first_imgThe final of the Quick Draw 350 is the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing in Lifford.There are 12 races on the card and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Corner Plane; 2, Glencroft Belle; 3, Roe Lark; 4, Ardnasool Kagawa; 5, Ballard Charlie; 6, Group Hi Power. Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Ballougry Bound; 2, My Last Chance; 3, Freddys Trooper; 4, Mullrook Kofi; 5, Tommys Loch; 6, Bold Cola.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Gabbys Tango; 2, Original Song; 3, Coolcholly Kate; 4, Monacetta; 5, Head Up; 6, Mizen Magic.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Tegans Luck; 2,  Dreenan Saorla; 3, Tommy Lees Buddy; 4, Blue Rhymer; 5, Youonlyliveonce; 6, Hades Decent.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Fernisky Quinn; 2, Nannyvonne; 3, Tarmac Patch; 4, Dundian Big Ted; 5, Do It Boy; 6, Maid of More. Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Spinning Ridge; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Imperial Falcon; 4, Lisnastrane Dude; 5, Drumcrow Oscar; 6, Ballard Blue Ivy.Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Imperial Swan; 2, Drumsna Royal; 3, Harebell; 4, Hather If; 5, Fridays Warsaw; 6, Ballybun Glen.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip; 2, Fridays Maybe; 3, Tahina Keavey; 4, Leosal; 5, Titanic Bound; 6, Shes a Timebomb.Race 9 Quick Draw Final (350 yards): 1, Drumsna Lilly; 2, Saberry; 3, Backdoor Bucko; 4, Alien Eyes; 5, So So; 6, Golden Pearl.Race 10 (525 yards): 1, Tullna Island; 2, Spinning River; 3, Drumsna Pixie; 4, Doctor Bill; 5, Tahina Sonya; 6, Matts Madison. Race 11 (575 yards): 1, Spotty Totty; 2, Lillie Mais Boy; 3, Hather Ma Man; 4, Hanoras Dream; 5, Dirt Bird; 6, Follom Eva.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Ballinclare May; 2, Mullrook Lornie; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Seagrave Bolt; 5, Rocky High; 6, Drumcrow Robert.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

World Cup Fan Fests to wow crowds

first_img17 May 2010Not all fans will be able to get their hands on coveted 2010 Fifa World Cup™ tickets, but they’ll still be able to experience the biggest soccer extravaganza in Africa at live Fan Fests – official public viewing events – in all nine host cities.Millions of fans are expected to watch the matches live and experience the unique World Cup ambience in these outdoor areas. Entrance to the Fifa Fan Fest™ is free, with all 64 matches to be broadcast on giant screens in a safe and secure environment.Fan fests in GautengIn Johannesburg, close to Alexandra township and the Sandton central business district, lies Innes Free Park, the venue for the Sandton Fan Fest. This park, with its rolling grass and water features, will provide a picturesque location for the event, with the Sandton skyline as a backdrop.Soweto soccer fans will watch all World Cup matches at the Rockville Fan Fest at Elkah Stadium. The venue is conveniently located next to the Thokoza Park station of Johannesburg’s new bus rapid transit system. Up to 40 000 people can be hosted at Elkah Stadium.In Pretoria, fans will be able to watch all matches at the Centurion Cricket Ground, located just outside the city’s central business district. With both seating and standing options, fans will be able to view all the games on the 50 square metre screen, with entertainment between games.Cape Town’s Fan WalkIn Cape Town, the Grand Parade will host all soccer lovers. It is situated at the heart of the city and has undergone extensive upgrades in preparation for the tournament.Getting to the Fan Fest will be easy, with the overhauled Cape Town Station just a few hundred metres from the venue. Or through the Fan Walk, which stretches from the Cape Town Stadium through the centre of Cape Town to the Grand Parade.Fan Fest on the beachDurban’s Fan Fest is the only one in South Africa situated on the beach – and with the city’s all-year round warm weather, fans will be in for a real feast. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is also within walking distance from the Fan Fest.In the Free State, the Fan Fest will be located at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre in the township of Rocklands, 15 minutes from the Bloemfontein city centre.Within the venue, five-a-side football pitches will be available and fans will be able to get to and from the Fan Fest on a dedicated shuttle that runs from the centre of town.In Mpumalanga, Bergvlam High School will host all soccer lovers. It’s located just outside the Nelspruit city centre. Ample parking spaces will be available within walking distance of the Fan Fest, with the city providing alternative transport arrangements to ensure that people are able to move between the stadium and the fan fest with ease.In the Eastern Cape, the Port Elizabeth fan fest will be based at St Georges Park – the oldest park in the city and the site of the second-oldest cricket stadium in the country.Soccer fans will be able to get to and from the stadium on shuttle buses, or will be able to drive there and park in secure parking areas within walking distance from the venue.Hospitality packagesIn Limpopo, the Polokwane Fan Fest will be based at the city’s 107-year-old cricket club situated a short distance from the new Peter Mokaba Stadium. There will be both seating and standing options, with great views of the giant screens. Hospitality packages will also be available for those who wish to enjoy a more exclusive viewing experience.In the North West, the Fan Fest will be based at Fields College in Rustenburg, a short distance from the city centre. With a capacity of more than 20 000 people, the venue will be able to cater for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to get your hands on one of the elusive match tickets.Both parking and alternative transport arrangements will be in place to ensure easy access to the on¬site festivities.Official public viewing eventsOfficial public viewings events were first launched by Fifa at the 2006 World Cup, when more than 18-million fans gathered at the 12 official events, transforming Germany into one of the greatest fan parties of all time.Apart from the South African host cities, Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney are also locations for the official public viewing events of football’s flagship tournament.In South Africa, the Fan Fests will be organised by the host cities together with Fifa and the Local Organising Committee, with the international Fan Fest cities and Fifa taking responsibility for the international events.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Be a Neighborhood Hero (and Earn Some Cash) by Sharing Your Driveway

first_imgHave you ever been stuck circling the block waiting for a parking space to open up? The new ParkCirca space-sharing service might make that a thing of the past. Co-founder and CEO Chadwick Meyer told me how he was fruitlessly hunting for a space when he noticed how many private driveways had no cars in them. Why not let the driveway owners make some money from them, and save stress (and gas) for the drivers at the same time?That’s exactly what ParkCirca sets out to do. Driveway owners register when their space will be free and how much they want to charge. Drivers can then use an iPhone application to find available spots near their destination, and book them for the time they need. A typical charge might be $2 an hour, in which case an owner with a space available for just eight hours every week day could make up to $320 a month, without losing a place to park in the evenings or weekends.As a self-funded startup, Meyer and his team have just launched the service in San Francisco by walking around neighborhoods like the Haight, Cole Valley and Inner Sunset, handing out flyers and talking to people. He says the reaction has been very positive. “There’s traditionally been a lot of informal sharing between immediate neighbors. This gives people a tool to organize that, and extend the circle of trust a bit further too.” He also finds it remarkable how much has changed in the last decade of social technology, since his service relies on “communication between strangers,” requiring coordination that would have been almost impossible until recently.It’s still early days, but with several hundred users after just a week, there does seem to be interest. It also seems a natural complement to a car-sharing service like ZipCar, making your choice of parking spot at your destination as flexible as your choice of vehicle.Meyer pointed out that there are a lot of secondary benefits to the service too. It gives people a chance to help out other locals, to “be a neighborhood hero,” reduces the gas wasted circling the block, and removes the hassle of having to move your vehicle every two hours because of street parking regulations. There’s an active trade in garage and private space rentals here in San Francisco, but ParkCirca gives you the chance to park in multiple spots, rather than being anchored to a particular location.There’s no guarantees that their model will work, but as some who has recently moved to the city I really hope it does take off. Meyer is currently looking into raising angel funding to support his mission of “making urban life better for everyone,” and I wish him luck. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Tags:#hack#Services pete warden Related Posts last_img read more

How Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali- The Greatest

first_imgMuhammad Ali’s journey from Louisville in Kentucky to being ‘The Greatest of All Time’ is what dreams are made of. Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was the name given to him by his parents before his conversion to Islam. (Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies)Ali started boxing at the age of 12 and by the time he retired, had a record of 56 wins, 5 losses with 37 knockouts and was the first man to win the world heavyweight title three times.But how did a young Cassius Clay become the Great Muhammad Ali? His story deserves to be told. (Muhammad Ali’s tryst with India)The idea of free food appeals to the best of us and the same happened with Muhammad Ali as well. A 12-year-old Ali went to the Louisville Home Show just to feast on the free hot dogs and popcorn on offer at the fair. His mode of transport was his favourite red and white Schwinn bicycle. When he was done eating, Ali came back to the place where he had parked his bike but it was gone.Fuming over a thief taking his bicycle, Ali approached police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin and told the officer that he was going to beat up the person who stole his bike. Martin in return told him that he should go and learn how to fight first. After that incident Ali decided to take up boxing and joined Martin’s Columbia Gym where he trained hard and became a three-time world heavyweight champion.advertisementAli made his professional boxing debut on October 29, 1960. In the 21 years that followed, Ali became one of the most famous and talked-about athletes in the world. His outspoken nature often got him into trouble in and outside the ring and was once even sentenced to five years in prison. (When Muhammad Ali took a dig at Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky Balboa’)We list out 5 memorable instances from Ali’s life:1960 OLYMPIC GOLDMuhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, competed in the light heavyweight division at the Rome Olympics in 1960. An 18-year-old Clay fought against Zbigniew Pietrzyskowski from Poland and won the bout in a unanimous decision to clinch his one and only Olympic gold medal. (A fight-by-fight look at Muhammad Ali’s career milestones)Upon his return from Rome, Ali sought work at adiner in Louisville but was denied the job due to the colour of his skin. Ali got so angryafter the incident that he threw away his medal in the Ohio river. Fifty-fouryears later, a man named Robert Bradbury found the gold medal at the bottom ofthe river while participating in an event dubbed “The Annual Ohio RiverSweep”. The medal was then handed over to the Muhammad Ali Center andBradbury received a sum of $200,000 as a reward from the Ali family.FIRST HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE Ali turned professional a month after the Rome Olympics in 1960 and made his debut October 29, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker. On February 25, 1964, a young Cassius Clay beat the bones out of Sonny Liston in a bout which lasted six rounds to clinch the WBC Heavyweight Championship title for the first time. He went on to win the title again in 1974 and 1978. Ali remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion in the sport.CONVERSION TO ISLAMA day after winning the championship bout against Liston, Cassius Clay announced his conversion to Islam. The whole world was taken aback by this decision as Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali. He converted to Sunni Islam in 1975, and 30 years later began adhering to Sufism.REFUSAL TO JOIN THE ARMY AND DRAFT EVASIONMuhammad Ali was called upon service by the United States military for the Vietnam War but he refused to serve in the army on religious grounds. Ali said, ” War is against the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. I’m not trying to dodge the draft.” As a result, he was arrested on charges of felony and was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000. He remained out on bail but his boxing license and heavyweight title were snatched from him resulting in his three-year hiatus from professional boxing.THRILLA IN MANILAOver a career spanning two decades, Muhammad Ali was part of some of the most memorable matches in boxing history. He had some of the fiercest of rivalries with George Foreman, Sonny Liston and Larry Holmes to name a few. But his rivalry with former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier will go down in history as one of the greatest in the sport of boxing.advertisementFrazier and Ali fought three intense battles with Ali winning two bouts. Frazier beat Ali in the ‘Fight of the Century’ via a unanimous decision, the first time they fought for the heavyweight title. Ali defeated Frazier in a largely forgettable rematch in 1974, so “The Thrilla in Manila” became the rubber match. The bout is ranked as one of the best in boxing history and Ali chronicled the battle in his memoir, “The Greatest: My Own Story.”Ali retained the title when Frazier, who could not see, was kept by trainer Eddie Futch from answering the bell for the 15th round. After the fight, Ali had famously said, “It was the closest thing to death.”last_img read more

Nine Honoured as Forest Heroes

first_img They are the Lasco Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) in the public education category; Jamaica Observer reporter, Kimone Thompson in the media category; Windsor Research Centre, as an environmental non-governmental organisation; Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) as a state partner; Sawyers Local Forest Management Committee in the community-based organisation category; the Multicare Youth Foundation as a non-governmental organisation; and Jamaica Money Market Brokers in the corporate category. Nine individuals and entities have been honoured as forest heroes by the Forestry Department for outstanding contribution to the development of the forest sector in Jamaica.They are the Lasco Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) in the public education category; Jamaica Observer reporter, Kimone Thompson in the media category; Windsor Research Centre, as an environmental non-governmental organisation; Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) as a state partner; Sawyers Local Forest Management Committee in the community-based organisation category; the Multicare Youth Foundation as a non-governmental organisation; and Jamaica Money Market Brokers in the corporate category.Private foresters Roger Turner and William Masterton were awarded in the private forestry category.They each received a citation and a handcrafted yellow and green leaf mounted on an oak base, during a Forest Heroes Awards luncheon held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Tuesday (June 26) to mark the 80th anniversary of the Forestry Department.Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Department and Conservator of Forests, Marilyn Headley, said the awards ceremony, which is in its second staging, aims to “provide visibility for the recipients to enable them to promote and expand their reach by sharing knowledge and experience to those waiting to carry the mantel of forest stewardship”.The first awards ceremony was held in 2013 with four honourees.Ms. Headley thanked the recipients for their impactful work and expressed the hope that the recognition will serve to motivate them to continue to lobby for and protect the country’s forest resources.“We want this event to serve as encouragement to everyone here today to play a greater part in helping to protect our forests and safeguarding our future, and to show the rest of Jamaica that it can be done,” she added.Forest heroes, who were nominated by Forestry Department staff, were recognised for contributing a minimum of two consecutive years to the development of the forest sector.An additional four entities were recognised during the ceremony for their contribution. They are Scotiabank, Jamaica Public Service, Constitution Hill Local Forest Management Committee and the National Land Agency.The keynote speaker for the event was the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska. Nine individuals and entities have been honoured as forest heroes by the Forestry Department for outstanding contribution to the development of the forest sector in Jamaica.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

Seaspan Closes USD 1 Bn Portfolio Financing Program

first_imgzoomImage courtesy: Unsplash/Cameron Venti Hong Kong-based containership owner and operator Seaspan Corporation has closed its new USD 1 billion portfolio financing program. The program consists of pari passu ranking senior secured loan facilities, guaranteed by Seaspan, including a USD 200 million revolving credit facility (RCF) and an USD 800 million term loan facility.Seaspan said that the program can be increased to USD 2 billion through additional commitments under the RCF and TLA, execution of additional secured loan agreements and/or issuing private placement notes, in each case with a corresponding expansion of the collateral pool.This move provides Seaspan with the flexibility to add, substitute and remove vessels during the term. The program will initially consist of a portfolio of 36 vessels.Net proceeds from the program would be used to repay 12 secured credit facilities, for general corporate purposes, and may be used in part to finance the acquisition of vessels, Seaspan concluded.last_img read more

Tony Blair warns UK Labour Dont fall into election elephant trap

first_imgLONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is laying an election “elephant trap” for the opposition Labour Party that it should avoid, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Monday. “Boris Johnson knows that if no-deal Brexit stands on its own as a proposition it might well fail but if he mixes it up with the Corbyn question in a general election he could succeed despite a majority being against a no-deal Brexit because some may fear a Corbyn premiership more,” Blair said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn “should see an election before Brexit is decided for the elephant trap it is,” he said. Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexit on October 31 whether he agrees a new deal with the European Union or not. Opposition lawmakers – and a contingent from Johnson’s Conservatives from Tuesday – will try to legislate this week to stop the possibility of no-deal. Johnson has threatened to expel rebel Conservative lawmakers if they thwart his Brexit plans by voting with the opposition, a move that would eradicate his already slim majority and make his ability to govern very difficult. He could then seek an election to break the deadlock. House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has said rebel legislation would be considered a matter of confidence in the government.last_img read more

In the past day the crew prepared a 6 inch snapti

first_imgIn the past day the crew prepared a 6 inch snap-tie form that is now ready to be poured.The crew mixes the concrete on site and pours it into form.Erik is showing a workshop participant, Christian, how to use the concrete vibrator. The concrete vibration is a building code requirement. The reason is that the air-bubbles normally present in the concrete when it is poured, can weaken it. The vibrations will eliminate these air bubbles.The form is filled up.They are now ready for the finishing step.They finish by screeding the concrete and edge it. July 26, 2017The construction of a new fence to upgrade the visitor parking continues. Another day of pouring for the workshop and the construction crew. It is important to start early because hot weather is not ideal for working with concrete and can contribute to weakening it, as well as difficulty with the finish work.(text and photos lvb)last_img read more