19Jan/20

Perfect Neighbour arrives in time

first_imgPERFECT NEIGHBOUR staged a furious late rally, getting up shades from the wire to beat United States-bred BRAWN by a neck in yesterday’s Viceroy Trophy at Caymanas Park.Partnered by champion jockey Omar Walker. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR stalked speedy ANOTHER BULLET out of the mile chute, with stablemate IAN LINKS for company, while BRAWN recovered from a terrible start in the 1800-metre race.BRAWN, however, caught up with the leaders approaching the half-mile and launched his attack on the inner rail, along with PERFECT NEIGHBOUR on the outside, heading into the home turn.Pushed to the lead by apprentice Bebeto Harvey, BRAWN shot to the front off the turn and set sail for home with 3-5 favourite PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in chase.Up to a half-furlong out, BRAWN’S supporters were eyeing the cashiers’ windows to collect at odds of 8-5. However, Walker doubled his efforts aboard the 2013 Derby winner, who lengthened his strides with the tote board looming, and leapt forward to collar BRAWN at the winning post.PERFECT NEIGHBOUR’s victory put the Wayne DaCosta-trained seven-year-old back in grade one where he campaigned as recent as December, his last race in the class being the Diamond Mile in which he had finished down the track.Non-claiming apprentice Linton Steadman rode two winners on the 10-race card to top all jockeys, opening the programme aboard Anthony Nunes’ FOLLOW BACK A ME.He returned to close his two-timer with BALLON D’OR, who turned the tables on STIR IT UP at 1820 metres in the fifth after losing to the mare at a mile on December 20.Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.last_img read more

17Jan/20

POC special elections could be postponed

first_imgHeavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ MANILA, Philippines–There’s a strong possibility that the Philippine Olympic Committee elections tentatively set on July 5 will be postponed to a later date.With five days to go, former International Olympic Committee representative Frank Elizalde has not yet committed to chair the election committee, which facilitates the conduct of the polls.ADVERTISEMENT Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing There is a stringent process to be followed with Elizalde expected to set the election guidelines with two other members of his committee.The candidates must file their certificate of candidacy, which should be approved by the election committee before they can run for an elective position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe POC executive board will sit down Monday at the GSIS head office in Pasay City to tackle the issue. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Danijela Dzakovic gets reprimand from PVL after hitting teammate 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay View commentslast_img read more

13Jan/20

President Granger pays tribute to the late Lord Canary

first_imgPresident David Granger paid his final respects to the late Malcolm Corrica, who was popularly known by his stage name “Lord Canary” at a viewing ceremony held at the Sandy’s Funeral Home on Wednesday morning.The Head of State also extended his condolences to the children of the deceased, Malcolm Corrica Jr, Jeffrey Corrica and Pauline Pierre, a Government Information Agency (GINA) release stated.Lord Canary died on October 10, 2016, at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre at the age of 79. He had been suffering from hypertension and other illnesses, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg a few years ago.The calypsonian, who was born on March 21, 1937, on the East Bank Demerara, was a member of the People’s National Congress (PNC), a party which he represented in Parliament for several years. During his tenure, he served as Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works and Communication, Minister of State in the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Minster of State for Culture in the Ministry of Education, Social Development and Culture.Corrica received the Medal of Service (MS) National Award in 1992 for his outstanding contribution in the political arena and in the field of music and entertainment.last_img read more

29Dec/19

‘Zlatan starting his magic already!’ – Man United fans react to debut showing

first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a bicycle kick on his debut 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic, naturally, scored a bicycle kick on his debut for Manchester United in a 5-2 friendly win over Galatasaray.And, as it was Zlatan, he took just four minutes to send Red Devils fans into raptures.His performance was hardly top-drawer, but the veteran forward completed 45 minutes of action as he looks to get up to full fitness ahead of the start of the Premier League campaign.The legend’s instant impact delighted United fans, and many took to social media to proclaim the ‘God of Manchester’ has already started working his magic for the Red Devils.You can see some of the best reactions below…last_img read more

25Dec/19

Former Liverpool star Kent ‘can be better than Hazard’ claims ex-Rangers teammate

first_imgFormer Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty is convinced Ryan Kent can become as good as Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard one day.Lafferty, who joined Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 last month following his release at Ibrox, believes the £7m capture of the Liverpool forward is a statement signing which turns the Gers into genuine title contenders. deals 3 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP targets Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 3 Kent was a big hit at Ibrox last season and has now clinched a £7m move from Liverpool getty 3 Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Such is the regard Lafferty holds Kent in, the 31-year-old revealed the impressive winger is one of the top three players he’s ever played with.“Ryan’s in the top three of the best I’ve played with and I’ve had [Paulo] Dybala and [Andrea] Belotti as team-mates.“I’m more than happy to say that as he provides something special,” he added.“It’s about how he takes the ball, how he runs with it and I’ve seen him absolutely destroy defenders.“He can do that even with three or four defenders around him. latest Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has lavished praise on Rangers’ latest signing Ryan Kent Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more center_img Getty “After one game last season I spoke to Ryan in the showers. People were raving about Eden Hazard and his ability to know what he’s going to do before the ball comes to him,” Lafferty told the Daily Record.“I said to Kenty, ‘Mate, you could be as good as him, if not better.’ getty images MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship statement Lafferty believes Kent could be as good, if not better, than Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard one day Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti rookie error stalemate on target What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:18Loaded: 12.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Eden Hazard joins Real Madrid and is officially announced at the Bernabéu“He has everything in his locker. He could probably add a few more goals but the chances he creates and winning games is what he does. I’m excited already to see him play.“It’s crazy to think he’s back. This is the biggest and most significant signing of the season.” “Ryan’s a match-winner and to have him in your team with a good foundation around him is a massive statement for Rangers.”Steven Gerrard’s men produced an abject display as they were beaten 2-0 by bitter rivals Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday, but Lafferty says the return of Kent will give everyone at the football club a massive lift.“It’s the ideal lift for all of the supporters,” he concluded. “Kenty is the one player who’ll get everyone out of their seats again. It’s a huge tonic.“If there is any player who’s going to help Rangers to land 55 [titles] then it’s him.”last_img read more

22Dec/19

The Final Whistle podcast 25/07/2019

first_imgIreland’s newest golf major winner – Shane Lowry – is the third former winner of the West of Ireland amateur championship at Co Sligo Golf Club to go on and win the Open Championship in the pro ranks. He won at Rosses Point back in 2008 – and follows in the footsteps of former ‘West’ winners Padraig Harrington and Rory McIroy. Co Sligo Golf Club captain Kevin Flanagan gives us a Sligo perspective on Lowry’s momentous success.Also, Eamonn O’Hara (Tourlestrane), David Quinn (Shamrock Gaels) and Colm McGee (Tubbercurry) help us with our warm-up for the 2019 Sligo senior club championship, which begins this weekend.Martin McGowan picks through the likely contenders to challenge Aughawillian this year in Leitrim. play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat The Final Whistle Podcast: Episode 34 – 25/07/2019 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Final Whistle is broadcast every Thursday on Ocean FM from 8-9pm.To contact the programme, email sport@oceanfm.ie.last_img read more

18Dec/19

SHRM: December LINE Report

first_imgThe Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report predicts that hiring expectations in both the service and manufacturing sectors will decrease slightly compared with a year ago. Similar to past months, human resource professionals reported continued difficulty with recruiting in November. In the manufacturing sector, a net 13.5 percent of HR managers reported difficulty, compared with 8.3 a year ago. In the service sector, a net .3 percent of respondents reported more difficulty recruiting, demonstrating a 2.7 percent increase from November 2010. Although the gains are small, they are worth noting, given the struggling national economy. New-hire compensation increased marginally in both sectors. About 6.2 percent of human resource professionals in the manufacturing sector reported their organizations increasing their new-hire compensation.  This is the 14th consecutive month the rate of increase for wages and benefits rose on an annual basis in both sectors. To read the full LINE report, click here.last_img read more

17Dec/19

Content Management: Poor Economy Isn’t Stopping Growth in WCM

first_imgEven though the economy is in tatters and many, if not most, budgets have dried up, companies are still making it a priority to find dollars to fund Web Content Management projects.  That’s the finding of a report by analyst Stephen Powers at Forrester Research.  Companies still see WCM as an area that can provide a way for them to distinguish themselves from competitors.72 percent of companies plan to increase money for WCM plus another 19 percent plan to stick with their current level of investment.64 percent of companies see WCM as a way for them to improve their customer experience25 percent of companies hope to use WCM asd a way to streamline their web publishing process64 percent of companies are attempting to use WCM to personalize their experience61 percent are seeking to transform their web sites using rich Internet application technologies55 percent of companies want to add audio and video capabilities to their siteThe news is one bright spot in the industry.  But not everything is good news for vendors — in general, users are dissatisfied with their WCM initiatives, although vendors aren’t at the root of the problem:  corportate politics and mismatch of business and IT alignment were cited as the main reasons for the problems.last_img read more

03Dec/19

China Hopes to Boost Basic Research as Overall R&D Spending Soars

first_img China’s science spending is rising fast and on track to meet a 2010 target to spend 2% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on research and development, according to a report released this week. But development represents the lion’s share of the overall R&D budget and is growing more rapidly than basic and applied research. Last year, China’s total R&D spending reached 580 billion yuan ($85 billion), or 1.7% of GDP. Measured by current-price yuan (not taking inflation into account), R&D spending has increased 23% per year on average since 2000, according to a survey of R&D resources led by the National Bureau of Statistics in Beijing. The survey was carried out to help the Chinese government prepare for the next 5-year economic development plan and to monitor the implementation of the country’s mid-to-long-term science and technology plan for 2006-2020. In 2009, basic and applied research spending constituted 4.7% and 12.6% of total R&D expenditure, dropping from 2000 levels of 5.2% and 17%, respectively. In 2009, the country invested 27 billion yuan ($4 billion) in basic research and 73 billion yuan ($10.7 billion) in applied research. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) The government has pledged to beef up the proportion of spending going into basic research. The 15-year S&T plan sets basic research spending at 15% of total R&D expenditure by 2020. According to the report, China’s weakness in basic research hinders innovation. *This article has been corrected 3:00 p.m., 1 December. A phrase stating that basic research spending should be about 10% of GDP by 2010 in order for it to be 15% by 2020 has been removed. Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China China’s basic and applied research spending in billions of U.S. dollars.last_img read more