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Johannesburg, Monday, 26 March 2012 – South Africa will be sending a high powered team lead by its president, Jacob Zuma, and including government ministers and business leaders to the 4th BRICS summit in New Delhi India from 28 – 29 March 2012.The BRICS group of emerging super powers composed of Brazil, Russia, India and China was joined by South Africa in 2011. The theme of this year’s summit: “BRICS Partnership for Stability, Security and Growth” will provide an opportunity for the member countries to debate and agree on issues of mutual interest and concern.Business leaders from the five countries will hold high level discussions on enhancing financial connectivity by improving banking services to support intra-BRICS trade and investment; cooperating to achieve energy security with focus on green and renewable energy; enhancing cooperation in technological innovation to accelerate growth; cooperation in life sciences to improve development and quality of life; and achieving food security and through sharing scientific research and technology transfer.Explaining the increasing stature of the summit, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, the relative decline of the West’s traditional political and economic power has coincided with rising global stature of emerging nations. “The BRICS grouping is the most concrete and rapidly evolving example of this phenomenon. In just four years, the formal agenda for cooperation and consultation has expanded dramatically to span politics, trade and business, science, academic and cultural interactions.Matola went on to say; “Naturally the BRICS countries won’t agree on everything – in fact in some areas we are competitors. But we have adopted many common positions such as most recently when at the G20 meeting in Mexico when the BRICS finance ministers agreed that the presidency of the World Bank should be open to all candidates and not restricted to American candidates. The United States’ recent nomination of a non-American candidate suggests these views are increasingly gaining traction. Likewise South Africa has found resonance within the BRICS grouping for its calls for the reform of global governance systems such as the UN system, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to make them more responsive to the needs of the developing world and Africa.”Closer cooperation between the BRICS nations also promises enormous opportunities for trade and investment within and through all five member countries. Last year in South Africa, seven BRICS securities exchanges announced plans to cross-list each others’ indices and to jointly develop new products by June 2012. The seven exchanges represent a combined listed market capitalisation of more than $9-trillion and 9481 listed companies.Matola said the BRICS summit provided an opportunity to promote not just South Africa but also the extraordinary opportunities in Africa which the IMF estimates will be home to seven of the 10 fastest growing economies between 2010 and 2015.“We believe South Africa is an integral part of Africa and works to increase its stability, unity, prosperity and international influence. We are actively driving Africa’s regional integration efforts including developing continental north-south rail and road links, expanding ports and energy capacity and skills. Simultaneously 26 African countries agreed to create a single free trade area by mid-2014, covering the Southern, Eastern and Central Africa. The $1-trillion free trade area will effectively expand South Africa’s market from 50 million to 600 million – placing us in a similar category in terms of market size as our BRICS partners.”The 2013 BRICS summit will be held in South Africa.EndsBrand South Africa, previously known as the International Marketing Council of South Africa, officially changed its name to best align with its mandate of building South Africa’s nation brand reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness.www.brandsouthafrica.com
Oracle’s hardware strategy will continue to be focused on enhancing the performance of Oracle software for greater business value to its customers. As Intel continues to refresh its enterprise class family of processors, customers can count on Oracle to follow the refresh schedule through deployment of Intel’s CPUs in Oracle’s stand alone servers, as well as its portfolio of x86 based Engineered Systems. Look for additional blogs to come, detailing how Oracle offers great database performance when running on Oracle Linux and Oracle x86 systems, and a deeper dive into the additional features of Oracle Solaris on Oracle x86 servers.Edgar Haren is a Principal Product Director at Oracle for Oracle’s x86 systems and Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance. He previously spent several years in product development and marketing focused on High Performance Computing. Edgar has 8 provisional patents and 11 public disclosures focusing on server power solutions, mobile power, wireless audio, direct audio, USB switching, physical security, video projection and ergonomics. As this year is heading to a close, it will complete 21 years of partnership between Intel and Oracle. For over two decades both firms have worked together to drive increased performance for Oracle Database on Intel’s CPU architecture. In addition, Oracle and Intel have worked together to deliver innovation and hardened reliability for Oracle Solaris. However, what may get overlooked is Oracle’s commitment to the x86 architecture and Intel’s family of processors, through the continued development of Oracles x86 servers. As mentioned above, one such example of this long standing partnership comes in the form of the advanced fault management capabilities of Oracle Solaris on Oracle’s x86 hardware. This enhanced system monitoring comes as a result of years of cumulative engineering investments made across multiple product families and generations. Combined innovations in Oracle Solaris FMA (Fault Management Architecture) and hardware design have resulted in a synergistic progression of new features that benefit end users. Oracle understands that organizations want a holistic approach to fault management in which all aspects of server health are examined together. This approach prevents system administrators from having to mine and collate error conditions from lots of different sources, such as operating system logs, device-specific tools, and service processors. Oracle Solaris FMA was instrumented with diagnosis ability for correctible memory errors for DIMMs, correctable errors (CEs) for CPUs, and fault detection for PCIe errors. For CEs, the component can be off-lined by Oracle Solaris FMA if the CEs occur too frequently. Also, Oracle Solaris FMA captures error state for CPU uncorrectable errors and reports them upon the next server reboot. Oracle’s x86 systems, all of which use Intel Xeon processors, were used to develop the integration between Oracle Solaris FMA and Intel Xeon processors, as well as the testing to ensure maximum visibility into each system. Lastly, these benefits are only available on Oracle x86 systems, as 3rd party solutions cannot offer this level of integration between the operating system, service processor, and core computing components such as the CPU and memory.Oracle’s ground breaking Engineered Systems offer innovation through the integration of software and hardware to deliver unrivaled customer value. This disruptive design strategy, has created an entirely new market segment and system classification, and at the heart of these solutions are Oracle’s stand alone x86 servers. Oracle’s Intel Xeon based systems are the foundation for the majority of Oracle’s Engineered Systems including Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, and the newly introduced Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance. Oracle’s x86 servers offer the industry’s leading reliability and performance through hardening in these apex solutions, however they are also the computing backbone for Oracle’s cloud services and daily operations. Oracle conducts 3.2 billion business critical database transactions per hour, across 20,000 Oracle x86 servers, as well as servicing over five million users through Oracle On Demand. This level of reliability is the reason so many customers use Oracle’s Engineered Systems and stand alone x86 servers for their mission critical or revenue generating IT resources.
Mario Balotelli may have cried right on the ground after Italy’s 0-4 defeat to Spain in the Euro 2012 final, but almost the whole Italian team was in tears in the dressing room later, goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon said on Monday.Italy continue their 46-year wait for a second European title after goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata gave Spain their third major title in a row.”In the changing room, almost all the players were sobbing,” Buffon said.”We thought we could beat the Spaniards in the Euro 2012 final, but it all turned out to be a big illusion.”Conceding two goals in the final ten minutes was a nightmarish end to the game, Buffon said.”I just want to forget the last ten minutes of the match, erase it from my life,” he said.”I worried that we’d concede again and the match would end with a far higher score than 4-0. We really could have lost by much more and we’re fortunate that didn’t happen.”Buffon, 34, made his 120th appearance for Italy in the final after a career that included winning the 2006 World Cup.He missed Italy’s last appearance at a European championship final in 2000 with a broken hand.
Kentucky NBA Draftee VideosThursday night was a good night for the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats had six players get selected – Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson – and could have had seven if undrafted shooting guard Aaron Harrison had sneaked into the second round. Kentucky’s video production team released congratulatory videos for each of its draftes. Towns, who was picked by Minnesota: Cauley-Stein, who was picked by Sacramento: Lyles, who was picked by Utah:Booker, who was picked by Phoenix: Harrison, who was picked by Phoenix: Johnson, who was picked by Oklahoma City:
YouTube/CSU Rams AthleticsColorado State guard Antwan Scott’s college career has taken a long, winding road, but he’s not quite done yet. Today Scott, who only played in four games for the Rams last season before missing the rest of the year with a broken foot, received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. The reaction from his teammates to the news is absolutely priceless. Scott began his college career at JuCo Ranger College, where he played two years before transferring to Idaho. Before playing for the Vandals, Scott transferred to Grambling State to be closer to family, and averaged 15.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.3 steals for the Tigers in 2013-14. Scott was immediately eligible for Colorado State last season after transferring post-graduation.
This Friday, September 5th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT), Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will stage its fourth biennial fundraising event.Robert Downey Jr, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell, Sofia Vergara, Ben Falcone, Kevin Bacon, Anna Kendrick, Tony Goldwyn, Dave Grohl, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Gad, Giada De Laurentiis, Jaime King, Mira Sorvino, Joe Manganiello, Jordana Brewster, Alison Sweeney, Amanda de Cadenet, Charlie Wilson, and Diem Brown, will be part of the star-studded appeal to help build public support for SU2C’s groundbreaking translational research that can provide patients with new therapies to save lives now. They join previously announced participants including Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Couric, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Rob Lowe, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Dane Cook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Passmore, Rob Riggle, Italia Ricci, Ethan Zohn and Bree Turner. Special musical performances include: The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco & Common, Ariana Grande, and Dave Matthews Band.Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions will co-executive produce the September 5th broadcast, live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, along with ABC Family, American Forces Network, AXS TV, Bravo, Cooking Channel, Discovery Fit & Health, E!, Encore, Encore Espanol, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FOX Sports 2, FXM, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, LMN, Logo TV, MLB Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, Palladia, Pivot, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, Starz, TNT and VH1 are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special on Friday. In addition, the show will stream live on both Hulu and Yahoo.Instead of the traditional phone bank staffed by celebrities, the September 5th telecast will feature a “digital lounge” on the set, hosted by Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric. Stars in the digital lounge will reach out to viewers via phone, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms through an exciting new campaign called “We’re Calling You” that SU2C’s supporters can sign up for at werecallingyou.org.In the on-stage digital lounge, Katie Couric will tap into the Facebook Mentions Box, which allows supporters to share their connection to cancer and receive real-time responses from celebrities. Other celebrities in the digital lounge will participate in Facebook Q&As, using their own pages to respond live to fan questions. Facebook and Instagram will also have a presence on the star-studded red carpet on September 5th with a photo experience that will capture the stars as they make their way into the Dolby Theatre, sharing those images and videos with fans.
Ohio State football recruit Jamel Turner was shot twice while riding in a car late Friday night, but the injuries are not believed to be serious, according to several reports. Turner also posted on his Facebook page that he “just got hit twice is all” and that he “still can play football so its alll gravy.” The prospect transferred from Youngstown Ursuline to Fork Union for his senior year, but left Fork Union last month for undisclosed reasons. In a March interview with The Lantern, Turner said the reason for his transfer was because he “got off track of what I should have been doing. [I] got a little bit off focus and just needed to get out of where I was and come somewhere else so I could focus a little bit more grades-wise.” Shelly Poe, spokeswoman for Ohio State, said the university is “still gathering information on the situation” and does “not have any statement at this time.” Whether Turner ever suits up in scarlet and gray remains to be seen, and Sullivan said Turner’s choices will determine his future. “He has the potential to be as good as he wants to be,” Sullivan said. “The choices are now his. I think he has all the ability in the world. He’s a very intelligent young man and it all comes down to what kind of choices he’s going to make about his life from here on out.“I hope he gets everything straightened out.” On his Facebook page, Turner wrote that he “NEVER WOULDA HTOUGHT [sic] I’D GET SHOT!! [expletive] IT THO… THANK GOD IM STILL ALIVEEE.” According to the Youngstown police report, Turner, who was in the back seat, was struck by gunfire twice, once in his left ankle and once in his right hip. Turner was one of three people in the car, along with his twin brother, Jamal, and 32-year-old Ramses Terry, who was driving the Chevrolet Blazer, which he owns. Police found a bag of marijuana and two handguns in the car, and found no evidence of a shooting at the scene. Attempts to contact Turner have been unsuccessful, and Turner’s former coach at Fork Union Military Academy, Micky Sullivan, said the 18-year-old has turned off his phone. “I’ve tried to call Jamel, his phone is turned off,” Sullivan said. “I saw it just like everybody else on the Internet and I tried to contact him, but I haven’t been able to get in touch with him.”
France captain Hugo Lloris insists his international teammate Paul Pogba is being judged unfairly because of his hefty transfer fee.The World Cup-winning midfielder sees his every move, including his lifestyle off the pitch criticized by pundits and the media alike.Pogba, who resigned for United from Italian side Juventus in August 2016 for a then world record fee of £89million has been criticized this season by a host of people including United boss Jose Mourinho.Spurs shot-stopper Lloris, who won the World Cup with Pogba in the summer, says the midfielder shows his worth with France and “when it matters he is there” for United.“He has a status in the UK, maybe because of his huge transfer fee,” Lloris said on Mirror.co.uk.“Sometimes people judge him not very fairly. Now he has more maturity, he knows what he needs to do, he proves that with us.”Report: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“I think his performances at United are far from being as bad as people say.“He is part of a team which has worse results than we could have expected, that’s for sure, but they are still a very strong team. When it matters he is there.”Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho, and Barcelona rumoured to be interested.