May 12, 2020

Lazza set to release maiden tag

first_imgTomorrow’s Jamaica’s Racehorse Trainers’ Association (JRTA) 10-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a Pick-9 carryover of $2.7 million from race two to 10 and a $1.2 million carryover in the first Super-6 from race one to six.The second Super-6, which starts anew with a guaranteed minimum of $750,000 will embrace races five to 10, including the JRTA feature over 1200 metres to be contested by the maximum 16 starters, the final race on the card.We look at the first Super-6, which commences with the Dye Job Sprint over 1200 metres (restricted stakes) for native and imported two-year-olds. Seven starters have been declared, and from all indications, the unbeaten BLUE DIXIE, with former champion jockey Omar Walker riding for trainer Gary Subratie, should repeat.The bay filly by Sky Mesa out of Dixieland Bull made a smashing debut over this trip on September 27, making all to win by nine lengths from BIG AL in 1:14.4. Having looked sharp at exercise since, BLUE DIXIE should win from RALLY BABY, an easy winner over the straight on November 18.The recent winner BATIDOR DE MUNDO from the stables of Clifford Atkinson Jr holds the key to the second race (claiming $350,000-$300,000) over 1820 metres, despite the presence of PERSIAN BELLE, ABOVE THE RADAR, and GO GO TRAIN, all of whom have won over this trip in the past year.BATIDOR DE MUNDO, however, has won three races over the distance lifetime and with the useful 4.0kg claiming apprentice AndrÈ Powell securing the ride, will prove hard to beat. Prior to his recent win over PERSIAN BELLE at a mile, BATIDOR DE MUNDO beat MISS BOSS LADY over this trip on a $350,000 claiming tag August 15 and back in action from the convenient mark of 53.0kg, should win from PERSIAN BELLE (Dane Nelson up) and GO GO TRAIN (Wesley Henry).GOODFORMLAZZA, who has been knocking at the door, looks best of a moderate field of maiden three-year-olds in the third race over 1500 metres with Shamaree Muir aboard. There is not much good form present among the eight starters, hence LAZZA, who finished third to WELL BLESSED over 1200 metres last Saturday, has most appeal, ahead of MINY LEE, who is steadily coming along.Bang in form FORCE DE JOUR won his seventh race from his last eight starts last Saturday, and despite running from a different barn (claimed), is definitely one to follow with competent Harleston Lewis aboard. The 4-y-o colt from the stables of Lawrence Freemantle has most to fear from old rival SUNLIGHT EXPRESS, both having finished first and second, respectively, over the straight on October 19 in the good time of 59.1. They should form the quinella.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by BIGDADDYKOOL (Shane Ellis up) and NATSHADONTPLAY (apprentice Linton Steadman), who caught the eye last Saturday when a fast-finishing fourth to TOUCH DE ROAD over 1300 metres.Their respective dangers are THE PROMISE LAND in the 2-y-o race and GENUINE FRIEND, who was second to TOUCH DE ROAD recently.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) BLUE DIXIE(2) BATIDOR DE MUNDO/PERSIAN BELLE(3) LAZZA/MINY LEE(4) FORCE DE JOUR/SUNLIGHT EXPRESS(5) BIGDADDYKOOL/THE PROMISE LAND(6) NATASHADONTPLAY/GENUINE FRIENDlast_img read more

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The Robots are Watching Us

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#Tools Why You Love Online Quizzes Have you ever felt like your household appliances are watching your every move and conspiring amongst each other? No? Oh well, I guess that’s just me. It’s exactly what European researchers are hoping to enable though, by building a data sharing service called RoboEarth that automated devices can use to share information between themselves.To understand why this is useful, imagine a robot arriving at a location that it’s never visited before. If another machine had explored there earlier, the map it had built up would be available on this “robot Internet.” The same system could be used to pass around all sorts of information, from traffic patterns to help robots plan better routes, to the training information about how to best complete tasks.The practical applications of this are definitely very exciting, but to a mischievous mind like mine, so are some of the unintended possibilities. If cleaning robots share maps of the locations they work in, wouldn’t criminals be interested in banks’ floor plans? How about the routines of driverless armored cars? Training a machine to perform around our own homes will involve revealing a lot of our private patterns of behavior. Are we always out of the house on Sunday mornings?Even data that is aggregated together can be very revealing. One researcher told me in confidence of a pattern she had noticed in crime data released by a major city, showing that in one area there were never any arrests for drug crimes on a Thursday. She’s kept that under her hat, but that would be very useful intelligence for drug dealers. The more of this sort of information is made semi-publicly available, the more likely it will have unintended consequences like these.I don’t want to be alarmist about this, it sounds like a great project, and to keep things in perspective the volume of information being gathered on us just from our cell phones dwarfs the planned robotic data-sharing. As the Internet of Things gathers steam though, we are going to have a whole new world of security and privacy challenges to think about. So, keep a careful eye on your Roomba…Photo by Procsilas Moscas Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? pete wardenlast_img read more

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You Are First and Foremost a Sales Organization

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.Your company is not a manufacturer. Your company is a sales organization that happens to manufacture whatever it is you sell.Your company doesn’t design software. Your company is a sales organization that happens to design software.Your company isn’t an industrial engineering firm. It is a sales organization that happens to sell industrial engineering and design.Sales cannot be allowed to be an afterthought. It isn’t a necessary evil, and it cannot be treated as if it were. Many business fail because they invest more time, energy, and money in their information technology, their finance and accounting, and their administrative departments than they do in sales. They don’t believe that the entire company is a sales organization first and foremost.On a smaller level, I know countless individuals who could be valuable to other people because of their great expertise but, because they refuse to think of themselves as salespeople first and foremost, they have no clients.How Would You Be Transformed?How different would your company look if everyone believed and behaved as if you were a sales organization first and foremost?What would your company feel like to your clients and customers if everyone in the organization were aligned around the goal of acquiring, serving, and retaining your clients? How would your execution change? How would your support change? How would the whole experience of dealing with your company change, and how would your client’s notice this change?What if the belief that you are a really a sales organization started in executive management and extended all the way through finance, information technology, operations, and your administrative roles? How would these departments and roles be changed by that belief? How might they behave differently if creating value for clients was at their heart of their efforts?What would the product, service, or solutions that you sell look like if everyone responsible for designing and executing for your clients and customers believed it was their role to help sell it?How would your company be transformed if investments of time and money that are often made elsewhere were made in sales instead?Those of us in sales sometimes like to think of sales as the engine. But in reality, an engine doesn’t run on one piston. There isn’t enough power generated by one piston acting alone. Your company is first and foremost a sales organization. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Lao athletes hope for medals, look for luck at SEA Games

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC At the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar in 2013 the Lao team won two bronze medals while at the 25th SEA Games in Vientiane back in 2009, the team won only a solitary bronze medal on home soil.Next year, the Lao Amateur Athletics Federation will support the staging of track and field events at the 11th National Games to be hosted by Xieng Khuang province. Sithixay said strong athletic teams from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia were ready to compete in more than 40 track and field events at the 29th games. The best hopes are female runners, Manivanh Chanthavong and Lodkeo Inthakoumman, both are certainties for the team given their past international experience. Lodkeo is currently a professional runner of Laos and she succeeded in the women’s 21km running event at Vientiane International Half Marathon in March. At the 17th Asean University Games in Indonesia in 2014, Lodkeo won a gold medal in the women’s 10,000 metres event, a silver medal in the women’s 5000 metres event and a bronze medal in the women’s 1500 metres event.Manivanh will no doubt compete in the women’s 100 metres hurdles along with shot-put, discus, javelin, long jump, 200 metres and high jump events at the 29th SEA Games, while Lodkeo’s favoured events are the women’s 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 metre events.At the 18th Asean University Games in Singapore last July the National University of Laos athletics team won two gold medals in the men’s 110 metre hurdles and women’s 800 metres.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: Malaysia promises to iron out ‘glitches’ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Photo from Vientiane Times/ANNVIENTIANE – The Lao athletic team are hoping to bring home medals from the track and field events at the 29th SEA Games hosted by Malaysia from August 19 to 31.The Lao athletic team is comprised of eight men and four women, all ready to compete in 18 track and field events at the 29th games. ADVERTISEMENT The Lao athletic team will travel to Malaysia on Thursday and they will prepare to compete in the track and field events from August 20 to 31.There are 47 track and field events at the 29th games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLao Amateur Athletics Federation Secretary General Sithixay Sackpraseuth said this year the Lao athletes were more skilled and developed and they were fit enough for 18 track and field events.At the 28th SEA Games in Singapore in 2015, the Lao athletic team competed in 16 track and field events.last_img read more

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Neymar slams Barca bosses after PSG home debut

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I want to speak the truth, I’m very sad with them,” said the Brazilian star who cost the Paris club a world record 222 million euros ($261 million) to prise from Barcelona.“I spent four years there and I was very happy. At the start, I was happy. I spent four beautiful years there and I parted happy. But with them (the club’s directors), no.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” said Neymar.“Barca deserve much better and the whole world knows it.” Despite securing the massive fee for Neymar, Barcelona are struggling to replace him before the transfer window closes.The club have had bids in excess of 100 million euros for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele turned down.And the club have been criticised for splashing out 40 million euros ($47 million) for Brazil midfielder Paulinho, who has spent two years at Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande.But Neymar said he could not comment on what the club were doing before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.“I cannot speak now I am in another team. I don’t know what’s going on there, but I see my old teammates sad, and it’s that which makes me sad because I have a lot of friends there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar applauses after winning the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Toulouse FC (TFC) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on August 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / bertrand GUAYParis Saint-Germain’s world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”.The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar told reporters after scoring twice on his home debut as PSG thumped Toulouse 6-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Uichico rues Gilas’ bad shooting in tough outing vs Thailand Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I hope that things will improve for Barca and that they will become a team that can rival others.”However, former Tottenham flop Paulinho’s arrival has not been warmly received by Barca fanatical supporters at the Camp Nou.Over 80 percent of fans urged the club not to pay more than 20 million euros for Paulinho in a survey conducted by Barcelona sports daily Mundo Deportivo. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

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Brady throws for 303 yards, Patriots hold off Bucs 19-14

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Winston finished 26 of 45 with 334 yards and no interceptions. DeSean Jackson had five receptions for 106 yards.Playing without injured tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh), Brady finished 30 of 40 with one interception.STREAK ENDSBrady opened the game with four straight completions before throwing his first interception of the season, overthrowing a wide-open Hogan in the middle of the field to end a streak of 264 pass attempts without an interception.BOUNCING BACKSince 2003, New England is 44-6 in regular-season games following a loss. The Patriots have dropped back-to-back games only six times during that time span — in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and twice in 2015. As a starter, Brady is 44-10 in games following a loss.RING OF HONORThe Buccaneers honored Malcolm Glazer at halftime, inducting the late owner into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.Glazer, whose family still runs the team, died in 2014 at the age of 85. He purchased the franchise in 1995 for a then-record $192 million.INJURIESPatriots: Gronkowski was added the injury report after Wednesday’s practice, listed as questionable. … The Patriots did not report any injuries during the game.Buccaneers: Played with three defensive starters — LBs Lavonte David (ankle) and Kwon Alexander (hamstring), and S Keith Tandy (hip). Tandy’s backup T.J. Ward (hip) was inactive, too. … DB Josh Robinson left the game in the first half with a concussion. … DE Ryan Russell injured his shoulder in the second quarter and did not return. Folk missed two field goals and an extra-point before beating the New York Giants on a last-second kick last week. He missed three more field goals Thursday, including a 31-yarder that would have cut a nine-point deficit to six in the closing minutes.With his 186th career regular-season win as a starter, Brady tied Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for the most by a quarterback in NFL history. He also has 25 postseason victories, including five Super Bowls.Defensively, the Patriots entered the night on pace to yield more than yards than any team in league history.And, Winston and a young Tampa Bay offense that’s progressively gotten better since he was selected first overall in the 2015 draft was hoping to be the latest beneficiary of New England’s struggles.Running back Doug Martin provided a lift in his return from a suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers with 74 yards rushing and one TD.But one week after throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns without an interception and overcoming a pair of fourth-quarter deficits to beat the Giants, Winston was unable to move the ball consistently until the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Neither of the mistakes led to points for Tampa Bay (2-2), which was unable to do much offensively until the fourth quarter.Brady threw a 5-yard TD pass to Chris Hogan in the second quarter, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked field goals of 27, 23, 45 and 48 yards for the Patriots (3-2).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJameis Winston rallied Tampa Bay late with an 18-yard TD pass to Cameron Brate that trimmed New England’s lead to 16-14 with 2:09 remaining. He marched the Bucs from his 25 to the Patriots 19 before throwing an incompletion on the final play.It might not have come down to a last-second drive if not for another poor performance by Bucs kicker Nick Folk. MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots makes his way off the field following the Patriots’ 19-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at an NFL football game on October 5, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFPTAMPA, Florida — Tom Brady threw for 303 yards and one touchdown, and New England’s porous defense showed signs of improvement Thursday in a 19-14 NFL victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The Super Bowl champions rebounded from a last-second loss to Carolina, despite Brady turning the ball over twice — on his first interception in eight regular-season games and a fumble on one of Tampa Bay’s three sacks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAClast_img read more

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Word of the Week

first_imgBagwatiPakistan’s stunning new foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar was seen sporting a Birkin, which for the uninitiated costs above $9,000. Gives a new spin to the term bag lady or Bagwati, as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara taught us.,BagwatiPakistan’s stunning new foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar was seen sporting a Birkin, which for the uninitiated costs above $9,000. Gives a new spin to the term bag lady or Bagwati, as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara taught us.last_img

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