came here as the underdogs. It was a tightly contested stage, with only 20 seconds separating the first 55 riders. He crossed the finishing line in three hours, 19 minutes and 51 seconds, edging out Germany’s Lucas Liss of Rad-Net Rose and South African track ace Nolan Hoffman of Tasol-GT for the honours. Fourth stageOn Saturday, the fourth stage covered 145 kilometres from Hartbeespoort to the Union Buildings. At least it was supposed to do so, but a late route change was necessary after the Tshwane Metro Police failed to provide sufficient support for the route through Pretoria; Tanya Harford, one of the directors of Echelon Events, said the Police had not honoured a contract they had signed. Argentina’s Richeze rose to the occasion once again, sneaking ahead of Hunter right on the line to take the stage win in four hours, two minutes and 43 seconds, while Nolan Hoffman placed third. Antomarchi was the only man apart from Hunter to wear the leader’s yellow jersey in the race, after edging out the South African ace for victory on the first stage. 1. Robert Hunter (SA National Team) 19:42:312. Julien Antomarchi (La Pomme Marseille) +5:563. Fortunato Baliani (Nippo-De Rosa) +6:024. Ian McLeod (FedGroup Itec) +6:055. Paul van Zweel (EuropcarSA) +6:116. David Maree (Tasol-GT) +8:007. Neil MacDonald (FedGroup Itec) +8:498. Dylan Girdlestone (Westvaal BMC) +13:079. Antoine Lavieu (La Pomme Marseille) +13:5510. James Perry (Tasol-GT) + 16:08 Hunter, meanwhile, played it safe and kept his lead in the general classification steady at five minutes and 50 seconds over Antomarchi. Tasol-GT’s David Maree was crowned the King of the Mountains, while JC Nel of the MTN Qhubeka Feeder team finished as the Best Young Rider. 1. Dylan Girdlestone (Westvaal BMC) 2:53:38 2. Hichen Chaabane (Velo Club Sovac) +0:04 3. Waylon Woolcock (Bonitas) +0:134. Estifanos Kebede (MTN Qhubeka Feeder) +0:185. Robert Hunter (SA National Team) +0:206. Mauro Rocheze (Nippo-De Rosa) same time7. Herman Fouche (Bonitas) st8. David Maree (Tasol-GT) st9. Theo Reinhardt (Rad-Net Rose) st10. Fortunato Baliani (Nippo-De Rosa) st “I feel amazing. It’s my biggest career win,” Girdlestone said after the race. Final stageWestvaal-BMC’s Dylan Girdlestone captured the 123-kilometre final stage, which started and ended at Montecasino. Hichen Chaabane of VCS took second place, four seconds off the pace, with Waylon Woolcock of Team Bonitas coming home in third, a further nine seconds back. Yellow jerseylast_img read more

Ernie Els goes wire-to-wire in Munich

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “Seven birdies and an eagle for a 63 was certainly a neat way of doing that. We knew it was going to be low scoring week, so if you come out of the blocks fast like that, it does somewhat take the pressure off for the rest of the tournament. It means you’re not having to play a game of catch-up all week.” The victory was the 68th of Els’ career and his 28th on the European Tour. Surprisingly, it was the first by a South African in the BMW International. Even an opening 63, however, does not guarantee a procession to the title and it was far from that for Els, who was passed by both Thomas Bjorn and Alexander Levy in the final round, but he kept his composure to sign for a third 69 on the trot and an 18-under-par total. Ernie Els captured the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried in Munich, Germany on Sunday, having led the tournament from start to finish. It was a timely win for the South African great, coming just a month ahead of his British Open title defence at Muirfield. Fellow South African Darren Fichardt enjoyed a strong showing, finishing in a tie for seventh with Sergio Garcia and Wen-yi Huang on 14-under-par 274. “Any time you have a tap-in birdie putt to win a golf tournament, you’re a happy man!” 270 Ernie Els (RSA) (-18) 63, 69, 69, 69271 Thomas Bjorn (Den) (-17) 68, 69, 65, 69272 Alexander Levy (Fra) (-16) 65, 68, 68, 71273 Martin Kaymer (Ger) (-15) 64, 71, 69, 69273 Alex Noren (Swe) (-15) 64, 71, 66, 72273 Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) (-15) 66, 68, 71, 68274 Darren Fichardt (RSA) (-14) 70, 66, 69, 69274 Sergio Garcia (Esp) (-14) 71, 69, 65, 69274 Wen-yi Huang (Chn) (-14) 71, 69, 69, 65 TiedIt tied him with compatriot Louis Oosthuizen, Italy’s Matteo Manassero and England’s Ian Poulter as the only golfers to have won European Tour titles in each of the past four years. ComposedHeading into the 18th, Els needed a birdie to win. He wrote afterwards: “It was tight right down to the wire, though, so we knew we’d probably have to make birdie on 18 to secure the win. To play that hole so well and make a secure two-putt birdie, that was obviously very satisfying. ExcitmentThere was further excitement for South African golf fans when, after being given a sponsor’s exemption, Brandon Stone, who turned professional at the beginning of the month, tied for 10th in his first tournament in the paying ranks. He finished on 275 after rounds of 66, 71, 67 and 71. Tjaart van der Walt and Justin Walters tied for 29th on 279, Jaco van Zyl shared 35th on 280, while Dawie van der Walt tied for 41st on 281. “What an awesome week it was! T10 finish on debut is a dream come true!” he wrote on Twitter afterwards. The win, worth €333 330 (approximately R4.46-million), also secured a place for Els in the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the 2013 WGC-HSBC Champions and the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions. LEADERBOARD 24 June 2013 Els’ victory was built upon a superb first round of nine-under-par 63. “That first round was the dream start for me,” he wrote on his website, “especially having come straight from a tough week in the US Open at Merion. Obviously I played some good stuff there, so my goal was to carry that form into the BMW. last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 18, 2012

first_imgGeocaching.com is teaming up with Crystal Dynamics™, a Square Enix™ studio to promote the 2012 launch of the new Tomb Raider® video game. Read more about the partnership on the Geocaching.com blog, Latitude 47.Share with your Friends:More February 29 – This Day in Geocaching HistoryIn the 11 years and 9 months since the first geocache was placed, there is single date on which only a small fraction of geocachers have ever logged a cache. We suspect that’s because this particular date has only happened twice in geocaching history; it’s February 29, also known as leap day.Given our penchant for all things that leap (frogs, horses, excited geocachers), we wanted to mark the third leap day in geocaching history — February 29, 2012 — by seeing how many accounts can log a cache that day.Last February 29, way back in 2008, 36,696 distinct accounts logged an “Attended” or “Found it” on a cache. Given the growth of the geocaching community since then, we think we can double that number this year. But 73,392 distinct accounts logging a cache is a lofty goal; it’s the second highest number of accounts to log a cache in a single day. The current record, 78,313, was set on 10/10/10. Considering that 10/10/10 was a Sunday and February 29 will be a Wednesday, it is going to require a huge push to reach our goal.So, talk to your fellow geocachers, your friends, and your co-workers about going geocaching (and logging their find) on February 29. In order to count toward the goal, people only have to log a single cache.Everyone who logs a “Found it” or “Attended” this February 29 will receive the Leap Day Souvenir on their profile. As an added bonus, Premium Members who love to look at their “finds by date” statistics most likely see a blank square on the calendar on February 29. This is your chance to fill in the square —the 366th day of geocaching!Outdoor Adventures with Geocaching.com and Tomb Raider® SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Leap Day – Leaps into the Record BooksMarch 2, 2012In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 22, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Google Maps Gets Smarter: Crowdsources Live Traffic Data

first_imgGoogle today announced that Google Maps can now display live traffic data for more roads. Until now, Google only showed data from major highways. That data came directly from local highway authorities, but now, Google will also tap into data it receives from GPS-enabled phones that use Google Maps with the My Location feature. As users move around a city, Google can see how well traffic is flowing along any road and will update its live traffic data accordingly.We noticed that Google actually started displaying more traffic data for these roads a few weeks ago, but Google described the specifics of this new program in a blog post only today. To send data (which is anonymized) to Google, users only have to open Google Maps on their Android phone (like the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G) or Palm Pre (we are still trying to figure out if BlackBerry and Symbian users can contribute as well). For now, the iPhone’s Maps application doesn’t support traffic crowdsourcing. If you don’t want your phone’s location to be tracked with My Location anymore, Google offers an easy way to opt out.Update: We just heard back from Google – here is the official statement about which phones will be able to contribute traffic data to Google Maps:Google Maps products that include location services will make use of this information for traffic. This includes the downloadable Google Maps for Mobile product for mobile phones as well as the Google Maps application for Android phones. One exception is the maps functionality that Google provides for the iPhone – the iPhone does not provide any location data that is used for traffic crowdsourcing at this time. Google is obviously aware of the potential privacy issues involved here, but according to Dave Barth, the product manager for Google Maps, Google will “find the start and end points of every trip and permanently delete that data so that even Google ceases to have access to it.” This way, nobody can find out where a car actually came from.According to Google, enough users use these phones to make this project feasible. In my experience however, the data for these arterial roads isn’t quite as trustworthy as the data for highways.Overall, though, this is a great project and the more users are aware of it, the better the data will become. However, it is also worth noting that some GPS manufacturers have been using data from their users’ GPS systems to crowdsource traffic data for years, though chances are that Google will be able to recruit more users and hence create a better experience for its users. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts frederic lardinois Tags:#Google#NYT#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

10 months agoAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?

first_imgAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax goalkeeper Andre Onana is calm over talk of a return to Barcelona.The former Barca junior is being linked with a return as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, the ex-Ajax No1.Onana told Marca: “Do I know anything new about Barça’s interest in replacing Cillessen? I have no new information. “I spoke with Jasper a few times, but I do not know what decision he will make. It’s in his hands, in the Netherlands, he’s a real idol. “Time will tell what’s going on with everyone. For my part, I am quiet.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

IDC Demands Release of Arrested Benin Dockworkers

first_imgzoom The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called for the unconditional freeing of the twenty sacked, fined and arrested dockworkers at the Port of Cotonou (PAC), Benin before and on May 11.On Friday, May 5, SYNFOMAP-BENIN, a movement of dissatisfaction paralyzed all activities at the Autonomous Port of Cotonou from 3 pm to midnight, as informed by IDC.The protest came following a conflict between the port workers and their employer the Beninese Port Handling Corporation (SOBEMAP).“The conflict resulted from the observations alluding to the workers´ refusal to comply with the recommendations put forth by SOBEMAP to improve the living and working conditions of dockworkers, and in the Synthesis Report of the Working Committee (SOBEMAP-UNIONS Dockers), decided by the Minister who had visited Ports in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal in December 2016 to draw inspiration from the working conditions and management of the dockers of these countries,” IDC said.As explained by the union, the port workers are faced with the lack of regulation of their trade, precarious jobs with a derisory income level of Euro 3.50 per work week, and a high mortality rate: 70 fatalities were reported in the first quarter of 2017.The International Dockworkers Council described the workers’ demands as legitimate, voicing their unwavering support, and demanding that the imprisoned workers are released unconditionally and that SOBEMAP reinstates dockers licensed in their rights.“We call for the opening of a constructive dialogue between the port authorities, the employer SOBEMAP and SYNFOMAP,” the union said.“At the international level, IDC remains attentive to the developments of this case. The solution to the conflict necessarily involves social dialogue.”According to the Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch, that addressed the Embassy of the Republic of Benin on behalf of IDC, the arrests by the local authorities are also believed to be connected to the participation of workers in an IDC meeting.“All efforts by the IDC to reach out to the local authorities on behalf of these 20 dockworkers have been ignored. For this reason we ask you to contact the Government of Benin to demand intervention on behalf of these 20 workers,” the MUA branch said in a letter.Should the government fail to react, the union said it would organize industrial action in all ports in Benin.“We hope you will take efforts to make sure this extreme situation is avoided, and help us seek a good situation for all,” the letter further reads.last_img read more

Toronto stock market pushes higher despite energy weakness on drop in oil

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up in late-morning trading as gains in the financial, industrial and materials sectors outweighed losses in the energy sector as the price of oil fell.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 79.85 points at 15,236.25.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 107.95 points at 25,495.13. The S&P 500 index was up 26.34 points at 2,752.56, while the Nasdaq composite was up 109.98 points at 7,310.85.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.56 cents US.The December crude contract was down US$2.57 at US$57.36 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up 21.2 cents at US$4 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up 40 cents at US$1,203.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 2.05 cents at US$2.70 a pound. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

CEO’s office submits report to ECI on violence at Vidyasagar College

first_imgKolkata: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has reportedly submitted a report to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in Delhi, regarding the incident of violence that took place at Vidyasagar College on Tuesday.The ECI had sought a report from the office of the CEO after the Tuesday’s incident created a political slugfest between Trinamool Congress and BJP leaders. The CEO’s report comes on a day when the ECI has relieved Atri Bhattacharya, Principal Secretary, Home and Hill Affairs, from his current post. ADG CID Rajeev Kumar has also been relieved from his current post and has been asked by the ECI to attach to the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Capital. The Commission has also restricted campaigns by the political parties for the final phase of elections to a deadline of Thursday. The poll in the seventh and last phase will be conducted on May 19. Prodded by the ECI, the state election officials have sent a detailed report stating its observations regarding the incident when some BJP leaders allegedly ransacked a portion of Vidyasagar College and demolished a statue of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar. The incident occurred when a road show of BJP national president Amit Shah was being organised in the city. Trinamool Congress leaders on Wednesday moved to the ECI, protesting against the incident. Various Opposition party leaders from the state also met election officials at the CEO’s office in this regard. Senior BJP leader Dilip Ghosh also met the election officials, alleging that Shah’s rally was attacked by Trinamool Congress activists. It has been learnt that the Election commission will take a decision after going through the report in detail. Meanwhile, special police observer Vivek Dubey said on Wednesday that police are conducting a probe into the incident. The Commission is keeping a tab on it as well.last_img read more