She’s A Maneater to devour rivals

first_imgRound two of the Newport Mills-sponsored Front Runner Sprint 2-y-o maiden special over 1100 metres takes the spotlight at Caymanas Park today, with eight vying for the major share of the million-dollar purse. Since coming on stream in August, the race has been eventful to a large extent, the inaugural running on August 13 having to be postponed due to strike action by the engineering staff of Caymanas Track Limited; and when the race was rescheduled on September 3, the howling favourite, BALAZO, threw his rider Shane Ellis and bolted off the track in the closing stages after looking all over the winner. BALAZO has not returned for this race, but if exercise reports are anything to go by, then the well-bred filly SHE’S A MANEATER, who has been working exceptionally well, should make hacks of her seven opponents. Trained by 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta for owner Winston Kong, the bay filly by Natural Selection out of the 2009 ‘Horse of the Year’, Ahwhofah, looked razor sharp at exercise on September 10, galloping 51/2 furlongs in a fast 1:06.0 by 59.3, turning heads in the process. By virtue of her glowing exercise reports and fine pedigree, SHE’S A MANEATER, who is a half-sister to last year’s 2000 Guineas winner ALI BABA, cannot be opposed, with leading jockey Omar Walker aboard. She should be racing the clock from some way out. Other firm fancies on the card are ABOVE THE RADAR in the third race over his pet distance of 1820 metres, DUSSELDORF in the fifth, LEEKOUT in the sixth and RED EAGLE in the ninth. RAZOR SHARPlast_img read more

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NBA-worst Cavs cut ties with JR Smith in post-LeBron revamp

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to drive around Stanley Johnson #7 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on November 19, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. AFPWASHINGTON, United States – J.R. Smith, who helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA title, will no longer play for the league-worst Cavs as they try to rebuild after losing superstar LeBron James.The Cavaliers announced that Smith, a 33-year-old guard, “will no longer be with the team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The move comes hours after the release of an interview with Smith by The Athletic that featured him saying the Cavs, 2-13 overall and 0-8 on the road, were trying to lose.“The organization wishes JR and his family well and appreciates and thanks him for his contributions in the community, to the team and his role in the 2016 NBA Championship,” the Cavaliers said in a statement.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 ChrissThe Cavaliers will try to trade Smith and he will work out away from the team until his future is settled. He won’t play or attend Cavs games, including Wednesday’s return by James to Cleveland with his new Los Angeles Lakers teammates.Smith joined the Cavaliers in 2015 from the New York Knicks and was a key outside shooter in the team’s 2016 championship run, but is averaging a career-low 6.7 points a game this season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Smith averaged 12.6 points a game in his first 14 NBA campaigns, which included stints at New Orleans and Denver before a 2011-12 season with China’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls and an NBA return with the Knicks. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES NBA star Kevin Durant fined $25k for harsh words to heckler Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Security Breach Alarms Legislature

first_imgLawmakers have expressed serious disappointment in the nation’s security system after it took the security 72 hours to detect and respond to the appearance of an unknown ship which recently docked without a crew in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.In Tuesday’s session of the House of Representatives, lawmakers argued that with the departure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) next month, such a major security breach is not only worrisome but alarming in the wake of terrorist attacks in the West Africa sub-region.“Burkina Faso and La Cote d’Ivoire were the latest victims of organized global terror. We, as a nation and a people, need to be more vigilant and alert than ever before. We therefore, cannot afford to let down our guard,” said Rep. Gabriel Nyenka of Montserrado County District # 11.The House of Representatives has mandated three committees to conduct investigations into the mysterious appearance of the unknown vessel which is still docked at Robertsport, as well as the failure of the country’s security to respond to the sighting immediately and with urgency.The committees are National Defense, Security and Maritime.The Plenary, the highest decision making body of the House of Representatives, has also mandated the joint committee to submit a comprehensive report on or before Tuesday, May 17, 2016.Gbarpolu County District # 1 Representative, Alfred Koiwood, is the Chairman of the National Security Committee, which is the lead committee.The House took the decision based on a letter from Rep. Gabriel Nyenka on Tuesday, asking plenary to investigate the status of the reported unidentified ship which entered Liberia’s territorial waters.“Interestingly, Honorable Colleagues, it took 72 hours or thereabouts of speculations to attract any of our security agencies to respond to such a looming national security threat. What’s happening to our entire national security architecture?” Rep. Nyenka wrote.After hours of debate on the issue raised by Hon. Nyenka, Nimba County District # 5 Representative, Samuel Korgar, made a motion, calling for probing the unknown ship by the three committees. The motion was unanimously endorsed by members of the plenary.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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RAL, OHCHR Launch Partnership Project to Abolish FGM, But….

first_imgParticipants posed at the launch of the Rescue Alternatives Liberia and OHCHR partnership project in Monrovia.Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) in collaboration with the office of the High Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) on July 10, 2019, launched a partnership project aimed at reviewing recommendations Liberia accepted under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to abolished, among other practice the female genital mutilation (FGM).But one of the speakers interestingly raised concerned about the practice accepted by the developed world to include same sex marriage, including the gay marriage.The UPR is the United Nations system that can be used to review the human rights records of member countries every four year. The launch of the “Compliance to Treaties Bodies” project brought together representatives of the Liberia National Bar Association, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) and Traditional Council respectively.The project is to research and identify barriers to timely reporting (by government and CSOs), and identify civil society gaps in capacity building to monitor treaty bodies’ recommendations; strengthen CSOs’ engagement in monitoring compliance with treaty reporting and implementation; and coordinate the drafting and submission of the 3rd NGOs report to, and engage with the UPR process.RAL National Coordinator, Sam M. Nimely, informed the gathering that by 2020, Liberia records on human rights will be reviewed, “because this exercise will be the third cycle.”Nimely said there are documents (treaties) that the Liberian government has ratified over the years, and were accepted, “but the government now has an obligation to comply with the international community in the implementation of those documents.”He said the project is going to be used to identify some of the relevant government, national and international institutions to ensure that these recommendations are implemented.“We are going to do a comprehensive report,” he said. It is also expected that Liberia’s human rights’ records will be reviewed in May 2020 in Geneva at the convention.“I can assure you that representatives of the CSOs will be there to present an independent and objective report,” Nimely said.Under the UPR recommendations, there are several other suggestions that other countries made to Liberia, likewise Liberia to other countries.In the 3rd cycle of the UPR process, which is due on May 2020, the government is to submit a national report on how it should be holding national consultations leading to the drafting of the national report.Mr. Nmely said that there are several important recommendations that Liberia accepted, among them the abolishment of torture and the practice female genital mutilation (FGM)/ female circumcision or cutting.RAL is a local human rights organization, which has over the years provided alternatives to enhancing human rights, rule of law, peace and built democracy and help with victim’s recovery. Chief Momo Kiazolu, National Traditional Council vice chairman for Chief Affairs, said that traditional people have already agreed to do away with the practice FGM, but have asked the UN Women to give “us chance, because this is a culture that brought the country to where we are today. It not something that can just be abolished abruptly.”Chief Kiazolu said since Liberia is a member of the international community, and therefore, it has to meet up with its international obligations. He, however, frowned on same-sex marriage, which he believes is equally harmful to God Almighty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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30 certified in Early Childhood Training

first_imgThirty Early Childhood Development practitioners are now certified following the completion of a two-month training programme in Region Six, East Berbice-Corentyne.Several of the childcare practitioners are employed with daycare service facilities and took full advantage of the opportunity. This was made possible through the Ministries of Social Protection and Public Health, the Childcare and Protection Agency (CCPA), UNICEF and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).According to Executive Officer of Early Childhood Development programme, Lavern Thorne, the initiative which provided formal training was the first of its kind for Region Six.“We will continue this programme, and we plan to have more foundation programmes in Region Six and 10. Therefore, persons who would have missed out on this programme can look forward to future participation in Early Childhood Development in Region Six,” Thorne said.She further urged the practitioners to be prepared for the new school term and implement their newfound knowledge.In his remarks to the graduates, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Industrial Training, Richard Maughn reminded that the agency is mandated to provide everyone throughout Guyana with the necessary skills to provide the services that will help to develop the country’s human resources potential.Early childhood education is an integral part of the Government’s agenda. It will receive all the support necessary to ensure that preschoolers can better learn and retain the foundational skills and knowledge to help them succeed later in life.Some of the graduates shared with the Department of Public Information (DPI) their reason for seizing the opportunity.“Before I was a housewife, and the love for children was always there for me. I decided to get up and do something, which led me to be a part of the daycare service. Receiving my certificate here today is a next step closer to going to the University of Guyana and I cannot wait for that time,” Kowsella Harripersaud said.Hazel David, another beneficiary of the programme, said she was employed at another daycare facility for more than nine years. She mentioned that the programme taught her several important factors which she will take along with her when supervising the little ones in her careIn April 2019, the Government commissioned a new Early Childhood Centre at Ithaca, Mahaica-Berbice.last_img read more

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U-17 Hockey Challenge field down to four

first_imgWith only two days left in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge four teams remain in contention for the gold medal. Canada red, Canada white, Russia, and Sweden will be looking to book their spots into Saturday’s gold medal game when the semifinals begin tonight.The semifinal games pit Canada red against Russia in a rematch of Tuesday’s classic at 6 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. In Dawson Creek Canada white will take on Sweden at 7 p.m.The placement games will have the United States facing off with Finland in Fort St. John at 1:30 for fifth place, and Canada black will do battle with the Czech Republic at 2:30 in Dawson Creek for seventh.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Western Stima ‘redeploy’ head coach Omino, hire Ugandan

first_img“I have been under pressure from the management because they can’t sit and look at us sliding towards the National Super League. I had no choice but to act. We have elevated Omino to the position of Technical Director and the only change we make is our assistant coach who will leave the team,” Western Stima chairman Laban Jobita told Capital Sport.“It is not that we are playing badly. It is also not that Omino is not a good coach. We are just unlucky, I understand the management because they put money in the team and we have to get results,” he added.Western Stima head coach Henry Omino shouts out instructions during a past kenyan Premier league match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWestern Stima occupies 16th position in the standings with 22 points, five off safety but Jobita is confident that a renewed vigor will see them survive the chop.“We only need 15 points to survive relegation. Of the 10 remaining games, we can win five and hit our target. I am very confident that we can achieve this. Definitely we are going to survive,” a confident Jobita further added.After their midweek loss to Mathare United in Nairobi, Western Stima bounced back picking a point off in a 0-0 draw with high flying Kakamega Homeboyz in Kisumu.The team has been forced to build up afresh this season after losing most of their key players at the close of the 2016 season.Reigning Kenyan premier League player of the year Kenneth Muguna and defender Joash Onyango left for Gor Mahia while Dennis Sikhayi and Gabriel Andika left for AFC Leopards.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima tactician Henry Omino passes instructions to his players at half time during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13- Relegation threatened Western Stima have ‘redeployed’ head coach Henry Omino to position of Technical Director and sacked assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo as the team looks to give a final push to avoid relegation.Ugandan Richard Makumi, formerly of Mbarara FC in Uganda will take charge of the team beginning with this weekend’s tie at home to Sony Sugar.last_img read more

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Championship round-up: Brighton leave it late to return to top, first Brentford win for Dean Smith and victory for Leeds

first_img Brighton left it late vs Charlton 1 Brighton returned to the top of the table as they left it late at home to ten-man Charlton, winning 3-2.The Seagulls remain the only team with an unbeaten record in the Football League after 19 games and they were close to defeat as Charlton took a 2-0 lead.Ademola Lookman, who was playing Sunday League football before signing for the Addicks last year, opened the scoring inside two minutes before Reza Ghoochannejhad soon doubled the scoreline.It looked like a Charlton fold was inevitable as James Wilson, on loan from Manchester United, pulled one back before the visitors were reduced to ten men. Patrick Bauer was shown a red card after tripping Bobby Zamora en route to goal. Zamora drew the hosts level after 83 minutes before Tomer Hemed’s header won it two minutes later.Dean Smith took charge of Brentford for the first time and his side were 2-0 winners over MK Dons at Griffin Park. Goals from Lasse Vibe and Alan Judge in either half gave the former Walsall manager a good start in the Bees’ hot seat.The mood was eased at Elland Road as Leeds United held off a second-half comeback at home to Hull.It is just the Whites’ third win in their last ten league matches and that is despite more off-field problems this week, consisting of contractual issues with youngster Sam Byram, pie tax and owner Massimo Cellino admitted to interfering with tactics at QPR last week.Steve Bruce’s Tigers were the better side but it was United who took their chances, with goals from Chris Wood and Tom Adeyemi before half-time. Ahmed Elmohamady pulled one back for Hull six minutes into the second half, but they could not find another as Steve Evans’ side held on.Redditch-born Joe Lolley scored for Huddersfield inside the opening minute to help them on their way to victory at Birmingham. Nahki Wells scored late on for the Terriers to secure a first win for German boss David Wagner.A miserable season for Bolton continued at home to Cardiff, despite the Trotters twice coming from behind.The Bluebirds were 3-2 winners with thanks to Anthony Pilkington’s goal ten minutes from time.Tony Watt and Scott Malone netted City’s other two goals, while Gary Madine and Dorian Dervite were on the score sheet for Wanderers, who are rooted at the bottom of the division.Paul Lambert won his second game in charge of Blackburn, 2-0 on the road at Bristol City, while Will Keane and Daniel Johnson’s second-half strikes gave Preston a 2-0 victory at local rivals Burnley.Managerless Fulham were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at Nottingham Forest, a Matt Mills double on either side of Chris O’Grady’s goal helping Dougie Freedman’s men to victory.Strugglers Rotherham were beaten 2-1 at home to Wolves, to leave Neil Redfearn’s side second-bottom of the Chamionship.Meanwhile, Aitor Karanka’s Boro finish the day top of the division after a 2-0 victory at Ipswich last night, with the final Championship game of the weekend taking place tomorrow as Sheffield Wednesday host Derby.On Thursday, Reading were beaten at home on Neil Warnock’s last game in temporary charge of QPR, with a late goal handing the Hoops victory.  ResultsBirmingham 0-2 HuddersfieldBolton 2-3 CardiffBrentford 2-0 MK DonsBrighton 3-2 CharltonBristol City 0-2 BlackburnBurnley 0-2 PrestonLeeds 2-1 HullNottm Forest 3-0 FulhamRotherham 1-2 Wolveslast_img read more

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SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS LADIES EARN SUPER WIN OVER GALWAY SIDE CORRIB RANGERS IN WFAI CUP

first_imgLagan Harps FC:Our ladies team progressed to the next round of the WFAI Intermediated cup with a 4-1 win over a strong Corrib Rangers side from Galway. In a hard fought encounter Lauren Harper, Caroline Gallagher and Amy Boyd(2) were the scorers. Earlier in the week the girls had beaten Bonagee Utd 6-0 in the league. Scorers were Caroline Gallagher(3), Lauren Harper, Nakita Burke and Amy Boyd.Our u/18 team had a 4-0 win over Gweedore Utd with Amanda Callaghan, Caoimhe Walsh and Ciana Brogan the scorers. Our u/16’s  had a 4-0 win over Gweedore Celtic with Ciana Brogan(2) and Bronagh Gallagher(2) the scorers. Our u/14’s lost 2-0 to Glenree Park.Our u/12 girls also competed in a blitz in Ballyare whille our u/10 and u/8 boys teams were also in action over the week.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,10,17 and 23. Three people had three numbers with Ned Gibson drawn out and winning E50. Next weeks jackpot is E5400. Our club AGM will be held on Monday 15th June at 8.30pm in the Manor Resource Centre.SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS LADIES EARN SUPER WIN OVER GALWAY SIDE CORRIB RANGERS IN WFAI CUP was last modified: May 25th, 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

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Origin of Life: How Dry I Am?

first_imgStephen Benner (U of Florida) has stopped looking for life in water.  A researcher into the evolutionary origin of life, he understands that “water is a terrible solvent for life” – not life as we know it today, he means, but life at the beginning.  This sounds strange, considering most astrobiologists believe in a “follow the water” approach to finding life in space.  In Nature,1 he explained:Benner points out that water is generally not a good solvent for doing organic chemistry – which is, in the end, what life is all about.  For one thing, water is rather reactive, tending to split apart the bonds that link the building blocks of biomolecules together.  It readily breaks peptide bonds, for example, as well as many of the bonds in nucleic acids, such as RNA.  “The structure of RNA screams ‘I did not arise in water!’” Benner asserts.  He says that in about four out of five cases, synthetic organic chemists will avoid using water as a solvent.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Benner shared his ideas at a conference in Italy earlier this year.  Philip Ball investigated his ideas in the article, but puzzled over what Benner said and what we know about how life utilizes water:But of course organic chemists aren’t usually trying to create life.  Water has many properties that seem indispensable for the functioning of proteins and cells.  It is an excellent solvent for ions, for example – crucial for nerve signalling, enzymatic processes, biomineralization and the behaviour of DNA.  It is also a master of weak intermolecular interactions such as hydrogen bonds and hydrophobic forces.  The latter play a central role in protein folding and protein-protein interactions, whereas the former often act as bridges between protein binding sites and their substrates.  And water’s ability to absorb and lose heat without undergoing a large temperature change provides thermal cushioning, shielding cells and organisms from wild temperature swings.    No other known liquid combines all of these properties.Because water is an enemy at the origin of life but an indispensable friend for sustaining it, chemical evolutionists have a conundrum on their hands.  As an escape, they are asking “what if” questions about whether life could have arisen in other solvents.Asking such ‘what if’ questions might seem strange to biologists and chemists, but it is far more common in cosmology or physics [see 08/16/2005].  For cosmologists, the physical Universe seems to be precariously fine-tuned to make life possible.  For example, the fine-structure constant, which determines the strength of electromagnetic interactions, is not fixed by any known fundamental theory; and yet if it was ten times larger, stable atoms could not exist….He [John Finney, University College, London] adds that “the fine-tuning argument with respect to water is a far more complex problem than that in astrophysics.  Without knowing what aspects of water are important, I suspect we are doing little more than speculating.”Others at the conference thought Benner was putting the cart before the horse: “life on Earth is adapted to water rather than the other way round,” they agreed.  Benner, meanwhile, beset by the problems with RNA and proteins in water, is going to investigate uncharted territory: dry, frozen worlds with liquid methane, perhaps, like Titan (08/09/2005, 01/21/2005), or ones of his own making:Benner is participating in a US National Academies panel funded by NASA that is looking at possible alternative chemistries for life, and which he hopes will identify research directions that funding agencies can pursue.  He believes that researchers should aim high – to create life forms that do not reproduce the chemistry that is found on Earth.  In other words, if we can’t easily get to other worlds, we should build them here.1Philip Ball, “Water and Life: Seeking the Solution,” Nature, 436, 1084-1085 (25 August 2005) | doi: 10.1038/4361084a.Steven Benner should know better.  He knows more than most evolutionists how many and intractable are the problems with chemical evolution; the problems are so bad, in fact, that he joked that they are almost enough to make one consider becoming a creationist (see 11/05/2004 entry).  Now that is really bad to a Darwinist!  Nothing could be worse.    Articles like this are useful to show that creationists and intelligent design advocates are not making things up when they talk about the fine-tuning of the laws of physics and the impossibility of getting life by chance.  Here you have it in the evolutionists’ own words.  There is nothing to show for a century of speculation – only futureware.    Cynics will undoubtedly follow not the water, but the money.  Chemical evolution has no real use for water, methane, or any other solvent, really; the thing that lubricates it is funding.  It’s what gave the charlatan Sidney Fox his fifteen years of fame (01/07/2005), and is keeping Astrobiology the slickest new drainpipe for NASA dollars.  Without funding, the Darwinian storytelling enterprise (12/22/2003) would dry up, and the bums would have to work in the real world.  Meanwhile, it’s your tax dollars at work.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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