Redknapp wants to sign Keane on loan

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign Robbie Keane on loan.The 32-year-old striker, currently with LA Galaxy, is expected to make another temporary move back to England now the MLS season has finished.Last season he scored three goals in six league appearances during a loan spell with Aston Villa.Redknapp believes the Irishman, who played under him at Tottenham, could make a similar impact at Loftus Road.Redknapp wants new faces.Struggling Rangers are short of attacking options as Bobby Zamora is unavailable and Andrew Johnson’s season has been ended by a knee injury.“Robbie had a good season, scored goals and did well,” said Redknapp.“He’s a good pro and he would be the ideal type to have around for sure because he would give us something.”Redknapp also wants to bring in at least one centre-back, with the club planning to try again for Michael Dawson and Chris Samba.Dawson, who was also with Redknapp at Tottenham, opted to stay at Spurs rather than move to west London in the summer.Redknapp’s predecessor Mark Hughes was hopeful of persuading Dawson to make the switch in January and was also planning another approach for Samba.Congo defender Samba, 28, played under Hughes at Blackburn, while Redknapp expressed an interest in signing him while in charge at Spurs.After being pursued by Hughes, Samba opted to join Anzhi Makhachkala but is unsettled in Russia and believed to be open to the idea of a return to England.The same applies to Nicolas Anelka, whose future at Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua is unclear.Redknapp would be interested in signing Anelka if he becomes available and is currently giving a trial to the French striker’s former Chelsea team-mate Tal Ben Haim.Click here for the Wigan v QPR quizSee also:QPR boss expects to spend in JanuaryRedknapp ponders move for ex-Chelsea duo See also:Redknapp: No decision on Ben 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SOA/SaaS: SAP offers up A1S as On-Demand Platform

first_imgIn the true spirit of SAP R/3-like product naming conventions, SAP has introduced the A1S on-demand platform.  [What does SAP stand for? — Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte (Systems, Applications, Products).]  But then Amazon’s names for EC2 and S3 services in the cloud may be equally nerdy.A1S is a hosted on-demand platform built on top of SAP’s NetWeaver that is targeting midsize companies that don’t want to ramp up on IT infrastructure.  SAP’s ERP business was booming in the 90’s, and by many measures is still doing well, but over the years competition, new technologies, and high SAP costs have chipped away from the SAP mindshare.Dressed in black at the recent Software 2007 conference, SAP chairman Hasso Plattner outlined a catch-up plan for SAP’s future that models the successes of Google and Salesforce.com.Plattner praised the speed of Google’s data search and uncluttered minimalist design.  He said  that Salesforce.com has proven that the SaaS model does work and that SaaS will become ever more compelling as bandwidth, processing and storage technologies continue to evolve.Plattner admitted that SAP had been out of step with technology changes and that, due to internal politics at SAP, they weren’t quick to come to the decision that SAP must evolve with new technologies to maintain their position.  Plattner said that it took SAP as much as two years to finally come to the conclusion that their model must change.A1S is the new platform that SAP has brewed to address the change.  It’s been three years in the making and is staffed by 3000 engineers.  Similar to Salesforce’s Apex, SAP sees A1S as an on-demand hosted and open platform.  The system will be based on service oriented architecture.One thing this announcement makes clear is that the momentum towards the Salesforce model is in full swing.  But the complete SAP picture is not complete.  This move targets midsized companies — it doesn’t make it any easier for SAP’s large-company clients in helping them to decide what to do next with their huge investments in customized legacy SAP software.last_img read more

Clinical Angelique Kerber powers into Australian Open 2nd round

first_imgRule of Thirds View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening She has played down expectations ahead of this year’s tournament but displayed strong form reaching the quarter-finals of this month’s Sydney International.She is also one of the few players with a proven record in Grand Slam deciders against Serena Williams, defeating her in the 2016 final at Melbourne Park and last year at Wimbledon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates after defeating Slovenia’s Polona Hercog against during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Second seed Angelique Kerber brushed past Slovenia’s Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-2 to power into the Australian Open second round Monday.The Wimbledon champion produced a clinical display to launch her campaign at Melbourne Park, where she won the title in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT The gulf in class between Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam winner, and world number 92 Hercog was apparent as the German took an early break then rattled past her opponent in 72 minutes.Kerber maintained constant pressure to snuff out any challenge from Hercog, saying she felt energised returning to Rod Laver Arena, where she won her first major three years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Every time I walk on this court I have great memories and such a special feeling, I really enjoy playing here,” she said.Kerber reached the semi-finals at the season-opening Grand Slam last year, blowing two match points before losing 9-7 in a tense last set to world number one Simona Halep. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more