first_imgTHE Kennard Turk Club located at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice, will stage an eight-race meet on March 19 in observance of the Hindu festival of Phagwah. The meet runs off from 13:00hrs.The feature event which will cover a distance of one mile, is opened to horses classified `D’ and Lower and will carry a first prize of $700,000 and a trophy.The second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $350,000, $175,000 and $88,000 respectively.There are three five-furlong races as well as three six-furlong races.The first five-furlong race is for horses classified `L’ and which are non winners.The winner will receive $100,000, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $80,000, $25,000 and $13,000 respectively.There will also be a five-furlong race for animals classified `L’ Open with the winner taking home $110,000, while the other top three finishers will earn $55,000, $27,000 and $14,000 respectively.The final five-furlong race which will also be the final race of the day is for horses classified `K’ and Lower.The winner of this event will pocket $120,000, while the other top three performers will take home $60,000, $30,000 and $15,000 respectively.Horses classified `I’ and Lower will battle over six furlongs for a first prize money of $150,000. The second, third and fourth place finishers will receive $75,000, $38,000 and $19,000 respectively.The second six-furlong race is opened to horses classified `E1 Maiden and `F’ and Lower for a first prize of $400,000. The second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.Then there is the six-furlong race for three-year-old Guyana bred maiden horses with the first prize being $200,000. The second, third and fourth place prizes are $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 respectively.The other race on the day’s card is opened to horses classified `H’ and Lower and will cover a distance of seven furlongs.The winner will earn $220,000 while the other top three finishers will receive $110,000, $55,000 and $28,000 respectively.Trainers and owners are asked to note that these races are being run under the rules of the Kennard Memorial Turf Club and owners of horses who would be registered will be required to pay at least $5000 for each horse at the time of entry.Should the fee not be paid, the horses’ name would not appear on the official programme and the horse will not be permitted to run.Horse owners and trainers who wish to register their animals for any of the above mentioned events can make contact with Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316), Justice Kennard (225-4818) or Fazal Habibulla (657-7010).last_img

first_imgStudent in the St. Lucie County school district will now be starting their academic year two weeks later than the original proposed start date.The start of the academic year was set to begin on August 10th, however, officials in St. Lucie County have decided to push that date back to August 24th.“The additional two weeks gives time for the conditions in the county to improve and additional time for staff to finalize preparations for the school year,” St. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said.Several other factors also contributed to the decision to delay the start of school including the delivery of protective equipment, the distribution of laptops for those who opted to continue distance learning, and the establishment of general safety protocols.“Our number one priority is to return to school safely, ” Gent said.Parents where given three options in which their children would receive their education this year.Students could either return to campus learning, continue distance learning, or attend the Mosaic Digital Academy, which requires a commitment of one year.The district is currently working on the revised calendar to accommodate the delayed start and will notify parents once that is available.last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2015)–A full contingent of Santa Anita-based jockeys will be without mounts as they themselves will do the running in Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, April 4.  A traditional prelude to the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby later in the day, the Derby Day 5K will start at 8 a.m.            “We’re going to have more jockeys participating than ever before,” said jockey Aaron Gryder, who was born in nearby West Covina and has more than 3,600 career wins in a career dating back to 1987.  “We’re all out here to have fun, but I think the number of jocks participating is a pretty good indicator that we all are living healthier and are much more committed to fitness than maybe we were 20 or 30 years ago.”            The list of committed jockeys, with their probability of winning provided by Santa Anita morning line maker, Jon White, follows:Saul Arias  15-1                  Cheryl Charlton       15-1 Victor Espinoza      12-1  Omar Figueroa  6-1      Martin Garcia  12-1          S. Gonzalez  15-1   Aaron Gryder  10-1          Modesto Linares  12-1            E. Maldonado  12-1          Brayan Pena  15-1 Tiago Pereira  12-1           Iggy Puglisi  15-1                                      Alex Solis  10-1                  Joe Steiner  12-1   Kayla Stra  15-1                  Elvis Trujillo  8-1    Drayden Van Dyke  8-1            All runners will begin their 5K journey in Santa Anita’s parking lot area that adjoins the Westfield Santa Anita Mall.  After running north on Baldwin Ave., the course angles west into the Los Angeles County Arboretum for a scenic loop.  The runners will then head east across Baldwin Ave. for a short tour of Santa Anita’s Stable Area en route to the track’s Infield tunnel which takes them to a quarter mile finish on Santa Anita’s inner training track.            Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to participate and may register online at  Derby Day 5K walk-up registration will be available from March 20 through April 2 at Run With Us, located at 235 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena.            Those wishing to register the day before the event can do so on April 3, at the Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Race day registration will be available in the Santa Anita parking lot, next to the 5K starting line beginning at 6:30 a.m.            For more information on the Santa Anita Derby Day 5k Run and Walk, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgBank delays are affecting many people who were expecting wages and social welfare payments in their accounts today.The reason for the delay has been pinned on the May Day bank holiday in Europe yesterday. While the 1st of May was not a bank holiday in Ireland this year, it was in many other countries across the continent. As a result, electronic Euro payments were stopped for the day. Thousands of Irish people were left wondering about their payments this morning, but banks have assured customers that the transactions will be processed later in the day.Bank of Ireland issued a statement on social media saying: “Wednesday the 1st of May 2019 is a European Bank holiday known as May Day. No Euro payments can be made between banks on this day. SEPA Direct Debits will not be processed on May 1st, they will be processed on May 2nd after all credits have applied to customer accounts.”Due to the European Bank Holiday yesterday, there is a slight delay in incoming payments this morning. Any payments due into customers’ accounts will be applied throughout the day. Please continue to monitor your account. Thanks for your patience— AIB Customer Support (@AskAIB) May 2, 2019Ulster Bank said they are aware of the delays and expect the payments to credit at some stage this morning. They tweeted: “We’re aware of some delays with credits being received due to the bank holiday and expect these to credit this morning.”Another customer was told after 10am: “We’ve had confirmation that all credits have now been applied now so any that were due to credit today have now credited.”Thousands hit by wages and social welfare payment delays was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND — The highlight reels often show Stephen Curry sinking a 3-pointer from at least 30 feet away from the basket. Or Klay Thompson draining a corner 3-pointer after holding the ball for only a second.Those plays might capture why Curry and Thompson are nicknamed the “Splash Brothers.” But even if the Warriors arguably have the best shooting backcourt ever, those plays …last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. TORONTO — The Warriors trailed by six with 2:32 remaining in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, their season, maybe even their dynasty, on the verge of extinction.Their best player, Kevin Durant, wasn’t even in the arena. He suffered an Achilles injury in the second quarter, later hobbling out of the building on crutches. He fought to play Monday night after missing nine straight playoff games with a strained calf, his …last_img read more

first_imgThere are so many practical uses for AR being created that are largely overlooked because they aren’t tied to a large brand promoting a popular product. Virtual mirrors let shoppers try on sunglasses, shoes, clothes, hair styles, make up and other products before purchasing them online or in a store. Mobile browsers let people see virtual tours, valuable government data and, eventually I hope, relevant hyper-local news results and alerts. These are just a handful of the practical uses for AR that will hopefully inundate its future.We also pondered the various things, both technologically and otherwise, standing in the way of AR and a prosperous future with the technology. Many noted the various hardware limitations presented by smartphones and other portable devices, including camera, accelerometer and GPS quality and accuracy. One of the more overlooked hurdles AR needs to overcome is the awkwardness presented by holding one’s phone in front of their face when browsing AR content. The cure for this? Time. AR will likely need a few years to move into the public consciousness much in the same way that Bluetooth headsets did, eliminating the majority of the confusion that surrounded their use. I think, however, that by the time the public becomes more accepting of seeing phones held up in the air, there will likely be a better technology suited for browsing AR content. Examples include fashionable head-mounted displays (HMDs) in the form of sunglasses or contact lenses, which would remove he need to hold a device in our field of vision.What we all agreed on at the summit is that the future of AR looks promising, and the exponential growth of technology should help it expand rather quickly in the next several years. If you would like to learn more about augmented reality, be sure to read up on the top vendors in the space in our report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Last Friday, ReadWriteWeb hosted our second unconference event in Mountain View, California as experts from around the world gathered to discuss the mobile Web and its future. One of the hot topics I was eager to discuss going into the event was augmented reality (AR) – a top trend that we are tracking here at ReadWriteWeb. In case you weren’t able to make it out to the summit, here is an overview of the discussions surrounding augmented reality from the event.One of the key things I took away from our discussions of AR at the summit was that large group round-tables can quickly devolve into an argument over what is and what isn’t to be considered “augmented reality.” This has been a conversation I’ve experienced not only when trying to describe the technology to someone unfamiliar with it, but also when speaking with experts in and executives in the field. One company specializing in a specific form of AR riffed that another company, focusing on other initiatives, was “not really doing AR” while the other would argue they were. It would seem that the definition of augmented reality is very broad and more inclusive to some, and narrow and exclusive to others. I tend to fall somewhere in the middle, defining AR as something that can take many different forms but which should not be over used to define fringe examples or offshoot technologies. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Augmented Reality#web Related Posts center_img As augmented reality evolves, I believe the accepted definition should also evolve to reflect the current state of the technology. The two words, “augmented” and “reality” should not be interpreted for their separate values. The ability to add data to a reality-based location, person, event, etc. does not automatically meet the prerequisites for what I would define as augmented reality. It is the implementation of this data into a visual display that makes it “augmented reality,” rather than “augmented” “reality.”For the purpose of the mobile summit, we tried to focus on AR as it pertained to mobile devices. We discussed the issues surrounding standards and the impending compatibility issues between the various mobile AR browsers on the market. Personally I think the sooner augmented reality content can be standardized into a single markup language, the faster and more efficiently the technology can grow and become more widely accepted.Another way that AR’s acceptance will be accelerated is through publicity and greater awareness. As I’ve mentioned in earlier articles, AR was named a top trend to follow in 2010 by Time Magazine, and is currently being featured in a campaign on the Discovery Channel for their hit show Deadliest Catch. These are big steps forward for AR in that they place the technology in the spotlight in front of millions of eyeballs, but not all of the publicity is positive.Personally I find the proliferation of impractical examples of AR to be a long-term detriment to the growth and acceptance of the technology. Unfortunately, the most popular iterations of AR come in the form of gimmicky promotions for movies, TV shows, cars and other products. While it is good to place the technology in front of large audiences, we are teaching people that AR is nothing but a fun trick. I have no problem with AR being used in toys to enhance playing cards, drone helicopters and the overall toy-buying experience, but when AR does nothing more than provide a cheap thrill, it’s missing the point. AR for the sake of AR is, to me, pointless. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App chris cameron 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

first_imgThe Shiv Sena’s last annual Dussehra address before the Assembly elections saw the party announcing poll sops, including a loan waiver for farmers, full meals for ₹10 and health check-ups for ₹1. The rally was also marked by the party reiterating its promise of a Ram temple at Ayodhya, and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray justifying his decision of allying with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the polls. The party holds a ‘Dasara Melava’ (Dussehra gathering) at Shivaji Park, Dadar, every year. This year, with the Assembly elections only weeks away, the party took the opportunity to address its voters and Shiv Sainiks. Party supporters were seen flocking to Shivaji Park wearing saffron caps, sashes, headbands, with some carrying pictures of Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The ground was moderately filled despite the humidity. The Sena also released a promotional song during the event.Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “Very soon, you will see the next chief minister of Maharashtra sitting next to Uddhavji (referring to Aaditya Thackeray).” Aaditya has been fielded from Worli and the Sena is projecting him as a CM candidate. Mr. Thackeray, who addressed the gathering dressed in a saffron kurta, said, “There are two Vijayadashamis this month: one is today and another on the 24th (the day of the election results). The matter of the Ram temple at Ayodhya has been in court for 30-35 years. The court will do justice, but if something happens otherwise, we will continue our demand for a Ram temple. The Central government must ensure the temple is built; it is a promise we have made to the people.”The Sena chief further said, “People ask me why did I enter into an alliance with the BJP; people say the Shiv Sena bowed down. The Sena can never bow down in front of anyone except God. And had we not allied with the BJP, whom should we support? The Congress, who says do not remove Article 370 and remove sedition law? Instead, why not give a strong government by allying with BJP?” Dig at Ajit PawarHe also took a dig at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, referring to his comment from a few years ago about urinating in dried up dams. “Ajit Pawar cried the other day. He says the level of politics has fallen and I will go do farming. Do it, but how will you water your farm? (You mocked farmers) but don’t forget, farmers came to you for water with tears in their eyes,” Mr. Thackeray said. He also recalled that the Congress-NCP government allowed the arrest of Bal Thackeray in the aftermath of the Babri Masjid case and that the court threw out the case. Promises galoreMr. Thackeray said the removal of Section 370 from Jammu & Kashmir was Bal Thackeray’s dream, and that the Sena supports removal of illegal immigrants from the country. Promising sops ahead of the elections, he said, “I will once again waive loans of farmers. We will provide full meals for ₹10. We will reduce power rates up to 300 units and provide health check-up for ₹1. In rural areas, schools are far from villages. We will ensure bus services in rural areas and ensure women’s safety.”Addressing unrest among party members over allocation of tickets, he said, “Compromise is a part of alliance. I apologise to those who did not get tickets. This alliance is to win Maharashtra and for betterment of the people. The BJP is our ally, work for the alliance.” He said that like the Sena’s stand, even U.S. President Donald Trump has given preference to locals for employment. He said the party will ensure Maratha and Dhangar reservation is implemented.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool chief Moore full of praise for ‘charismatic’ Kloppby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool chief Peter Moore is full of praise for Jurgen Klopp over his impact at Anfield.Moore spoke of Klopp’s work since taking charge in 2015.”Jurgen is one of the more holisitic human beings you will ever meet,” he told Michael Robinson at FIFA’s gala this week.”He is able to keep the ship going straight, motivate not just the players but his staff, the coaching staff, the sports science staff – he keeps everyone on an even keel.”His personality is infectious. His charisma is without question”Even when you have lost he makes you think there is a brighter sunshine ahead.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp slammed as ‘arrogant’ after Leicester post-match interviewby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been accused of becoming arrogant after his Champions League success last season.The German was furious in his post-match interview after Saturday’s win over Leicester City, slamming Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury for his challenge on Mohamed Salah.Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes the comments were aggressive and that there has been a change in Klopp’s demeanour this season.”Is he becoming infected by the disease of arrogance?” Jordan asked on talkSPORT.”I’ve noticed a slight change in Jurgen Klopp, in the language and robustness of his position.”I thought his post-match interview was very brusque and irritable – and I know that journalists can drive you mad with ridiculous questions – in his explanation of Salah and what happened to him.”I didn’t see him complain about what Trent Alexander-Arnold had done to molest a player by dragging his studs down the back of his Achilles.”He was very aggressive and on the front foot about what happened to Salah.” last_img read more