Chelsea Ladies sign another England star

first_imgChelsea Ladies have signed England defender Laura Bassett.The 30-year-old joins from Birmingham City and goes straight in to the squad which departs for the International Women’s Club Championship in Japan this Saturday.Bassett has enjoyed a successful career to date, representing her country on 33 occasions, including at the 2009 and 2013 European Championships as well as the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup.At club level, she has been a key member of every club she has represented, with her second stint at Birmingham seeing her lift the 2012 FA Women’s Cup as well as successive FA WSL and Continental Cup runners-up spots.And she sees no reason why her previous success can’t be emulated with her latest club.Rachel Williams was recently signed.“The move is absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait to get started,” said Bassett.“It’s great that we’ve got an opportunity like Japan to get straight in to the action rather than have to wait until pre-season.“Chelsea is a massive club with a big-club mentality so it is a new challenge for me, which is exciting.”Bassett becomes the latest new addition to Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes’ squad, with fellow England international Rachel Williams also joining the club earlier this month.The England duo will join the rest of the Chelsea squad in Japan for the IWCC, and will meet either Australian League winners Sydney FC or Japanese League runner-up NTV Beleza in the last four, with Japanese Cup and League winners INAC Kobe Leonessa or South American side Colo Colo their potential final opponent.And while Bassett admits she doesn’t know too much about their opponents in Japan, she is excited to have the opportunity to lift some silverware so early in her Chelsea career.She said: “Japan is a fantastic opportunity. It is the time of the year where we tend to relax physically and mentally but when an opportunity like this comes along you have to take it to experience the culture, the travel and to play in a tournament like it.“It’s a great chance to settle in and meet the team both on and off the pitch so when January comes round it makes that transition much easier.“It will be a good test out there. I don’t know loads about the opposition but it will be a good test and great to get minutes in a Chelsea shirt.”See also:Chelsea Ladies sign Brazilian midfield starChelsea Ladies sign Japan World Cup starChelsea Ladies star sees bright future for women’s football in EnglandChelsea Ladies star shortlisted by Fifa’Excited’ Williams joins Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies to head to Japan for Women’s Club ChampionshipChelsea Ladies star relishing Japan tripChelsea Ladies sign duo from ArsenalChelsea Ladies snap up Dutch midfielderYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA police ‘ready for 2010’

first_img2 July 2008South Africa is well prepared to ensure the safety of the millions of tourists set to visit the country for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, says the South African Police Service.The SA Police Service revealed details of its plans to secure the country’s skies, highways, stadiums, streets and accommodation venues this week, as part of a plan that will see the government spending a further R665-million on procuring state-of-the-art equipment and R640-million on the deployment of more than 41 000 police officers.“I am happy to announce that our comprehensive security plan for the Fifa World Cup was submitted and it is in Zurich and I think Fifa will be satisfied with the security concept in general,” deputy national police commissioner Andre Pruis told reporters in Pretoria on Monday at the release of the country’s 2007/08 crime statistics.“However, we still need to finalise the security plans for the areas and towns where the teams will be staying,” said Pruis, who is in charge of the country’s 2010 World Cup security.He said the police had already begun event-specific training and simulation exercises for the tournament. They had also started procuring items for the event, including water cannons, body armour, mobile police stations, surveillance cameras, helicopters and unmanned surveillance aircraft.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

The Feds, not Forrester, Are Developing Better Definitions for Cloud Computing

first_imgService Models:Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS). The capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through a thin client interface such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email). The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings.Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS). The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly application hosting environment configurations.Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, deployed applications, and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).Deployment Models:Private cloud. The cloud infrastructure is operated solely for an organization. It may be managed by the organization or a third party and may exist on premise or off premise.Community cloud. The cloud infrastructure is shared by several organizations and supports a specific community that has shared concerns (e.g., mission, security requirements, policy, and compliance considerations). It may be managed by the organizations or a third party and may exist on premise or off premise.Public cloud. The cloud infrastructure is made available to the general public or a large industry group and is owned by an organization selling cloud services.Hybrid cloud. The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more clouds (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load-balancing between clouds). 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williams Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Several months ago, the federal government drafted definitions for cloud computing. It was generally recognized as doing some excellent work.The definitions are a work in progress. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last updated the definitions on October 7. The latest version is available for download. It’s free.Forrester Research says we need better definitions for cloud computing services. Principal analyst James Staten maintains that vendors are “cloudwashing,” providing their own sets of definitions that are just confusing customers.He outlines 11 cloud computing services that he places in three categories:Rented softwareApplication services that allow developers to build platformInfrastructure servicesThe problem is that analyst groups like Forrester just make it more confusing when they make up their own definitions that really are only meant for paying customers. It just turns into a circus. We guess Forrester believes that they are helping the process but it feels more like they are looking for a way to put their stamp on how we all define cloud computing.We do not have access to the Forrester report that has more about these three categories and eleven services. It is available for download. The cost is $1749.NIST is not super-aggressive about promoting its definitions. And the comment system is pretty archaic. You can subscribe to an email list to provide feedback. If there was a more public face to the process, the definition game would be a bit less confusing for everyone.In the meantime, for all of our benefit, we’d like to share some of the latest definitions that have been drafted by NIST:Definition of Cloud Computing:Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models. Tags:#enterprise#news Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Playing aggressive key to Ginebra’s success, says Tenorio

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slaughter starts, sets tone for Gin Kings in Game 5 win MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Hunger has been a word constantly thrown through the course of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, with both sides repeatedly saying that whoever wants the game more will win the plum.LA Tenorio has no doubt that Ginebra was the hungrier team on Sunday as it came out like a house on fire and hounded Meralco in Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT “We started really aggressive. We did it the whole game, so we ended up winning the game. I think that’s really the key when we’re aggressive defensively, offensively, it’s automatic that we’ll get the win,” Tenorio said.With Tenorio steering the ship, the Gin Kings took control early before holding off the Bolts in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe veteran playmaker got the job done on offense, orchestrating the flow for Ginebra with 17 points and four assists, while also doing his job on defense as he bullied the Meralco guards to also finish with six rebounds and three steals.Tenorio’s stellar showing, though, didn’t come as a surprise to coach Tim Cone, who asked him to play extended minutes with the loss of Sol Mercado to injury in Game 4. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next But the heavy minutes are the least of his concerns with the Kings only a win away from repeating as Governors’ Cup champions.“Actually, coach Tim was apologizing to me because of my extended minutes. But I don’t care. This is the championship. I’ll just rest after the series. If I have to play for 48 minutes, I’m ready. I told him even in next game, we don’t have Sol now, so I’m ready to extend my minutes,” he said.“Hopefully next game, we can bring this aggressiveness. But for sure, what we did today is not enough for next game. For sure, they’re going to adjust, so we just have to double our effort if we want to close out the series,” he said.“We know what to do, so we did what we’re supposed to do. Next game, we’ll bring it.”Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at the Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

White hockey teams in Manitoba accused of forming league without First Nations

first_imgWINNIPEG — A lawyer representing some First Nations hockey teams in Manitoba is arguing in court that all the “white teams” got together and formed a new Junior B league which excluded First Nations.All of the teams were part of the Keystone Junior Hockey League until May when five teams left to create the Capital Region League.Lawyer Jamie Kagan says after the First Nations teams complained, a Hockey Manitoba tribunal ruled that former KJHL players would need a release to play in the new league and pay a $500 fee.But that didn’t happen before the new league hit the ice in October.He says it’s made it hard for the remaining KJHL teams to build strong teams and have a competitive league.Kagan says the new league’s actions are against the spirit of reconciliation and are separating Indigenous and non-Indigenous players.He’s asking the judge for an injunction pending a trial. The Canadian Presslast_img read more