“I don’t like cricket, I love it”. I love it even more after hearing the news that Christopher Henry Gayle will be playing T20 cricket in England this summer. To those who aren’t cricket fans, Gayle is a huge hitting opening batsman who has helped revolutionised the modern art of batting. Only a couple of weeks ago, he became the first player to score a double century in a World Cup.
UK website owners need to stop embarrassing themselves by getting mentions on PerfBytes. In the podcast that I heard, James and Mark described how the UK is still topping the league of embarrassing websites.
Last Sunday saw over 40,000 participants run the Great Manchester Run. The 10km route flows past iconic Manchester landmarks such as Old Trafford and the Lowry; eventually finishing on Deansgate in the heart of city. The event saw a diverse mix of athletes, varying from Olympic champions such as Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba, to novice runners who were running to raise funds for charities. It’s this mix that makes events like this so special.
Last week saw the unveiling of the highly anticipated clothing line of French fashion designer Isabel Marant. In a collaboration with high street retailer H&M, many fans were left disappointed when H&M's website crashed due to load.
I wrote an article about the delays faced by customers trying to buy tickets for Glasgow 2014 during the first round of ticket sales in August. Many visitors to the site faced delays of up to an hour trying to buy tickets. I decided against publishing the article at the time, as I didn’t feel it was that newsworthy.