20 Jan

Runallday, Don Chassis impress in Caymanas feature races

first_imgHighly fancied RUNALLDAY and 10-1 outsider DON CHASSIS won the Front Runner-sponsored Hot Line and Sir Howard Stakes for native-bred three-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, over 1200 metres, at Caymanas Park yesterday.Both races, which offered purses of $1.1 million, marked phase two of the Front Runner Racing Series, which was introduced last year for native bred two-year-olds. This year, Front Runner and Newport Mills Limited extended the sponsorship to three-year-olds preparing for the classics in four races – Hot Line Stakes, Sir Howard Stakes as well as the Thornbird (Guineas trial) for fillies, and Prince Consort Stakes for colts and geldings, both scheduled for March 18 over 1400 metres.In the 23rd running of the Hot Line Stakes, contested by nine fillies, RUNALLDAY, who raced prominently in third as the marginal 4-5 favourite FORT JKOX disputed the lead with DON’T BLUSH BABE, stormed through on the rails past FORT KNOX, leaving the furlong pole to win by four lengths in a new stakes record time of 1:12.3. LADY FAYE (12-1) stayed on well to pip FORT KNOX for second behind fast splits of 22.1 and 45.2 for the half mile.LIGHTLY RACEDA lightly raced bay filly by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Racee, RUNALLDAY, who won as the 4-5 second favourite, was ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Anthony Nunes and reigning champion owner Stephan Narinesingh. She was bred by HAM Stables Limited.Later in the afternoon, the Philip Feanny-trained DON CHASSIS ran on well from just off the early pace to catch and beat long-time leader and 1-2 favourite LOOSE CANNON under champion jockey Omar Walker by 2 1/2 lengths.DON CHASSIS, who had previously won the Mercury Sprint over the straight on January 28, was one-two winners for two-time champion jockey Shane Ellis and 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny. A lightly raced chestnut colt by Performing Magic out of Femme Doree (bred by Everglades Farms), DON CHASSIS covered the distance in the same time as RUNALLDAY (1:12.3).Superkids Racing Stables, who owns DON CHASSIS, highlighted the 11-race programme with three winners. The others were 6-5 favourite LORD EQUUS, with Ellis aboard, and stable-companion PINELOPE, who made all at odds of 7-2 to win the King’s Plate open allowance race over 1500 metres in decisive fashion with the apprentice Javaneil Patterson aboard. Both LORD EQUUS and PINELOPE are conditioned by trainer Patrick Fong.Nunes and stable rider Steadman completed a double as well with the 33-1 outsider KANALOA in the closing race over the round five course. Racing continues on Wednesday, the holiday card featuring the Ash Wednesday Trophy.last_img read more

11 Jan

Oil sector an area of threat for money laundering in Guyana

first_imgGuyana’s burgeoning oil and gas sector has been marked critical for the monitoring of money laundering, as the country prepares for its fourth round of mutual evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).NRA Coordinator Alicia WilliamsThis was according to National Risk Assessment (NRA) Coordinator, Alicia Williams who was at the time speaking at a Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML&TF) National Risk Assessment Seminar on Thursday at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.“Guyana is preparing for its fourth round of mutual evaluation which is scheduled for 2023, that is, the first quarter of 2023. This NRA, that is, the new national risk assessment will be conducted by a working group of 75 persons, [which] you would have already heard, representing public and private sector organisations in Guyana, [from] over 40 public and private sector organisations. It will allow us to identify any new money laundering or terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities, and it will also include an assessment that is a money-laundering assessment of new areas such as virtual assets. We’ll also look at the oil and gas sector, proliferation financing which was not covered under the old National Risk Assessment and illegal wildlife. These are new areas for the working group,” Williams stated.Attorney General Basil WilliamsHowever, Attorney General Basil Williams, who was present at the seminar, underscored the importance of Guyana meeting the requirements of the FATF and stressed on the importance of Guyana maintaining its good standing with the FATF and CFATF, especially at such a pivotal point in its history with its new oil wealth.“With our oil regime looming, it’s very important that we ensure we’re not blacklisted because the CFATF and the FATF requirements to protect the international financial economy is brutal and they respect nobody, it’s no respecter of persons. Every country, [even] in Europe …they have to come up for assessment and they have to conform [to] the recommendations of the FATF,” the Attorney General told the audience.As Guyana was previously blacklisted in 2015, regulations and laws addressing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML&CFT) had to be put in place in order for the country to meet international standards and be able to continue international trade and business.According to the NRA Coordinator, Guyana will be conducting its second NRA over a 10-month period from December 2019 to September 2020.last_img read more

11 Jan

Prince George Fire Centre confirms 45 fires since yesterday

first_imgFire on South Taylor Hill is at the highway and part way down the hill. Several structures lost #yxj #FSJfire #BCWildfireAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Prince George Fire Centre has confirmed that 20 fires are currently burning in the Fort St. John Zone, and 17 fires in the Dawson Creek Zone.In the range of the Prince George Fire Centre, 45 fires have started burning since Monday morning.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds says a fire in Charlie Lake is estimated to be 250 hectares in size, and that the local fire department is responding and attacking the blaze.- Advertisement -A fire in Attachie, 35 kilometres west of Fort St. John, is estimated to be 500 hectares in size. Crews are on site.Here is the most up to date information about the biggest fires in the Fort St. John zone.  This information was updated at 7:30 p.m. April 19.The Charlie Lake fire (G80065) west of Charlie Lake, near Fort St. John, is estimated at 250 hectares in size. The local fire department is responding. The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order and alert related to this wildfire.The South Taylor Hill fire (G70067), which is south of community of Taylor, B.C., is estimated at 850 hectares in size. BC Wildfire Service firefighters are on site assisting with the local fire department. The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order and alert related to this wildfire. The Baldonnel fire (G80040), which is located five kilometres east of the community of Baldonnel, is estimated at 420 hectares in size. Fire activity has significantly decreased and the local fire department is responding to this incident. The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order and alert related to this wildfire.The Attachie fire (G80051), which is located 35 kilometres west of Fort St. John, along Highway 29, is estimated at 500 hectares in size. BC Wildfire Service crews are on site. Travel advisories have been issued along Highway 29.The Beaton Airport Road fire (G80046), which is located 45 kilometres north of Fort St. John, is estimated at 4500 hectares in size, although ascertaining an accurate size is difficult due to smoke and poor visibility. Resources are being sent to this incident. No evacuation alerts or orders have been issued at this time.The Hudson’s Hope fire (G70037), which is located four kilometres northwest of Hudson’s Hope, is estimated at 300 hectares in size. BC Wildfire Service crews are on site assisting the local fire department. The District of Hudson’s Hope has issued an evacuation alert related to this wildfire.The Prince George Fire Centre has also called for restrictions on open burning, due to drier than normal conditions this spring.This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified. Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category 3 fires anywhere in the Fire Centre must extinguish them by noon on April 20.center_img — Julie Rogers (@fsjchic) April 20, 2016last_img read more

30 Dec

Championship round-up: Brighton remain top despite draw

first_img1 Brighton and Hove Albion remain the early leaders of the Championship, despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers.Although it was a goalless draw, it was still eventful at Molineux with Tomer Hemed missing a first-half penalty for the Seagulls and Wolves seeing Conor Coady dismissed in the second period.This slip allowed Middlesbrough to move second and close the gap on Brighton to three points as they defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 as David Nugent and Daniel Ayala strikes were sandwich by a brilliant Matt Mills effort for the Tricky Trees.Hull City were the team Boro leapfrogged as they could only draw 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers at the KC Stadium.Michael Dawson got their leveller after Charlie Austin had opened the scoring on Humberside.Goals from Nick Blackman and Garath McCleary were enough to give Reading a 2-0 win over Bristol City, with the three points taking them up to sixth spot in the table.Huddersfield grabbed a 4-1 triumph over struggling Bolton Wanderers with Emyr Huws (x2), Mustapha Carayol and Joel Lynch all notching after Liam Feeney had given the Trotters and early lead.Blackburn Rovers also got a much needed win as they beat Charlton 3-0 at Ewood Park, while Brentford claimed a 2-1 victory over Preston North End.Elsewhere, an eventful match at the New York Stadium saw Rotherham beat Cardiff City 2-1.The Welsh side had goalkeeper David Marshall sent off before the two sides traded goals from the penalty spot. And, two minutes into injury time, the game was won by the Millers as Matt Connolly scored an own goal.Leeds United registered three points as they ran out 2-1 winners over Milton Keynes Dons, while Sheffield Wednesday defeated Fulham 3-2 at Hillsborough.last_img read more

28 Dec

WOULD YOU LIKE A CAREER IN REFLEXOLOGY? EXCITING NEW DIPLOMA COURSE COMING TO DONEGAL

first_imgEDUCATION: The Irish School of Reflexology provide professional training in traditional reflexology, which enables students to build their own practice or add to their existing health care practice. The school is affiliated with the NRRI (Nationa Register of Reflexologists Ireland) and fully Accredited). The school aims to offer students a fulfilling learning experience and build confidence in their ability to help others. Our overall mission is to promote healing through the benefits of reflexology.The diploma course consists of 150 hours of tutoring plus 60 hours of practical work, and covers different aspects of reflexology, including theory, anatomy, physiology and practical application.At the ISR we are very proud  of the standard of our teaching and the level of preparation that we provide. We are constantly getting great feed back about the effectiveness of the treatment that we teach, the syllabus and that makes us even more proud to be part of the ISR.The year is a great opportunity for the students to get to know new people but also themselves . We see it constantly in our students. They change throughout the year, they discover their true potential, meet new friends and settle in very well in the classroom.At the end of the term students will be required to complete case studies and the examination will be held approximates two months after.After their Graduation students are eligible for Membership with the National Register of Reflexologists (IRL). It will open up many opportunities for them – start their own Practice, work in beauty salons, Hotel, hospitals and many more.The course is designed to enable students to develop the skill and in-depth knowledge required for effective treatment and evaluation of a client, by having good techniques, by taking good consultation notes and keeping accurate records; by using good listening skills and by an overall caring attitude; to help students gain confidence and experience through supervised work; to understand the holistic approach – mental, physical, spiritual and social; and to become informed about the skills necessary to start up and manage a professional practice.INFO: Courses starting September, at The Base Centre, Stranorlar and to make bookings and find out more info then call Tatiana NOW on 0862071065!For more information, visit the web sitewww.irishschoolofreflexology.com. WOULD YOU LIKE A CAREER IN REFLEXOLOGY? EXCITING NEW DIPLOMA COURSE COMING TO DONEGAL was last modified: June 21st, 2016 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:CareercourseeducationFeatureshealthnewsReflexologylast_img read more

25 Dec

Ex-U.S. Rep. Edward Roybal dies; served on L.A. council

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Edward R. Roybal, who spent his political career, including three decades in Congress, fighting for minorities, the poor and the elderly, has died. He was 89. When elected to the House of Representatives in 1962, Roybal was the first Hispanic from California to serve in Congress since 1879. Roybal, who also served more than a decade on the Los Angeles City Council, died Monday night of respiratory failure complicated by pneumonia at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, according to a spokeswoman for his daughter, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa praised Roybal as a champion for civil rights and social justice. “Edward Roybal served as a symbol of Latino hopes and dreams,” the mayor said. Born Feb. 10, 1916, in Albuquerque, N.M., Roybal moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles at the age of 6. After studying at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Southwestern University, he served in the Army during World War II. Returning to Los Angeles in 1945, Roybal worked as the director of health education for the Los Angeles County Tuberculosis and Health Association. Following an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 1947, he created the Community Service Organization, launching an effort against housing, employment and education discrimination. On Tuesday, Villaraigosa praised the organization as beginning “one of the most dramatic grassroots movements in the history of Los Angeles.” The organization held voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in East Los Angeles and supported Roybal’s second, and successful, run for City Council in 1949. In Congress, Roybal served on various committees, including foreign and veterans affairs. In 1967, he is credited with writing the first bilingual education bill to provide schools with assistance for special bilingual teaching programs. Roybal in 1976 was one of the founding members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “Ed Roybal was, in every sense, a gifted public servant. He was a trailblazer and icon of the Latino community. He paved the way to political power for today’s Latino elected officials,” Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, said. In 1978, Roybal was reprimanded by the House for accepting a $1,000 gift from South Korean lobbyist Tongsun Park. In the 1980s, he served as chair of the Select Committee on Aging, leading the campaign for the restoration of funds for senior programs. He also worked for the establishment of a national mental health education program. “The congressman was a true barrier breaker and a political legend, particularly in the Mexican-American community,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said. It was Roybal who swore in Molina, the first Hispanic member of the board in more than a century, in 1991. “I and so many from my generation were touched deeply by the leadership of this man,” Molina said. “He inspired so many of us to do unbelievable things on behalf of the residents we served.” In 1976, Los Angeles County opened the Edward R. Roybal Clinic in East Los Angeles. The federal building is also named after him. He chose not to run for re-election in 1992. That year his daughter was elected to Congress, where she represents part of her father’s old district. Along with his daughter, Roybal is survived by his wife, Lucille Beserra-Roybal, son Edward Roybal Jr. and daughter Lillian Roybal-Rose. Flags at all city and county buildings were lowered to half-staff Tuesday. Services were pending. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

25 Dec

Driver arrested after crashing car into house

first_imgWHITTIER – A man allegedly under the influence drove his car into a house Saturday, causing minor injuries to his young son, authorities said.Romeo Martinez, 31, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. on suspicion of driving under the influence and for child endangerment, said Whittier police Lt. Bill Webster.Martinez told police officers he was on his way to a liquor store when he lost control of his 1998 Chevy Camaro in the 5600 block of Adele Avenue. Martinez was driving over the speed limit when he crossed over an opposing lane of traffic, hit a tree and spun over the lawn and into the home, authorities said.“His car was completely inside the house,” Webster said.Three people were inside the home when the crash occurred but were not hurt. Martinez’s 7-year-son was riding in the back seat of the car and was not wearing a seat belt. A second passenger, a 40-year-old man, also suffered injuries. Both were transported to a Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital for treatment. Patricia Jiayi Ho AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

24 Dec

AN GRIANAN FORT IMAGE INCLUDED ON NEW IRISH PASSPORT

first_imgGrianan of Aileach Photo By Adam Rory PorterAN Grianan Fort has been included in images on the newly-designed Irish Passport, Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore revealed today.The Grianan of Aileach, the ancient fort in Burt is linked to the Ulster Ui Neill high kings.Other images include Cliffs of Moher, the Samuel Beckett bridge on the River Liffey, Croagh Patrick, the Aviva stadium, Cork Opera House and the Rock of Cashel. Drawings of Gaelic games, dance, fishing and music also feature, along with the national anthem, written in music throughout the booklet. AN GRIANAN FORT IMAGE INCLUDED ON NEW IRISH PASSPORT was last modified: September 30th, 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:An grianan of aileachdonegalirish passportlast_img read more

20 Dec

A’s power display goes for naught in loss to Mariners

first_imgSEATTLE — In a game that went 10 innings and featured seven home runs it was a single that ended the excitement.The A’s tied a season high with five home runs, including Ramon Laureano’s go-ahead blast in the top of the 10th inning, but it was Seattle catcher Omar Narvaez’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th that clinched a walkoff 6-5 victory for the Mariners in a home-run filled slug fest Monday night.The first nine runs in the game came off the long ball with the A’s and Mariners …last_img read more

19 Dec

Genetic Subcode Discovered

first_imgComputer programmers know all about subroutines.  One master program can easily call other programs, which can return results back to the master program.  That’s very 1960s.  Today’s modular software responds dynamically from disparate sources and responds to feedback from embedded triggers.  They can call routines written in other codes or languages.  We’re beginning to find that the genetic code is also far more advanced than the 1960s image of DNA to RNA to protein – the Central Dogma, as it was called.  Now, researchers in Europe have uncovered “novel sequence biases and their role in the control of genomic expression.”    Science Daily reported on work from the Computer Science Department of ETH Zurich and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.  Researchers there have been chasing “possible sub-codes in genomic information.”  One of the problems with the Central Dogma was understanding how translation is regulated.  Cells need to respond quickly to stimuli and risks.  What determines which genes are switched on and off, and the rate at which protein products are produced? The researchers from ETH and SIB now identified a new sub-code that determines at which rate given products must be made by the cell.  This information has several interesting implications.    First, it provides novel insights into how the decoding machinery works.  Secondly, and more pragmatically, it makes possible to read information about gene expression rates directly from genomic sequences, whereas up to now, this information could only be obtained through laborious and expensive experimental approaches, such as microarrays.  “A cell must respond very quickly to injuries such as DNA damage and to potent poisons such as arsenic.  The new sub-code enables us to know which genes are turned-on quickly after these insults and which are best expressed slowly.  One benefit of this study is that we now can get this information using only analysis of the coding sequence,” said Dr. Gina Cannarozzi.The insight into an additional level of genetic information stored in sub-codes can also provide a new look at the translation processes in the ribosome, the article said.  It can help scientists understand how the ribosomes “know” at what rate to recycle their transfer-RNAs (tRNA) to achieve optimum rates of protein synthesis.The article said nothing about evolution.  Surprised?  Of course not.  If mutations were marginally tolerable in the days of the Central Dogma, they are going to be much tougher now that we know the genetic information system involves codes within codes and hierarchical levels of information.  Darwinists will deal with this like they always do: by pumping out more Central Fogma.**Fogma (n): Dogma so thick you don’t even realize it’s there unless you’re outside it (05/14/2007 commentary).(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more