Sheffield Wednesday boss wants Joey Barton – report

first_imgJoey Barton is wanted by Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones, according to The People.It has been suggested that QPR are looking to send Barton on loan to the Championship, where the volume of games early in the season means his 12-match ban would be served quicker.Barton, it is claimed, has already had offers from Blackburn and Nottingham Forest, with Jones now having thrown his hat into the ring.Cardiff City are set to reject an offer from Fulham for Peter Whittingham, according to The Sun on Sunday, while West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage.It is claimed Fulham will offer £2.5m for Bluebirds midfielder Whittingham, who scored 13 goals last season.The Sunday Express say Fulham want Fraser Fyvie, 19, who has turned down a new deal at Aberdeen, while The Sun suggest the Whites are one of several clubs interested in Burnley striker Charlie Austin.There is continued speculation about Clint Dempsey’s future, with the Daily Star on Sunday reporting that Liverpool’s American owners have sanctioned an £8m bid to buy him from Fulham.The People, however, suggest the Anfield club’s offer is unlikely to be more than £6m.Striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a move to west London as part of a possible deal for Dempsey.The former Newcastle man is also wanted by West Ham, and The People say Fulham will move for Cole if the Hammers get Carroll.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sudafrika: Riskieren Sie den Himmel

first_imgSudafrika verfugt uber 3.000 km Kustenlinie mit atemberaubenden Bergen – oft Seite and Seite. Die unterschiedlichen Terrains des Landes in Verbindung mit einem idealen Klima fur Aktivitaten im Freien, machen es zu einem reichen Jadggrund fur Adrenalinjunkies.SA bietet Weltklassenbergsteigen, Surfen, Tauchen, Wandern, Pferdesafaris, Mountainbiking, Fluss Rafting an – und in etwa jede andere Extremsportart, die Sie nennen konnen – dabei alle unterstutzt von engagierten Anbietern.Sudafrika bietet einige der besten und vielfaltigsten Berge zum besteigen in der Welt. Die Klippen sind groß, wild – und wollen noch entdeckt werden. Kapstadt ist besonders gut bestuckt, aber die Action beschrankt sich nicht auf das Westkap.Flussausfluge reichen von weitgehend malerischen bis zu klassifizierten Wildwasser Waschmaschinen Die Kust des Kanusports – bekannt als kloofing in Sudafrika – ist ein weiterer heißer Favorit, mit sowohl selbstgefuhrten als auch begleiteten Reisen im Angebot.Es gibt uber 100 aufgelistete Platze mit Startanlagen fur Gleitschirm- und Drachenflieger – und noch viel mehr weniger bekannte – mit Schulen in jedem Zentrum. Auch oben in der Luft gibt es viele Moglichkeiten fur Hubschrauberfahrten, Ballonfluge, Kunstfliegen, Fallschirmspringen und Ultraleichtflugzeuge.Tausende von Kilometern Wanderwege wickeln sich um das Land in Wuste, Wald, Berg- oder Kustenterrain herum, viele mit angrenzenden Mountenbikefahrten.Es gibt wunderbare leichte Pferdefahrten durch Weinberge, am Strand oder in den Bergen und – fur die richtig abenteuerlustigen – Pferdesafaris in Großwildlandschaft.Und wenn Sie das ganz schnelle Hoch suchen, gibt es die 216 Meter hohe Bloukrans Brucke an der Grenze des Ost- und Westkaps mit dem hochsten kommerziellen Bungeesprung der Welt.Oder Sie konnen sich uber den krachenden Wellen bei dem Western Head am Knysna abseilen, einen Kilometer hoch uber Kapstadt hangen, in Kombination abseilen, mit dem Kanu durch die Storms River Schlucht schlingern, oder einen Rappelling-Sprung an den Gebauden in Durban oder Johannesburg hinunter wagen. Die Schwerkraft wirkt auf spektakulare Art in Sudafrika!SAinfo reporter, mit Material von South African Tourismlast_img read more

Microsoft Stays Conservative On Web Standards In IE9-To-IE10 Shift

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “The way we approach this is from the standpoint of what developers want, within the platform,” said Rob Mauceri, Microsoft’s group program manager for Internet Explorer. “When there are standards being developed with the W3C [World Wide Web Consortium], often time we are directly involved with those standards. We work with others in the community to define and then implement those standards, as they’re ready and mature enough to implement, and as developers are actually interested in them.”In IE10 Microsoft implemented 30 new standards, including HTML5, CSS3 and Web applications, Mauceri said. IE10 adds new rich visual effects to the page with shadows, 3D transforms, CSS3 gradients, sophisticated page layouts with CSS3 grids, flexbox and multicolumn support. Plus, there are enhancements to the Web programming model like LocalDB, per-application caching, WebSockets, Web workers and more.“These are just a few examples, but they really cut across things… developers look for as they’re building new experiences on the Web,” Mauceri said.Leading From Behind?“There are two aspects of what Rob called out: what developers want, and what developers are coding to,” said Ryan Gavin, the general manager for IE within Microsoft. “Is the spec ready for the browser? And then there’s the thing that you lose when you go to an HTML5test.com that generates a somewhat arbitrary score and tries to put the thing down into a numerical value. In some cases we have a point of view unlike some of the other browser vendors: implementing a spec too early actually causes developers a lot of pain.”“And so it’s really not a race to throw as much crap as you can into the browser,” Gavin added. “If you implement a spec too early and it changes, as these things do, sometimes on a weekly basis, the developer ends up writing and rewriting and writing their site, and testing it, because they’re always in break-fix mode, because that spec is always evolving.”Microsoft tries to add support for a standard when it’s “site-ready”: defined as a state that when developer writes to a spec, there’s a high degree of confidence that it’s going to work and persist over time, Gavin said.Commercial BlitzMicrosoft plans to launch a commercial blitz around the new IE10 platform, made by the same agency that developed the “Beauty of the Web” spot and the Lewis song. The new commercial will go live on Tuesday, pushing – naturally – the aspect of touch. (Gavin took the high road when asked about the touch-enabled Chromebook Pixel, applauding Google for following Microsoft’s lead.)Most would agree that the “Beauty of the Web” spot does an excellent job of showcasing Internet Explorer, and the new commercial goes a step further, adding touch to the equation. As Microsoft moves forward, its challenge is to persuade third-party developers to continue making the Web beautiful, too.   8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Browsers#Internet Explorer#Microsoft A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 on Tuesday, providing a substantial speed increase over Internet Explorer 9 as well as more support for modern Web standards. But Microsoft added that it will continue its conservative approach to supporting Web standards – no doubt disappointing some in the Web community.For those Windows 7 users with Windows Update turned on, IE 9 on Windows 7 will begin self-upgrading around the world, Microsoft said, within the 95 different languages supported by the Microsoft browser. To help mark the occasion, Microsoft launched ExploreTouch.ie, where users can explore singer Blake Lewis’ song, “Your Touch.” The site is designed to showcase the use of touch, IE10 and Windows 8, Microsoft said.Better, Faster, StrongerIE10 is designed to improve performance, privacy and compatibility compared to IE9. Specifically, Microsoft claimed that IE10 users would load websites 20% faster than in IE9 – giving the new browser what company executives characterized as market-leading real-world site performance. In tests of eight common browsing tasks by independent researchers at Principled Technologies, IE10 was up to 63% faster than Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS, the firm found, and Microsoft also cited real-world tests of site performance that found IE10 came out on top. (Of course, it always makes sense to take browser makers’ speed claims with a bit of salt.) The performance enhancements could be a factor helping IE climb to more than 55.14% share of browser usage, as measured by Net Applications, its highest share ever among desktop browsers. (At the beginning of February, NetApps said that 2.3% of desktop users used Windows 8, which ships with its own version of IE10.)From a privacy standpoint, Microsoft has left a feature called Do Not Track on by default, asking websites not to track IE10 users. Advertisers have howled in protest at this feature, but IE10 also includes Tracking Protection, which actively blocks personal information from being transferred. (Still, Australia has expressed concerns about Microsoft’s suggested approach to privacy and data collection, wondering if incidental data provided by routine transactions could be used without consent to build a user profile.)Slow And Steady On Web StandardsMicrosoft has long taken a more deliberate approach toward implementing Web standards than other browser vendors, which has earned the company some criticism – perhaps due to the legacy of browsers like IE6, whose insecurity and lack of standards support has collected widespread scorn, and a place in PC World’s list of the 25 worst tech products, among others. (Microsoft later created IE6countdown, a concerted effort to kill off IE6; today, just 0.2% of U.S. users still rely on it, the site claims. It has a much higher market share in some overseas markets.)Some critics haven’t given up the fight. “We are filing this complaint on behalf of all consumers who are tired of having a monopolist make choices for them,” said Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, which asked the EU to prevent Microsoft from bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. “In addition to promoting the free choice of individual consumers, we are a champion of open Web standards and cross-platform innovation. We cannot rest until we’ve brought fair and equitable options to consumers worldwide.”That was in 2007, however. Criticism has tapered off in recent years, although Microsoft has fallen on its sword a time or two: markhachmanlast_img read more

LFW kickstarts with whiff of freshness

first_imgFresh talent and new ideas – that’s what the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 kicked off with here Friday. As many as seven new designers wowed fashionistas at the opening of the five-day gala with distinct collections.The ‘Gen Next’ show included new designers like Aniket Satam, Sneha Arora, Asa Kazingmei, Kavita Sharma, Richa Aggarwal and a group of three called Threesome.All collections were mainly based on an array of colours and textures, with designs which were quirky and the garments, innovative.The show started with Ashta and Sidharth’s collection, which was dominated by colours like bright yellow and navy blue.It was followed by a line by the Threesome – Mehak Pruthi, Kanika Seth and Ankit Sharma. Their collection was based on ‘Avatars’.”We based it on self-avatars, displaying the true emotion of clandestine. We all have something hidden in us which we never let out,” they said of their line, after the show.The group also emphasized that they didn’t want to do away with the true flavour of India, and so tried to “promote what we are”.Another newcomer Richa Aggarwal’s collection could be best described as “earthy”.”I tried to represent the streets of India through my collection. It was very colourful with textures. The clothes were simple yet wearable,” she said.Kavita Sharma showcased a collection ‘It’s a beautiful life’. “It was based on the idea of rebirth depicted in the Bhagwad Gita. It’s about a small child who is amused by his surroundings, and all my garments had a different story behind them,” she said.Sneha Arora’s line had a completely different look with her models sporting intellectual looks.”My theme was once upon a time in paradigm. The monotony of black and grey were broken by colour and digital prints,” she said.Asa Kazingmei’s theme was ‘immortal’. The collection had simple silhouettes along with well constructed structures. There were motifs depicting the bravery of the soldiers.The last collection of the show was by Aniket Satam, who was inspired by the prediction that the world will come to an end in 2012.The ongoing extravaganza is in its 13th edition, and is being held at the Grand Hyatt.advertisementlast_img read more