Chelsea, the first club to adapt training to the menstrual cycle

first_img“It is fair to say. I am a coach in an industry where women are treated like little men.” This phrase is from Emma Hayes, Chelsea coach, who has already revolutionized her industry. Hayes has developed a pioneering system in women’s football along with the collaboration of its staff and Dr. Georgie Bruinvels as explained by The Telegraph to see how the menstrual cycle affects their soccer players. Following a defeat in the 2016 FA Cup final against Arsenal, Hayes came up with the idea. The coach realized that a good part of the blue template was in full menstruation and considered it interesting to measure its effects. The coach decided to gauge the impact of the period on her players until get to develop an individualized training program regarding this factor and its consequences. Emma Hayes with Eva Woods, his assistant, urged the players to download FitrWoman, an application developed by Dr. Bruinvels, who also collaborated, so that athletes keep a daily record of their cycle. Thus, once the template agreed, the coach asked her players access to this data to be able to adjust the training according to the time of the period in which each player is and to know how menstruation affects each of them, and Even though There are symptoms considered generic, not all women have the same experience (different frequencies, more or less intense pain …). 28 days, different symptoms, different exercisesIn Telegraph, they have exposed a generic model in a graphic way where they explain how menstruation affects an athlete (regardless of each individual factor) and how you can adjust your training. In menstruation, they ensure that the reaction time decreases and that the likelihood of muscle injuries increases. To prevent damage, stretching, yoga and reaction work with low physical load. In addition, it also includes nutrition tips such as eating fish, an “anti-inflammatory food”In phase 2 (preoccupation, days 5-14), it is the moment when the players feel better but when the risk of muscle injury increases the most. The recommendation offered by the Hayes program is to avoid exercises with drastic speed changes.In the third phase, between ovulation and pre-menstruation (days 14-25), swelling increases and mood swings also begin. The model itself recommends care in the behavior of coaches and coaches so as not to generate conflicts. In addition, they stand out, it will be a phase where soccer players have cravings for less healthy food. To control them, they recommend a diet with more complex carbohydrates (pasta, potatoes, legumes).In phase 4, pre-menstruation, mood swings continue, reaction and coordination capacity decreases and muscle pain and recovery time increase. At this stage they recommend reaction exercises to try to keep the footballer as easy as possible. A way to avoid injuries that players likeControlling all these factors is helping to reduce the number of injuries since menstruation is an inflammatory process that increases the likelihood of damage to the muscles or ligaments.So, as Telegraph says, Chelsea is the only club in the English League that has not yet had a low casualty player for crusader injuries. Coach Hayes acknowledges that it helps but does not dare to say that a direct relationship can still be established between her method and the absence of this injury.According to Telegraph, This program has quite pleased the players of the blue set who consider it useful and offers them more security by having more information about what happens in these 28 days and how it affects their body. One less taboo in London.last_img read more

Pacres redeems self in UST win over Adamson

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Taking up the role of the injured rookie Milena Alessandrini, Pacres showed once more that she is a reliable force for the Golden Tigresses.Pacres finished with 13 points, almost double than what she averaged in her last three games, helping the Golden Tigresses sweep of Adamson University, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I had to step up and I was really frustrated the past few days because I really can’t bring my game back,” said Pacres in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Then, the coaches worked me out because that’s the one thing I don’t do every morning.”“I really waited for my play to return because I’ve been playing really badly and I felt that I wasn’t making a proper contribution.” LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rondina, UST take motivation from Adamson coach Padda Pacres was averaging only 6.7 points a game coming into the game as she struggled to find her niche since Alessandrini, who is recovering from an injury on her right shoulder, became the team’s immediate second option behind Cherry Rondina.The fun-loving Pacres said she reminded herself constantly that she will be able to bounce back and prove that she is a big help for UST.“Coach (Kung Fu Reyes) was always grilling me because I wasn’t playing that well and I’m one of the key players but I failed tom make an impact,” said Pacres. “I would just tell myself that I will be back.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Dimdim Pacres finally got her shot at redemption for University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View commentslast_img read more

Kevin Alas raring to prove he’s better than before despite ACL injury

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I was out for eight to 10 months so I’m super excited because I’ve been watching NLEX and the other teams, and also Gilas for so long,” said Alas in Filipino during the PBA Media Day Thursday at Solaire Resort and Casino.Alas spent much of the previous season recovering under the guidance of sports orthopedic Dr. Raul Canlas and was given the medical clearance in November.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s super frustrating because I’m always thinking of the ‘what ifs’ like what can I do to help the team but when I started my therapy I put my mindset on it,” said Alas. “I attacked my rehab, never missed a day, and I even did some extra work.”“I wanted to prove that I have to be better than I was before.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college #KicksStalker: Westbrook is owning the chaos with ‘Why Not Zero.2’ “He had a smooth transition to the team because he already played with coach Yeng [Guiao] for Gilas,” said Alas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Lebanese protest at new PM’s home, demand he quits PLAY LIST 02:44Lebanese protest at new PM’s home, demand he quits00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Alas, however, will come back to a team that’s missing a familiar face but also acquired a new player.Kiefer Ravena, Alas’ backcourt partner, is still serving his Fiba-imposed suspension but the Road Warriors traded for national team center Poy Erram to become the team’s new post presence.“Of course all of us are looking forward to have Kiefer back but this is now a chance for me and the other guards to prove that we can be effective without him,” said Alas. “But it would still be better if we have Kiefer.”Ravena averaged 16.1 points. 3.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists in 24 games and was seen as the frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year award until Fiba suspended him for 18 months in violation of its doping regulations.Still, the Road Warriors have a new center in Erram and Alas has seen great things from his new teammate.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kevin Alas during the PBA media day. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It had been a brutal 10-month stretch for Kevin Alas, going through the rigors of recovering from a knee injury that had left him sidelined for majority of last season.Alas tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the previous season’s Philippine Cup but now that he’s recovering, he’s raring to get back on the court and prove that he’s still a force to be reckoned with.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

41st annual Kwanzaa festival starts for African-Americans of all faiths

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“The biggest misperception is that there’s a deity involved. It doesn’t take away from anyone’s religious belief,” said the Rev. Zedar Broadous, the vice president and secretary of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. “The mainstay of Kwanzaa is family and friends and what we can do to make those better and stronger.” Kwanzaa always starts on Dec. 26, and each day has a designated principle. The first day’s principle is always about unity. “Kwanzaa is important because it helps us redefine ourselves. As Africans who were displaced as slaves in this country, we had our culture stripped away from us,” said Valerie Duncan-Evans, a Long Beach resident. “Kwanzaa is a little bit of Africa and a little bit of America.” Those who observe Kwanzaa can make it as simple or as elaborate as they want, but the centerpiece of the week is a festive Kwanzaa table. African-Americans who observe the weeklong cultural festival of Kwanzaa will arrange red and green candles and one black one on their seven-branch kinara today. As they light the black candle, representing unity, they will be taking part in the 41st annual observance of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a festival that African-Americans can call their own because it was created here in Southern California. It is a cultural festival, not in any way tied to a religion, so those who observe Kwanzaa are not compromising their religious faith. The customary symbols placed on the table include a kinara, a straw mat, ears of corn, fruits and vegetables, a colorful cloth and a “unity” cup. Each element on the table symbolizes a connection to ancestral heritage or the future. The three red and the three green candles, placed in a group on either side of the black candle, symbolize the daily principles of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa observers can get caught up in the “correct” order in which to light the candles and even what time of day to light them, but the bottom line of Kwanzaa is talking about the principles. Broadous said that there is the element of planning ahead for Kwanzaa, as there is for any other celebration, but people can choose to keep Kwanzaa meaningful. “Kwanzaa, to me, is not about what food to have or any gift-giving. Those satisfy our human passions. Kwanzaa is about being fed and nourished through the principles. Thinking about what is the purpose of my family, the purpose of my workplace and how can I make my community better: Those are the important parts of Kwanzaa.” Broadous reflected on the essence of Kwanzaa through the examples of the yearly cycle of secular and religious commemorative days that Americans may observe. “Many Americans don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. When people think about Memorial Day, for example, they think about a picnic, a barbecue or a sale. People have given their lives for us and that’s what some people are thinking about or planning. That’s sad,” Broadous said. “The bottom line for Kwanzaa, as it is for days like Memorial Day, is never make anything more important than the principles.” The custom on each day of Kwanzaa is to gather around the festive table, light the candle of the day and then discuss the principle. Broadous strives to kick off each day of Kwanzaa in the morning because that is how he gets the optimum reflection on the day’s principle. “The principles are thought-provoking. Take “imani,” faith. I can think about my faith in God, my faith in the people who I work with and my faith in the United States of America, with all its warts,” said Broadous. Besides faith, unity, creativity and cooperative economics, the other principles of Kwanzaa are: “kujichagulia,” self-determination; “nia,” purpose; and “ujima,” collective work and responsibility. A stumbling block for some who may want to observe Kwanzaa, speculated Broadous, may be the use of Swahili, the language of some east African countries. “When people get around that “umoja” means unity, “kuumba” means creativity and “ujamaa” means cooperative economics,” said Broadous, “then people get what Kwanzaa is all about.” For the last day of Kwanzaa, Jan. 1, Duncan-Evans said she always has a feast. Her family lights the candles and talks about all seven principles, including the final one, faith, on that day. “Kwanzaa is not about getting commercial. If we give gifts, we make them and they are from the heart,” Duncan-Evans said. “We try to do something that relates to the principle of each day. You arrange Kwanzaa as it pertains to you.” If Broadous had his way, more people, even non-African-Americans, would observe and learn from Kwanzaa. He said too many Americans pigeonhole all parts of culture and often shun what they don’t know before they give something or someone a chance. “People say `I don’t celebrate that.’ Lack of knowledge is what keeps us apart as a country. I’ve sat at a Seder table. I’ve participated in Ramadan,” said Broadous. “If people took the opportunity to talk about the principles of Kwanzaa, I think this would be a much, much better world. Kwanzaa is good for all people.” “Kwanzaa Celebration,” moderated by Maria Strmsek, will be part of the 10:30 a.m. meeting Saturday at Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call 818-894-9252.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgU-14 Div 2 LeagueDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Jun-2011Naomh Columba8 – 114 – 8BundoranNaomh Columba01-Jun-2011Kilcar1 – 97 – 5Naomh NailleKilcarU-14 Div 1 LeagueDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Jun-2011Naomh Conaill3 – 122 – 7Naomh MhuireNaomh Connaill01-Jun-2011Four Masters1 – 94 – 5DungloeFour MastersU-12 Competition Group BDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment30-May-2011Naomh Naille10Na RossaNaomh Naille30-May-2011Pettigo01Naomh BridPettigoU-12 Competition Group ADateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment30-May-2011Four Masters10KillybegsFour Masters30-May-2011Bundoran10ArdaraBundoranGAA: DONEGAL SOUTH UNDERAGE RESULTS was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgRosses ACSome results from the Ulster Championships at the Antrim Forum last weekend were in the u14 girls shot putt we had Bridget McDyer 1st and Jessica Oglesby 3rd. Bridget was also 3rd in the javelin. Ailbhe O’Donnell was 3rd in the u14 girls long jump with a new pb of 4.49 with Amy Hanna close behind getting 4th with a new pb of 4.44. Later Amy was in the 200m final having a great race finishing in 6th place. Ultan Boyle was 4th in the u14 boys high jump. Also competing on the day was Fodhla Nic Phaidin, Saskia Boyle, Maria Sharkey and unfortunately Joey Donald who was hoping to compete in his first ulster championship could not on the day due to an injury. On the Sunday we had the u16 girls shot putt with Nicole Boyle getting 3rd, Caoimhe Bonner close behind with 4th and Anna Sweeney in 5th. Nicole was also 3rd later in the long jump. Well done to all. Good luck Grainne McGlynn and Emma Maloney in the All Irelands in Cork this weekend.The Lifford 5k last weekend saw the ever improving Noel Diver run an excellent 16:49 to finish tenth in a very competitive field. There was notable other performances from John Paul Wilson (18:44 PB), Derek Gillespie and Sharon Wilson. On Saturday Shaun McShane was first home in the Glenties 10k with an excellent sub 35 minute run of 34:58 and Tracy Boyle having an excellent run also. The Maghery 10k is on this Sunday 24th starting at 1pm.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rosses Atheltic Club noteslast_img read more

Desert Christian proves a quick study

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Other Desert Christian players to watch include running back Marquise Lawrence, who rushed for more than 200 yards in Thursday’s 45-3 nonleague victory over Viewpoint of Calabasas. “Ninety-five percent (of the team) never played football before they came here,” Ifeanychukwu said. “We had to teach them the basics. It took a lot of patience.” The Knights won their first game on the field in program history on Sept. 24, when they defeated Murphy of Los Angeles 19-6 in a nonleague contest. They finished third in High Desert League play with a 2-2 record, defeating Mammoth of Mammoth Lakes and Silver Valley of Yermo. Remarkably, Desert Christian’s fast ascension comes without a foray into 8-man football, which most small startups typically use to launch 11-man teams. “It’s a huge accomplishment,” Ifeanychukwu said. “For one thing, it shows that we’re moving in the right direction, and it’s a big confidence booster for the team. It’s a huge accomplishment, regardless if we play in the Golden League or the Desert Mountain League.” LANCASTER – Farris Tarazi brought little experience and a lot of enthusiasm when he went out for Desert Christian High’s startup football team as a junior last season. A year later, Tarazi has emerged as an impact receiver/defensive back who has helped the Knights to a Div. XII playoff berth in the program’s second year. Desert Christian (5-5) plays at No. 3 seed Rosamond (8-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. “He plays with a lot of heart,” Desert Christian coach Israel Ifeanychukwu said. “From the first day he stepped on the field, he was always asking how can he improve. His attitude was infectious.” Tarazi’s story typifies the program’s remarkable progression. He’s among the majority of Desert Christian players with little or no organized football experience on a team that’s in the playoffs after a 1-9 season in 2004, when its only win came via forfeit. Canceled: The Southern Section office confirmed it has accepted a recommendation from Mojave High that Desert take its spot in the Div. XII playoffs, Mojave principal Jim Walsh said. Desert (3-7) will play at Lucerne Valley (6-4) in a first-round game Friday at 7:30. The recommendation is believed to be based on acts of vandalism at the school gym over the weekend, although Walsh wouldn’t confirm that. Mojave canceled its Nov. 4 High Desert League game against Frazier Mountain of Lebec amid threats of gang violence. “Mojave knows what’s best for Mojave,” Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said. “If they feel that there’s a safety issue out there, we’re going to trust their judgment.” Walsh confirmed that Kern County sheriff’s officials are investigating the incident at the school gym, which included arson. “A lot of consideration went into the decision to cancel (the game),” Walsh said. “It not only hurts the players, it hurts me, and it hurts everyone at our school. We all take it personally, and we want to get to the bottom of this.” Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgGARDAI have issued an urgent warning to motorists in Co Donegal after ice, hail and snow on higher ground caused problems on the roads this morning.Heavy snow is now affecting many areas.A spokesman with AA Ireland said: “Minor roads are particularly bad, especially in the Letterkenny area.” Long tailbacks at Mountain Top and on the Ramelton to Letterkenny road were a direct result of the wintry weather.Four schools have been closed in Ballyshannon and Dunfanaghy with PCC Falcarragh will open at 10.30am.More than 3,000 homes are also still without power.Creeslough has 2,100 customers without power, said the ESB. Crews worked throughout the night to re-connect up to 12,000 homes. Around 3,000 customers are still without power.Met Eireann has issued a YELLOW ALERT until 10pm tonight – with gusts of wind up to 110km/hr possible.The forecaster says it will very cold tonight with icy stretches on roads – with more gale force winds on Friday.* YOU CAN SEND YOUR UPDATES TO STORMWATCH ALERT: ICE, HAIL AND SNOW CAUSING PROBLEMS – MORE BAD WEATHER ON THE WAY was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:hailsnowstormlast_img read more

Wolmarans, Sammons shine at Sun City

first_img2 June 2014South Africa’s Fritz Wolmarans and Michelle Sammons claimed two titles apiece at the Sun City Futures 1 tennis tournament on the weekend.Futures tournaments are part of the International Tennis Federation’s Pro Circuit and the first level of professional play, just below the ATP Challenger Tour. They’re a crucial stepping stone for many players aiming for careers on the ATP and WTA World Tours.Wolmarans captured his first title since 2012 when he beat second seed and fellow South African Tucker Vorster 3-6 6-3 7-6 (3) in a fantastic Centre Court thriller.The pair, the biggest servers in the tournament, battled for over two-and-a-half hours before the top seed won the title on his first match point in the final set tie- breaker.‘Made the most of the big points’“I went into the match knowing I had to serve well and give myself the best chance of breaking early in the match. Tucker is a big server and by far he was going to be my biggest challenge all week, but I felt good about my game and made the most of the big points, which made the difference,” Wolmarans said after securing victory.“It’s great to win a title after so long. I needed it as it came at the right time to give me the confidence I have been looking for,” he added.In the women’s singles, third seed Michelle Sammons won her first career Futures title by upsetting second seed Natasha Fourouclas, also of South Africa, 2-6 7-5 6-4 after a gruelling two hour and 43 minute battle.Afterwards, Sammons spoke of her respect for Fourouclas, saying: “Natasha is a good player, and she makes a lot of balls, and makes you work hard.”Fourouclas aheadFourouclas started strongly winning by winning the opening set for the loss of only two games in 49 minutes.At the start of the second set, however, Sammons broke serve early to go up 2-0, but Fourouclas promptly broke back to level. The set then went with serve until the eleventh game when Sammons broke and held serve to win the set 7-5 and level the match at one set all.In the final set, the third seed raced into a 3-1 lead and maintained her advantage throughout to go on to victory.UpsetSammons enjoyed good form all week and upset top seed and fellow Fed Cup squad team-mate Madrie le Roux in the semifinals.Winning the title, she said, meant a lot to her. “I have put a lot of hard work getting to this point. All I want to do is play tournaments and so to finally win my first Futures is a dream come true. I really have had a blessed week and hope to carry my form over to the next two events.”DoublesIn the men’s doubles final, Wolmarans teamed up with Davis Cup team mate Ruan Roelofse to upset the top Swedish team of Jacob Adaktusson and Milos Sekulic 6-1 6-4.The women’s doubles title went to top seeds Michelle Sammons and Chanel Simmonds, who defeated fourth seeds and former African Junior Champions Ilze Hattingh and Madrie le Roux 7-5 6-3.The second tournament of the Sun City Futures series, The Sun City Futures, starts on Monday, with the finals scheduled for Saturday.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Does SOA consolidation run counter to basic SOA Philosophy?

first_imgMuch of the success of SOA and Web Services technologies has been driven by the benefits of loose coupling and easy interoperability of different services. The SOA philosophy allows and encourages a best-of-breed approach in selecting and combining services. And because of the modularity and building-block approach, many think that SOA will challenge large monolithic applications, like ERP, that have dominated the business horizon for the last decade.But it’s ironic that the success of SOA has led to vendor consolidation in the SOA tool space and the creation of suites of developer tools for building out SOA. “The SOA mega-suite is too un-SOA in philosophy,” Ron Schmeltzer of ZapThink commented. Big vendors like Oracle, IBM, and HP have embraced SOA and introduced SOA tool suites, combining technologies like Web Services, ESBs, Governance, and Registry/UDDI. Meanwhile smaller companies are consolidating to create comprehensive suites around SOA too. Progress Software, for example, has acquired and combined the Sonicwall ESB with Actional’s Web Services Management. Consolidated suites have the advantage of providing a tested bundle of software, but they may suffer from the same sort of weakness that SOA seeks to root out.last_img read more