Silver Cloud upstages Regally Bold

first_imgThe grey colt, SILVER CLOUD, running as the 8-5 second favourite with in-form Robert Halledeen aboard, turned the tables on the 2-5 favourite, REGALY BOLD, to win the Restricted Allowance II race for three-year-olds (non-winners of two) in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday.Presented in immaculate condition by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, SILVER CLOUD chased early leader MARKOFAPRINCE (27-1) from soon after the start, went through at the halfway stage, and cruised home by 41/2 lengths.REGALLY BOLD, however, did not have the best of luck in running. She failed to go the early pace after stumbling, and was hindered by MARKOFAPRINCE on the rails when getting into top gear approaching the distance, forcing jockey Wesley Henry to check his mount and switch to the outside. By then, all was lost.Halledeen, who is a serious contender for the 2015 jockeys’ title, had a second winner on the card in HOLIDAYWEEKEND (7-2) in the fourth race over a mile, getting up on the line to catch Omar Walker aboard 5-2 chance NO MONEY FRIEND by a nose.Halledeen pushed his season’s tally to 58 – still four behind leader Shane Ellis, who rode two winners as well. Ellis won the Winnie Anglin Memorial Cup co-feature for two-year-olds aboard 7-1 chance MESMERIZE, who made all convincingly.last_img read more

Diamond man faces additional charge for bounced cheque

first_imgThe Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) man who was slapped with eight fraud charges only days ago, found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a ninth charge.Jason AaronThirty-two-year-old Jason Aaron, of Lot 232 Block ‘X’ Section ‘D’ Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, stood before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and denied that on January 17, 2018, at Georgetown, and with intent to defraud, he obtained the sum of $250,000 from Durant Boston issuing him a cheque to the Bank of Baroda to honour payments to Boston.The father of two, who was out on bail for the previous charges, reportedly borrowed the money from Boston, who is known to him for the past five years.He reportedly told Boston that he was given a contract to clean several parts of Georgetown and would be paid a large sum of money, as such; he borrowed the $250,000 from the Virtual Complainant (VC).However, on January 17, 2018, Aaron reportedly wrote a cheque for the said sum which he gave to the VC. When Boston visited the Bank of Baroda to cash the cheque, he was told that there was insufficient funds in Aaron’s account to honour the cheque.As such, the matter was reported to the Police and the defendant was arrested and charged.He was released on $300,000 bail. The case will continue on June 12.On June 1, Aaron denied the charge against him which stated that on May 16, 2018, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud; he forged one Irrevocable Power of Attorney, property of Raymond Austin when he appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.It was further alleged that between October 8 and October 28, 2017, at Eccles, EBD, with intent to defraud, he obtained the sum of $230,000 from Keron Kasaiwan by pretending that he had the money in his account at the Bank of Baroda, knowing that he did not have the said sum in his account to satisfy the amount. In that incident, he reportedly issued eight bounced cheques to Kasaiwan.He was placed on a total of $800,000 for those charges.last_img read more

Chelsea youngster leaves the Bridge for Wolves

first_img1 Chelsea youngster George Saville has joined Wolves, it has been announced.The 21-year-old impressed during loan spells at Millwall and Brentford but was unable to make the breakthrough into the Stamford Bridge first-team.And now he has been allowed to leave the club by Jose Mourinho, signing a three-year deal at Molineux, with the option of a further year.“He’s a very good, exciting, attacking midfield player,” said Wolves boss Kenny Jackett. Chelsea youngster George Saville has joined Wolves last_img read more

South African firefighters well-received in Canada

first_img11 August 2015South African firefighting crews have received high praise from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) for their excellent work ethic.The South Africans, from Working on Fire, are in the north American country as part of international wildland firefighting teams where they are fighting multiple fires in Alberta. Hundreds of fires have swept across the western part of the country this season.They have been in Canada since 21 July, and according to spokesman Linton Rensburg, they are expected to be there until 21 August.The 48 members of the crew are participants in the South African Working on Fire programme and are in Canada as part of a resource-sharing arrangement between its firefighting agencies and South Africa.They were initially deployed to Edmonton, where they helped with the suppression of wildland fires in the forests. Most of these fires have largely been contained, and the crews are busy with mopping up operations. One crew has started a second stint in Alberta, while the second has been deployed to assist in British Columbia.Following their first two weeks in Canada, CIFFC released a positive Crew Performance Report lauding the South Africans for their physical fitness, productivity, health and safety, and mopping up operations.High standards“When we arrived here in Canada we knew already that the South African training standards and qualifications were verified against the Canadian, USA, Mexico, Australian and New Zealand systems and our training was way up there, being compatible with international standards,” said Trevor Wilson, the liaison officer of the South African crews.According to Working on Fire managing director Llewellyn Pillay, the organisation has a long history of training young men and women to implement a range of integrated fire management products and services.“Over the years we have trained thousands to implement products and services such as fire prevention, fire awareness, fire detection and fire suppression within the land owner community in Africa, Chile and Australia,” he said.“Our upbeat and always happy South African crews with their song and dance have been well received in Canada and they have set positive examples to the local and international crews on how to build strong morale and teamwork.“These local and international crews have begun to mimic this and are, like the South Africans, now also attending team meetings instead of being scattered resources as in the past.”This was the first time that such an exercise had been undertaken in Canada and it would pave the way for future co-operation between the two countries, he added.Source: Working on Firelast_img read more

‘No relief for Goa liquor outlets’

first_imgPANAJI: The top bureaucracy in Goa, led by the Chief Secretary, was grappling on Friday evening with the finalisation of notices to outlets serving liquor within 500 metres of highways.On December 15, the Supreme Court had banned sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways across the country. On Friday, the apex court said the ban is not limited to retail liquor outlets, and includes bars, pubs and restaurants.The State Finance Secretary, Daulat Hawaldar, told The Hindu that though the government was yet to receive a copy of the SC’s review order, which had given some State-specific relief based on pleas filed by some States, it was clear that no relief has been provided to Goa.The State government was gearing to issue notices to 3, 200 outlets, including retail outlets, shops, restaurants and even wholesale liquor shops, identified by a special committee headed by State Excise Commissioner Menino D’Souza.Earlier in the week, the government had decided to issue notices to only around 789 retailers.last_img read more

Amarinder failed to punish firing case accused: Kejriwal

first_imgAs several people gathered in Faridkot’s Bargari on Sunday to demand action on the third anniversary of the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan police firing incidents, which followed the Bargari sacrilege case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh of ‘failing’ to punish the accused.Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Gurjit Singh died in police firing in Faridkot district in October 2015, during protests against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, when the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine government was in power.Twitter war Mr. Kejriwal took to Twitter to hit out at Capt. Amarinder, saying “On 3rd death anniversary of Behbal Kalan victims Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Gurjit Singh, I offer condolences to their families. Highly unfortunate that Capt. Amaridner govt has badly failed to punish the culprits of sacrilege of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the murderers of two innocents.”Criticising Mr. Kejriwal for politicising the issue, Capt. Amarinder replied by tweeting, “Stop politicking Arvind Kejriwal. It’s shocking a man in your position talks of subverting law instead of waiting for SIT’s findings. We don’t live in anarchy. In any case who better than you’d know what happens when one doesn’t go by law. Remember your apology to the Badal clan?”The Justice (Retd.) Ranjit Singh Commission, probing the police firing incident of 2015, in its report tabled in the State Assembly, had said former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was ‘quite aware’ of the situation developing and about the proposed action by the police. ‘Report baseless’The Shiromani Akali Dal and Mr. Badal have, though, denied any wrongdoing and termed the report baseless and hollow.Mr. Kejriwal, who was in Punjab last week, had accused the Congress government of failing to act against all those at fault based on the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s inquiry report on incidents of religious sacrilege in the State.Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema has asked five Congress Ministers, including Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Manpreet Singh Badal and Charanjit Singh Channi, to resign from their posts.“They (five Ministers) were at the fore front to seek registration of FIRs against former CM Mr. Badal and senior police officers, including former DGP Sumedh Sainin, in connection with the firing incident. But the government has failed to take action and hence they all should now resign,” said Mr. Cheema.He added that AAP MLA H.S. Phoolka has listened to the voice of his conscience and resigned from Vidhan Sabha on this very issue.last_img read more

Archaeologists Uncover First Use of Spices in European Cuisine

first_imgBits of silica stuck in charred residues scraped from pots reveal that chefs in northern Europe were cooking with spices at least 6 millennia ago. Although researchers have previously noted the use of strong-flavored ingredients such as onions by cooks in this region during the same era, the new find is the first to report the use of an ingredient that didn’t also have nutritional value—which means that the spice, ground seeds from a plant called garlic mustard, was almost certainly used solely for its flavor.The clues researchers used in the new study are microscopic bits of silica called phytoliths (from Greek, meaning “plant stones”). Plants produce these rugged structures from dissolved minerals in ground water that is pulled into their roots and then distributed throughout the organism, says Hayley Saul, a bioarchaeologist at the University of York in the United Kingdom. While some phytoliths are deposited inside a plant’s cells, others are created in spaces between cells or in special tissues. In many cases, phytoliths are characteristic of certain species, and can, due to their minerallike nature, persist long after a plant’s soft tissues have decomposed.In their latest research, Saul and her colleagues looked at small samples of charred material scraped from the inner surfaces of pottery fragments from two sites in Denmark and one site nearby in northern Germany. Of 74 samples, 26 included phytoliths with a globular shape and a distinctively wrinkled surface, Saul says. Their average size was about 7 micrometers across, less than half the diameter of the finest human hair. When the researchers compared the phytoliths from the residue with those produced in the stems, leaves, and seeds of more than 120 European and Asian plants, the only ones that matched were those made in the seeds of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), a biennial herb that grows in a swath from Europe through Central Asia to northern India and western China. Garlic mustard was introduced to the United States in the 19th century and has since become a noxious, invasive species in many regions, especially in forest floors and on floodplains. Carbon-dating of the charred material, soot on the outside of the pot, or of charcoal or bones found with the pot fragments suggests that the phytolith-riddled meals were cooked between 5750 and 6100 years ago, the researchers report today in PLOS ONE. While archaeologists have unearthed flavorful ingredients such as capers and coriander at older sites in the Near East, the new finds are the oldest to chronicle spice use in Europe.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Because garlic mustard seeds contain little if any starch, it’s not likely that the seeds were a source of nutrition, Saul says. Indeed, in all but one of the samples that contained phytoliths, the team also found chemical fragments of specific types of fatty substances called lipids that are either produced by ruminants such as red deer or marine creatures such as mussels, scallops, or fish. Those creatures were probably the largest part of the meal, Saul says, but ground garlic mustard—which has a strong, peppery flavor—likely spiced up the dish.The new study “is an innovative use of microfossil analysis,” says Deborah Pearsall, a paleoethnobotanist at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Because the tiny bits of silica came from charred residues on the inside of a pot, she notes, “there’s no ambiguity that humans were involved. … These phytoliths were there because some ancient cook added spice to the stew.”Not all plants produce a distinct type of phytolith, says Arlene Rosen, an environmental archaeologist at the University of Texas, Austin. “But these [phytoliths] are not like any I’ve seen in any other plant, and they compare favorably” with those produced in the seeds of garlic mustard, she notes. “I think it’s a high probability that they came from that plant.”Recently, using cod and pork—meats that inhabitants of Denmark and northern Germany certainly ate, based on remains found at the archeological sites—and garlic mustard, Saul cooked up flavorful replicas of ancient stews. “They went down very well,” she says.Because garlic mustard is found across a broad region, Saul notes, it’s not clear whether its use as a spice originated in northern Europe or was imported from other areas, such as the Near East. Regardless of where the culinary practice began, however, the new finding suggests that Stone Age cooks “didn’t necessarily ‘shop’ based on nutrient value,” Rosen says. “They ate things for their taste.”last_img read more

Chinese Importers Rework Up To $500 Million Indian Cotton Yarn Orders

first_imgAn improvement in US-China trade relations has started to hurt India’s cotton yarn exports and there is a chance of more damage. Chinese importers have renegotiated orders of Indian cotton yarn worth $400-500 million in the past few weeks. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Giroud: The day magician Hazard made me go ‘f*ck’

first_imgOlivier Giroud considers Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard to be “a magician”, with a first training session alongside the Belgian leaving him stuck for words.France international striker Giroud made his way to Stamford Bridge in January after making the short journey across London from Arsenal.Giroud arrived as a proven Premier League performer and a man who had regularly crossed swords with Hazard during his time at Emirates Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The 32-year-old was, however, to still be left in awe of a talented team-mate when witnessing his stunning skill set at close quarters.Giroud told Le Figaro of a talismanic club colleague: “When I discover Eden Hazard in training for my first session at Chelsea. I told myself: ‘F*ck, it’s hard to get the ball off him’.“Sometimes, there’s two or three players around him and he still manages to get out in tight spaces.“He’s a magician, he’s impressive. Now, I’ve started to know him and I don’t find myself near him. It’s better for him and for me.”Having previously formed part of teams trying to contain Hazard, Giroud is now benefiting from having a contender for the 2018 Ballon d’Or providing him with ammunition.Olivier Giroud France Netherlands 090918Chelsea are hoping to see that attacking partnership flourish, with Maurizio Sarri also able to call upon the forward-thinking qualities of Pedro, Willian and Alvaro Morata.A positive start has been made to the 2018-19 campaign, with the Blues still unbeaten across all competitions, and more major silverware is being chased down.Giroud would welcome the opportunity to get his hands on another trophy, with a man who tasted World Cup glory with his country over the summer having experienced many highs in recent years.Asked to pick the one day he will savour above all others, the Frenchman said: “There are many.“The birth of my three children is above all. “And, of course, I will never forget this July 15, 2018 and our victory in Moscow. On my death bed, these are the moments that will come back into my mind.”last_img read more

Bangalore school offers 100 per cent fee waiver to deserving students for IB Diploma Program

first_imgIn an attempt to help out deserving students, an international school in Bangalore is offering a waiver of up to 100 per cent on tuition fees for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP).Trio World Academy, a day-and-boarding school that provides Cambridge and ICSE curriculum, is offering a total scholarship that amounts to around Rs 30 lakhs. The scholarship can be availed by five high-performing students.The applicants for the scholarship program will need to meet a set of criteria, including having an “exceptional academic performance in the last two consecutive years,” achievements in sports or extracurricular activities, community service records, etc,The applicants will also have to take a written test and a subsequent interview. The final selection will be made on the basis of an interview with the Head of School and Board of Directors.WHAT IS IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM? The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is a two-year academical training that provides an internationally accepted qualification for pursuing higher education abroad.Naveen KM, Trio World Academy’s managing director, described the IB Diploma program as “a very challenging academic program” that “provides ample academic rigor for the students to excel.””As a certified IB school, we want to ensure that deserving students from all socio-economic statuses are given the platform to learn,” he said. “The selection process for the scholarship is very rigorous and is structured to ensure that the best deserving students are awarded with up to a 100% waiver in tuition fee.”Read more at FYI:Eureka! Class 10 student from West Bengal generates electricity from carbon dioxide advertisementBengaluru play school horror: Spate of FIRs reveal many other kids sexually assaulted by same man Cat-astrophy: Class 4 textbook asks students to kill a cat as part of an experiment Kolkata’s Heritage School has a message for parents and it’s going viral for all the right reasons Watch more:last_img read more