first_imgAHEAD OF OPENING DAY FOR SANTA ANITA’S 83RD SEASON, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED TO ASSIST IN THE HEALTHCARE OF EQUINE ATHLETESARCADIA, CA – Santa Anita Park will open for its 83rd Season on December 26th. This week, the standing PET Scan machine was installed which will assist in the identification of preexisting conditions in the fetlock, the most common area for injuries to occur in racehorses. This new technology is the first of its kind in the sport and will be housed at the Nuclear Medicine Facility in the barn area at Santa Anita operated by the Southern California Equine Foundation, that also operates the equine hospital in the barn area.When: Friday, December 13thWhat: 12:00-12:15PM: Media Arrive at Clocker’s Corner prior to provided tram transportation12:30PM – 1:15PM: Media Demonstration in the Nuclear Medicine Facility and Conversation led by Dr. Joe DowdDr. Dowd, President of the Southern California Equine Foundation, will lead a demonstration of the new standing PET Scan with a racehorse.Dr. Mathieu Spriet, the lead researcher behind the standing PET Scan Machine from UC Davis, will share how this never-before-seen technology was researched and developed.Dr. Ryan Carpenter will be available for questions about the standing MRI machine which is scheduled to arrive in early 2020.Where: Santa Anita Park, 285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 9100712:15 Tram departs from Clocker’s Corner to Southern California Equine Foundation ‘s Equine Hospital in Santa Anita Barn AreaWho: Dr. Joe Dowd, President of Southern California Equine Foundation Dr. Mathieu Spriet, Associate Professor at UC Davis, Principle Investigator for PET Scan ProjectDr. Ryan Carpenter, Equine Veterinarian and Surgeon at Santa Anita Parklast_img read more

Fort St. John film to show at YVR

first_imgA short film showcasing Fort St. John will be one of 15 to show on screens at Vancouver’s airport, before and during the 2010 Olympics.Fort St. John is one of 15 communities, all with direct flights to Vancouver, which will be provided with $10,000 to film and edit a three-minute promotional video.The Vancouver Airport Authority says individual filmmakers will be selected “with the help of local Spirit of BC Community Committees.”- Advertisement -The Vancouver Airport expects to handle more than 17 million passengers in 2009, and as many as 80,000 per day, during the games.The 15 communites selected include:• Campbell RiverAdvertisement • Kelowna• Nanaimo• Penticton• Port Hardy• Prince GeorgeAdvertisement • Castlegar• Cranbrook• Fort St. John• KamloopsAdvertisementcenter_img • Prince Rupert• Terrace• Tofino• Victoria• Williams LakeAdvertisementlast_img read more

Environmental Assessment Office extends deadline for public input of MDI

first_imgThe original deadline for the public review period was slated for today, November 3, but after some technical difficulties, that date was pushed forward.“They did extend it to November the 6th because there was a weekend during the review period where there were issues with their own website, so people couldn’t put in comments,” Environmental Manager of LP Peace Valley OSB, Lindsay Sahaydak said.An integrated part of the OSB process is the inclusion of formaldehyde, which acts as an adhesive, helping to blend the wood and compact it into an industrial standard plank.- Advertisement -Sahaydak had previously stated the company wants to replace formaldehyde with MDI, commonly known as polyurethane; an element she says will have an overall lower impact on both the manufacturing process and particulate matter.Sahaydak says 90 per cent of the OSB industry currently uses MDI either partially or entirely.Follow this link to submit your input to B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office.Advertisementlast_img read more

NPSS Senior Alternate Program students spread the warmth this holiday season

first_img– Advertisement -So far, they have held a bake sale, chilli and bannock sale, and a bottle drive. According to Senior Alternate Program student, Brenna Halbert, each year the Senior Alt students of North Peace Secondary School brainstorm and pitch humanitarian projects to each other. Halbert says they decided to fundraise for a number of local organizations, such as the Women’s Resource Society and the Firefighters Charitable Society. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Students of the Senior Alternate Program at North Peace Secondary School are busy with fundraising efforts this holiday season. They are currently collecting cash, food, warm clothing and toys for their Christmas Drive and will be taking orders for homemade Christmas gifts until Friday, December 13.   Advertisement They will also be hosting a lunchtime coffee shop on Wednesday, December 11. So far, the program has raised over $2,000 which will go towards monetary donations and completing community efforts.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Steve Bruce to quit Hull and the Premier League for Fulham?

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager reveals there’s been a flurry of bets on Steve Bruce to quit Premier League club Hull City for Championship side Fulham.Hill also claims Aston Villa are very much in a relegation fight after their defeat to QPR, and looks ahead to tonight’s League Cup clashes between Liverpool and Swansea and Shrewsbury and Chelsea.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Huge boost! Wayne Rooney set for Man United first team return against West Ham

first_imgWayne Rooney made his first appearance in a Manchester United shirt in two months on Monday night.The United skipper, who has been sidelined with a groin injury since February 13, played just over an hour of the Under-21s’ clash with Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.Rooney emerged unscathed from the outing and could now make his first-team return in Wednesday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay at West Ham.His comeback for the season’s run-in will provide a huge boost to Louis van Gaal, whose side have scored just five times in their past eight fixtures.Van Gaal has a shortage of options in attack and has been forced to rely on rookie striker Marcus Rashford in recent weeks.He also selected Ashley Young to play as a striker in the second half of the 3-0 defeat at Tottenham on Sunday.Rooney will be desperate to make his mark for United as he looks to ensure he is on England boss Roy Hodgson’s team-sheet come the European Championship in France this summer, having seen Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy continue to star for both club and country while he has been out. 1 Wayne Rooney last_img read more


first_imgLOTTO RESULTSThe Lotto numbers for Monday 20th May were 1,3, 6, 7 There was no jackpot winner this week and the runner-up prize of €50 went to Peter Faulkner, Mullingar. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,700. Thank you for your continued support. UPCOMING GAMESTuesday 28th U16 Girls ‘A’ County final vs Fanad (7pm) CONVOY Tuesday 28th U12 GoGames vs Urris AWAYSaturday 1st U8 Blitz (bus leaves at 10am) MALINSaturday 1st Senior Men Reserves vs Robert Emmets AWAYSaturday 1st Senior Men vs Robert Emmets AWAYUnder 14 boys will have a game later in the week, venue and date to be confirmed, details will be on Facebook.SENIOR MEN AND RESERVESTraining on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm sharp.U16 GIRLS COUNTY SEMI FINAL VS TERMON Moville u-16 girls cruised into the county final with an emphatic win over Naomh Muire in Milford this evening. From the throw in, it was evident that the girls were keen to continue their winning streak having convincingly won all previous 6 group games.Paul Mc Dermott’s hard work on the training pitch was very evident as the girls played a brand of fluid passing football with someone always there to support or coming off the shoulder. Unlike a lot of teams at this age group there was no “catch and kick”, more a case of patience in there build up. They picked off point after point before a clear chance presented itself for a goal which Sarah Jane Mc Donald dispatched to the corner of the net.The game was pretty much over as a contest at half time but as is the sign of a good team Moville continued with their game-plan and even the introductions of the substitutes was seem-less allowing Moville to run out very comfortable winners .This was truly an all round team performance with the Moville keeper, Amy Canning rarely troubled. Emma Doherty was in fine form at full back, dominating the square and allowing nothing past. Sarah Jane Mc Donald and Nicole Mc Dermott pulled all the strings at midfield and the Mc Guinness sisters and cousins were a handful for the Naomh Mhuire back-line. Every player contributed to what was an outstanding performance. (thanks to William McElhinney for report) INTERVIEW WITH PAUL MCDERMOTT (U16 girls coach)Having reached the county final Paul had nothing but praise for the group of players involved within the squad. ‘From the very beginning all the girls were turning up in numbers for training and they were training very hard; they were more than happy to give it their all on the training field. This dedication from the squad meant that they made it through the Inishowen group of the competition with ease. In the next stage of the competition they faced St.Eunans and were successful yet again, only conceding 5 points in this game. They were drawn to face Termon in the next roud, traditionally Movillle’s toughest rivals, but managed to defeat them in a game packed with goals, setting up a county semi final against Naomh Mhuire in Milford.’ (You can read about this game elsewhere in the notes) When asked about the upcoming County final against Fanad on Tuesday night, Paul replied: ‘The girls have worked very hard on their preparation for the final, they have been working on a running game throughout the year and their support play is excellent. Every member of the squad from number one up to 23 or 24 has been excellent throughout the campaign. Other coaches have commented on how strong our substitutes have been, a player being replaced with an equally strong player. We are travelling to Convoy in the hope of victory, but we cannot be complacent as Fanad are not simply coming to make up the numbers. The girls have put in a great effort and it would be great to see them travel back to Moville on the bus as county champions. It has been three years I think since we won this competition and all the girls would love to see as many people as possible come to support them on Tuesday’YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOUThe club are seeking members to volunteer their time on a Monday night at Bingo to help out with the club Lotto. All help is greatly appreciated and the club would ideally like a panel of people who could help out by giving an hour of their time on a rotational basis. Also, anyone who could help out at home games by acting as umpire please contact any club member or just turn up on the night and volunteer.CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to Moville Girls Niamh McLaughlin & Ciara Hegarty on winning the Ladies Inter Provincials with Ulster today in Mullingar.CUL CAMPSMoville GAA’s Cul Camp dates are the 1st to the 5th of July. Kellogs this year are offering a promotion, when you register online with their unique code you get €5 off per child. The cost is €55 for the first child, €for the second, €40 for the third and any subsequent children. If you register online you must inform Margaret Mulhall of this. Last year’s Cul Camp was very successful and we expect this year’s to be even bigger and better.COACHING OPPORTUNITYIn 2013, the GAA in association with the GPA will hold camps in several counties for boys aged 13 -15. It is intended to hold the FOOTBALL camps from June 24th. – June 28th. and the HURLING camps from July 1st. – July 5th. Camps are from 10.00am – 2.00pm.There is the opportunity for Higher Education Students to work as coaches on these camps. Please see the club website for details on how to applyUNDERAGE GAAUnder-age training has now resumed and will be running every Saturday. It is now compulsory by the GAA that all players under the age of 18 must wear a mouth-guard to training and matches. U8 Blitz away to Muff this Thursday. Bus will leave clubhouse at 5.15. Remember to bring boots gum shield & €2 for bus. Also U8 away to Malin on Saturday. Bus will leave clubhouse at 10am. U6 player of week was Luke Mc Aleer. U8 player of week was Josh Mc Dermott and u10 was Chloe Mc Dermott. Well done to all the children who wore their mouth guards, these are guards available in the club at a cost of 3euro.GAGA FOR GAAThis GAA themed group will continue on Saturdays from 10-11am. It has been extremely successful to date and the club will keep everyone informed as to future dates and times through the website, Facebook page and in the club notes. Big thanks to all who attended.MISCELLANEOUS NOTESMary Mc Dermott, now keeping a record of pitch usage for games and training, please note that matches will take precedence over training. We would request that all managers please advice or book through Mary to ensure no doubling up. If anyone has any information or photographs that they would like included in the notes, the club website (www.movillegaa.ie) or the club facebook page feel free to e-mail it to Ryan Monagle at the following e-mail address: pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ieGAA: MOVILLE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: MOVILLE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

CalPERS audit requested

first_img In a letter to CalPERS Chief Executive Officer Fred Buenrostro, Richman wrote that the agency has a responsibility to show that it is a responsible guardian of the $200 billion in funds it manages. He asked for the agency’s help in drafting a request for a state audit next year and for legislation requiring audits of CalPERS every three years. Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, applauded the request. “Clearly, we think CalPERS needs more oversight and I think his request for an external audit is not only warranted, but long overdue,” Coupal said. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake CalPERS spokeswoman Patricia Macht said allegations that their actuarial office deviated from industry standards are false, noting that two independent audits are performed on CalPERS annually. “Our system financial audit for last fiscal year was delivered to the state controller and will be included in the state’s financial statements,” Macht said. The request for the audit comes amid growing concern about how cities and counties are going to pay for public-employee pensions and benefits. The Daily News recently reported that government agencies are expected to have to set aside at least $110 billion and perhaps as much as $185 billion to pay for these benefits. In October, Marcia Fritz, a former CalPERS consultant who has worked on pension-reform proposals with Richman, said state pension officials gave misleading information to local governments statewide that led to huge increases in pension benefits for public employees. She alleged that changes in Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidelines a decade ago set the stage for California’s ballooning unfunded pension liabilities by allowing officials to obscure the long-term costs. Assemblyman Keith Richman on Monday called for an audit of CalPERS – the nation’s largest public pension fund – citing reports of conflict of interest that may have cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Richman, R-Granada Hills, wants auditors to find out whether California Public Employees Retirement System actuaries – responsible for assessing the soundness and return of investments – were subjected to undue political influence by CalPERS board members. Richman also wants to know whether the projections CalPERS actuaries gave to cities and counties on how much it would cost to sweeten pension benefits were developed objectively and independently. “At the beginning of this decade, agencies were literally told that enhanced pension benefits were not going to cost them anything,” Richman said. “And now we’re faced with a situation where cumulatively we have tens of billions, if not hundreds of billions of dollars, in unfunded liabilities.” last_img read more


first_imgWant to know more about the world’s only flying mammal?A Bat Night is taking place at Glenveagh National Park on Tuesday May 19th.There will be a short talk “The World of Bats”, refreshments and then a walk using bat detectors to hear and see the bats in these majestic surroundings. The evening is also open to teachers in partnership with Donegal Education Centre.Venue: Bridge House Education Centre in Glenveagh from 9pm – 11pmFree of charge and also open to the public. Book at Donegal Education Centre on Tel: 07497 23487  BAT WALK AND TALK AT GLENVEAGH was last modified: May 17th, 2015 by John2Share 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:bat walkbatsGlenveaghlast_img read more

Your South Africa image search is over!

first_imgWith over 2 000 professional, high-resolution, freely available photos of contemporary South Africa, the MediaClubSouthAfrica.com image library is a stunning resource for publishers, media practitioners – and anyone else with an interest in the country.Published by the International Marketing Council of South Africa, www.mediaclubsouthafrica.com offers free content on the country, including high-quality feature articles and a comprehensive library of up-to-date images produced by professional photographers.Quick, non-intrusive registration on the website gives the user immediate access to a wealth of visual “takes” on contemporary South Africa.Available either as quick copies for webmasters or as print-quality, high-res downloads, the photos are sorted into 12 categories.These include some of the travel-type categories one might expect – people, cities, nature, arts and culture, tourism and leisure – but the photos are more realistic than brochure-style, in line with the site’s aim of providing content that journalists can take seriously.And, taken together with other categories such as infrastructure, development, business and industry, buildings and structures, and South Africa at work, the photos combine to give a true sense of a growing young democracy and a dynamic African emerging market economy.Shaping perceptionsWith over 4 500 registered users from around the world (as of December 2009), MediaClubSouthAfrica.com complements the World Cup-dedicated media services offered by the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee, South African Tourism and the Government Communication and Information System.The initiative took its inspiration from Germany’s Land of Ideas campaign, which established a similar media service for the 2006 Fifa World Cup.According to the International Marketing Council, the custodian of Brand South Africa, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com aims to provide “relevant, mind-opening, up-to-date and verifiable information in the build-up to 2010 and beyond.”While not explicitly tied to the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, the service takes advantage of the unprecedented international media interest in the country that the event is generating.First launched in May 2008, the site recognises the importance of the media – local, African and throughout the world – “in shaping perceptions of South Africa and our continent.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more