Blake takes title in Sydney

first_imgAmerican James Blake capped his Australian Open preparations with his fourth career ATP Tour title, beating Russian Igor Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3) today in the Sydney International. Blake won the championship on his first match point when Andreev hit a backhand into the net. Blake appeared strong at the end despite the high humidity and temperatures around 86 degrees. Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands won the Hobart (Australia) International with a 6-2, 6-1 win over practice partner Iveta Benesova on Friday. Andy Roddick advanced to the final of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament in Melbourne, Australia when Nicolas Kiefer retired with an injured ankle Friday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the final set Andreev broke serve to take a 5-4 lead, but Blake broke back immediately to keep himself in the match. Blake is seeded 20th for the Australian Open, which begins Monday. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Justine Henin-Hardenne overcame deficits in the last two sets to rally for a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win Friday over Francesca Schiavone in the women’s final of the Sydney International. Heineken Open Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen beat Croatia’s Mario Ancic 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Heineken Open today in Auckland, New Zealand, winning his first ATP Tour title. Nieminen made swift work of Ancic, breaking his serve in the third and seventh games of the first set and in the fifth and seventh games of the second. Ancic made his 25th unforced error on match point, giving Nieminen the win in 61 minutes. In other events … Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues won the Canberra (Australia) International on Friday with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 victory over South Korea’s Cho Yoon-jeong. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Senior team bowed out of the Championship on Saturday last following a 5 point defeat to Dungloe. Despite Glenswilly leading by 1 point at half time, it was the team from the Rosses who showed the more hunger in the second half and scored 2 goals to seal their victory. There are still 2 league games to be played but it is not known when these will be played yet. The 3rd team finished their season on Sunday with a lose away to Pettigo.Circuits continue in the hall on Monday evenings 7-8 for ladies and 8-9 for men. Yoga classes will take place on Wednesdays from 8.30, all welcome.Conversational Irish classes will begin in the clubhouse on Wednesday 24th October from 7.30 to 8.30. Suitable for aged 12 and over. Lotto numbers for 15/10/2012 were 1,3,7,9 and match 3 winner was John Bonner, Dr McGinley Rd, Letterkenny. Next week’s jackpot is €1380. Sellers are John McGinley and Dermot McGinley Seacor.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Search: Next-generation RDBMS Structured Search

first_imgSearch technology advances have been capturing top headlines on a nearly daily basis.  From our perspective, the evolution of tools in the Enterprise Search space is what is driving all the excitement.  That includes offerings from FAST, Autonomy Endeca, and more recently initiatives from IBM/Yahoo, Google, Powerset, and many many others.The current focus clearly has been on search over unstructured data.  Comparatively, search over structured data using relational database systems hasn’t really changed that much.  Of course Open Source companies like MySQL are changing the relational database market dynamics.  Products like Oracle’s TimesTen realtime database and Oracle’s BerkeleyDB embedded database are pushing the limits of the relational database.  And work like what Formtek’s partner Dynatrek is doing in the area of federated structured searches is interesting too.  But the data storage techniques and algorithms of relational systems haven’t changed that much.What’s interesting now is what Vertica is doing in RDBMS.  Michael StoneBreaker, Vertica’s CTO and chief architect behind the INGRES and POSTGRES databases, is pioneering a new concept in RDBMS called a ‘column-oriented’ RDBMS.  The new technique is well suited for applications like data warehousing, compliance, and business intelligence.Vertica has raised $23.5+ million and yesterday named Oracle SVP Jerry Held as Chairman.  Ray Lane, former Oracle Vice President, is also an investor in the company.The new architecture allows Vertica’s database to be ultrafast, allowing even ad hoc queries over terabyte-sized databases to be speedy.  With innovators like Vertica, structured search may become interesting again.last_img read more

Red faced! Chelsea stun Liverpool, throw EPL title race open

first_imgDemba Ba and Willian scored in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over LiverpoolJose Mourinho riled his former assistant Brendan Rodgers as Chelsea successfully stifled Liverpool and scored twice against the run of play to win 2-0 on Sunday and dent the Premier League leaders’ hopes of a first title in 24 years.However unambitious Chelsea appeared at Anfield, goals at the end of each half from Demba Ba, who seized on Steven Gerrard’s slip-up, and Willian ended Liverpool’s 11-game winning streak in the league. Mourinho’s side is just two points behind Liverpool with two games remaining.”They obviously sat very deep – I think there were two buses parked today, never mind one,” said Rodgers, who was a coach at Chelsea between 2004 and 2008.”It was clear that they’d come certainly not wanting to win the game, with the time wasting.”That claim was unsurprisingly challenged by Mourinho – “Time wasting? What’s that?” – with the Chelsea manager affronted by criticism of his tactics.”When a team defends well you call it defensive display,” he told reporters. “When a team defends badly and concedes two or three goals you don’t mention a defensive display.”But Mourinho continued his policy of dismissing Chelsea’s title prospects, stressing: “We have no chance.”It’s not that unrealistic for Chelsea, but Manchester City has replaced Liverpool as the team which has the destination of the trophy in its own hands.Third-placed City closed the gap on Liverpool to three points by winning 2-0 at Crystal Palace on Sunday, and it has a game in hand to play at Everton on Saturday. So by the time Liverpool plays at Palace next Monday it could have been knocked off the top on goal difference by City.It’s a long time to dwell on a defeat that will suppress the fervor that had been growing at Liverpool that the team will win the English title for the first time since 1990, having started the season as 33-1 outsiders with bookmakers.Hours before kickoff, thousands of Liverpool fans lined the streets, preparing for the team’s arrival at Anfield. It had the air of a victory parade, but whether the real thing takes place next month is now a lot more uncertain.”The bigger picture is that we’re still two points ahead of a team (Chelsea) that has spent an absolute fortune,” Rodgers said. “If we win our two games we’ll finish above them and then we’ll see what happens with Manchester City. We achieved our objective of Champions League football.”That competition is Mourinho’s priority this season, resting several key players Sunday for Wednesday’s semifinal against Atletico Madrid after the first-leg was a 0-0 draw.Mourinho’s defensive tactics at Liverpool might have seemed to his critics to be anti-football, but they demonstrated his abilities to successfully set up a team to be well organized and frustrate opponents.While Chelsea defender Ashley Cole’s curling effort forced the first save of the game from Simon Mignolet, there was little attacking ambition from the visitors. Liverpool controlled the game, but without the speed or fluency of recent weeks as the hosts couldn’t find a route to goal.In the opening 15 minutes, Phillippe Coutinho volleyed into the sidenetting and Mamadou Sakho’s shot was cleared off the line by Cole before he mis-fired the follow-up from six yards.The last time Liverpool played here Gerrard was caught on camera telling the players: “This does not slip now.”But it was Gerrard, usually the reliable heartbeat of the team and inspirational one-club player, who slipped in possession near the halfway line in the third minute of stoppage time, giving away the ball to Ba. With Gerrard unable to chase him down, the Senegal striker charged through on goal and coolly placed the ball past Mignolet and into the net.However much Liverpool tried to batter through toward the Chelsea goal in the second half, the defense held up well.Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, a second-half substitute, are the leading scorers in the league with 50 goals between them, but they rarely came close to equalizing. Not even when facing 41-year-old goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, deputizing for the injured Petr Cech, who repelled Joe Allen’s first-time volley with a low diving save just before the hour.A rasping strike from Gerrard was also thwarted and a downward header by the captain lacked power to trouble Schwarzer.As the end neared, Suarez could not connect with Coutinho’s cross, and the Uruguay striker saw a shot turned over in stoppage time before Chelsea stunned Anfield again.Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres launched the breakaway, drawing Mignolet off his goal-line and then passing to Willian to walk the ball into the net. Mourinho jogged down the touchline, pounding the Chelsea crest on his coat in celebration.last_img read more