No drop goal in All Blacks armoury as Springboks pull off epic Test match win

first_imgMonday Sep 17, 2018 No drop goal in All Blacks armoury as Springboks pull off epic Test match win The Springboks held on to edge the All Blacks 36-34 in one of the more dramatic Test matches in recent memory. It was a famous win away from home, with a number of records broken in the process. However, New Zealand’s coaches are still puzzled as to why a late drop goal was not attempted. ADVERTISEMENTSouth Africa came back from 12-0 down to lead 36-34 with minutes remaining in an outstanding contest in Wellington.After an intense eighty minutes of rugby between two old foes, the All Blacks had one last chance at snatching the win after a relentless pounding of the Springboks immovable defensive line.The obvious option was to attempt a drop goal, as that would have sealed a 37-34 home win. However, despite having prodigious talents such as Beauden Barrett and Damian McKenzie to turn to, they instead attempted to force a try. They came mighty close, but spilled a ball and the game was over.Coach Steve Hansen was blunt as ever in his assessment of what happened.“Should we have drop-kicked a goal? Yep, of course we should have. And we had plenty of opportunity to and we didn’t organise ourselves,” he said.“What have we got to do when the clock’s running down (and) the scoreboard’s against us? We’ve just got to take a big breath and do things right and be clinical and, if we’d done that last night, we would’ve won the game. But we didn’t.”ADVERTISEMENTSpringbok coach Rassie Erasmus saw it slightly differently.“That’s New Zealand. They were going for the try, that’s the way they do things,” he said. “It’s a compliment to them. A drop goal is not the New Zealand way.”Replacement scrumhalf TJ Perenara, who was marshalling his troops at the end, said they had weighed up all options but saw space out wide.“The chat to set up for a drop goal did definitely happen, but we get a picture that we back ourselves to score in,” Perenara said. “And, looking back on it, I think it’s still the right call.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks , Springboks Related Articles 39 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

VxRack System With Neutrino Brings Cloud Native Into Focus

first_img*For an update on Dell EMC VxRack with Neutrino, please visit this blog.Cloud Native adoption is driven by a quest for continuous business innovation leveraging cloud-based services. Hallmarks of continuous innovation include application developers who are fully focused on business objectives rather than IT infrastructure, and IT operations staff who spend the bulk of their time on business priorities rather than keeping the lights on.VxRack System with Neutrino, available stand alone or as part of EMC Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC), is a purpose built system specifically engineered to support the development and operation of cloud native apps running on platforms like OpenStack (available today) and VMware Photon (in the near future). VxRack Neutrino addresses “Do It Yourself” challenges with OpenStack initiatives such as delayed deployments, complexity of operation, and difficulty of achieving stability as highlighted in a recent OpenStack User Survey. With VxRack Neutrino, an OpenStack environment can be provisioned in a matter of minutes, with significantly simplified ongoing operations and upgrades.NHC and VxRack Neutrino empower developers to rapidly build and iterate code in a fully turnkey Pivotal Cloud Foundry developer platform with a full complement of application services, while IT Operations retains full visibility and control of the environment.VxRack Neutrino’s early-adopters include the following examples:An IT service giant in India deployed a NHC engineered solution built on VxRack Neutrino to provide its developers with a way to rapidly provision infrastructure on demand so as to respond to customer requests more quickly, avoiding the complexity associated with do-it-yourself OpenStack efforts.A major North American airline opted for NHC built on VxRack Neutrino to create an advanced DevOps environment that proved faster and vastly superior to alternative vendor implementations.An American retail giant plans to use VxRack Neutrino to move parts of its primary website back on-premises OpenStack based IaaS to reduce their costs for public-cloud and co-location.With NHC and VxRack Neutrino, dedicated cloud native platforms from EMC are enterprise ready, easy to install, and future proofed. As stated by IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni, “EMC has done all the work to make OpenStack operate very much like any other enterprise-ready infrastructure solution”.last_img read more

Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It

first_imgThe C.D.C. advisory group has also stressed the importance of a campaign to persuade the public to take the vaccine, noting that messages were likely to be more effective if they came from community leaders than from the federal government. North Carolina says its campaign will use “photos, video, and personal testimony of celebrities, leaders of historically marginalized populations, and other trusted messengers receiving vaccine as early adopters.” As soon as the F.D.A. approves a vaccine, the C.D.C.’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet to issue recommendations, already in the works, on how it should be distributed. It will almost certainly say that health care workers should be the group with the highest priority for vaccination, followed by essential service workers, people with high-risk medical conditions and those older than 65.But states will be allowed flexibility within those guidelines; Maryland, for example, plans to include its prison and jail populations in its “Phase 1” priority group. State officials also have to figure out whom to focus on within priority populations if they get less vaccine than they need.During the C.D.C. advisory committee’s meeting last month, some members said they wanted to ensure that information about any safety problems would be made public quickly. The Department of Health and Human Services has said its goal is to start shipping a vaccine within a day of F.D.A. authorization. Until now, the F.D.A. and the C.D.C. have maintained one data system for patients or providers to report bad reactions to vaccines. They plan to supplement that system with a smartphone-based tool that checks in with individuals who have been vaccinated to see whether they have had any health problems.- Advertisement – Record-keeping requirements will also be an overwhelming task, officials said. The C.D.C. wants to track, in real time, the age, sex, race and ethnicity of everyone who is vaccinated — states usually provide such data quarterly, at best — so it can analyze how well the vaccination campaign is going among different demographic groups day by day and make adjustments if certain populations or regions have low vaccination rates. The C.D.C., which holds frequent planning calls with state and local health officials, is also still working on persuading states to hand over the personal data of their citizens. In its data use agreement with the states, the agency has requested each vaccine recipient’s name, date of birth, address, race, ethnicity and certain medical history.“States have never had to report that to the federal government,” said J.T. Lane, the chief population health and innovation officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, adding that his organization was seeking clarity on exactly how the information would be used. In particular, the organization’s members worry that the information could be used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to track undocumented immigrants.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more