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first_imgWith 12 races slated for tomorrow at Caymanas Park, much attention will be focused on the late Super-6, which offers a $3.8 million carryover from Wednesday.This, the twilight six as it is otherwise called, will be conducted from Race Seven to 12, while the first Super-6 will embrace the first six races on the card.We look at the late Super-6 commencing in Race Seven over 1100 metres for high claimers, the field including the recent winners RIO COBRE; UNBREAKABLE, who bids for his fourth consecutive win; and FORCE DE JOUR, who, despite his disappointing run behind ACTION MAN as the favourite over 1400 metres on February 27, can definitely rebound now dropped in class with only 52.0kg.However, with RIO COBRE having resumed winning ways over the straight in overnight company on February 24, the American-bred eight-year-old gelding from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta is tipped to repeat with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle. RIO COBRE beat EDISON over the straight recently, and with the runner-up having paid tribute to the form by winning in overnight company last Saturday, speaks volumes for his chances.HELLO LADY, with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, showed promise when finishing second to NOLAN HILL in a fast-run straight five race (57.2) on February 20, and now better for the experience, the Fearless Vision offspring should lead home GOLDEN GLORY and LIKE A LADY in a field of 11 maiden three-year-olds.NINTHRACEThe ninth race, confined to $180,000 claimers for the Roderick ‘Pilot’ Francis Memorial Trophy, looks tailored for down-in-class EL CLIENTE, a January 30 course winner at this level. The six-year-old gelding from the stables of Anthony Smith wasn’t disgraced when finishing five lengths seventh to REGGAE GOLD over the distance on February 27 on a $250,000 tag, and now back to $180,000 claiming, should lead home another recent winner, SPORTING CLAY, with Dane Nelson aboard. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the ride in a 10-horse field.The 10th race over the straight for maiden three-year-olds has attracted five first-time runners in a field of 16, including the Bridled Quest filly DANCEHALL SWEET (working well), with Nelson riding for trainer Gary Subratie. Having looked advanced in her preparation, DANCEHALL SWEET gets the nod over ZANDRINA and BIG MISTAKE from the DaCosta stables.Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM, to be ridden by Omar Walker for DaCosta and Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, beat the best horses in the country in last December’s $6.5 million Diamond Mile, and having followed up over 1500 metres recently, should lead home the 2015 Superstakes winner FRANFIELD (Nelson up) in the Chairman’s Trophy grade one feature over 1500 metres to be contested by six starters.Then, take the course specialist AGAKHAN, with Robert Halledeen up, to win the closing race over the straight (claiming $350,000 – $300,000) at the expense of FRANKENSTORM.SECOND SUPER-6 FANCIES(7) RIO COBRE/FORCE DE JOUR(8) HELLO LADY/GOLDEN GLORY(9) EL CLIENTE/SPORTING CLAY(10) DANCEHALL SWEET/ ZANDRINA(11) SEEKING MY DREAM/ FRANFIELD(12) AGAKHANlast_img read more

Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

first_imgArgentina’s Lionel Messi covers his face at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)MOSCOW — Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday.Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the ball.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Surging San Miguel survives TNT in heated matchup LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film It was a finish worthy of Argentina great Diego Maradona, who was watching in the VIP section at Spartak Stadium. The FIFA ambassador was puffing a large cigar despite smoking being banned in all World Cup venues.KEY TO SUCCESSArgentina fans booed and whistled when the giant stadium screen showed that Halldorsson was man of the match. But his faultless handling and excellent shot-stopping was deserving of the accolade.In contrast, Caballero caused uneasy moments for his defense in the first half.Iceland also protected Halldorsson well with swarming running and tackling to shut down Messi and Argentina’s attacking lanes.Messi has missed more than 20 penalty kicks in his career, showing there is perhaps one flaw in his genius.GROUP DYNAMICSThis was the first game in Group D, which looks even more evenly balanced now than it did at kickoff. Croatia and Nigeria are also in the group.Argentina will next play Croatia on Thursday in Nizhny Novgorod, while Iceland plays Nigeria on Friday in Volgograd. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Messi had a final chance to redeem his team with the final kick of the game, but his free kick from 25 yards failed to clear a solid Iceland defensive wall.At the end, Messi retreated alone into the center circle with his head bowed and hands on his knees.Iceland played its debut on soccer’s biggest stage like it belonged alongside the 2014 runners-up. Before trailing, Iceland could have taken the lead but Birkir Bjarnason side-footed a shot wide of goal when Caballero was exposed.That chance came in a nervous ninth minute for Argentina’s defense, which seemed unsettled by Iceland’s strength and their own unease with loose balls in the penalty area.No Iceland defender was at fault for failing to stop Aguero’s goal. The forward executed a classy spin move to create his chance when a miscued shot by Marcos Rojo arrived at his feet near the penalty spot.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 It was Messi’s fourth missed penalty in his last seven attempts for Argentina and Barcelona.The Argentines took the lead in the 19th minute when Sergio Aguero scored with a rising left-footed shot. Alfred Finnbogason equalized for Iceland four minutes later after Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero pushed a low cross into the forward’s path.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe penalty was awarded after Aguero was pushed in the back by Hordur Magnusson as both chased Messi’s floated cross in the 63rd.The small Nordic island nation’s team created several first-half chances despite having only 22 percent possession, and pushed back Argentina’s waves of second-half attacks. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

Breaking: Two people injured in housefire

first_imgTwo people have been injured following a housefire in Mullaghduff in West Donegal.The house was extensively damaged in the blaze which happened around 6pm.Fire crews from Gaoth Dobhair and Dungloe attended the scene. The house is close to Neddies Bar.The two people injured have been taken to hospital but it is not thought their injuries are life-threatening.A full investigation into the cause of the blaze has been launched.Breaking: Two people injured in housefire was last modified: May 14th, 2019 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:donegalfiremenhousefireMullaghdufflast_img read more

If this is the Warriors’ last ride, at least it will be fascinating

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors’ didn’t let on how challenging their 2017-18 season was.Yes, there were injuries — big ones as well as small, nagging ones — and improved competition around the league, but the champs’ biggest challenge was phycological.The Warriors had to fight boredom and complacency all season, and frankly, they weren’t all that good at it. There’s sandbagging and lollygagging, then there’s what the Warriors did last season. And while the end result was a four-game NBA Finals sweep, …last_img read more

Athletics’ Sean Manaea to start Sunday against New York Yankees

first_imgNEW YORK — Sean Manaea’s been with the Athletics on the road since Kansas City, throwing some bullpen sessions and working with pitching coach Scott Emerson through the final days of his rehabilitation from the shoulder surgery he had last September.Manaea will start Sunday’s final game against the New York Yankees, his first big league action since last August.“We’re at the point where we need to get him into a game,” manager Bob Melvin said. “He was really effective his last time out. …last_img read more

The Geologists Were Wrong

first_imgMore examples of collapsing theories have appeared in the literature this week (compare last week, 01/21/2008):Dirty Comet:  The Stardust spacecraft that collected comet samples in 2006 was so named because it was believed comets contained pristine material from the birth of the sun.  That has all changed.  National Geographic News summarized a paper in Science1 that expressed a real surprise: Comet Wild 2 was as dirty as an asteroid, and had earth-like composition.  “The first surprise was that we found inner solar system materials, and the second surprise was that we didn’t find outer solar system materials,” remarked one researcher.  Richard Kerr, writing in Science,2 said they didn’t even find one speck of unaltered, presolar material.    But then, how could this comet retain volatile gases at all if it spent much time close to the sun?  “It’s coming apart like crazy at its present distance,” said principle investigator Donald Brownlee.  And where are the pristine remnants of the early solar nebula – if they exist at all?  The entire field of comet studies is up in the air.  “For those of us who study presolar materials, it’s turned out to be a bit of a bust,” said a team member.  “It’s changing the way we think about comets.”  See also PhysOrg, which quoted a researcher saying, “I think this is science in action.  It’s really exciting because it’s just not what we expected.”  If science is constantly being surprised by the unexpected, to what degree can scientists claim they are making progress?Farewell to Mantle Plumes:  The textbook case of a mantle plume is the Hawaiian Island chain.  According to theory, it floats over a “hot spot” in the crust where deep mantle material is rising.  The evidence on which this has been based, isotopic signatures of osmium and other elements, is now found to be flawed.  According to a paper in Science,3 the signatures are too heterogeneous to constrain the theory.  All the isotopic signatures could be accounted for by processes occurring in the upper mantle, not deep mantle plumes.    Anders Meiborn, in the same issue of Science,4 called it the “rise and fall of a great idea.”  He listed four major observational inconsistencies with the long-held belief.    The finding also affects theories about undersea lava.  “The concept of isotopic ‘anomalies’ in oceanic basalts thus has to be applied with extreme care,”he warned.  “Indeed, with an upper mantle as heterogeneous as the data by Luguet et al. suggest, it is difficult to imagine that isotopic signatures in oceanic basalts can be uniquely tied to the outer core.”In addition, Science contained an entertaining article by Richard Kerr about the geologic time scale.5  Ever hear of the Quaternary period?  The name is in the midst of a tug-of-war between geologists who want to keep the name on the charts, and those who want to scrap it in favor of Lyell’s term Pleistocene.  Some are surreptitiously sneaking the name out in their books and charts, but others who like the old name aren’t about to let them get away with it.    Changing the time scale means adjusting other names, cutting and pasting, and moving periods around.  Old books and charts risk going obsolete.  This is too upsetting for some geologists.  Some want a battle, some want compromise.  The article reads like a day at the academic wrestling ring.  Sample:Some geologists are incensed.  “All of a sudden they want to move [the Pleistocene] down 800,000 years,” says marine geologist Lucy E. Edwards of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia.  “Why?  ‘Because we want it.’  It upsets the stability of the nomenclature without a good scientific reason.  Many more marine geologists working in the Pleistocene would be completely discombobulated.”If the name Quaternary disappears from the books, did it ever exist in the rocks?  That’s a debate for humans.  They are the ones who have a penchant for classifying things.1.  Ishii et al, “Comparison of Comet 81P/Wild 2 Dust with Interplanetary Dust from Comets,” Science, 25 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5862, pp. 447-450, DOI: 10.1126/science.1150683.2.  Richard A. Kerr, “Where Has all the Stardust Gone?”, Science, 25 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5862, p. 401, DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5862.401a.3.  Luguet et al, “Enriched Pt-Re-Os Isotope Systematics in Plume Lavas Explained by Metasomatic Sulfides,” Science, 25 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5862, pp. 453-456, DOI: 10.1126/science.1149868.4.  Anders Meiborn, “The Rise and Fall of a Great Idea,” Science, 25 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5862, pp. 418-419, DOI: 10.1126/science.1153710.5.  Richard A. Kerr, “A Time War Over the Period We Live In,” Science, 25 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5862, pp. 402-403, DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5862.402.We must constantly be reminded of the difference between brute facts and the fallible names and explanations humans impose on them.  What if the whole schemes about the earth’s core, the evolution of the solar system, and the geologic time scale were wrong?  Would it be determined by the brute facts?  How would fallible humans know?  The earth is the same, and the comet is the same, but human concepts have undergone multiple revolutions in the last few centuries.    Sometimes the very names we impose on things drive our conceptions of what they are.  Truths of reality are not obligated by human nomenclature, group consensus or majority vote.  Paradigm shifts may be more indications of erratic movement, not progress toward The Truth.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Roundup: Discounted (and FREE) Video Editing Assets!

first_imgEditStockEditStock is not a traditional stock footage company. They are selling stock footage with a purpose — to teach you how to become a better video editor.They sell high-quality footage with lined scripts, all of which you can use to edit your own version of the film. The exercise is certain to keep your editing sharp during slow times or help you learn more about what it’s like to edit a film. Check out the EditStock footage packs and start honing your editing chops immediately.EditStock 15% off Discount Code: GLPBMister HorseIf you aren’t familiar with Mister Horse graphics packs, make your introduction with this 20% off coupon code. Their motion design tools are an excellent resource, and now’s a great time to grab some motion presets, lower thirds, scene transitions, and backgrounds.Mister Horse 20% off Discount Code: PremiumBeatRocksRocketStockOur collaborations with RocketStock are plentiful. Together we’ve given away free wedding video assets, free customizable text messaging icons, and a variety of awesome free After Effects templates. Now RocketStock is offering our readers 25% off their stunning library of curated After Effects templates.These templates are invaluable if you’re in a time crunch on your video piece (especially if you’re not as comfortable with After Effects as a motion designer might be). After Effects templates have saved many a project and there’s no doubt that RocketStock templates are the best around.Also, be sure to sign up for their emails and follow their social media accounts. They give away new free After Effects assets every month.RocketStock Discount: Click this link for a 25% off RocketStock discount.What are some of your favorite free video editing assets from around the web? Share them in the comments below! Get your hands on exclusive discounted and FREE video editing assets! These elements are perfect for video editors and motion designers.Top image via ShutterstockPremiumBeat has been fortunate enough to build partnerships with some amazing companies over the years. For Free Week we wanted to do something special for our readers — provide discount codes to some of our favorite products, plugins, and video editing assets. Let’s do this!Adobe Video WorldPremiumBeat is headed to Adobe Video World, September 27th-October 2nd in beautiful Seattle, Washington. You can join us and save $100 on your ticket.The six-day conference is targeted to Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects users and creatives. Hear from professional editors, VFX artists, motion graphics designers, and filmmakers.AVW $100 Off Discount Code: BEAT16CrumplePopCrumplePop’s Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro plugins are another must-have for all video editors. They have products that can really cut down on color correction time and help with numerous footage and audio issues.Sara from CrumplePop is offering our readers 50% off of AutoBalance, one of their best-selling products. AutoBalance saves you time by automatically white balancing your video clips. No need to find a white area of the frame or fiddle with color wheels.CrumplePop 50% off AutoBalance Discount Code: ATBL-0050-PRMBT-0912EditorsKeysMany video editors couldn’t live without their customized keyboards. For some of us, it’s our lifeline. Take your hot keys editing experience to the next level with the EditorsKeys silicone keyboard cover.You’ll have your most-used commands memorized in no time. Of course, if you don’t, you can always just look down and find them right in front of you. You might never open the keyboard preferences again!EditorsKeys Discount Codes25% off Silicone Keyboard Covers: PRBEATCOV15% off Keyboards: PRBEATKEYlast_img read more

Chelsea, Arsenal, Napoli, Inter advance in Europa League

first_imgAleksandr Hleb, who played for Arsenal from 2005-08, came on as substitute in the 58th and was applauded by the home fans at the Emirates Stadium.No more drawsAfter four consecutive draws in all competitions — including 2-2 at Shakhtar Donetsk last week in the first leg — Eintracht Frankfurt celebrated a 4-1 victory and advance 6-3 overall.Forward Luka Jovic scored his sixth European League goal this season for a 1-0 lead in the 23rd. It was 2-0 just four minutes later after Sebastien Haller converted from the penalty spot. Haller added his second and substitute Ante Rebic also scored late in the game.Ancelotti advancesNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti made it two wins from his first two games in the Europa League with a 2-0 home victory over Zurich.After a 3-1 away win in Switzerland last week, Napoli easily advanced 5-1 on aggregate.Forwards Simone Verdi and Adam Ounas scored in each half at the Stadio San Paolo.Other gamesInter advanced after eliminating Austrian club Rapid Vienna 5-0 on aggregate after winning the second leg 4-0 in Rome. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Giroud and Barkley also scored in a 2-1 victory in the first leg, with Chelsea advancing to the round of 16 with a 5-1 win on aggregate.The result provides some relief for Sarri, the Italian coach who was subjected to abuse from Chelsea supporters after the side’s FA Cup loss to Manchester United at home on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We played the first 30 minutes without confidence, nervous,” Sarri said. “After the first goal, we played very well — we started to move the ball very fast, with confidence.”On Sunday, Chelsea plays the League Cup final against Manchester City and then faces a Premier League meeting with crosstown rival Tottenham — two games that could yet determine whether Sarri’s stay at Stamford Bridge will be over before his first season ends. MOST READ Italian clubs Napoli and Inter also had no problems to make the next phase while last year’s semifinalist Salzburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Valencia, Villarreal, Dinamo Zagreb, Zenit, Benfica, Kiev, Rennes, Krasnodar and Slavia Prague all made it through.Former champion Sevilla advanced after knocking out Lazio on Wednesday.The draw for the last 16 is scheduled for Friday.Here’s a look at Thursday’s games:Effective EmeryArsenal manager Unai Emery made three changes to the starting lineup he used last week in Belarus, bringing on playmaker Mesut Ozil and defender Stephan Lichtsteiner while Aubameyang replaced suspended French forward Alexandre Lacazette .Those changes paid off.Aubameyang needed just four minutes to create the opener. He broke down the right before his cross hit defender Zakhar Volkov, who diverted the ball past goalkeeper Denis Scherbitski.Lichtsteiner made his presence felt when he saved on the goal line minutes later.Mustafi headed home the second from Granit Xhaka’s corner six minutes before interval. Papastathopoulos scored with another header on the hour mark, just four minutes after coming from the bench as substitute to replace injured captain Laurent Koscielny. View comments Sarri’s position was already being called into question after the 6-0 loss at City in the Premier League on Feb. 10. Even worse, the team dropped to sixth in the Premier League in recent weeks and is out of the top 4 Champions League places.On Thursday, Chelsea looked in control but couldn’t find a breakthrough until Giroud netted in the 55th.Malmo defender Rasmus Bengtsson was sent off after picking his second yellow card in the 73rd, giving Barkley a chance to score from the subsequent free kick a minute later. Hudson-Odoi collected Willian’s perfect cross six minutes from time before surging forward to fire a low shot into the net.Earlier Thursday, Arsenal rebounded from a 1-0 loss to BATE Borisov a week ago with a comprehensive 3-0 second-leg victory.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced an early own goal before center backs Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos added one apiece for Arsenal to advance 3-1 on aggregate.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Chelsea and Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Chelsea shook off their recent troubles and easily advanced in the Europa League with a 3-0 second leg victory over 10-man Malmo on Thursday, a result that takes some pressure off embattled coach Maurizio Sarri.After a scoreless first half, Olivier Giroud tapped in a cross from Willian in the 55th minute before Ross Barkley made it 2-0 from a free kick. Callum Hudson-Odoi finished it off in the 84th, with Willian setting up his goal as well.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Bencic upsets Halep to reach Dubai semifinals; Kvitova wins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Rennes made the next round 6-4 overall after a 3-1 away win at Real Betis.Slavia Prague knocked out Genk after coming from a goal down to win 4-1 in Belgium. The two drew 1-1 in the first leg in Prague.Dynamo Kiev advanced with a 1-0 win at home over Olympiakos following a 2-2 draw in the first leg.A scoreless draw with Galatasaray was enough for Benfica to get through due to a 2-1 away win in Turkey.Russia’s Krasnodar advanced on the away goals rule after a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen.Patson Daka netted twice and Xaver Schlager and Munas Dabbur added one each for Salzburg to beat Club Brugge 4-0 and advance 5-2 on aggregate.Valencia went through 3-0 on aggregate after beating Celtic 1-0 at home.Dinamo Zagreb routed Viktoria Plzen 3-0 for a result that overturned a 2-1 loss in the first leg.Two goals from Sardar Azmoun helped Zenit St. Petersburg overcome Fenerbahce 3-1 to make it through 3-2 overall.Pablo Fornals scored 10 minutes from time for Villarreal to draw 1-1 in the second leg against Sporting Lisbon, enough to advance after winning 1-0 in the first leg.last_img read more