Watch Vision Of Gold in Race 2

first_imgThe second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORYlast_img read more

Woman appears in court on €68,488 social welfare fraud

first_imgA woman has appeared in court charged in connection with a €68,488 social welfare scam.Shauna Tynan, from Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where she was arraigned on a number of sample charges. Tynan, of Slieve Sneacht, pleaded guilty to ten separate sample charges.The thefts from the Department of Social Protection, concerned monies taken from both Glencar Post Office and the Permanent TSB on Main Street in Letterkenny.The individual sums ranged from €204 to €1,579 on the ten different occasions.Prosecuting barrister Ms Patricia McLaughlin said the overall sum involved was €68,488 and the plea was accepted on all the fact being given on sentence.Barrister for Ms Tynan, Ms Patricia McCallum said her client has suffered from a number of difficulties and would benefit from a psychological report.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the sentencing to the next sitting of the circuit in November.Woman appears in court on €68,488 social welfare fraud was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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:cashcourtfraudletterkennyShauna Tynansocial welfarelast_img read more

Raiders’ great Charles Woodson is in the house, and he’s got opinions

first_imgNAPA — Charles Woodson, in town for an event at his winery in the area, took in the Raiders joint practice session with the Los Angeles Rams Thursday.The former Raiders and Green Bay Packers great has got some time on his hands this football season.“I wasn’t brought back to ESPN,” Woodson said. “I’m a free agent.”Woodson talked with servicemen who were invited guests to practice, mixed with players afterward and had a conversation with quarterback Derek Carr before stopping to talk with …last_img

E-I-E-I-O in Old McDarwin’s Animal Farm

first_imgOne would think that if all animals are related according to Darwin’s theory of common descent, this should be clearly evident in the genes.  It would also seem that the more genomes we sequence, the clearer the evolutionary pattern should be.  At least that’s how Raible and Arendt lay their foundation in a paper in the Feb. 3 issue of Current Biology:1It is a truism that the plausibility of an evolutionary inference increases with the amount of data on which it is based, and the ever-quickening provision of full genome sequences is providing a huge amount of grist for the evolutionary biologist’s mill.Ah, but that would make for a predictable plot if no conflict were inserted.  The thrust of their paper is that comparative genomics has produced many evolutionary surprises.  Particularly, humans share some genes with the earliest metazoans that are not present in fruit flies, worms, and other branches of more advanced metazoans.  In one study, those groups have lost 10% of early metazoan genes while humans have only lost 1%.  They cite several studies with similar findings.  Somehow, humans have retained many genes that other groups have lost.  We seem to have more in common with flatworms than fruit flies in terms of retained genes.    The authors take up another truism:  “Genes do not evolve on hold: whenever a gene appeared on the animal evolutionary tree, it was functional.  This ancestral function should be close to the consensus function present in today’s animals that have retained that gene.”  In other words, the genes we retain from earliest ancestors have had to function all that time, not wait for us to appear and decide to use them in recent times.    In their analysis of several “striking” studies on the branch that led to us, the authors conclude that advanced functions appeared early, and remained intact for many millions of years, during which time other advanced organisms managed to get by without those functions.  “These findings imply that the Urbilateria [earliest ancestors] were genetically more complex than previously thought to be the case.”  Elsewhere they say, “Taken together, these new analyses of gene loss frequencies and of sequence divergences suggest that the human genome – and thus those of the entire vertebrate lineage – has diverged much less from the ancestral genome of our urbilaterian ancestors than have the Drosophila and C. elegans [roundworm] genomes.”  This can only mean, in their thinking, that the fly and worm lines learned how to evolve a lot faster than the vertebrate line.    Even more striking is the similarity between Darwin and George Orwell:Vertebrates, lophotrochozoans and anthozoans are a good choice for such comparative evolutionary research, because they appear to share a surprisingly large part of the ancestral gene inventory that has been lost in other groups.  In a certain sense, therefore, these animals, like some of those on Orwell’s Animal Farm, are more equal than others, and thus should be most revealing about our complex past.1Florian Raible and Detlev Arendt, “Metazoan Evolution: Some Animals Are More Equal than Others,” Current Biology Vol 14, R106-R108, 3 February 2004.We beg to differ with their opening truism.  Based on our empirical research, reading hundreds of papers on evolution, the amount of actual data available for study is inversely proportional to the amount and credibility of Darwinian storytelling (see 11/16/2002 entry and the following story, for instance).  Their truism is a mythoid.    These authors seem to feel that if the data don’t fit, they really ought to (see quote, top right box).  One thing we have learned about this Animal Farm.  The pigs are the members of the Darwin Party.  They rewrote the constitution of science (see 12/22/03 commentary) to keep themselves in power, because some beliefs about origins are more equal than others.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Habana SA’s rugby player of the year

first_imgVoting for the Player of the year was done by the South African rugby media and by the public, who were able to make their choice on the Springboks’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Springboks). The other nominees were Eben Etzebeth, Keegan Daniel, JP Pietersen and Keegan Daniel. SA Under-20 Player of the Year Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls) Springbok try scoring record Springbok Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year Winner: Hansie Graaff (Griffons) Finalists: JW Jonker (Ford Pumas), Rudi Mathee (Ford Pumas), Paul Perez (EP Kings), Luke Watson (EP Kings) The Bltzbokke’s outstanding playermaker, Cecil Afrika, won the Sevens Player of the Year award for a second year in succession. A new voting system saw the media contribute 50 percent of the vote and the public the other half. “We saw our Junior Boks win the IRB Junior World Championship on home soil, beating New Zealand for the title at Newlands. Western Province and the Sharks Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year Winner: Deon Fourie (DHL Western Province) Finalists: JC Janse van Rensburg (MTN Golden Lions), Elton Jantjies (MTN Golden Lions), Louis Ludik (The Sharks), Raymond Rhule (Toyota Free State Cheetahs) South African Rugby Union (Saru) president Oregan Hoskins congratulated the winners and applauded the achievements of local teams in 2012. Province flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis was named the Vodacom Cup Player of Year, while Province captain Dion Fourie picked up the Absa Currie Cup Player of the Season award. Absa Team of the Year Winner: The Sharks (Absa Currie Cup) Finalists: DHL Stormers (Vodacom Super Rugby), EP Kings (Absa Currie Cup First Division), Junior Boks (IRB Junior World Championship), The Sharks (Vodacom Super Rugby) Marriott Referee Award Jaco Peyer Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, who turned 21 on 29 October, was named the Young Player of the Year. Under-20 Player of the Year During the course of the season, Habana extended his Springbok try-scoring record to 47. His feats included him scoring a hat-trick against Australia at Loftus Versfeld and finishing as the top try scorer in the Castle Rugby Championship. Habana previously won the award in 2005 and 2007. Only Naas Botha, with four Player of the Year awards, has been honoured more than him. “On the domestic front, the enlarged Absa Currie Cup First Division lifted the standard of play considerably and the six-team Absa Currie Cup Premier Division proved a massive success with every weekend delivering nail-biting action.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SARU National Club Championship Player of the Tournament Nico Luus (Pretoria Police) Springbok winger Bryan Habana was named South African Rugby Player of the Year for the third time in a glittering ceremony at Cape Town International Airport on Thursday evening. 2 November 2012 “We had the DHL Stormers top the log of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition, which also had the Vodacom Blue Bulls and The Sharks in the top six, and then saw the latter reaching the final of the competition despite a very tough travelling schedule,” Hoskins said. The South African Rugby Players’ Association Players’ Player of the Year Award went to Springbok winger JP Pietersen, while Bryan Habana’s try against New Zealand in Dunedin was voted Supersport Try of the Year by the channel’s viewers. Sharks’ captain Keegan Daniel was voted the Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year by the six franchise coaches. Absa Coach of the Year Winner: John Plumtree (The Sharks) Finalists: Allister Coetzee (DHL Stormers and Western Province), Pote Human (GWK Griquas), Alan Solomons (EP Kings), Dawie Theron (SA Under-20) Saru Rugby Player of the Year Winner: Bryan Habana Finalists: Keegan Daniel, Eben Etzebeth, Pat Lambie, JP Pietersen Hard-running centre Jan Serfontein was named the SA under-20 Player of the Year, following on his winning the Player of the Tournament Award at the IRB Junior World Championship in June. Absa Young Player of the Year Winner: Eben Etzebeth Finalists: Marcell Coetzee, Johan Goosen, Elton Jantjies, Raymond Rhule. Junior world champions Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament Sergeal Petersen (Eastern Province) SAinfo reporter Vodacom Cup Player of the Year Winner: Demetri Catrakilis (DHL Western Province) Finalists: Marcel Brache (DHL Western Province), Jaco Kriel (MTN Golden Lions), Gouws Prinsloo (Sharks XV), Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls) SARPA Players’ Player of the Year JP Pietersen (The Sharks) Western Province and the Sharks contested the final of the Currie Cup. The Stormers and the Sharks were also the best of the South African teams in the Super Rugby competition and this dominance showed up in a number of awards. The Sharks, meanwhile, were named the Absa Team of the Year, while their coach, John Plumtree, was recognised as the Coach of the Year. Women’s Achiever of the Year Yolanda Meiring (Blue Bulls) WINNERS AND FINALISTS Supersport Try of the Year Winner: Bryan Habana (Springboks v All Blacks, The Rugby Championship) Finalists: Johan Goosen (Toyota Cheetahs v Crusaders, Vodacom Super Rugby); Joe Pietersen (DHL Stormers v Highlanders, Vodacom Super Rugby); Paul Jordaan (The Sharks v Reds, Vodacom Super Rugby); Jaco Taute (MTN Golden Lions v Vodacom Blue Bulls, Absa Currie Cup) Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year Winner: Keegan Daniel (The Sharks) Finalists: Marcell Coetzee (The Sharks), Bismarck du Plessis (The Sharks), Eben Etzebeth (DHL Stormers), JP Pietersen (The Sharks) Sadly, Habana was injured early in the Absa Currie Cup final and will miss the Springboks’ end of year tour to the UK. Griffons’ utility back Hansie Graaff picked up the Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year award. The speedster also played a big role in helping the Stormers finish top of the log in the Super Rugby competition. last_img read more

Become Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel Bugs

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Additional Trackable Stories:Click on the image for a 30% savings on orders of Travel Bugs (U.S. customers only)Check out a Travel Bug race with do-it-yourself tipsWatch a soldier receive a Travel Bug tattoo.Read about a Travel Bug Rescue program.Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win Trackables. Trackable Week presents a new story Monday through Friday this week about creative ways to experience Trackables. Geocaching.com Trackables allow people to tag and track an item from location to location. Trackables typically come in three varieties, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® or Promotional Trackables like the “Find the Gecko,” Geico campaign. (Watch a video on Travel Bugs)See the bottom of this article for a place a share your Trackable stories, links to other Trackable stories and a limited time special offer for 30% of individual orders of Travel Bugs this week only (US costumers only). Check out Tuesday’s installment for Trackable Week:BECOME TRACKABLE ON GEOCACHING.COM – TATTOOS TO TRAVEL BUGSWhether your decision is permanent or a passing phase, becoming trackable on Geocaching.com offers you a new way to interact with the world around you.  Some geocachers choose a Travel Bug tattoo. There’s even a special icon available on Geocaching.com for those with a trackable tattoo.Click the image to see the story behind this Travel Bug tattooOthers decide to add a Travel Bug decal to their car, put a Travel Bug on their dog’s collar, or even make themselves trackable. Every Lackey at Groundspeak is trackable. It’s easy. Other geocachers must discover you in person. They enter your unique tracking code on the Geocaching.com Trackables page. They then log their discovery and often leave fun and entertaining log entries.CSavvy recently made himself trackable. He discovered geocaching about two years ago. He’s an Australian sound technician and frequently travels to record natural sounds. He enjoys geocaching because he says, “I love being in the outdoors. I am very outgoing and love an adventure. Geocaching is the perfect sport for me as it’s exactly that – an adventure!!”CSavvy spoke with Geocaching.com about becoming trackable and sent in the video below. You can get clues about where CSavvy might be next on his Savvy The Trackable Sound Guy Travel Bug page.Geocaching.com: What inspired you to become a Travel Bug? SAVVY: ” I Thought it would be a great way to track my adventures while also meeting fellow geocachers and making new friends along the way. And because I work in television and always out recording sound at various locations for TV shows, it’s also a chance for my fellow geocachers to get a look “Behind the scenes” of TV production as not many people get to see that side of things.”Geocaching.com: Will there be any clues as to your next location? SAVVY: ” I can mainly be found around Adelaide in South Australia and also Mount Barker which is in the Adelaide Hills…..But I do travel around the country (Australia) sometimes, so I could pop up anywhere! To make it a bit more easy for people to locate me while I am out and about, I will be posting clues of my location on the TB page on Geocaching.com and I have also set up a Facebook Page where fellow Geocachers can follow me.”Geocaching.com: What advice do you have for those considering becoming a Travel Bug?SAVVY: “My advice would be…..get out into the great outdoors…..travel, see places and meet people, and make yourself easy to find. I am easy to spot, as I carry around a big fluffy microphone and also have a big audio bag strapped to my waist! I am also never too far away from a broadcast camera!!!”See CSavvy’s video here:center_img SharePrint RelatedNottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community”The Center of the Trackable UniverseSeptember 15, 2011In “Community”Trackable Tattoos – Never LostSeptember 23, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

After memorable weekend, Mark Barroca back into basketball mode

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Coach told me to focus. I had a very hectic schedule and my wedding is already over, so coach reminded me that it’s time to go back to basketball,” said Barroca, who married his wife Russelle in a church last Monday.And focus, Barroca did.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe shifty playmaker triggered the Hotshots’ uprising, firing eight of his 12 points in the third frame fightback before ultimately claiming the 96-81 win over the Batang Pier.“Coach reminded us that we didn’t need to score, but rather, we need to defend. And that’s what we did,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA IMAGESMark Barroca couldn’t let his first game as a married man end up in a loss.That’s why the 31-year-old guard tried to move heaven and earth to bring the Magnolia back to life after a lackluster first half which saw it fall behind by as much as 13 to GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Barroca was one of the heroes for Magnolia as it ended its two-game slide and recover in its quest to secure one of the elusive top two spots, which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.With the Hotshots now in the playoffs, the former FEU stud said the Hotshots must not show let-ups, especially with one last game slated against Meralco on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro.“We have a big chance to get the top two if we win against Meralco. Hopefully, we get that on Saturday. Now that the opportunity is here, we have no other choice but to grab it,” he said.And it doesn’t matter for Barroca if he has to sacrifice his own honeymoon. All he wants is for Magnolia to achieve its goal of getting back in the championship round.“My honeymoon is going to be delayed, but we have to be professional here,” he shared. “After everything is done this conference, then we can go to our honeymoon.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PSL: Foton opens new season with Generika-Ayala win 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2016: Virat Kohli urges bowlers to pull up their socks

first_imgStar-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore were once again beaten and once again it was their bowling unit that let captain Virat Kohli down. Opting to bowl after winning the toss, RCB bowlers were hammered black and blue by an in-form David Warner, who hit 90 off just 50 balls to power Sunrisers Hyderabad to a massive 194 for five. (Match Report | Highlights)Chasing a mammoth total, RCB could only manage 179 for six as they suffered their fourth defeat in six matches. They are now placed seventh in the Indian Premier League points table.Kohli admitted 195-run target was a “little too much” even for his side’s formidable batting line-up and wants his bowlers to improve.”We weren’t good enough on the night. Once again, our execution with the ball was poor. When Warner got out, I thought we could restrict them to 175. I thought 195 was a little too much. I’m not worried about the batting bit, it’s the bowling we need to get better at,” Kohli said after his team’s 15-run loss.’Over the moon’Warner continued with his rich vein of form as he blasted yet another match-winning fifty. Although, Warner fell short of his third century in the IPL but the Aussie star was over the moon with a fantastic win.”I’m over the moon with that win. You never know what a good total is, especially when you’re playing a star-studded line-up like RCB,” Warner said.The Sunrisers skipper also praised Kane Williamson, who posted a fifty in his first match, and all-rounder Moises Henriques.advertisement”Williamson and I set out to try and get to 100 without losing a wicket. It was fantastic for him to come in and play the way he did. He played the anchor role to take the pressure off me. Moises was fantastic in the end. He’ coming in really handy for us,” he said.last_img read more

IRClass Accredited for EU MRV Services by RvA

first_imgzoom Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has been accredited for EU MRV Monitoring Reporting and Verification services by Dutch Accreditation Council (Raad voor Accreditatie RvA). As explained, this accreditation enables IRClass to undertake the assessment of monitoring plans and verification of emissions reports (CO2) as an independent verifier for any ship, anywhere in the world, regardless of country of ownership, flag state, or class.The EU regulation 2015/757 requires ships of above 5,000 GT visiting EU ports and while in EU ports to monitor and report their CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and transport work.As a first step towards compliance, ship-specific monitoring plans need to be submitted by a company for assessment by August 31, 2017. At the end of each calendar year commencing with 2018, a ship-specific emissions report is required to be prepared by a company and submitted to an accredited independent body for verification.As an independent ship classification society, IRClass provides ship classification and certification as well as technical inspection services. In 2016, IRClass was granted a recognition by the European Commission which allowed this classification society access to European markets.RvA is an internationally reputed, Netherlands based EU notified body for accrediting an organization as independent verifier according to ISO and EU requirements.last_img read more

Rep Whiteford attends governors State of the State address

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION:  State Rep. Mary Whiteford, second from left, attends the governor’s State of the State address with her husband Kevin Whiteford, left. Also pictured are guests Whitney Draisma-Hirdes and Ryan Hirdes of Fillmore Township in Allegan. Rep. Whiteford, of Casco Township, represents the residents of the 80th District which includes the cities of Allegan, Fennville, part of Holland, Otsego, Plainwell, Saugatuck, and part of South Haven. 24Jan Rep. Whiteford attends governor’s State of the State address Categories: News,Whiteford Newslast_img