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.
Today is the launch of the new iPhone and as with all products released by Apple, there has been much hype and fanfare. After the release of iOS7 this week, the anticipation levels for the new iPhone 5S and 5C have been at fever pitch.As is customary with iPhone launches, there have been stories of eager shoppers setting up camp outside flagship Apple stores with the hope of being the first to get their hands on the new items.
So the pop music wrecking ball that is One Direction recently announced their plans for a world stadium tour. In the spring and summer of 2014, the five piece band will be touring some of the UK and Irelands elite stadia, as well as venues in North and South America. The initial announcement about the tour was made on the website ‘One Big Announcement’. Whilst I can’t say that I like One Directions music, there a millions of people who do.
To anyone vaguely interested in cricket, you would have heard of Jonathan Agnew. Better known as Aggers, he is a former England Test cricketer and the current voice of the legendary BBC Test Match Special (TMS).If you’re on Twitter, I would highly recommend following him. From a cricketing point a view, he is first class. He gives great insight into the game from both his personal experience and his journalistic work with the BBC. Also as a proud Yorkshireman, you get an understanding of what it’s like working with the Sir Geoffrey Boycott.