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O’Shaun Connection making waves at the track

first_imgPopular owner Oneil Hinds (O’Shaun Connection) has hit the ground running at the start of the new season, thanks to four winners including the grey ITALIANO who romped the opening James B. Dawes Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Hinds and trainer Neive Graham teamed up for a second winner on the nine-race card when highly fancied PERSIAN BELLE (2-1) made all in the fourth race for $250,000 – $210,000) claimers over 1820 metres, winning by six lengths from PERFECT FLYER (5-2) who chased him relentlessly. The seven-year-old gelding, ITALIANO, running as the 1-4 favourite with former champion Omar Walker again in the saddle, shot past early leader AGAKHAN (2-1) leaving the half mile and breezed home by five lengths from 2-1 chance GOLDEN BULLET in a field of seven $450,000 $400,000 claiming horses. PERSIAN BELLE, on the other hand was ridden by Kerry-Gayle Robinson. Significantly, both horses were claimed, but Hinds was not perturbed. “That ‘s the nature of game, you would like to keep horses when they win and do well for the most part, but there are others out there in the claiming marketplace with an eye for an Italiano or Persian Belle and as the owner, it’s best you lose them as winners,” said Hinds who finished sixth on the list of top owners last year with 18 winners and $81 million in stakes. “I can’t complain about my numbers in 2015, but the plan is to finish higher in the standings this season even though most of my earnings will come through claimers,” added Hinds ,who owns the O&S Tack Room (horse supplies and accessories provider) located on the Caymanas Park compound.last_img read more

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SOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division / Watson Hire Division OnePromotion /Relegation Play-OffCRANFORD DO ENOUGH TO GET PROMOTED Dunkineely Celtic 2 Cranford United 3Having taken the lead in this Premier Division / First Division play-off Dunkineely Celtic remained in the driving seat until the half time interval. Paul Mc Fadden opened the scoring in favour of the Darney Park men. Despite Philip Buchannan scoring from the penalty spot to level the game Dermott Gallier struck to reinstate Dunkineely’s advantage.Having enjoyed the lion’s share of possession during this match it was Cranford United who would triumph. Buchannan got his second when he headed to the net after Shaun Mc Elwaine had flicked on a corner kick at the near post. With time running out Cranford were awarded a second penalty. Up stepped Buchannan to complete his hat-trick and in doing so sending Cranford United up to the Premier Division for the 2013/’14 season. Dunkineely meanwhile will contest the Watson Hire Division One next season.Man Of The Match: Philip BuchannanDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division / Watson Hire Division OnePromotion /Relegation Play-Off Dunkineely Celtic 2 v 3 Cranford UnitedDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 18-5-2013 K.O. 2p.m. Downtown Cup FinalErne Wanderers v Fintown Harps AFCSUNDAY 19-5-2013 K.O. 2p.mBrian Mc Cormick Cup FinalGlenea United v Rathmullan CelticSOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: May 12th, 2013 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Doliguez (7-4) pulled off a huge upset as his left straight landed right in the jaw of Yago Bryan (3-3), to win his match at the 2:58 mark of the third round.The 35-year-old’s will never wavered even if Bryan, a former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion, took control majority of the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHaving a sense of desperation in the final round, Doliguez banked on his better striking game as his stringent boxing training paid off, knocking his Brazilian foe with the killer punch to force the referee stoppage in the final round and stop his three-match slide.Meanwhile, Gonzales (2-2) submitted Chinese foe Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu (2-3), locking his opponent in a triangle choke at the 1:52 mark of the second round to end his two-match skid. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Bicolano bet fighting out of Hitman MMA did not have to showcase his improved conditioning as his aggression from the get-go helped him buck Liu’s counters to emerge triumphant in his first match in the flyweight division.Hisyam Samsudin (2-2) of Malaysia silenced the raucous crowd as he pounded Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz (0-2) with repeated elbows to the head, forcing the referee to stop the match at the 2:47 of the first round.After the match, the Malaysian bet couldn’t stop the tears as he dedicated the triumph to his father, who passed away on Friday.“I know you want to support me here in Jakarta, but this is for you, dad!,” a jubilant Samsudin said.Indonesian strawweight Adrian Matheis (3-3) survived Cambodian Phat Soda (0-1) early and submitted the visitor with a rear-naked choke at the 3:11 mark of the first round to protect his home floor.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Roy Doliguez. Photo from ONEJAKARTA — Filipino bets halted their respective losing streaks, prevailing in the undercard of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.Roy Doliguez and Ramon Gonzales both emerged victorious for the first time in the promotion to raise the Philippine flag high and proud here in Indonesia. ADVERTISEMENT In the preliminary fights, Thai Rithy (6-2) of Cambodia pummeled Liberian Jerome S. Paye (2-4) to take the knockout victory in their catchweight match 19 seconds into the second round.Indonesian bantamweight bet Riski Umar (1-0) blasted compatriot Adi Nugroho (0-2) with a killer knee strike on the midsection to roar in his ONE debut with a first round knockout 2:00 into the match. Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Nextlast_img read more

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This Might Be A Perfect Description Of What Jim Harbaugh Looks Like

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines gathers his team before the start of the game.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team warm up before the game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The best bit in sports radio is The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz‘s “What He Looks Like Game.” Le Batard, Stugotz and Co., with the help of their listeners, try to come up with perfect descriptions of what people in sports look like. Some examples:Paxton Lynch looks like the old school Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo.Vin Scully looks like the one real human in a Disney movie filled with animated talking animals.Dan Gilbert looks like the guy who shaves in the locker room mirror at the gym while totally nude.They’ve come up with one for Jim Harbaugh and, Ohio State fans, it’s pretty perfect, right?Jim Harbaugh looks like the guy who yells at his wife in front of everyone when they lose at Pictionary on gamenight pic.twitter.com/Whz6ERQVAI— What He Looks Like (@WhatHeLooksLike) May 8, 2016He totally does.last_img read more

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Public Sector Workers Assured of Lump Sum on Retirement

first_imgMinister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hon. Horace Dalley, is assuring public sector workers, particularly security groups, that there is no need to take the option of early retirement, in order to secure pension lump sum entitlements.“The reformed pension system, to come on stream in 2016, will preserve the lump sum entitlement. This government is aware and is extremely sensitive to the fact that retirees depend on this lump sum payment to start their new lives in retirement,” Mr. Dalley said.The Minister, who has responsibility for the Public Service, was making his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on July 2.Mr. Dalley explained that with pension reform being one of the major prior actions required by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to secure an agreement, the Government had started “earnestly on this mission, because we know that the present pension arrangement is unsustainable.”He further explained that as part of moving the process along, the work of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament was concluded and a report tabled and debated in the House.However, he noted, as the negotiations with the IMF progressed, and wage talks with public sector unions intensified, Cabinet decided that pension reform could not be implemented at this time, but that the pension reform process continues, with a new implementation target date of April 1, 2016.Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more

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AFN wants independent probe of Winnipeg police paramedics in Tina Fontaine case

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Assembly of First Nations is calling for a full investigation into the actions of Winnipeg police and paramedics who came into contact with 15 year-old Tina Fontaine before her murder.AFN Alberta regional Chief Cameron Alexis, a former RCMP officer, said it’s “unfathomable” Fontaine managed to pass through the hands of both police and paramedics shortly before she disappeared.Fontaine’s body was pulled wrapped in plastic from the Red River on Aug. 17. Police say she was murdered.“It is my opinion that policies of the Winnipeg police service may have been breached and we call upon an independent police service or a Serious Incident Response Team to conduct a thorough internal investigation on this very serious matter,” said Alexis, who was an RCMP officer for 23 years. “A thorough investigation must commence immediately and the police officers in question may need to be released from duties.”Despite being named in a missing persons report, Fontaine was briefly detained and released by Winnipeg police officers on Aug. 8 during a spot-check. The driver of the car carrying was also detained and charged with impaired driving.Later that same day, Fontaine was found passed-out by a passerby in an alley. Paramedics treated Fontaine and took her to a city hospital where she remained for about four hours.Fontaine was then released into the care of a child care worker who didn’t know the address of her caretaker. The 15 year-old eventually escaped the custody of a child care worker and vanished.The Winnipeg Police said it was a field trainer and a trainee who came into contact with Fontaine and they have both been put on restricted duties while they undergo an internal investigation.“I am offended and hurt that we have lost another child to a system that is failing our people.  This is yet one more compelling reason for a national public commission of inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” said Alexis.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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Air pollution on the rise outside GP offices and hospitals finds study

first_img Source:https://www.blf.org.uk/take-action/campaign/nhs-toxic-air-report By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDOct 26 2018A new report has shown that the air outside the offices of General Practitioners and outside hospitals are high in pollutants. This can aggravate the lung problems in patients of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) says the report.The report looks at the air quality of 2,200 GP surgeries and 248 hospitals and has shown that the air particles called particulate matter or PM2.5, around them exceed the recommended levels from the World Health Organisation (WHO). When patients with pre-existing lung conditions visit these places, they are put at a great risk the report states.The tiny particles of air pollutants are capable of passing via nose into the lungs and blood stream of the patients visiting these offices and hospitals. These can lead to asthma exacerbations as well says the report. The study was backed by the British Lung Foundation and was conducted by the Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants.The researchers have said that this level of air pollution is “unacceptable”. Alison Cook, director of policy at Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants in a statement said, “It can’t be right that hospital staff and GPs must care for people in environments that could worsen their symptoms and could be putting them at risk of a whole range of health problems.”A total of around 10,000 NHS health centres and areas around them were looked at in this study. It was noted that one third of GP practices and one fourth of hospitals are located in regions where air pollution is beyond recommended safe levels. Not surprisingly, the levels of pollution are greatest in major and moderately large cities such as London and Birmingham as well as Cardiff, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham and Southampton. Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and Birmingham’s ChildrenRelated StoriesResearch opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmiasImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patientsStudy analyzes high capacity of A. baumannii to persist on various surfacesHospital were particularly vulnerable to pollution, the report said. Smaller towns too were not free from pollution says the report and cites examples of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Cornwall, Ipswich, Westcliff-on-Sea, Gillingham, Worthing, Kettering, Basingstoke, Colchester, Hull and Chelmsford. Wales came up with 54 GP surgeries that were located in air polluted areas while Scotland had three in Aberdeen, Falkirk and Berwickshire which were in polluted regions.Dr Maria Neira, from the WHO said that these hospitals and the GP surgeries were the “heart and lungs” of the healthcare system and no one who was visiting these places should be at risk of being exposed to air pollution. The British Lung Foundation also added that at least 12 million people are at risk of air pollution and its harmful effects. Improving the air quality can reduce the exacerbation and aggravation of thousands of cases of asthma, COPD, heart disease, stroke and lung cancers, the BLF says.Air pollution is responsible for around 40,000 prematrue deaths in the UK annually say the statistics. According to a statement from a Defra spokesman, the Government would adhere to its Clean Air Strategy and said, “The forthcoming Environment Bill will include provisions to improve air quality.”UK currently meets its own maximum legally recommended pollutant PM2.5 levels but this is twice as high as the WHO recommendation. This report comes right before the next week’s WHO global pollution conference.last_img read more

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Antirejection medications for kidney transplants linked to increased skin cancer risk

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 27 2019A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analyzed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications.The research is published in JAMA Dermatology and was a collaboration between the National Cancer Registry Ireland and the National Kidney Transplant Service in Beaumont Hospital.Patients who receive a kidney transplant are at increased risk of cancer, in particular skin cancer. The study found that this skin cancer risk falls when the transplant fails and the patients return to dialysis but rises again when they receive another transplant. However, the rate of skin cancer is still higher in patients with failed transplants than pre-transplant patients on dialysis.Related StoriesTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryDue to this pattern of skin cancer rates, the data suggests that the cancer risk is related to the stopping and starting of anti-rejection medications.”In recipients of multiple kidney transplants, the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer fell during periods defined by transplant failure, but there was still an elevated risk. The incidence of cancer overall highlights the need for continued cancer surveillance during graft failure,” said the study’s lead author Dr Donal Sexton, Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation, Beaumont Hospital, RCSI.The study analyzed the rates of cancer in 3,821 individual deceased and living kidney transplant recipients. Of the patients analyzed, 3,215 recipients had one transplant, 522 recipients a second; and 84 recipients had three kidney transplants.During the patient’s first kidney transplant, the rate of skin cancer rose 15 times higher than before the procedure. That skin cancer rate fell by half when the transplant failed and the patient returned to dialysis; however, the rate was still seven times higher than the pre-transplant patient’s rate. When they received a second transplant, the rate of skin cancer rose again to 12.8 times more than pre-transplant rate.”Our study has provided a comprehensive analysis of cancer risk over multiple kidney transplants in the same individuals. However, the retrospective nature of the analysis makes it difficult to capture the effect of the lag between exposure, cancer development, presentation, and diagnosis, and which may vary by treatment period,” said Professor Peter Conlon, Associate Professor of Medicine at RCSI.RCSI is ranked among the top 250 (top 2%) of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2019) and its research is ranked first in Ireland for citations. It is an international not-for-profit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide. RCSI has been awarded Athena Swan Bronze accreditation for positive gender practice in higher education. Source:https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/news-and-events/news/news-article/2019/02/rcsi-research-suggests-that-anti-rejection-medications-for-multiple-kidney-transplantslast_img read more

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Racism is toxic to humans study shows

first_imgThe survival of all living things depends on their ability to respond to infections, stresses and injuries. Such threats trigger an immune system response to fend off pathogens and repair damaged tissues. A select group of genes are key to this defense mechanism, and inflammation is a sign that those genes are working to counter the threat or repair the damage.Inflammation serves to protect an organism from a health threat. But if someone feels under threat for long periods of time, their health may suffer significantly with chronic inflammation.”If those genes remain active for an extended period of time, that can promote heart attacks, neurodegenerative diseases, and metastatic cancer,” says co-author Steve Cole of the University of California, Los Angeles.In previous studies, Cole had found that inflammatory responses are heightened among people in socially-marginalized, isolated groups. “We’ve seen this before in chronic loneliness, poverty, PTSD, and other types of adversity,” he says. “But until now, nobody had looked at the effects of discrimination.”Inflammation’s link to racismFor the study, Thames and her co-authors focused on a group of 71 subjects: two-thirds of them were African Americans; the others were white.In addition, 38 of the participants were positive for HIV. Their participation gave scientists a chance to study the effects of racism independently from the effects of the disease.Related StoriesNovel method can help clinicians identify individuals most in need of PrEPHIV persists in spinal fluid even after long-term treatment and is linked to cognitive deficitsStudy: HIV patients continue treatments if health care providers are compassionateThe scientists extracted RNA from the participants’ cells and measured molecules that trigger inflammation, as well as those involved in antiviral responses. The research team found higher levels of the inflammatory molecules in African American participants.The results also indicate that racism may account for as much as 50 percent of the heightened inflammation among African Americans, including those who were positive for HIV.Ruling out other stressorsThe scientists made sure that all the participants had similar socioeconomic background to account for financial stressors, which eliminated poverty as a potential factor for chronic inflammation among the people in the study.”Racial discrimination is a different type of chronic stressor than poverty,” Thames says. “People navigate poverty on a day-to-day basis and are aware that it is happening. They might even be able to address financial stressors through job changes, changes in earnings and financial management. But with discrimination, you don’t always realize that it’s happening.”Individuals’ decisions or lifestyles can reduce the ill effects of some stressors, but racial discrimination is a chronic stressor that people have no control over. “You can’t change your skin color,” she says.Thames notes that this latest study has an obvious limitation: The sample size was small. But she says the results signal that scientists should repeat the study with a larger sample to fully determine the inflammatory effects of racism on people of color.Source:University of Southern CaliforniaJournal reference:Thames, A.D. et al. (2019) Experienced discrimination and racial differences in leukocyte gene expression. Psychoneuroendocrinology. doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.04.016. We know discrimination is linked to health outcomes, but no one was sure exactly how it harmed health. I looked at it as a chronic stressor. Our results showed that racial discrimination appears to trigger an inflammatory response among African Americans at the cellular level.”April Thames, associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)May 31 2019A new study indicates that racism is toxic to humans.A team of USC and UCLA scientists found that racist experiences appear to increase inflammation in African American individuals, raising their risk of chronic illness, according to the study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology on April 18.last_img read more

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Singapore Airlines to absorb regional wing after upgrade

first_imgSilkAir has proved the weak link in the Singapore Airlines group JAL to launch low-cost carrier ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics © 2018 AFP Explore further The move comes after the firm, facing tough rivalry in the high-end market from other full-service airlines and in economy class from budget carriers, last year consolidated its low-cost units TigerAir and Scoot into a single entity in a streamlining exercise.SIA said it would stump up more than Sg$100 million (US$74.5 million) on a cabin upgrade for the wholly owned subsidiary, including new “lie-flat seats” in business class and backseat in-flight entertainment in business and economy class.The overhaul is expected to start in 2020 and and the merger will take place after a sufficient number of aircraft have had their cabins redesigned, the firm added.Friday’s announcement “is a significant development to provide more growth opportunities and prepare the group for an even stronger future”, SIA chief executive Goh Choon Phong.Last year it embarked on a three-year transformation programme in a bid fend off competition and defend its reputation as one of the world’s leading airlines.SIA said Thursday the transformation has started to bear fruit, with group net profit climbing 148 percent to Sg$893 million in the year ended March 31.But SilkAir, a full-fare carrier that flies largely to holiday spots across Asia, turned in the weakest performance in the group with operating profit tumbling 57 percent to Sg$43 million.The merger “should have been done years ago because SilkAir has always been the weakest link within the SIA group”, said Shukor Yusof, an analyst with aviation consultancy Endau Analytics.Shukor noted that SilkAir was losing to the competition because, as a premium airline, it charges full fares while a host of regional budget carriers sell tickets to the same destinations at a cost a fraction of the cost.”For SIA, the cost of running SilkAir is very expensive,” he told AFP.”As a full-fare airline, flying to a niche resort destination is a very difficult market to make money from because the market these days is focused on carriers offering cheap fares. It’s all about costs.”center_img Singapore Airlines said Friday it will absorb its struggling premium wing SilkAir following a multimillion-dollar upgrade as part of a reform drive to stay competitive. Citation: Singapore Airlines to absorb regional wing after upgrade (2018, May 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-singapore-airlines-absorb-regional-wing.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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