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first_imgLOCAL-based horses have been guaranteed 10 spots for the December 5 Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park, worth $13.5m, the richest-ever horse racing purse in the Caribbean.Racing secretary, Denzil Miller, said the other six spots, if filled, would comprise horses from Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, whether West Indies-bred or imported runners.”There are 10 guaranteed spots for local-based horses, based on earnings, so it’s not an invitational,” Miller confirmed, adding that the Jamaican reserved spots were for local and overseas-bred horses.Racing authorities in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, Miller said, would determine who they send to Jamaica for the Diamond Mile, “very much as how we nominate and decide who we send to the Caribbean Classic”, he explained.Hoping to attract as many entries as possible, Miller has kept the door open for owners from Jamaica, as well as Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, to import horses specifically for the race.However, a two-kilo penalty has been put in place for horses not domicile in participating countries for four months. Therefore, imported horses landing in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados less than four months before the race would carry 59.0 kilos.”Imported horses domicile in the Caribbean for four months would carry 57.0 kilos, native-bred four-year-olds and upwards, 55.0; three-year-olds, 53.0; and, of course, sex allowance would be in it as well,” he explained.Asked whether two kilos was sufficient penalty for foreign-bred invaders hunting a rich payday, especially horses coming from other islands, considering the rich purse is being dangled as a carrot to improve the local bloodstock, Miller said it was a measured risk.”It was one of the things we thought about when doing the conditions for the race but that’s what you are faced with when opening a race like this to get the best horses possible,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgSAUGUS – Volunteers will plant 70 new trees today and give away 1,000 more at the 18th annual Arbor Day celebration at Santa Clarita Central Park. The city-sponsored event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., serves to educate people about the benefits of trees. Festivities will include live entertainment, food, tree-planting activities, children’s events, workshops on creating compost and coffee-grounds garden mulch, a tree-pruning demonstration and lots of environmental exhibitions. In honor of the city’s 20th anniversary, the Arbor Day event hosts will raffle off two 20-inch talking Smokey Bear stuffed animals provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a quilt made by the Santa Clarita Quilt Club, a handmade wood carving knife and more. Volunteers will give away 1,000 trees and 1,000 bags of tree mulch to those in attendance, as well as 20 free garden gourmet bins to the first 20 people who sign up and attend the compost workshops. Activities for children will include a large slide, bounce house, rock wall, face painting, flower potting, crafts, a 65-foot inflatable obstacle course and fingerprinting for kids provided by the Optimist Club. “The city is dedicated to keeping the Santa Clarita Valley a clean and beautiful place to live. That’s why it’s so important to show residents how important trees are to our community and to give them the knowledge they need to care for the environment,” said city arborist Robert Sartain. The Arbor Day celebration is put on by the city’s Neighborhood Leaf Out Program, which is part of the city’s Urban Forestry Division. Central Park is at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. For information, call (661) 294-2567. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_img Clarkson was killed by a bullet fired from a gun inside her mouth. The defense contended in the lengthy trial that she had many personal problems and killed herself either by accident or suicide. Spector was a producer of hit rock music records decades ago, creating what became known as the “Wall of Sound” recording technique. Clarkson had modest success as the star of Roger Corman’s 1985 cult film “Barbarian Queen.” She was working as a hostess at the House of Blues when she met Spector and went home with him after work, just hours before she died.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Just set the case aside for the rest of the day,” the judge told them. A defense request for a mistrial was denied by the judge on grounds that three jurors indicated that further instructions may help. Spector is charged with second-degree murder, and the judge previously ruled that the panel would only decide that charge and not consider possible lesser charges such as manslaughter. The judge, however, told the attorneys that he was reconsidering and believed he might have cause to instruct the jury to consider involuntary manslaughter. Spector, 67, is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 3, 2003, gunshot death of actress Lana Clarkson, 40. The case went to the jury on Sept. 10. The foreman of the jury in Phil Spector’s murder trial told the judge Tuesday that the panel was at a 7-5 impasse but did not indicate which way it was leaning. “At this time I don’t believe that anything else will change the positions of the jurors,” the foreman said when Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler asked if there was anything he could do to help. Polled individually, some jurors agreed with the foreman and others disagreed. One suggested further instruction about reasonable doubt. The judge, amid discussions with lawyers, told the jury he wanted them to take a break and sent them home with instructions to return Wednesday, possibly for more instructions or to have the lawyers re-argue part of the case.last_img read more


first_imgTo celebrate our continued success as well as the arrival of our new sister site,www.donegalwoman.ie, we’re bringing you the last prize of our amazing giveaways.It’s been a great month of prizes and we have eleven very happy winners so far.The eleventh prize was a brilliant New Professional High Performance Wella Sahira Hair Dryer from Patrick Gildea Hairdressing.  Congratulations to Darren Rodgers from Manorcunningham, who entered by email. You’re the winner!It’s time to bring you DAY TWELVE’s fabulous prize. This is your final chance to win!Ireland West Airport Knock are giving away two return flights to a sunny destination of your choice.You and a friend can choose to fly with Ryanair to either Alicante, Faro or Malaga. The prize also includes Free Parking at the airport for the duration of your stay. You’ll also have complimentary use of the Ireland West Executive Lounge prior to departure.2016 has been an excellent year for Ireland West Airport Knock. The Airport has had a very busy year with major milestones such as celebrating their 30th anniversary, welcoming the US Vice President to the West, achieving their 10 millionth passenger milestone and also recording record passenger numbers of 730,000 for the first time in the airport’s history.Here’s how you can enter to win two return flights to Alicante, Faro or MalagaThis competition is open to all our readers, and there are multiple ways to enter. Each entry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email counts as one, so the more you do the more chances you have of being the lucky winner.This competition is open from 5pm today (Friday, 23rd December) to 12noon Sunday (25th December).Here’s how you can enter on all Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman platforms:Facebook: Find the competition post pinned to the top of the Donegal Daily or the Donegal Woman Facebook page.LIKE the postLIKE the Donegal Daily and the Donegal Woman Facebook pageSHARE the postTAG a friendTwitter:Visit @donegaldaily and @dglwomanRETWEET the competition tweet pinned at the top of the pageFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @dglwomanInstagram:Visit @donegaldaily or @donegalwomanLIKE ♥ the competition image for Ireland West Airport KnockFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @donegalwomanEmail:Simply send a mail to donegalcompetitions@gmail.comPut IRELAND WEST AIRPORT KNOCK GIVEAWAY in the subject titleTerms & conditions apply. Good luck! • This prize is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.• Flights are subject to availability and we will endeavour to book your choice of dates, however you may be offered alternative dates depending on availability.• If you wish to book additional passengers, you will need to book them yourself• Valid for travel between April 1st and June 30th 2017 only• All holidays, school breaks and major sporting events are excluded from this offer.• Bookings must be confirmed at least one month in advance of travel• One item of hand baggage per person, weighing no more than 10kg and with dimensions of less than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm may be carried into the aircraft cabin free of charge.• Passengers must present valid passport identification at check-in.• Airline normal Terms and Conditions of Travel apply• Prize includes the Ireland West Airport Knock Development Fee of €10 which is normally payable by all departing passengers aged 12 years and over. You will receive your voucher for same on day of travel.• This voucher cannot be used with any other promotion.Win two return flights from Ireland West Airport Knock on the final day of our Christmas Giveaways! was last modified: December 23rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:12 days of giveawaysIRELAND WEST AIRPORT KNOCKlast_img read more


first_imgYacine Adli is set to become the first signing of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal, according to reports.Adli, the France youth international, will link up with Emery for a second time, leaving the Spanish manager’s former club Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Arsenal.The 17-year-old attacking midfield is considered one of the brightest prospects in French football, and he was voted PSG’s academy player of the year last season. However, he has only ever made a single first-team appearance for Paris, and he has rejected their latest contract offer, according to L’Equipe.Adli will instead join Arsenal on a three-year contract with the option for a further two years, and will become Emery’s first signing since succeeding Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.Arsenal are also set to complete the signings of Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus, and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the Borussia Dortmund centre-half, for a reported £16m. Adli made his senior debut against Caen 1last_img read more


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first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… A recent research report revealed major declines in the global smartwatch market, raising fears that these wearables are continuing their downward spiral.In the report, research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) found that the worldwide smartwatch market saw significant declines from last year.IDC found that volumes of shipped smartwatches fell nearly 52% in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year.However, the researchers noted that the alarming figures were exacerbated by a boost in 2015 from the Apple Watch’s first major retail availability. Also the second generation of the Apple Watch was only out for the final two weeks of the comparable quarter in 2016, which added to the negative results.“The sharp decline in smartwatch shipment volumes reflects the way platforms and vendors are realigning,” said IDC research leader Ramon Llamas. “Apple revealed a new look and feel to watchOS that did not arrive until the launch of the second generation watch at the end of September.”IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker recorded that total smartwatch volumes in Q3 of 2016 reached 2.7 million units shipped, representing a decrease of 51.6% from the Q3 2015 shipments of 5.6 million units.It’s not just AppleBesides the Apple timing issues, Llamas also noted the impact of other smartwatch makers on the shipment numbers.“Google’s decision to hold back Android Wear 2.0 has repercussions for its OEM partners as to whether to launch devices before or after the holidays,” adds Llamas. “Samsung’s Gear S3, announced at IFA in September, has yet to be released. Collectively, this left vendors relying on older, aging devices to satisfy customers.”The declines are raising alarm bells among industry watchers who have been tracking disappointing numbers for the consumer wearables for some time.“It has also become evident that at present smartwatches are not for everyone,” said IDC senior research analyst Jitesh Ubrani.Ubrani says that the smartwatch segment is undergoing a broader recalibration in relation to smartphones and fitness applications.“Having a clear purpose and use case is paramount, hence many vendors are focusing on fitness due to its simplicity,” he says. “However, moving forward, differentiating the experience of a smartwatch from the smartphone will be key and we’re starting to see early signs of this as cellular integration is rising and as the commercial audience begins to pilot these devices.” Donal Powercenter_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#Apple Watch#Google#IoT#Samsung#smartwatch#wearables last_img read more


first_imgGoa Director General of Police Muktesh Chander on Thursday cautioned against downloading content from Pakistan-based websites, which he said were compromised and trying to obtain user information.Mr. Chander, who is also a cybersecurity expert, was delivering a keynote address at a seminar on ‘Cyber Security for Industry’ in Panaji. “One cannot nab Pakistan-based elements who explode bombs in India and it is far more difficult to nab Pakistanis who indulge in copyright violation of music,” Mr. Chander said. Mr. Chander, who has served as Centre Director of the Cyber Division of National Technical Research Centre, which functions under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that the songs.pk website promotes a compromised Chinese-made browser to glean information from a user’s phone. He also warned against excessive use of devices like Alexa and others promoted by Amazon and Google, because of their “potential to snoop on people’s lives.”last_img read more


first_imgView comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Eduard’s personality is very much like Manny Pacquiao, he’s very gentle and kind,” said Sityodtong.“But he’s a fierce tiger, a fierce lion in the cage but outside of it you’d never know he’s a fighter because he’s so kind and humble and his life story is so inspirational.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE’s last event in Manila was in March with lightweight champion Eduard Folayang successfully defending his belt against Ev Ting.Sityodtong said part of their affinity to the Philippines is how similar Folayang and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s life stories are.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I think it resonated because when you look at Eduard his life story is pretty much like Manny Pacquiao,” said Sityodtong.Folayang and Pacquiao both grew up poor but both found a greater calling in combat sports. ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong talks to members of the media during his press scrum Friday at Holiday Inn in Macau.MACAU—ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong said Friday the Asian promotion is set to schedule four fight cards in Manila come 2018.“It’s massive,” said Sityodtong of the growth of ONE in the Philippine market during his media scrum at Holiday Inn here. “We’ve always done one or two events in Manila in the previous years, next year we’ll have a record number of events in the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Slow start can’t stop Bolt in debut at last worldslast_img read more


first_imgHyderabad, Apr 23 (PTI) Scoreboard of the IPL match Hyderabad, Apr 23 (PTI) Scoreboard of the IPL match between Kings Xi Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today. Kings XI Punjab innings M Vijay c ?Ojha b Kumar 2 M Vohra run out (Dhawan) 25 SE Marsh lbw b Mustafizur Rahman 40 DA Miller*c ?Ojha b Henriques 9 GJ Maxwellc Mustafizur Rahman b Henriques1 NS Naik?c Henriques b Mustafizur Rahman 22 AR Patel not out 36 R Dhawan not out 3 Extras(LB-1, W-4) 5Total (6 wickets in 20 overs) 143 Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-35, 3-63, 4-65, 5-89, 6-139.Bowling:B Kumar 4-0-37-1, BB Sran 4-0-33-0, DJ Hooda 4-0-30-0, Mustafizur Rahman 4-1-9-2, MC Henriques 4-0-33-2. MORE PTI ATK ATKlast_img