first_imgFAVORED GLIDING BY TAKES $69,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY  1 ½ LENGTHS AS PRAT & BALTAS TEAM FOR FIVE FURLONG TURF WIN IN 56.33 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2019)–Fourth going a mile on turf here April 14, Gliding By cut back in distance to five furlongs on grass today and responded with an authoritative 1 ½ length victory in Santa Anita’s $69,000 allowance feature under Flavien Prat. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 6-year-old Artie Schiller mare got the trip in 56.33.Breaking alertly from post position two, Gliding By was a joint second at the rail, about one length off the lead heading into the far turn. With well-fancied Moon Kitty to her immediate outside and stubborn pacesetter Littlefirefighter on the lead, Prat bided his time inside and swung three-wide turning for home before unfurling a powerful stretch run that left no doubt about who was best.Off as the 9-5 favorite in a field of six fillies and mares, Gliding By, the only member of the cast entered for an optional claiming tag of $62,500, paid $5.60, $3.40 and $2.40.“She won going 6 ½ furlongs down the hill (two starts back on Feb. 18), but I’ve been running her long a lot and she’s a sprinter,” said Baltas, who also teamed with Prat for victory in Friday’s fourth race.  “Going into this, I thought five furlongs might be a little short for her, but I think horses tell you sometimes what they want.”Owned by Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian and Hagop Nakkashian, Gliding By, who is out of the Arch mare Flying Arch, notched her sixth win from 26 starts and with the winner’s share of $41,400, increased her earnings to $253,117.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Littlefirefighter fought off a stubborn challenge from Moon Kitty and was easily second, by three quarters of a length over English-bred Ficanas.  Off at 4-1, Littlefirefighter paid $6.20 and $3.00.Head and head with the winner mid-way around the far turn, Ficanas rallied well to be third under Martin Pedroza.  Off at 5-2, she paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the firm turf were 22.45 and 45.24.Racing resumes with a nine-race card on Saturday at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Pacquiao threw shade at Mayweather’s latest conquest with a new year’s resolution.READ: Floyd Mayweather clobbers Japanese kickboxer for TKO win 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“Here is an early New Year’s resolution. To continue to only fight experienced opponents who are my size or bigger,” tweeted boxing’s only eight-division champion who’s busy training for his WBA World welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner.Clearly, Pacquiao wasn’t talking about himself. View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pacquiao’s tweet was meant for Mayweather and a retweet that featured a video of a goat knocking down a kid captioned “The Mayweather/Tenshin fight is the funniest thing I’ve seen” immediately followed up Pacman’s tweet.READ: Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch Mayweather, Pacquiao, and Broner are all welterweights while Nasukawa, who’s fighting in his first boxing match, weighs 121 lbs and is lighter by 26 lbs than the three boxers.Needless to say, it was a fighting farce between Mayweather and Nasukawa.Mayweather, a five-division World champion, floored Nasukawa thrice in the opening round prompting the Japanese fighter’s corner to throw in the towel.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors torch Phoenix Suns (L-R): CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum pose during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and Pacquiao will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKIMANILA, Philippines—Years have already changed but the rivalry between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has not.After Mayweather destroyed Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in exhibition-boxing match in Japan on New Year’s Eve, Manny Pacquiao couldn’t let it pass.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

first_imgThe Executive Director for Global Justice and Research Project, Mr. Hassan Bility (right) and a human rights campaigner-Before DecemberBefore December, or perhaps beginning November this year, at least three indictments are expected to be filed on three prominent or principle perpetrators of the Liberian Civil War for gross human rights violation, including violations of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, war crimes and egregious domestic laws of Liberia as well as economic crimes.Sealed indictments are typically used in prosecuting individuals or criminal networks in cases where revealing names could lead individuals to flee or destroy evidence.The Executive Director for Global Justice and Research Project, Hassan Bility, on Thursday, August 30, told members of the House’s Joint Committee on Claims and Petitions, Judiciary, National Peace, Religion and Reconciliation and Ways, Means and Finance and Committee on Good Governance that, if the Liberian government fails to establish the War Crimes Court, there will be sealed indictments before December for some of the key perpetrators.Mr. Bility said the Global Justice and Research Project is and has been investigating mayhem and atrocities that occurred in the country and did projects in other countries.He made the statement when he was making his case before the House’s Joint Committee, to draft and legislate the War Crimes Court Bill in consonance with Chapter 12 of the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) — Recommendations on Accountability: Extraordinary Court.He said that in the near future, “hopefully next year, there would be more sealed indictments at airports, border points, and other residential areas for perpetrators of the war which, though it ended since 2003, the scars remain visible.”Mr. Bility said that many Liberians and the international community believe that President George Weah is the most suitable leader of Liberia as of now to fully implement the TRC’s recommendations without fear or favor.“As far as we know, Weah is untainted and the preferred person to establish the War Crimes Court,” Mr. Bility said.He said unlike former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who is among several other Liberians that were affected by the TRC report, President Weah as of now has no record of human rights violations, including war crimes.Former President Sirleaf was among others that the TRC report barred from participating in Liberian politics for 30 years.Bility added, “There are very clear indications that when George Weah was elected President of Liberia, people around the world, who are very much interested in making sure that this happens, thought that Weah was the best candidate that would have the TRC report implemented, because we don’t have any record on him for the commission of war crimes. The whole world believes that President Weah is suitably placed as the right person right now that can exercise that political will.”Also in attendance for the War Crimes Court’s hearing, were officials from Citizens Action for the establishment of War and Economic Crimes Court in Liberia. They included the organization’s chairman Fubbi F. A. Henries, grandson of the slain House Speaker Richard Henries; Franklin K. Wesseh, Co-Chair; and Richard D. W. Allen, liaison officer.In his opening statements, Henries lauded the Joint Committee for the hearing, and called on lawmakers to begin the process of ending the culture of impunity in the country by establishing the War and Economic Crimes Court as mandated by the TRC.According to him, it was due to the failure of Liberians to seek justice following the April 12, 1980 coup d’etat that led to the 1985 failed coup, and subsequently the 14-year civil war.He warned that failure to bring to book those that bear the greater responsibility of the war as recommended by the TRC, might likely lead to a future recurrence of the civil war.“We call on you [lawmakers] to ensure that the Act that established the TRC is respected. We believe that if we start to stick to reparations, victims will forget about the issues of war crimes and economic crimes. And 20 or 30 years from now, people will come up and say let’s kill them and appease their mouths, and give them some sweets. Because that is the culture. It’s time to put an end to the culture of impunity.”The lawmakers raised concerns on the security and economic implications of establishing a war and economic crimes court, and questioned the petitioners as to why they have been “very vocal” in their campaign for the establishment of the war crimes court under the Weah Administration, as compared to the past regime.According to the Chairperson of the Committee on Claims and Petition, Representative Rustolyn S. Dennis, the hearing marked the beginning of series of public dialogues that the Joint Committee will hold with Liberians from the two divides — those in favor of a war crimes court and those against, to ascertain their views.Rep. Dennis called on the petitioners to re-petition the House of Representatives and attach separate requests, including War Crimes Court, Economic Crimes Court, and the implementation of the TRC.The female lawmaker said that under the rules, one cannot do a joint bill.In can be recalled that in May this year, a group of Liberians assembled at the Capitol Building and petitioned the 54th Legislature to fully implement the TRC report.According to the petitioners, fully implementing the TRC recommendations would reconcile thousands of Liberians who still feel aggrieved by the manner in which they were victimized during the war.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham after it was badly damaged by fire.THE people of Newtowncunningham are being held up as the way it should be – north of the border.An offer from Naomh Colmcille GAA club to the Orange Order for the use of their club house for Orange meetings is making headlines.The offer, and its warm reception from the local Co Donegal lodge, was the subject of much debate on BBC Radio Ulster’s popular TalkBack programme, hosted by Wendy Austin. The Orange hall in Newtowncunningham was destroyed in an arson attack in September. It had been used as a community facility before it was targeted by arsonists.Newtowncunningham GAA club wrote to the local Orange lodge afterwards to offer them the use of their facilities.Orange Order members in the village said they were delighted by the offer and have pledged to invite the GAA club to the opening of their new hall when it is rebuilt.Lodge treasurer Stewart McClean told the BBC’s Talkback programme: “We received a letter from them offering use of their premises while our own hall’s being rebuilt, something we took great support out of. “We have been inundated with messages of support from the local community, from the parish hall from the local Gaelic club – even some of the local businesses are organising a dance for us to raise funds to help us rebuild again.”Former Donegal senior footballer Brendan Devenney said no-one would object to the offer.“There would be no issue at all with that from anybody in Newtowncunningham,” he told the BBC radio programme.“Growing up as a kid in Newtown, I remember being down in the Orange hall all the time, there used to be fundraisers and bazaars.“That [GAA] pavillion down there, it’s not really seen as some kind of hardcore nationalist GAA place, it’s seen as a place for people in the community.” Listeners to the programme responded warmly to the story – with many saying it’s how it should be north of the Border.HOW NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY GIVES HOPE TO THE NORTH was last modified: October 24th, 2014 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:GAA clubNewtowncunninghamOrange Orderlast_img read more

first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Sun 28.6.2015.Kevin McKinney (17) 42 pts.Shaun O’Donnell (9) 39 pts. Niall McLaughlin (JB) (7) 39 pts.Gross: Brendan Devlin (1) 36 gr pts.Tony McIvor (18) 39 pts. CSS 72.Sat 27.6.2015 The Connor Mallon Memorial Trophy.Francis Dillon (7) 39 pts.Dermod Rooney (8) 37 pts.Aaron Jenkins (10) 36 pts.Gross: Garrett Mallon (2) 34 gr. pts.David McGeough (7) 36 pts.Ladies: Bernie McCarron (21) 34 pts.CSS 74. Fri 26.6.2015 – 9 Hole Scramble.M O’Mahoney, B McNicholl, J Moore, P Toland (25.1).K Doherty, P McClean, D Rooney, R Rooney.  (25.4).P Harkin, A McElhinney, G McLaughlin, P Mooney (26.0).9 Hole Evening Competition Winner- Brendan Devlin 20 pts.Fr Adrian Porter Memorial Open Tuesday 23 June 2015Overall Winner: Kathleen McKeague (33) 43pts. Gents:1st Seosamh Gallanagh (6) 42pts2nd Brendan McCarroll (5) 42pts3rd Danny McCarron (17) 42pts4th Tim Creedon (12) 41pts5th Paul Houghton (16) 41pts6th Paul Walsh (21) 40pts7th Gavin McLaughlin (HB) (9) 39pts8th Niall McLaughlin (JB) (8) 39pts9th Patrick McConologue (13) 39pts10th Maurice Brennan (7) 38ptsLongest Drive: John McCarronNearest the Pin: Pat McLaughlinGross: C.MetcalfeBack 9: Conor Kelly 23pts BOTCSS 71Ladies:1st Ann Diver (25) 39pts2nd Ellen Nelson (12) 38pts3rd Jackie Doherty (19) 36pts4th Mary T Hackett (18) 36pts5th Bernie McCarron (21) 35pts6th Ann McLaughlin (17) 35pts7th Debbie McConologue (36) 34pts8th Geraldine Mullan (18) 34pts9th Roisin Rooney (16) 33pts10th Ann Friel (15) 33ptsGross: Margaret Doherty (9) 27GrossNearest the Pin: Theresa DevlinLongest Drive: Anna CorrBack 9: Molly McCloskey 20pts Sun 28.6.2015 Ladies 9 Hole Confined.0-18Cathy McGeoghegan 17 pts.(bot)Karen McLaughlin 17 pts.19-28.Margaret Andrews 19 pts.Annette Doherty 18 pts.29-36.Kathleen McKeage 16 pts.Marlene O’Kane 14 pts.Forthcoming FixturesPlease note, the ‘members scramble’ will not run this Friday 3rd July.Open Week starts Monday 29th June – 5 July 2015.29.6.15 Inishowen Gateway Open – Glashedy.30.6.15 Ladies & Gents Open –Old Links.1.7.15 Neal Martin Jewellers Open – Glashedy.2.7.15 Travelers Ins. 4 BBB –Old Links.3.7.15 Desmond Motors Open- Glashedy4.7.15 Ballyliffin Hotel Open- Old5.7.15 North West Open – Glashedy, Members Confined -The Old.Sat 25/ Sun 26 July Ballyliffin Pro Am.7/8/9 Oct Great North Links Challenge.1/3/4 July – Ladies Nine Hole Competition.GOLF NEWS: KEVIN MCKINNEY IN SUPERB FORM IN BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BallyliffingolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s hard to beat munching on popcorn when you’re watching the latest film at the cinema.Staff at the Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford/Strabane want to make sure that everyone can munch away – for FREE!If you are going to the cinema this week, just mention you’re a Donegal Daily reader and you will get a medium popcorn for FREE – not strings attached! The offer runs until next Sunday, November 10th.Just mention Donegal Daily and you’ll get your FREE popcorn!And if you’re planning on catching more than one great movie between today and Sunday – mention Donegal Daily again and you can have more popcorn for FREE!We can’t say fairer than that! Happy munching at Eclipse Cinemas.  FREE POPCORN FOR ALL DONEGAL DAILY READERS AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS! was last modified: November 5th, 2013 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:Eclipse CinemasLiffordpopcornlast_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES — In a sport where players are often quick to reach for the cliché, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty isn’t afraid to speak honestly and spit out quotes that make good headline fodder.With that in mind, it isn’t surprising that Doughty found a way to spin the Sharks addition of Erik Karlsson to a blue line that already includes Brent Burns in a skeptical light.“I’m questioning what’s going to happen there. Two All-Star D like that,” Doughty told Lisa Dillman of the …last_img read more

first_img8 March 2013 At Hakskeen Pan, a dry lakebed in South Africa’s Northern Cape, a team of 317 previously unemployed people funded by the provincial government is finishing up its job of clearing rocks and stones from 10-million square metres of desert race track – by hand. When they’re done, they’ll have helped create what “the fastest man on earth”, land speed record holder Andy Green, has described as “the world’s best race track, just waiting for the world’s first 1 000 mph car to arrive”. That will be in late 2013 or early 2014, when South Africa will host the most ambitious attempt yet made on the world land speed record – a crack at a new record of 1 000 mph (1 610 km/h) which, if successful, will mark the biggest ever increase (30%) in the history of the record, and will also exceed the low altitude speed record (around 994 mph) for aircraft. The Bloodhound Project is the name of a global education initiative that has been built around the record attempt. It aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and its centrepiece is the Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car), a 33 000 horsepower jet- and rocket-powered racing car. The car, currently being built in a special technical centre near Bristol in the UK, will come to South Africa towards the end of 2013 or early in 2014 for test runs, before returning about a year later for the record attempt. Behind the venture is the same British team, led by Andy Green and project director Richard Noble, that holds the current record of 763 mph (1 228 km/h), set in the Black Rock Desert in the US in 1997. Green, a British Royal Air Force fighter pilot, was the man behind the wheel then, and will be again when Bloodhound SSC fires up in the Northern Cape from late 2013.Faster than a bullet – literally What will happen then makes for some hair-raising mathematics. The Bloodhound SSC will be powered by an EJ200 jet engine from a Typhoon fighter jet, which will be coupled with a prototype hybrid rocket. Together, they will put out 100 000 KW – the equivalent of 180 Formula One cars. According to the team’s preliminary calculations, the 12.8-metre long, 6 422 kilogram (when fuelled) vehicle will “be more advanced than most spacecraft and faster than a bullet fired from a handgun. “Its 900 mm diameter wheels will spin at over 10 000 rpm, generating 50 000 radial g at the rim. The car will accelerate from 0 to 1 050 mph in 40 seconds and, at V-max (maximum velocity), the pressure of air bearing down on its carbon-fibre and titanium bodywork will exceed 12 tonnes per square metre. “At this speed, Andy Green will be covering a distance equivalent to over four football pitches every second, or 50 metres in the blink of an eye.”Ideal location for horizontal rocket launch The venue for this hi-tech venture, South Africa’s Hakskeen Pan, was chosen over 34 other locations after a satellite programme identified level strips of land around the world that could handle a vehicle weighing nearly 6.5 tonnes travelling at inhuman speeds. For a record attempt to be successful, Bloodhound will have to complete two runs within the space of an hour, with the average times calculated as the new record. “The ability to control the car’s stopping, and therefore the turnaround time, is key to the success of the record attempt,” the Bloodhound website notes. Hakskeen Pan, located about 160 kilometres north of the town of Upington, fitted the bill perfectly. Over 20 kilometres long and five kilometres wide, it has a vertical variation of only 61 millimetres over the entire 20-kilometre distance of the run, making the pan’s surface ideal for a record attempt. Predictable dry weather conditions for key parts of the year added to the site’s appeal. According to the Bloodhound Project, the Northern Cape provincial government has been a crucial partner in creating the ideal run site for the record attempt. In a November update on the Bloodhound website, project member Rudi Riek noted that the government had spent close to R8-million on clearing Hakskeenpan, in the process creating employment for 317 people. The decision to clear the stones on the pan by hand was, Riek said, made for two reasons: because it would be the best way to ensure minimal impact on the surface, but also because it was the best way to uplift the community living in the vicinity of the pan.6 000 tonnes of stones and rocks Between November 2010 and November 2012, the team worked a total of 130 days, due to heat and rain delays. It is, as Riek noted, an extreme environment: “The temperatures range between minus 6 degrees and plus 45 degrees Celsius, and if it is not extremely dry, then it is extremely wet.” The job they’ve done has been monumental. The track is 20 kilometres long and, including the safety zones, 1.1 kilometres wide. “I need to give you some perspective,” Riek wrote. “20 000m x 1 100m = 22-million square metres of area cleared by 317 people in 130 days. Add to that the fact that even the smallest little stone is lodged into the clay and needs to be forcibly removed, and then imagine doing this in extreme conditions, including sub-zero temperatures in the morning, soaring temperatures in the afternoon, and on some days severe dust storms.” Their harvest? By the time of project director Richard Noble’s visit to the site to thank the workers and their families in January, the team had removed 6 000 tonnes of stones and rocks, resulting in what the Bloodhound website has claimed as “the first world record associated with the Bloodhound Project – the largest land mass cleared by hand, amounting to the equivalent of 4 000 football pitches”. Additional work undertaken by the Northern Cape government has been the removal of a large number of stone slabs, the removal of an elevated road surface stretching across the width of the track, and the completion of a new fence to secure the pan from access by animals or vehicles.‘World’s best race track’ The result has exceeded expectations. Green, in his latest “Bloodhound Diary” update for the BBC News website, wrote in February that wheel tests conducted at Hakskeen Pan in November had enabled Bloodhound performance expert Ron Ayers to come up with a figure for the hardness of the pan – an important consideration, given that each wheel of Bloodhound SSC will be supporting a load of nearly two tonnes. “The desert hardness is (and here’s a figure you will never use in a pub quiz!) about 400 cubic mm per kiloNewton,” Green wrote. “That means that the wheels only penetrate about 10mm into the surface, even under two tonnes of load. Or put another way, the 2-tonne (20 kN) load only displaces about 8 000 cubic mm of desert soil – about a fifth of the volume of a golf ball! “This is a very firm surface by anybody’s standards,” Green continued. “Now that the Northern Cape team is finishing up the clearance work, it really is the world’s best race track, just waiting for the world’s first 1 000 mph car to arrive. We’ll be there soon enough.” When they do arrive, one of the most sparsely populated areas of South Africa will receive an extraordinary amount of global attention. For the Bloodhound Project is not primarily about speed. Rather, it is an international education initiative aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians by demonstrating these subjects in the most exciting way possible. “The unique nature of the world land speed record, where the challenge comes from confronting the laws of physics rather than other teams with similar technology, means the Bloodhound Project can share all its data, designs, achievements and setbacks in the process,” the Bloodhound website states. As a result, the initiative is already being followed in 217 countries, with approximately 7-million learners from 48 countries registered to access Bloodhound information and lesson materials in class. The team has also made presentations to hundreds of thousands of people since its launch at London’s Science Museum in October 2008.Extreme science, extreme sport According to Crizelda Cjikela, Northern Cape MEC for Education, the educational and scientific aspects of the project are key to the province’s collaboration with Bloodhound. “As a government collective, we are obligated to explore all opportunities to develop the province as a hub for technological and scientific advances,” Cjikela said in July 2012, when Andy Green paid a visit to view progress on his Hakskeen Pan race track. “In recent years, this vision has been substantiated by not only being selected as the preferred site for the Bloodhound attempt, but also by winning the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array,” Cjikela said. “With the recent announcement that the province’s first university will be established in Kimberley, we are firmly on track to provide our youth with the opportunity to build an incredibly bright future.” Besides the educational benefits, the land speed record will also create massive media exposure internationally, allowing the province to showcase the unique diversity of its tourism offerings. Since repositioning itself as a premier destination for adventure and extreme sports, the Northern Cape has already attracted niche markets such as skateboarding, waterskiing and even motor racing. Meanwhile, Dave Rowley from the Bloodhound education team, based full-time in South Africa with the Northern Cape Department of Education, has been developing links with schools, colleges and universities across the country. South African partners support this programme include Scifest Africa, Sci-Bono, the City of Cape Town, the Sci-Enza science centre, and the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineering. An ambassador programme has also been launched, with 15 engineers, scientists and speed enthusiasts recruited to help promote and deliver the Bloodhound education programme to schools across South Africa. Green himself has no doubt about the project’s potential reach. Speaking at the project’s launch in 2008, he said: “I’ve met graduate engineers who are adamant that our previous record was what inspired their career choice as youngsters: that sort of thing makes all the effort worthwhile. “Bloodhound SSC will be so much faster and, we hope, will fire up every school kid about the science and technology. We’re going to invite everyone to follow our adventure in this, the most exciting and extreme form of motorsport – the world land speed record. Both as a mathematician, and as a Royal Air Force fighter pilot, I can’t think of anything better.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 Ohio Beef Expo kicked off on Friday. It’s certainly one of the most popular events for Ohio cattlemen to attend. This event attracts over 30,000 participants from 25 states and Canada each year. The Expo included breed sales, shows and displays, educational events, a highly competitive junior show and a trade show with over 140 exhibitors.On Friday, Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo spoke with Bruce Smith of COBA Select Sires. Listen to the interview here:Bruce Smith Select Sires Beef interview with Dale Minyo 3-18-16This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, included breed sales, shows and displays, trade show and a highly competitive junior show. This year’s junior show was the largest ever with more than 850 junior heifers and steers and more than 450 exhibitors competing in showmanship.In the Junior Show, the Grand Champion market animal was the champion crossbred exhibited by Kendra Gabriel from Pickaway County. The Reserve Champion market animal was the reserve crossbred exhibited by Caden Jones of Allen County.The Grand Champion Heifer was the Champion % Simmental Heifer exhibited by Tyson Woodard of Darke County. The Reserve Champion Heifer was the Champion Purebred Simmental Heifer exhibited by Ali Muir of Auglaize County.There were also several breed sales. The Angus sale grossed $183,870 with bulls averaging $3,512 and females averaging $3,473. The Hereford Sale grossed $115,305 with bulls selling for an average of $3,013 and females selling for an average of $2,573. The Maine-Anjou sale grossed $250,050 with bulls averaging $4,270 and females averaging $3,087. The Shorthorn sale grossed $165,260 with bulls averaging $2,369 and the females averaged $3,294. The Simmental Sale grossed $307,520 with bulls averaging $3,753 and females averaging $3,332.On Friday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. New Holland Agriculture presented a Forage Seminar,l featuring discussions by Dr. Francis Fluharty, Research Professor in the OSU Department of Animal Sciences, and Robert Hendrix, New Holland hay and forage product specialist. Also new in 2016, United Producers, Inc. sponsored an online feeder cattle sale.Over 140 exhibitors are on display at this year’s trade show.Each day was filled with many activities for a wide variety of interests. Sires of several different breeds were on display at the Genetic Pathway throughout the event. Breed shows and parades were held for Angus, Hereford, Miniature Hereford, Murray Grey, and Shorthorns. Other Friday highlights included a Nutrition Seminar and the Junior Show Welcome Party and Fitting Demonstration.The Saturday schedule was full of activity. Breed sales held included Angus, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, and Simmental. Junior activities included a judging contest, a Beef Quality Assurance Program, and the Junior Show Showmanship Contest. The Trade Show and Genetic Pathway were open as well. Sunday is the final day of the event. The highlight of the day was the Junior Heifer and Steer Show.For more results from the Ohio Beef Expo, go to: Feeder Cattle Sale Shorthorn Show Shorthorn Show Hereford Show Over 140 exhibitors are on display at this year’s trade show. Dale Minyo speaking with Bruce Smith at the Ohio Ag Net booth. Ashley Peter, Defiance Co., sets up her Shorthorn heifer for the judge. Karly Goetz, Ottawa Co., leads her ShorthornPlus steer. Nathan Siebold, Madison Co., looks over his ShorthornPlus steer. Blake Martin, Huron Co., with his High% Maine. Maddox Cupp, Fairfield Co., won his Hereford heifer class. Brooke Weeks, Champaign Co., leads her Maine-Anjou steer. Amanda Nething, Richland Co., and her Hereford steer Ryan Flax, Clark Co., and his Hereford steer Josh Elder gives a fitting demonstration for Stock Show University. Kendra Gabriel, Pickaway Co., won her market heifer class. Delaney Jones, Allen Co., with her Simmental steer Samantha Parks, Warren Co., with her MaineTainer heifer Taylor Elliot, Richland Co., watches the judge with her MaineTainer heifer.last_img read more

first_imgSkype released an update to its Android mobile application today which fixes the recently reported security issues in addition to bringing 3G calling to U.S. users. Earlier this month, reports of a security vulnerability in the Android version of the app were found which could compromise personal information, including a user’s name, phone number, chat logs and more. According to Skype, no reported examples of malicious applications misusing this information have been found, but the company will continue to monitor the situation after the fix has been rolled out.However, the more exciting news for U.S. users of the Android application is support for 3G calling, which had previously been limited to select Verizon phones. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#news#voice#web Skype launched on Android in March 2010 through a partnership with Verizon Wireless, but it wasn’t until October that a general release was made available to all Android users. In that version, calling was restricted to Wi-Fi only in the U.S.At the time, Skype’s communications lead Peter Parkes told us the company offered “an optimized solution for Android” through its partnership with Verizon Wireless, and that the new Wi-Fi version allowed customers of other mobile carriers to also use the service. “There’s an extensive network of Wi-Fi hotspots and Wi-Fi providers across the U.S., so people in the U.S. should have plenty of opportunities to use Skype,” he said.People who actually live in the U.S. know that this “extensive” network consists of, essentially, coffee shops, airports and McDonald’s. The new 3G calling feature will make the Skype app dramatically better.The update also hints at Skype having inked deals with other mobile carriers, or perhaps an end to the exclusivity clause in its Verizon’s deal. We’ve asked Skype to comment, and will update if the company responds.Update, Skype’s response:Thank you for your inquiry. We have extended the support of Skype for Android to work over 3G (and WiFi). This is just part of Skype’s on-going effort to provide consumers with the best Skype experience.    With the large 3G networks and extensive network of WiFi hotspots across the US, Android phone users are provided with many opportunities to use Skype on their mobile phone.In the US, our partnership with Verizon still allows us to offer Skype mobile™ with an optimized solution on Verizon’s network.  Since March 2010, Verizon consumers have enjoyed Skype on a variety of Blackberry, Android, BREW, Windows Mobile, and Palm phones.   With the launch of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, Skype mobile™ with video will soon be available.  In addition Verizon customers can use the Skype for Android when traveling abroad. Security Fix ReleasedEarlier this month, Justin Case who blogs at Android Police discovered a security exploit in the newest version of Skype, then in beta. At first he assumed the vulnerability was only in the test version, not the standard release. As it turned out, he was wrong. The general release from October 2010 also had the same issue – an issue that could potentially affect the 10 million users of the mobile app, Case noted.Skype immediately began investigating the vulnerability and made note of its progress on its official blog on April 20, reminding Android users to be careful about what 3rd-party applications they install.As of this morning’s release, the reported vulnerability has been patched, says Skype. It encourages all Android users to download the most recent version from the Android Market as soon as possible. Don’t worry Skype, you had us at “3G calling.” The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more