Category Archives: Rugby

Cape Town

Stunning South Africa – view from my room!

I’ve just got back from an amazing telecoms conference in SA. Africa Com was a vibrant and positive meeting of global companies, and PMB was thrilled to be there. We went away with loads of enquiries, and orders in the ether.

The Xumii social networking was enthusiastically received and we presented on a loop to very keen potential clients. We also had a lot of interest shown in our new android handsets.

According to the CIA World Factbook, the number of internet users in South Africa is just over 4 million, which puts it at number 49 in the World League Table. Incidentally the CIA World Factbook website is definitely worth a visit – https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

In case you’re interested, this is the top 10 according to the CIA. No surprise to see China with nearly 300 million users! I included Indonesia as number 11 in the Table with an incredible 30 million users. And a mention must go to the Christmas Islands at number 216 on the list, with 464 users. Not sure how much networking would be needed there!

1 China
298,000,000
2008
2 United States
231,000,000
2008
3 Japan
90,910,000
2008
4 India
81,000,000
2008
5 Brazil
64,948,000
2008
6 Germany
61,973,000
2008
7 United Kingdom
48,755,000
2008
8 Russia
45,250,000
2008
9 France
42,912,000
2008
10 Korea, South
37,476,000
2008
11 Indonesia
30,000,000
2008

I changed my plans to dash back from SA to watch my son play in the rugby county trials. Only to discover on reaching the Airport, that he had broken his elbow! MUPPET.

And from Muppet to Booby, this Abbotts Booby nests solely on Christmas Island and is an endangered species.

Mmmm, endangered boobies.

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Achilles’ Hell

I spent the weekend in Weston Super Mare. I was on tour with my son and his rugby team. We had a great time,  I’m still getting over it, and I know that what goes on tour – stays on tour, except I’m allowing myself some familial pride. My son was awarded Man of the Match, by the opposition team, and I am really chuffed about that.

And then today, I heard that he had won Player of the Season at his school. So I can be even more proud of him if that is possible!

Pride – my Achilles’ Heel. (Incidentally if anyone knows why the apostrophe comes after the ‘s’ in Achilles’ please let the Dutch man know!)

Beckhams’ (?) Heel is on the front pages. Or should that be Hell? My lovely wife is devastated. The World Cup just won’t be the same without him there, according to her. She needs to get over it. What’s wrong with Rooney?

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