Cirrus camp look to skies

first_img Barande-Barbe remains confident the seven-year-old will bounce back to his best, adding: “He is absolutely fine and didn’t have a hard race at Deauville last time. The race did not suit him and I think he thought, ‘Not today’. He was not blowing as much as the other horses after the race. “He will be fine when the race suits him better. He is probably better over the mile and a quarter than he is over the mile and a half.” Aidan O’Brien has an incredibly strong hand among the 13 confirmations for the Irish Champion, leaving in Camelot, Declaration Of War, Triumphant, Kingsbarns, Magician and Ruler Of The World. Yorkshire Oaks heroine The Fugue is an intriguing contender for John Gosden, while Jim Bolger has confirmed Parish Hall and Trading Leather. Bolger said: “The plan is to run Trading Leather in the Irish Champion Stakes. He arrived home from York in good shape and he has been fresh and well since.” Dermot Weld will delay a decision about the participation of Princess Highway until later this week. He said: “She is a very talented filly and I don’t think that we’ve seen the best of her so far this season. She has been left in the Champion Stakes and we will give it full thought, but she is a very possible runner.” The potential field is completed by triple Group One winner Al Kazeem and John Murphy’s outsider Euphrasia. The French star began the season as the highest-rated horse in the world but has been beaten favourite on his four starts in 2013, most recently in the Grand Prix de Deauville towards the end of last month. Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe said: “The owner wants to wait and see whether there is going to be any rain in Ireland, so we have left him in the race once more. If there is plenty of rain then he will run, but if there is no rain he will not. If he does not run, he will run in the Prix Dollar at Longchamp (October 5) and then the Champion Stakes at Ascot (October 19).” Press Associationcenter_img Cirrus Des Aigles will need some give underfoot at Leopardstown if he is to take his chance in Saturday’s Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes.last_img

JOCKEY COREY NAKATANI UNSEATED DURING FIFTH RACE & TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2015)–Jockey Corey Nakatani has been transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination following a spill during the running of Sunday’s, fifth race, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.Nakatani, 44, who was aboard number seven, Bilger’s Sapphire, who appeared uninjured, clipped heels with number 13, Bullwinkle Babe, at the top of the stretch, just before the horses were set to cross over the main track.Santa Anita stewards Tom Ward, Kim Sawyer and Luis Jauregui reported that Natakani was conscious and moving his extremities. According to Nakatani’s agent, Tony Matos, Nakatani was complaining of pain in the area of his collar bone.A nationally prominent rider for more than 25 years, Nakatani is a finalist on this year’s ballot for racing’s Hall of Fame.last_img

Mastitis: An issue not to be taken lightly in small ruminants

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mastitis in goats and sheep, similar to cows, is defined as inflammation of the mammary gland and can occurs due several factors, which may be infectious or not and may present in clinical or subclinical form. In clinical mastitis, it is possible to observe the signs of inflammation, such as:pain,redness,swelling of the gland,and changes in milk characteristics, which may show lumps, pinkish/reddish coloration or even absence of secretion.Some severe cases could lead to udder necrosis (“blue bag”) and even death.In subclinical mastitis, the female does not present inflammatory signs, however, due to presence of some microorganisms in the mammary gland milk quality can be decreased.The inflammatory process of the mammary gland can have several origins including traumas and lesions. It can also be due to infectious agents, such as fungi, viruses, or in majority of cases bacterial agents. They can cause either environmental or contagious mastitis.Environmental mastitis is directly related to the hygiene of the places where these ewes and goats remain.Contagious mastitis are associated with transmission between animals and even between human-animal interactions.Whereas most bacteria can cause either clinical or subclinical mastitis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pasteurella hemolytica and various yeasts and molds are often recovered from milk samples of ewes affected with clinical symptoms. “Blue bag” (clinical mastitis with a hard, cold swollen udder) is typically caused by Pasteurella hemolytica or Staphylococcus aureus. Coagulase-negative staphylococci have been frequently reported to be the most commonly isolated pathogens recovered from cases of subclinical mastitis of dairy ewes. Ewes with subclinical mastitis produce less milk and milk with lower quality. Management /controlThe correct management of the ewes and goats in any production system, dairy or meat, is the key point for mastitis control. Preventing mastitis in dairy herds will ensure milk quality, animal health and welfare.Among the most important measures in management of dairy goats and ewes, we can point out the sanitary control of the animals, especially regarding clinical forms of mastitis, separating the positive animals and discarding the contaminated milk.In addition, the adoption of a microbiological-based milking line, pre and post dipping usage, and regular maintenance and hygiene of milking machines are measures that also contribute to better milk quality and animal health.In meat herds and flocks, mastitis control is mainly based on culling animals that present recurrent episodes of clinical mastitis, which directly affect kid and lamb growth. The other general managements are related to hygiene measures that should be part of the property routine, ensuring a clean environment on stables, maternity paddocks, milking parlor, material and equipment used in milking.Mastitis is considered one of the mostly costly diseases in the world, because it directly affects milk quality and its products. In meat herds and flocks, it is notorious for the losses of kids and lambs due to mortality as a result of low nutrition caused by mastitis.Prevention of infection is the key to control mastitis. Good hygienic housing and consistent milking practices are crucial to minimize the impact of this disease.last_img

Serena Williams into Australian 4th round with only 9 games dropped so far

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Didn’t get much better in the second set, and Williams wound up with eight aces while facing zero break points, and a 20-13 ratio of winners to unforced errors.In other action, No. 8 Kei Nishikori beat Joao Sousa 7-6 (6), 6-1, 6-2, and No. 15 Daniil Medvedev defeated No. 21 David Goffin 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-3.The woman Williams lost to in last year’s chaotic U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka, dusted herself off after tumbling to the court and erased a big deficit by taking 11 of 12 games to beat No. 28 Hsieh Su-wei 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.No. 6 Elina Svitolina also put together quite a comeback to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 against Zhang Shuai 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, while No. 13 Anastasija Sevastova eliminated No. 21 Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-3.“I was … struggling,” said Svitolina, who was treated by a trainer after the second set. “I just told myself, ‘I’m going to die or win.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Unlike any of Serena’s foes until now, both Venus (with seven) and Halep (with one) have won a major title.Yastremska had never won so much as a single match at any Grand Slam tournament until this one, but she showed that she’s capable of top-notch play during wins over 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur in the first round, then 23rd-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro in the second.She was born in 2000, the year after Serena won her initial major, and grew up cheering for someone she calls “a legend.” Yastremska recalls swinging her racket in the living room at home while watching on TV at age 8 as her favorite player competed.Surely, everything felt a tad different up-close-and-personal with the 37-year-old American in Rod Laver Arena.Right from the start, Yastremska appeared a bit jittery, missing 9 of 10 first serves and double-faulting three times while getting broken in each of her opening two service games. By the end of the first set, the teenager had 13 unforced errors, nine more than Williams.ADVERTISEMENT Williams grabbed a pair of service breaks and a 4-0 lead after less than 15 minutes and was well on her way to yet another easy-looking victory. When it ended, Williams placed her arm around Yastremska, who wiped away a tear.“I thought she did really amazing. She came out swinging,” Williams told the crowd. “To be so young, I thought she came out really ready to go.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsNot only has Williams won every set she played this week — and 20 in a row at Melbourne Park, dating to the start of her 2017 run to the title — but she’s ceded a total of only nine games through three victories.Things could finally get interesting in Week 2, though, as Williams bids for an eighth trophy at the Australian Open and record-tying 24th Grand Slam title in all: She will face either her older sister, Venus, or No. 1-ranked Simona Halep next. Those two were scheduled to meet each other Saturday night. MOST READcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño United States’ Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe Serena Williams will be tested in the Australian Open’s fourth round, because no one has come close to making her work too hard so far.Playing clean and powerful tennis, Williams overwhelmed 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DeMarcus Cousins fouls out of Warriors debut in win over Clipperslast_img

a month agoMan Utd to scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali tonight

first_imgMan Utd to scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali tonightby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will have scouts posted for Brescia’s Seria A clash with Juventus on Tuesday night.United will have Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali watched, says Gazzetta dello Sport.The 19-year-old, who has been compared to Andrea Pirlo due to his playing style and long sweeping hair, is enjoying his first season in Serie A after earning promotion with Lombardy outfit last season. United have sent scouts to this evening’s clash at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti to take a closer look at the Italy Under-21 international.Opponents Juventus are also believed to be keen on Tonali. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Heres an updated list of official candidates in this years municipal elections

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After the nomination period for next month’s municipal elections in B.C. officially opened one week ago, there have been a number of changes to the lists of candidates that have submitted their nomination papers in communities across Northeast B.C.According to CivicInfoBC, which operates as an information hub for all local governments in the province, candidates have officially submitted papers in five out of eight municipalities in Northeast B.C. Candidates have so far been posted by Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Pouce Coupe, Fort Nelson, and Tumbler Ridge while none have been posted yet in Taylor and Hudson’s Hope.As of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, there are eight candidates running to become a councillor in Fort St. John, while mayor Lori Ackerman is still the only declared candidate for mayor. All current incumbent councillors with the lone exception of Trevor Bolin have filed their nomination papers, along with Becky Grimsrud, Tony Zabinsky, and Justin Jones. In Dawson Creek, incumbent mayor Dale Bumstead is still the only mayoral candidate that has submitted nomination papers.As for the rest of Council, incumbents Charlie Parslow, Shaely Wilbur, Cheryl Shuman, and Paul Gevatkoff are officially running for re-election along with newcomer Jerimy Earl.In Chetwynd, the list of candidates has grown to five: four for council and one for mayor. Councillor Alec Brownlee has officially submitted nomination papers to be elected as the District’s next mayor, while incumbent Merlin Nichols, who has been the District’s mayor since 2011, has not yet officially submitted his nomination. Incumbent councillors Rochelle Galbraith and Mel Deck are officially running for re-election, along with newcomers Jocelyn Disher and Janet Wark.Hudson’s Hope looks to be getting a new mayor as Dave Heiberg is the only candidate to have so far submitted paperwork. The District’s Chief Electoral Officer Tammy McKeon said that current mayor Gwen Johansson has verbally indicated that she will not be running for re-election.The race for District Council currently only has three official candidates: incumbents Kelly Miller and Mattias Gibbs, along with newcomer Val Pace.In the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, there are six candidates currently officially running, five of whom are incumbents. Incumbent councillors Kyle Andrews, Laurie Dolan, Lorraine Gerwing, and Danny Soles have submitted their nomination papers. Bill Streeper, who has served as mayor since 2008, is officially running for re-election. He faces a challenge from Gary Foster, who was elected to both Fort Nelson Village Council and the former Fort Nelson-Liard Regional District Board in 1999, serving for only that year.In Pouce Coupe, the list of candidates has dropped from four to three after councillor Andre Lavoie withdrew his bid so unseat Lorraine Michetti from the mayor’s chair. Meanwhile, incumbent councillor Barbara Smith is seeking re-election along with Donna White, who was elected to public office prior to 2014.So far, only two incumbents have submitted nomination papers in Taylor: mayor Rob Fraser and councillor Betty Ponto.Tumbler Ridge currently has the most number of officially-declared candidates in Northeast B.C.: four candidates for mayor and six candidates for council. Of the four mayoral candidates, only two previously served on District Council in the community: incumbent mayor Don McPherson and former councillor Jerrilyn Schembri. The two are joined by Garret Golhof and Keith Bertrand, neither of whom has been previously elected to public office.center_img Monty Hendrickson, Bernie Lehmann, Curtis Miedzinski, and Chris Norbury have thrown their hats in the ring to become councillors, along with incumbents Darryl Krakowka and Joanne Kirby.In the Peace River Regional District, the only official candidates so far are the four incumbent Electoral Area Directors: Karen Goodings, Brad Sperling, Leonard Hiebert, and Dan Rose.The nomination period officially closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14th.last_img

Theresa May hopes to be third time lucky with Brexit vote

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called on her rebellious MPs to do the patriotic thing to strike an honourable compromise over Brexit as she prepares to table her twice-defeated withdrawal agreement to another Parliament vote next week, hoping it would prove third time lucky for her. Her latest plea came at the end of a frenetic week in Westminster as MPs voted on a flurry of motions, not just ruling out leaving the European Union (EU) with May’s deal but also without any deal in place at all, calling for a delay to the March 29 Brexit Day deadline. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang May warned deeply divided Brexiteers within her own party and across the House of Commons that failure to once again support her deal, which was defeated by a resounding 230-vote margin in January and a smaller 149-vote margin last week, would mean the UK may not leave the EU for many months and may even rule out Brexit altogether. She urged MPs to get behind her improved deal before a European Council summit in Brussels next week, with legally binding changes to the controversial Irish backstop clause addressing concerns that the UK could be tied to EU rules indefinitely. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: Trump If Parliament can find a way to back the Brexit deal before European Council, the UK will leave the EU this spring, without having to take part in the European elections If it cannot, we will not leave the EU for many months, if ever, she writes in The Sunday Telegraph’. As things stand, May is hoping to return to Brussels with a Parliament-backed deal to seek a short delay until June 30 to complete procedures. It is for the EU to decide the terms and conditions of any extension because legally the UK is still due to leave the economic bloc on March 29. With European Parliament elections scheduled to take place towards the end of May, if the UK Parliament remains deadlocked over an exit strategy, the EU is expected to agree to only a lengthy delay to the Article 50 Brexit mechanism. Such a move would necessitate Britain’s participation in the European Parliament polls. The idea of the British people going to the polls to elect MEPs [Members of European Parliament] three years after voting to leave the EU hardly bears thinking about. There could be no more potent symbol of Parliament’s collective political failure, Theresa May warned. Against this backdrop, she is set for a last-ditch attempt at getting her deal through the Commons as she seeks to change the mind of 75 MPs to vote differently from last week and win the required majority. For those who backed remain, I am asking them to remove any chance of the UK staying in the EU. For those who backed leave, I am asking them to vote for a form of Brexit that may not be everything they hoped for, she urged. There are some signs that hard-Brexiteers might be ready to change their minds over fears of a lengthy delay or no Brexit at all, with a letter signed by Tory MPs from Leave-backing constituencies, including former Brexit Secretary David Davis, urging colleagues to back the deal. The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which has voted against the agreement twice already, also held out some hope, saying that while there were “still issues to be discussed”, it remained in talks with the government. The 10 votes provided by the DUP, which provides Theresa May’s Conservative Party government with its crucial Commons majority, are key to the British Prime Minister proving third time lucky with her withdrawal agreement. Meanwhile, Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to MPs across the Commons inviting them for talks to find a cross-party compromise over Brexit. In his letter, he called for urgent meetings to find a “solution that ends the needless uncertainty and worry” caused by May’s “failed” Brexit negotiations. Meanwhile, a latest opinion poll conducted by Opinium for the Observer’ newspaper exposed the lingering divisions across the country over Brexit, with an equal set of people (43 per cent each) found backing a second referendum and leaving the EU without a deal by March 29. The poll found that if a second referendum were held with the options of accepting Theresa May’s deal or remaining in the EU on the ballot paper, 46 per cent said they would back remain, against 36 per cent who would vote to leave on the terms of the British Prime Minister’s proposal. The figures will encourage remain supporters ahead of a mass demonstration and march in favour of a second referendum scheduled to take place in London next Saturday.last_img

Nirav Modi intends to appeal for bail in UK High Court

first_imgLondon: Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, undergoing extradition proceedings in the UK, intends to appeal for bail in the UK High Court after a second bail application was rejected by a lower court in London last week in the USD 1-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which represents the Indian authorities through the extradition process in the UK courts, said the 48-year-old intends to appeal against Judge Emma Arbuthnot’s decision to turn down his bail plea at the end of a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last Friday on the grounds that there was a substantial risk he would fail to surrender . Mr Modi intends to appeal his bail decision, but he has not yet submitted the appeal, a CPS spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. The diamond merchant, who has been behind bars at HMP Wandsworth in south-west London ever since his first bail application was rejected on March 20, can apply for a High Court bail appeal at any time until his next remand hearing on April 26. However, his legal team must give the CPS 48 hours’ notice and the bail hearing must be listed within 48 hours of the appeal being lodged in the higher court. We are not making any comment at this time, Modi’s solicitor Anand Doobay said, in reference to plans for a bail appeal application. It remains to be seen how Modi’s legal team is able to further bolster the bail application after Chief Magistrate Arbuthnot ruled that 1 million pounds offered as security for bail as well as the offer to meet stringent electronic tag restrictions on their client’s movements, “akin to house arrest”, were not sufficient to convince her that he did not pose a flight risk. This is a case of substantial fraud, with loss to a bank in India of between USD 1-2 billion. I am not persuaded that the conditional bail sought will meet the concerns of the government of India in this case, the judge noted.last_img

Big Ten and Pac12 reach scheduling agreement in multiple sports

The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announced Wednesday that they have reached a scheduling agreement in multiple sports, including basketball and football The agreement will entail significant reconfiguration of future schedules in Olympic sports, basketball and football to include matchups between the 24 teams from the two conferences. Pac-12 commisioner Larry Scott and Big Ten commisioner Jim Delany addressed reporters in a conference call and said the deal is beneficial for both conferences. “To me, this is a creative and inventive approach through collaboration to achieve some of the same objectives that expansion can help you with,” Scott said. “It gives our conference more of a national platform, more play on the Big Ten Network and higher quality programming on our network without having to expand.” The deal would likely begin during the 2012-13 seasons in all of the sports with the exception of football, which will honor non-conference scheduling agreements previously in place. By 2017, the football schedule is expected to include a 12-game schedule that will feature each member of the Big Ten playing a team from the Pac-12. The Big Ten had previously planned to play a nine-game conference schedule in football starting in 2017, but because of the deal, the conference will continue with an eight-game conference schedule. The way the matchups will be determined has not been completely worked out, but Delaney said that “competitive equity” would “play a significant part.” This likely means that top-level teams would be paired against each other on a year-to-year basis. Both commissioners acknowledged that possible-marquee matchups could hinder their conferences chances of being represented in the national championship, but said the benefits outweigh the negatives. “I think it helps our football programs,” Delaney said. “I think it will engage fans, help our recruiting, help in the presentation of television. If fans follow it, our partners will be rewarded and we will ultimately be rewarded. Although nothing has been decided, the football matchups will most likely take place early in the season before conference play begins. The two conferences are already linked through the Rose Bowl, which annually pits the champion from the Big Ten and Pac-12 on a New Year’s Day bowl, but this agreement furthers the relationship between the conferences across multiple sports. Despite the strengthened relationship, the commissioners said not to expect any form of official merger in the future or any similar agreements with other conferences. “We have a common DNA but a tremendous recognition that 90 percent, 80 percent of what we do is in our region,” he said. “Those who think regional rivalries and local rivalries don’t mean anything any more, I think that’s erroneous…Our goal is to build something new here on a very strong foundation of history.”

Ezekiel Elliott takes home 85th AAU Sullivan Award

Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott won the 85th annual AAU Sullivan Award a day after not participating in the 2015 OSU Spring Game. Gray defeated Scarlet, 17-14. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerDespite not taking the field in more than three months, Ohio State junior running back Ezekiel Elliott is still winning awards.The offensive MVP of the 2015 national title game was awarded the 85th Amateur Athletic Union Sullivan Award on Sunday, a day after the Buckeyes’ Spring Game.The award “honors the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States,” according to its website.Among the finalists were NCAA basketball national champion Jahlil Okafor from Duke and three Olympic gold-medalists.Elliott said in a press release that he was overwhelmed with the award.“I want to congratulate all the finalists,” Elliott said. “I feel somewhat undeserving of this award with all these great athletes up here and all their tremendous accomplishments. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to win an Olympic gold medal, so I want to congratulate all for being here.“I’ve got to thank my parents for pushing me to being the person I am. They demand excellence out of me and that drove me to be the person I am today.”OSU coach Urban Meyer offered his congratulations to his running back in a press release after coaching the Buckeyes in the Spring Game on Saturday.“This is a tremendous honor for Ezekiel and his family, and a privilege for Ohio State to have a Sullivan Award winner,” Meyer said. “I want to congratulate Ezekiel, and his teammates, and the coaches on the Ohio State staff who all work extremely hard to get the best out of our student-athletes on and off the field.”Meyer has now coached two Sullivan Award winners. Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow won the award in 2007 while Meyer was the Gators’ coach.Elliott finished the 2014-15 season with 1,878 rushing yards and 18 scores on the ground and has sat out most of spring practice after undergoing offseason wrist surgery.He did not participate in Saturday’s Spring Game, but is expected to return to full strength for summer workouts and fall camp.Elliott and the Buckeyes are set to open their 2015 on the road against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va.