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Bank on Bigdaddykool

first_imgBIGDADDYKOOL, a top contender for the June 25 Cal’s Jamaica Derby, looks the one to beat when he takes on six fellow three-year-olds in the opening restricted allowance race (non-winners of two) over 1700 metres at Caymanas Park tomorrow. Trained by Anthony Nunes, BIGDADDYKOOL was a fast-finishing fourth (beaten 4-1/4 lengths) to FUTURE KING in the Post to Post 2000 Guineas over a mile on April 9, this after running miles wide into the straight. He has worked well in preparation for this race, and with the competition less than fierce, should have little difficulty in beating THE PROMISE LAND and company. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the ride from the convenient mark of 53.0kg. TWILIGHT CITIZEN, a fast-finishing second to stable-companion to TRADITIONAL STORM over 1300 metres on April 23, is tipped to go one better in the second race over a similar trip to be contested by eight starters, including GOLD SCREW, who just failed to stave off TARANTINO over 1820 metres recently, and MINY LEE, who was third in that race. GOLD SCREW will have lots of supporters even with female apprentice Mellisa Ward replacing former champion jockey Wesley Henry, but the Carl Anderson-trained TWILIGHT CITIZEN, with apprentice AndrÈ Powell, only needs to get it right at the start to score an overdue win. The third race should provide the lightly raced RAWALPINDI EXPRESS with his maiden win on his fifth start. True, the five-year-old son of Coded Warning is proving expensive to follow, but with champion jockey Shane Ellis now taking the ride, the hint should be taken. IDON’TKNOW looks the principal danger in a seven-strong field over 1100 metres. Recent winner PRINCE O’SHAUN, now back over an ideal trip after flopping over the straight behind MIRACLE RECOVERY on April 24, looks nicely off at the weights (53.0kg) with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, and should rebound with a win over 1500 metres. (1) BIGDADDYKOOL (2) TWILIGHT CITIZEN/ GOLD SCREW (3) RAWALPINDI EXPRESS/IDON’TKNOW (4) PRINCE O’SHAUN/BURNING MEDIC (5) AQUILO/EL CLIENTE (6) URBAN PRINCIPAL/ DUSSELDORF FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES LIVE CONTENDER BURNING MEDIC, who finished a close second to MIRACLE RECOVERY, looks a live contender in the 10-horse field, along with the bold front runner TROPICALDEPRESSION. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by AQUILO (Javanne Patterson up) and URBAN PRINCIPAL (Odean Edwards), both of whom finished second last time out. Their respective dangers are EL CLIENTE (Omar Walker) and DUSSELDORF, with Shane Ellis up.last_img read more

Consumers warned of expiry date tampering to extend shelf life

first_img…ECD supermarket owner chargedAs the Government Analyst–Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) continues efforts to clamp down on the unhealthy practice of inferior goods being sold on the local market, the Department is calling on consumers to pay closer attention to the expiry dates on products being sold, particularly in supermarkets along the East Coast, East Bank, and West Coast of Demerara.In a statement on Friday, the Department said it conducted an Inspection exercise on October 5, 2018, at a recently established supermarket on the East Coast of Demerara, where the proprietor was discovered to be repackaging foods under insanitary conditions, selling expired foods and also tampering with expiration dates. This businessperson was found extending the date mark on CondensedTins with suspected tampered date markings minus the barcodeMilk products.According to the GA-FDD, fifty-one 395g tins of Condensed Milk which had the date marks tampered with were seized and removed from the premise. These tins just had the manufactured date and the expiry date, whereas those products that were not tampered with carry a barcode along with the manufacture and expiry dates.In additional, criminal proceedings have been instituted against the proprietor in question in the East Demerara Magisterial District in accordance with the laws of Guyana – Food and Drug Act Chapter 34:03 Section 35.Under this law, Part II (5) states: “any person who sells an article of food that is unfit for human consumption or was manufactured, prepared, packaged or stored under the unsanitary condition is guilty of an offence.”Part II (6) Food and Drug Act Cap 34:03 of 1971 went on to outline that: “AnyThe repackaged rice and sugarperson who labels, packages, treats, processes, sells or advertises any food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quality, composition, merit or safety is guilty of an offence.”Furthermore, the GA-FDD posited that members and representatives at its recently hosted National Food Safety and Control Committee meeting – held on October 9, 2018 – were briefed on this practice and were asked to take the necessary enforcement action in their respective regions/areas.“Consumers are again asked to ensure that all items of food have a label, is English translated and to ensure the dates are closely examined and not altered or tampered with,” the Department warned.last_img read more

Average rent up across Donegal for second quarter of 2016

first_imgThe average rent for all dwellings in the private rented sector in Co. Donegal in the second quarter of this year was €474 according to the Residential Tenancies Board. This was up €7 when compared to the average rent in Q1, 2016, when the amount was €467, and was up €27 when compared to a year earlier, in Q2, 2015.This data comes from the RTB’s Quarterly Rent Index which is compiled by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on behalf of the RTB. It is the most accurate and authoritative rent report of its kind on the private accommodation sector in Ireland. This is because it is based on 22,103 new tenancies which commenced in April, May and June this year, and which were registered with the RTB.It reflects the actual rents being paid, according to the RTB’s records, as distinct from the asking or advertised rent.On an annual basis, nationally, rents were 9.9% higher than in Q2, 2015; up from €869 to €956. Nationally, rents for houses were 9.3% higher annually in Q2 (up from €850 to €929), while apartment rents were 11.7% higher than in the same quarter of 2015 (up from €908 to €1,014.Annual growth in the Dublin market was also strong, up by 9% (from €1,251 to €1,364). Dublin house rents were up by 7.5% (€1,388 to €1,492) and Dublin apartment rents were higher by 9.8% (€1,246 to €1,368). Annual growth in rents for the market outside Dublin recorded increases of 10.6% when compared to Q2, 2015; up from €669 to €740. Again the performance differed by property type. Monthly rent for houses outside Dublin increased by 9.9% (from €688 to €756), while apartments outside Dublin experienced an increase of 12.7% (€647 up to €729).The Rent Index shows that, nationally rents peaked in Q4, 2007, before declining by 25.4% to their trough in Q1, 2012. By Q2, 2016 rents nationally were 5.7% lower than their peak. While the peak-to-trough in the Dublin market was similar to that experienced nationally, the strength of the rent rises in Dublin means they are now 3.9% higher than their previous peak in Q4, 2007. In contrast, the market outside Dublin has experienced more subdued growth, with rental levels now 11.2% below their peak levels.Commenting on the latest Rent Index findings, the Director of the RTB, Ms. Rosalind Carroll, said: “While the previous two quarters have shown a slowdown in the rate of increase in rents, the Q2 2016 results show the rate of growth in rents increasing again, particularly in the Dublin market. Adding to the underlying supply and demand imbalance is the return of net inward migration as confirmed by the Central Statistics Office last month (+3,100) for the first time since 2009”.Ms Carroll said the RTB now has a total of 323,271 tenancies registered, representing 172,121 landlords and 704,332 occupants.“The trend in new tenancy registrations also reflects the supply shortage. Annual tenancy registrations peaked in 2013, with nearly 112,000 tenancies registered in that year, but that has dipped consecutively in 2014 and 2015, while our overall numbers of registered tenancies have increased. This suggests that tenants are staying longer in their properties”. The RTB website www.rtb.ie (click on “rent index”) also contains an Average Rent Dataset which enables people to check the average rent being paid for five different categories of dwelling types throughout the country, in both urban and rural areas. This means people can check what is the actual rent being paid for, say, a semi-detached house or a two-bed apartment in their neighbourhood, or in other parts of the country.All landlords are legally obliged to register tenancies with the RTB and the number of new registrations with the RTB in Q2, 2016, was 22,103.The PRTB Index is of assistance for a range of Government purposes, including housing policy generally, and informing the Department of Social Protection’s Rent Supplement scheme. It is also an important reference document in landlord/tenant disputes on rent.Average rent up across Donegal for second quarter of 2016 was last modified: September 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

X FACTOR STARS COMING TO BALLYSHANNON FOR TALENT CONTEST

first_imgTwo of the biggest names to feature in X-Factor are heading to Ballyshannon to join a varied line up of young talent from the school in a major Christmas event “The CC Factor”.Coláiste Cholmcille is hosting a star studded talent contest to find the next big star to share the stage with X Factor runners up Nicky Mc Donald and Jordan O’Keefe.X Factor star Nicky McDonald is coming to Donegal.The event is run by the young entrepreneurs of TY 2014/ who have also opted to make donations to both the local R.N.L.I in Bundoran and Rory Gallagher’s “Wish to Walk” charity. Rory is a 2 year old little Boy from Cliffoney who has cerebral palsy. Rory’s parents Shauna & Gerard are trying to raise the funds to get Rory to Missouri in the USA for a life changing operation called SDR which will enable Rory to walk.The RNLI provide, on call 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.With their lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, they are committed to saving lives.Both are very worthy charities and have been selected by the Transition Year students.Principal Jimmy Keogh stated that from first year right through to leaving Certificate there is an amazing level of talent in the school and it is a fantastic occasion to be able to showcase the wealth of talent in our school. “Due to the unprecedented variety and level of talent this year its important that we give students a showcase for their talents so they can be appreciated by the community and their peers”.Students and staff are very excited at the prospect of seeing the X-Factor stars perform and also at seeing who has the hidden talent among the student community.The ‘Enterprize Company’ will be bringing these top class acts to Ballyshannon on the 5th of December for a one night only Christmas concert and a matinee will also take place during the day.The wide range of talent in the line -up includes “Rouge” which is a singing group from the leaving certificate students 2014 , “Siamsa” a third year Irish Dance group and “All Directions” a spin-off of “One Direction” performed by TY’s. The first year choir which has almost fifty members will also compete on the night.The students will experience a preview day show on the same day of the gig, tickets for this show are €5. The evening tickets are 10 euro for adults and €7 for students. Everyone is looking forward too the festive day of fun and there is a great buzz around the school. A limited number of VIP tickets are also on sale. These will allow the purchaser to meet the stars of the show Nicky Mc Donald and Jordan O’ Keefe personally and have their photos taken with the stars in an exclusive backstage “VIP Only” area.VIP tickets cost €8 for the matinee show and €12 for the evening show.Early booking is advised as this is a one night only event.X FACTOR STARS COMING TO BALLYSHANNON FOR TALENT CONTEST was last modified: November 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballyshannondonegalx factorlast_img read more

€129,800 funding announced for Donegal Volunteer Centre

first_imgThe important local assistance provided by the Donegal Volunteer Centre is to get a government funding support of €129,800, it was announced today. Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD has today approved an allocation of €3.5 million to support volunteering across the country.Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed the provision of funding for the Donegal centre, saying: “Donegal Volunteer Centre plays a vital role in enabling volunteering locally, allowing them to give back to the community. “The Centre publicises opportunities and facilitates volunteers who want to feel connected to their community. It helps foster a sense of involvement and promotes good citizenship. Since 2008 they have helped 2,500 people to volunteer across a range of areas in Donegal.“Donegal Volunteer Centre provides good practice in volunteering and is a major asset to our county and our community. This funding of €129,800 will help them continue their incredible work in 2018.”Minister Seán Kyne said “Volunteering positively impacts every community across every city and county in Ireland with people contributing on a regular basis in all sorts of ways. Many organisations, projects and initiatives depend on volunteers to continue to make a difference.“I am also pleased to be able to approve an increase allocation of core funding for Volunteer Ireland bringing the total to €351,800. “Volunteer Ireland provides a number of important supports to volunteer centres including the I-VOL national volunteering database. A further €100,000 is being allocated to support the Volunteer Information Services which operates in counties not currently served by volunteer centres.” €129,800 funding announced for Donegal Volunteer Centre was last modified: January 30th, 2018 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:donegal volunteer centrelast_img read more

QPR manager bemoans timing of Hodgson’s appointment

first_imgGiven that West Brom are about to face QPR’s relegation rivals Bolton, Rangers boss Mark Hughes is unhappy at the timing of the FA’s appointment of Albion’s Roy Hodgson as England manager. Click here for the QPR v Stoke quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Princes to cheer on England

first_img SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Previous visitPreviously, the two princes visited South Africa in October 2008 while undertaking an Enduro charity bike ride. 17 June 2010 Later on in the tournament, Prince Harry had been due to attend England’s quarterfinal against Portugal, but instead opted to use his leave from the army to spend time with his girlfriend Chelsy Davy. The Portuguese won the game in a penalty shootout. England openerIn Rustenburg, in their opener, captain Steven Gerrard put England into a fourth minute lead after a well-worked move. However, an error by goalkeeper Robert Green in the 40th minute on a shot by Clint Dempsey allowed the Americans to draw 1-1. William and Harry are expected to meet members of Fifa’s executive committee, as part of England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Prince William will pay a visit to the British charity the Tusk Trust, of which he is a patron. It teaches Botswanan children about the importance of conservation. Royal luckEngland are hoping that the attendance of the royals will bring them good luck against the Desert Foxes. Slovenia, after a 1-0 win over Algeria, courtesy of a howler by goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi on a rather tame looking shot by Robert Koren, top Group C. It was their first win in their second visit to the World Cup finals. Princes William and Harry will cheer on England at Cape Town’s impressive Green Point Stadium when they take on Algeria in a Fifa World Cup Group C clash on Friday. The English had a disappointing opening game on Saturday, drawing with the USA, but William, 27, and Harry, 25, will be hoping that the team can earn their first win of the tournament. Previously, at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, William was on hand when England beat Paraguay 1-0 in a group match. Four charities were the beneficiaries from the money raised by the charity bike ride: the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), Sentebale/The Princes’ Fund for Lesotho, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and Touch Africa. The two, who are on a joint six-day joint African tour to promote their charity interests, will visit various southern African countries, including Botswana and Lesotho. Despite William’s position as president of the Football Association in England, the brothers are better known as rugby supporters. They attended the final of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in Paris in which South Africa beat England 15-6 to claim the title for a second time. It is named in memory of Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The aim of the charity is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. It was a disappointing start to the event for the English, who are regarded by some as possible winners of football’s greatest showpiece. Sentebale, meaning “forget me not”, was established in 2006 by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of the Lesotho Royal Family, and works with children orphaned by Aids. The princes’ schedule includes a visit to the charity. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

One free Fall Soil Test for Farm Bureau members

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentShow your Farm Bureau membership card at Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake or Trumbull County OSU Extension offices between Oct. 25 and Nov. 30, 2018 to get your FREE test!  Only valid for Farm Bureau members.*Who should soil test?  Anyone applying lime and/or fertilizer to gardens, yards, pastures, hay and crop fields, etc.Why should you fall soil test?  According to OSU Extension, fall is an ideal time to sample soil for several reasons:  1.  Soils often have an ideal moisture range that makes sampling easy.  2.  It gives producers ample time to apply fertilizer or lime before the next crop.  3.  It helps ensure spring planting will not be delayed.When can you get your free test?  Oct. 25-Nov. 30 during your county OSU Extension office’s regular business hours.How do you obtain your free test?  Go to your county OSU Extension office, show your Farm Bureau membership card, (call 440-426-2195 for your ID number if you don’t have a card,) pick up your FREE soil test, have Extension analyze your results if needed.Any questions, call Farm Bureau at 440-426-2195 or email us at [email protected]. View the flyer here.*Pick up your free soil test at your county Extension office:Ashtabula:  30 Wall Street, Jefferson, OHGeauga:  14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OHLake:  99 E Erie Street, Painesville, OHTrumbull:  520 W Main Street, Cortland, OH     Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Boxed In: The Tech Industry’s Fascination With Corrugated Cardboard

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now nick statt Why do so many tech companies have so much trouble thinking outside the “box?”Sure, the right catchy name for your startup or app can make all the difference in cutting through the noise and finding success. And coming up with an original name can be devilishly difficult. But what’s really behind the love affair many companies seem to be having with the word “box?” Here’s a quick rundown of 8 companies that built their corporate identity or their product around the same 3-letter word. Are we missing any? DropboxLet’s start with the one maybe even your mother knows about: Dropbox. Founded in 2007 by Drew Houston, Dropbox got its early footing through startup incubator Y Combinator, launching a year later at TechCrunch50. It’s safe to say that while it certainly wasn’t first to the tech table in terms of using “box” in its name, it’s come to represent the consumer file repository that many people think of as their personal flash drive in the cloud. After all, Houston came up with the idea one day when he forgot his USB thumbstick for a class at MIT. Following a number of acquisitions and steady growth – and a current valuation of around $4 billion – many in the industry speculate that Dropbox might go public this year. MailboxOne such acquisition by Dropbox was made just last week, as the company scooped up another box-related company – iOS email app Mailbox (Okay, Dropbox actually acquired the company that makes Mailbox, called Orchestra, but this was really all about the box). Just to note, there were six uses of the word “box” in that last sentence. Mailbox is an email optimization app that urges users to bring their inbox down to zero, and to categorize every new piece of mail by time-based priority. With Mailbox under its wing, Dropbox could be poised to be the one box to rule them all. BoxYou can’t any more “box”-y than Box. Founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie and longtime friend Dylan Smith, Box (originally Box.net) is often seen as the Dropbox for enterprises. In true startup fashion, it was incorporated while the two ran the whole thing out of Smith’s parent’s garage. The company now sits at a valuation between $1.2 and 1.5 billion. What does Box do that differentiates it from Dropbox? The companies seem to naturally cater to different bases: Box focuses on the corporate sector and its need for huge amounts of storage, while Dropbox puts its emphasis on raking in a huge pool of regular customers. Box is also planning an IPO in the near future, though early speculations are betting Dropbox will take the first-to-go-public crown.  OutboxJust last month, Outbox made its debut in San Francisco after a 6-month beta period in Austin, Texas. Another company trying to cash in on snailmail-meets-email, Outbox is the digital answer to the problem of junk mail, traveling and physical mailboxes. Basically, Outbox customers have their mail picked and scanned for them. But can Outbox truly disrupt the U.S. Postal Service? Is this a solution in search of a problem, and does anyone really want to pay someone to stand between them and their mail? Despite Outbox’s best efforts to outline its insurance policy, many people still worry about the security issues of someone else opening their mail. FuzeBoxBut wait, there’s more! In the field of business-oriented voice and video conferencing, there’s Fuzebox. Founded way back in 1998 as CallWave, the Web- and mobile-based communication platform didn’t begin calling itself Fuzebox until 2009 – after years of declining sales and falling stock. The rebranding seems to have helped, as the company now has a whole suite of video conferencing products – Fuze Meeting, Messenger, and Telepresence Connect. One positive sign: last week FuzeBox nabbed Skype’s former director of product management.  XobniTurns out there’s more than one way to spell “box.” Xobni is Inbox spelled backward. This Y Combinator-funded startup was launched out of a dorm room in Cambridge, Mass. in 2006 by Adam Smith and Matt Brezina. Xobni began as a plugin for Microsoft Outlook, giving users fast contact-based email search. After launching a public beta in 2008 and adding Yahoo! VP Jeff Bonforte as CEO, Xobni tried to overcome what many critics saw as performance issues with large inboxes and investors concerns of monetization. After Microsoft rejected a $20 million acquisition deal, Xobni was forced to revamp its applications under a new suite called Smartr.  BoxeeLast but not least, we have Boxee, a company that has nothing to do with email, snail mail or cloud storage. In fact, Boxee’s name is a take on the set-top box, and the company is a bundle of streaming devices, social-network software applications and a slew of other TV-based services that aim to help users rate, share and recommend all kinds of media. Launched into beta in 2008, Boxee didn’t get its own hardware until 2010, when the Linux-based Boxee Box (wow!) was developed in conjunction with D-Link and released as an all-in-one media center equipped with a browser and a rather impressive app collection. Just last fall, Boxee stripped that down to Boxee TV, a more Roku-esque take on the simple streaming device. Know of any more box-related tech companies we may have missed? Share them in the comments – along with your favorite box puns.  Tags:#Box#boxee#business#Dropbox#email#Mailbox#Outbox#storage center_img Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Cong.’s last call to CPI(M) on seat sharing

first_imgMiffed with the CPI(M), the West Bengal Congress on Wednesday said there will be no seat sharing with the CPI(M) by compromising party’s dignity and gave an ultimatum to the Left Front to take a call on the tie-up by this Sunday. The Congress convened a meeting of its State election committee, which was chaired by Congress in-charge of Bengal Gaurav Gogoi, to decide on election strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. State Congress sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it has been decided that chairman of the State co-ordination committee Pradip Bhattacharya and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Abdul Mannan will speak to CPI(M) on the issue of the seat sharing and the matter should be sorted out by March 3.last_img read more