Nuclear Affair scores big

first_imgNUCLEAR AFFAIR established herself as the hot ante-post favourite for the April 9 1000 Guineas following her emphatic victory in the $1.1 million Thornbird Stakes over 1400 metres for native bred three-year-old fillies at Caymanas Park yesterdayInstalled a 1-2 favourite with three-time champion Dane Nelson riding for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, NUCLEAR AFFAIR stormed through from well off the pace set by DREAMING THE CODE (5-1) to win by just over four lengths from BIRD CATCHER (9-1), who in turn was 5-1/2 lengths clear of 13-1 chance BUBBLING KITTEN in third.Michael Bernard (Michros), the elated owner/breeder was very happy with the filly’s win.”She can do anything and this is only a prelude of what to expect in the fillies Guineas in three weeks time.”Subratie said that with NUCLEAR AFFAIR having to come from the number one post position in a field of 10, he did had some concerns over the draw. But Nelson rode a patient race as instructed and the filly fell on them like a ton of bricks early in the last furlong when getting racing room between horses,” said the second generation trainer.”She has really trained on from two to three and the sky’s the limit for her,” added Subratie who disclosed that NUCLEAR AFFAIR will be joined by her improving stable-companions CLASSY AVIATOR and GOLDEN GLORY in the Guineas.Nelson said the pace was fast, but this suited him as she is most effective when coming from off the pace.”She’s a very talented filly and I am looking forward to riding her again in the Guineas,” he said.NUCLEAR AFFAIR is a three-year-old chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Commandra Affair.Meanwhile, CHACE THE GREAT (9-2), ridden by Aaron Chatrie for trainer Dwight Chen and owner Robb George, closed strongly along the rails in mid-stretch to beat 2-1 favourite ORHEUS by 1-3/4 lengths in the Prince Consort Stakes for colts and geldings over 1400 metres.The highly fancied JAMAI RAJA (5-2) could only manage sixth but missed the services of Dane Nelson who left the park in a huff prior to this race after he was summoned by the stewards for his riding of highly fancied COMMANDING CHIEF in the seventh race, won by 6-5 favourite HOVER CRAFT – one of three winners for jockey Omar Walker and champion trainer Wayne DaCosta on the card.last_img read more

Miner nabbed with 279g marijuana

first_imgA 41-year-old miner of Canvas City, Linden was arrested about 10:40h on Wednesday at 30 Miles Potaro Road with 279 grams of cannabis in a haversack he had slung on his shoulders.At the time of arrest, two Police ranks were in the area conducting a mobile patrol on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) when they noticed the suspicious behaviour of the miner. A search of his person and haversack was conducted and the drug was found.The suspect who has admitted ownership of the illicit substance is being processed for court.last_img read more

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Luka Modric named 2018 UEFA player of the yearMONACO, Principality of Monaco, Aug 30 – Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco after his Champions League exploits.“My father always pushed me to fight for my dreams, I owe him a lot for everything,” said Modric, whose silky midfield skills helped Real to a third straight European crown and then propelled Croatia to the World Cup final. “It’s incredible moment for me, I feel really excited and proud of this great award,” said the 32-year-old, who started out at Dinamo Zagreb and then had four years with Tottenham before Real prised him away six years ago.Modric, whose success sets him up as a favourite to win the Ballon d’Or world player of the year accolade, saw off former Real teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah for the overall award.Real Madrid’s achievement in winning the Champions League for the third season running was further recognised as Modric also won the UEFA award for the best midfielder of last season.His clubmate Sergio Ramos was named best defender while Real shot stopper Keylor Navas won the best goalkeeper prize.Modric was named both midfielder of the year and UEFA player of the yearRonaldo, who did not appear at the ceremony, was awarded the award  for best striker chosen by Champions League and Europa League coaches from last season and journalists.The award “recognises the best players, irrespective of nationality, playing for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in all competitions – domestic, continental and international”.Danish international Pernille Harder, of German club Wolfsburg, won the UEFA women’s player of the year prize.Wolfsburg lost to dominant French outfit Lyon in the Champions League final in Kiev in May.There was also an award for David Beckham, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England star collecting the UEFA President’s Award for his achievements in the game and his work since retiring as a player.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SCORCHIO! Premier League target nets stunning volley for Sao Paulo

first_imgA sensational flick, neat footwork, a pinpoint cross and a smashing finish. This goal had it all!Check out Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato’s brilliant strike for Sao Paulo.last_img


first_imgA 23-YEAR-old Gaoth Dobhair man has had an eight month jail sentence for assault overturned today.Stephen Ferry, Upper Knockfola, Bloody Foreland, appeared for an appeal at Letterkenny Circuit Court.He had been previously convicted of assaulting John Sweeney outside The Dodge nightclub on December 29th 2008 and jailed for the offence. In an appeal led by barrister Peter Nolan, SC, at today’s hearing, he argued that this was Ferry’s first offence.Mr Nolan said the incident was not a one-off, in that Ferry “had been attacked by this man on two previous occasions.”Judge John O’Hagan (pictured) commented: “I don’t know what got into his head on the evening in question.”He said the victim had been “cut by a glass which had been thrown at him.”However the judge said that Ferry had “a very good record” but the District Court had clearly viewed the incident very seriously.But Judge O’Hagan, noting that Ferry’s parents were in court, said that “sending someone to jail isn’t always necessary the answer.”He went on: “But Mr Ferry must pay something back for the wrong he has done.”Judge O’Hagan replaced the eight month prison sentence with a 200 hour community service order.AT HEARINGLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGAOTH DOBHAIR MAN HAS JAIL SENTENCE FOR ASSAULT OVERTURNED was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAOTH DOBHAIR MAN HAS JAIL SENTENCE FOR ASSAULT OVERTURNEDLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more


first_imgBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLagan Harps 0 Rathmullan Celtic 7Rathmullan kept up their title challenge with an impressive demolition of Lagan Harps. Cheered on by a large travelling support Rathmullan were on top from the start with Seamie Mc Laughlin and Eoin Sheridan completely on top in midfield and Eamonn Sheridan and Oisin Mc Menamin stretching the Lagan defence. They opened the scoring on seven minutes. Ciaran Molloy pulled off a great save from Eamonn Sheridan but Sheridan back heeled the rebound into Darragh Patton’s path and he drilled it home. Molloy with some help from centre back Ronan Lennon somehow kept Lagan in the game until the forty second minute. Eamonn Sheridan was again the provider, seizing on a rebound before teeing up Eoin Sheridan to score. Lagan had their first real shot at the start of the second half when Ian Strain pushed Kevin Kelly’s strike away for a corner. Whatever chance Lagan had of getting back in to the game ended on fifty two minutes when Eamonn Sheridan controlled a long freekick from Paddy Sheridan on his chest before swivelling and firing home. Eamonn Sheridan was again the provider for the fourth goal crossing for Darragh Patton to add the finishing touch. Former Lagan player Oisin Mc Menamin earned his reward for some unselfish running when he drilled home from wide on the right. Shea Coyle made it 6-0 when he fired home the rebound after Darragh Patton hit the crossbar. Darragh Patton completed the rout, and completed his hat-trick when he back heeled to the net after Oisin Mc Menamin did the spade work. On this showing Rathmullan are serious title contenders while Lagan have some hard work ahead to maintain their status. In an all round team performance Eamonn Sheridan, Eoin Sheridan and Darragh Patton stood out for Rathmullan. For Lagan Ciaran Molloy, Ronan Lennon and Aidan O’Donnell gave it their all.  FOOTBALL: LAGAN HARPS 0 RATHMULLAN CELTIC 7 was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: LAGAN HARPS 0 RATHMULLAN CELTIC 7last_img read more

New compound could stop mosquitoes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest You may someday hear less of that buzzing sound.A team led by scientists from The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University has taken the next step toward developing an improved, sustainable mosquito insecticide — one that won’t cause the biting, sometimes-disease-carrying pests to become resistant to it.If successful, their work could one day help fight the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika and malaria.In an article published last fall in the journal Scientific Reports, Ohio State entomologists Peter Piermarini and Reed Johnson, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, and colleagues reported several new findings about a mosquito-killing compound they’ve been studying, including that it seems safe for adult honey bees.Piermarini and Johnson are faculty members in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. They’re based at the college’s research arm, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster.Called VU041, the experimental compound targets a mosquito’s kidneys — or Malpighian tubules, to be exact — instead of its nervous system, as most current mosquito insecticides do. By doing that, Piermarini said, the new compound bypasses a mosquito’s mechanisms for developing resistance.Insecticide resistance is a “major challenge” in controlling mosquitoes, Piermarini said. It can hamstring efforts to control new mosquito-borne disease outbreaks when they occur, such as when Zika was detected last year in mosquitoes in parts of Miami, Florida — the first finding of the virus in mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. Zika can cause birth defects in babies borne to infected mothers.Resistance also can shrink what’s already a “very limited” arsenal of usable mosquito insecticides, Piermarini said.“Most of the current mosquito insecticides target the nervous system, and in some cases, resistance to one of those insecticides leads to resistance to others,” he said. Because of that, he said, “We need to develop new insecticides that are toxic to mosquitoes via new mechanisms if we want to develop an effective chemical toolkit for controlling mosquitoes.”VU041 works by affecting certain potassium channels in the kidneys of adult mosquitoes, which shuts down the kidneys themselves. Potassium channels are types of proteins that regulate functions in cells.The effect is problematic for female mosquitoes, because they, not the males, are the ones that feed on blood. Drinking all that liquid — equal to two to three times their body weight — makes them have to urinate.But female mosquitoes treated with VU041 can’t go. They can’t excrete the salts and fluid that come from the blood they ingest. Result: They swell up and die. “In some cases,” Denton said in a Vanderbilt press release, “they just pop.”For the study, the scientists looked specifically at VU041’s effects on the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, the main transmitter of Zika, and Anopheles gambiae, a leading vector of malaria. They found, for example, that it:is toxic when applied to a mosquito’s cuticle, or outside surface;is toxic to mosquitoes resistant to current insecticides;doesn’t hurt adult honey bees, but further safety testing would be needed on honey bees’ other life stages and also on other insect species, including other beneficial pollinators.“We included honey bee toxicity in the study because of concerns that existing insecticides used for mosquito and agricultural pest control are contributing to a decline in beneficial insects, such as honey bees and other pollinators,” Piermarini said. “We certainly don’t want to solve one problem, mosquitoes, by contributing to another one, honey bee decline.”The team also determined that VU041 “moderately inhibits” a single potassium channel present in human heart tissue — a red flag in terms of its safety around people — but that a tweaked version called VU730 avoids the problem while still being effective against mosquitoes.Taken together, the study’s findings suggest that VU041 or VU730 could serve as a chemical “scaffold” for creating a sprayed insecticide, Piermarini said.“We’re still in the discovery stage of this research, so it could easily be five to 10 years away for a potential usable product,” he said. “But it’s an important step forward in our initial work that demonstrated that potassium channels in the kidneys of mosquitoes are valuable molecular targets for the development of new insecticides.”last_img read more

BBC To Delete 172 Websites Due to Budget Cuts, Geek Saves Them for $3.99

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters The BBC announced last month that it would be slashing much of its online programming due to severe budget cuts. As part of the cutbacks, it planned to axe jobs and websites. Some 172 of those websites are scheduled to not just go dormant but to actually be deleted within the coming year.But one good online citizen – an anonymous one at that – has taken the time to spider and archive the endangered content and provide the material in a BitTorrent file (available here).It’s an act, s/he says, that points to the continuing decline of online storage. “The purpose of this project is to show how the entire 172 public facing websites that are earmarked for deletion have been copied, archived, distributed and republished online – independently – for the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee (around $3.99).” In other words, the cost-savings from the BBC’s gutting of its online presence: minimal.The act also has a political side. “The purpose of this project is to expose the ‘cost savings’ of this proposed exercise as nothing more than a charade to appease the detractors to a strong BBC and to curry favour with the current government. BBC’s current senior management has demonstrated a lack of leadership and a lack of courage in pushing back on these demands.”Political or not, the archivists of the Internet are thankful. Perhaps the accountants at the BBC should be too. Tags:#news#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Wind Farm Leaves Property Values Unscathed

first_imgAfter studying thousands of real estate transactions over nearly a decade, researchers in Ontario, Canada, have concluded wind farms have very little impact on property values. In a report posted earlier this month, The Canadian Press said the authors themselves found the results somewhat surprising, “given the public outcry regarding the construction of these turbines.”Researchers from the University of Guelph studied more than 7,000 home and farm sales between 2002 and 2010 in Melancthon Township, where 133 wind turbines were erected between 2005 and 2008, and 10 surrounding towns, the article says.“These turbines have not impacted the value of surrounding properties,” co-authors Richard Vyn and Ryan McCullough said. “Further, the nature of the results, which indicate a lack of significant effects, is similar across both rural residential properties and farm properties.”The study was published in the September issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.The Canadian Press spoke with Dave Launchbury, a real estate agent in the area, who said many potential buyers won’t look at properties that are close to wind turbines. Properties located near turbines, he said, sell for at least 10 percent less than similar properties elsewhere.But those perceptions didn’t hold up in the review.The full text of the article is available online, but it’s behind a pay wall. If you want to read it, you can rent it for 48 hours for $6.To read about two similar studies, see:Wind Farms Have Little Impact on Property ValuesWind Turbines and Property Valueslast_img read more

Streak over: Magic end 17-game skid to Cavs

first_imgOrlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ JR Smith in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The Orlando Magic certainly know how to end a long losing streak.Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points and the Magic snapped a 17-game skid against the Cleveland Cavaliers, routing the defending Eastern Conference champions 114-93 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Orlando’s players knew their first win over Cleveland since Nov. 23, 2012, was more than your typical early regular-season victory.“This game had lots of positives, one of the most positives we’ve had in a long time,” Vucevic said. “I’m really happy for this team because we haven’t had success against them for a while.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Magic never trailed and built a 21-point lead late in the first quarter. Orlando led 36-18 after the first, hitting 14 of 24 from the field — eight of them 3-pointers.Orlando made 17 of 35 3-pointers in all, and took their biggest lead, 106-69, midway through the fourth when both teams cleared their benches. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LeBron James scored 14 points in the first quarter and finished with 22 as the Cavaliers lost for the first time in three games.“They came out and gave us one from the beginning of the game and they kept it going,” James said. “We were a couple steps behind and they made us pay.”Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue called timeout less than five minutes into the game when Orlando took a 15-4 lead. The Magic continued to build the margin, which reached 42-20 early in the second quarter on Bismack Biyombo’s tip-in.They outplayed us,” Lue said. “They kicked our butt.”Cleveland trailed 56-45 at halftime and cut the lead to 65-58 midway through the third when James blocked D.J. Augustin’s drive and Dwyane Wade hit a 3-pointer. The Magic answered with a 12-0 run, including a banked-in 30-footer from Augustin and two baskets by Vucevic.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “Last year, we probably would’ve crumbled when they got the lead down,” Augustin said. “We’ve got a lot of goals in mind this season, but we’re staying humble.”Vucevic, a night after scoring a career-high 41 points in a loss to Brooklyn, was 11 of 16 from the field.Jonathon Simmons scored 19 points while Evan Fournier added 13 for Orlando. Iman Shumpert scored 21 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, and Kevin Love had 18 for Cleveland.Derrick Rose missed the game for Cleveland with a sprained left ankle after being fouled by Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe on Friday.“They were far from their best and we understand that,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “We need to keep that in perspective.”THE REAL REASONVogel called timeout after the Cavaliers cut the lead to seven in the third quarter. He joked his speech in the huddle keyed Orlando’s surge that put the game away.“I just inspired them during that stretch,” he said. “It was all me, really.”EXPANDING HIS GAMEThe 7-foot Vucevic hit 6 of 8 3s on Friday and added another against Cleveland.“A guy makes six threes, you have to respect that,” Lue said. “If you put a smaller guy on him he can go to the block. If you put bigger guys on him he’s able to pop and get off shots.”TIP-INSMagic: F Aaron Gordon (sore left ankle) did some work on the court before the game, but sat out for the second night in a row. … G Elfrid Payton (strained left hamstring) did not play after being injured Friday at Brooklyn. An MRI revealed a mild to moderate strain. No timetable was given for his return.Cavaliers: Rose’s injury moved Jose Calderon, the only other true point guard on the roster, into the starting lineup. The veteran was pulled five minutes into the game after missing two shots and didn’t start the third quarter when Shumpert ran the offense. Calderon returned in the fourth quarter.UP NEXTMagic: Host Brooklyn on Tuesday.Cavaliers: Host Chicago on Tuesday. View commentslast_img read more