Impressive win by Long Running Train

first_img Following a stewards’ inquiry, BRAWN (3-1), who passed the post third with Aaron Chatrie aboard, was disqualified and placed fourth for causing interference to topweight HOVER CRAFT (4-1), who was promoted to third. Last season’s Most Improved Trainer, Harry Parsard, said that LONG RUNNING TRAIN is turning out to be a top-class filly and racing fans are yet to see the best of her. “She won with the minimum of fuss today and although effective over middle distances, she has progressed to a point where it’s going to be difficult for any horse to beat her going two turns,” argued Parsard, who also owns the bay filly by Flower Alley – Cuz You Never Know. “This was her first win in grade one company and I suspect it will be the first of many,” he added. Henry, on the other hand, described LONG RUNNING TRAIN as an ‘exceptional filly’ who is ready to go places. “I am happy that my recent shoulder injury, which kept me out of the saddle for almost a month, has healed in time to secure the ride and provide me with yet another win aboard her,” said Henry, who rode two winners on the card, including the 52-1 outsider PAPER N LACE for trainer Fitzgerald Richards in the second race over a mile. Meanwhile, on a day of upsets, LAZZA (4-1), the first of two winners for apprentice Hakeem Pottinger, won the Jockeys’ Guild of Jamaica Trophy race in post-to-post fashion, while CHEXIMAKIT, with Harleston Lewis up, scored a 15-1 upset in the Al Gopie Memorial Cup for maidens over the straight. Disqualified The progressive American 4-y-o filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN made it two wins from as many starts this season, slamming her five opponents in the annual renewal of the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy grade one feature over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Installed a short priced favourite at 2-5 with former champion Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, LONG RUNNING TRAIN chased and disposed of long-time leader RAGING PROSPECT (31-1) leaving the half mile and moving away to win by seven lengths from SOUTHERN CRUISE (5-1).last_img read more

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Pilot hijack

first_imgA co-pilot has been arrested after he forced the Ethiopian Airlines plane he was helping to fly from Addis Ababa to Rome to divert to GenevaEthiopian Airlines flight ET702, a Boeing 767-300 carrying over 200 passengers, landed safely at Geneva and all passengers and the remaining crew were released.The overnight flight was hijacked over Sudan and circled Geneva at least six times while being escorted by military jets and was in danger of running out of fuel before touching flown at 6am local time.According to a Geneva Airport spokesman Bertrand Staempfli the co-pilot said he seized his chance when the pilot went to the bathroom and locked the captain out. “He said he felt threatened in his country and wants to seek asylum in Switzerland,” Mr Staempfli told AFP. The man, born in 1983 and an Ethiopian citizen, contacted Geneva Airport and said “he needed to land to fill the [fuel] tank. “Then he announced the hijacking,” Staempfli said.After the landing the co-pilot left the plane by scaling down the pilot escape rope from the cockpit window. Apparently the co-pilot did not have a weapon although by locking the captain out of the cockpit he didn’t need one. He will face a Swiss Court late Monday local time.Ethiopian Airlines said it is making “immediate arrangements to fly its customers on-board the flight to their intended destinations.”The alert was raised after the Ethiopian Airlines 767 squawked 7500 the hijack radio code. According to LiveATC tapes there was mention of low fuel warnings and the world “asylum” is used several times.In 1996 three men hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight 961, another Boeing 767 and tried to get the pilot to fly to Australia.ET961 had taken off from Addis Ababa for a flight to Abidjan via Nairobi, Brazzaville and Lagos.Shortly after entering Kenyan airspace the men seized the plane. However they refused to allow the pilot to land to refuel and the plane ran out of fuel and crashed just off the Comoro Islands, east of Mozambique.The pilot attempted to carry out a controlled ditching in the shallow, sheltered waters 500m off Le Galawa Beach but one wing tip and the engine hit the water first and the 767 broke up. Tragically 127 of the 175 passengers and crew on board died in the crash.last_img read more

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Mubarak Resigns, Joy in Egypt

first_imgcurt hopkins Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Breaking#international#news#politics#web Today, after three weeks of intense protest, after a whole generation was mobilized, Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak has resigned from 30 years of one-man rule. By all accounts joy was general over the whole of Egypt. Mubarak, like Tunisia’s Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, tried various stalling methods, including the latest, handing off “most” of his power to his newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman. But none of it worked. The people of Egypt were done with him. What’s the tech connection? WHO ON EARTH CARES!?In the following weeks and months, people will reflect on the role Facebook and Twitter and other online tools played in mobilizing people, informing them of protest plans, getting their struggles out to the watching world. Some will call it a Facebook revolution, or the Al Jazeera revolution, others, more sensible, will shout them down. Some will call it a triumph of liberation technology, others will call it a triumph of a liberated people. It’s not that it doesn’t matter. We’ve covered the technical element of #jan25 extensively here at ReadWriteWeb. It’s just that it doesn’t matter right now. What matters is that we, not just the Egyptians, are now living in a world where difficult things are possible, where beautiful things are doable. That changes everything. The writer Delmore Schwartz famously said, “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities.” But when those dreams finally come true, you realize the responsibilities are just beginning. Right now, control of Egypt has devolved into the hands of the country’s military. Egypt’s military is well-regarded and trusted, unlike its police and security forces, who are reviled. But a military-run Egypt replaces one kind of a problem with another. The people on the ground in Egypt now have the unenviable task of securing a transition from protest to power. As the Prussian prime minister Otto von Bismark said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” There’s going to be a lot of people who are going to have to hold their nose and make an awful lot of sausage. Government is never as romantic as rebellion but without it rebellions are meaningless. If you watched and encouraged from the sidelines – on Twitter or Facebook – I kind of hope you stick around. The Egyptians are going to need cheerleaders more than ever. So let us at ReadWriteWeb say:We believe in you. You turned your dream into reality. Now you will turn your reality into a country worthy of those dreams.THANK GOD. THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO DIED FOR US TO LIVE IN FREEDOM. THANKS TO ALL EGYPTIANS WHO SLEPT ROUGH IN TAHRIR, ALEXANDRIA AND EVERYWHERE. THANK YOU ALL ON THIS PAGE FOR YOUR SUPPORT & YOUR AMAZING GREATNESS & HELP. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CALLED HIS LEADER AND HIS REPRESENTATIVE. THANK YOU TUNISIA. WE ARE ALLL EGYPTIANS. YOU ARE ALL EGYPTIANS. WE ARE ALL KHALED SAID 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Alexandria photo courtesy of Al Jazeera. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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In Bihar town, woman thrashed, paraded naked on suspicion of killing youth

first_imgA woman was thrashed and paraded naked by a mob on Monday morning in Bhojpur district on the suspicion of being involved in the murder of a local youth.The body of Bimlesh Sao, 19, was found on a railway track at Bihiya town, some 25 km from Ara, district headquarters of Bhojpur, on Monday morning.Later, a mob from Damodarpur village, where Sao belonged to, took to the streets and started vandalising shops and vehicles. The mob said the teenager was strangled to death and his body thrown on the railway track to cover up the murder.They suspected a woman living in the red-light area of Bihiya town was behind the murder, and she was dragged to the street.The mob later ripped off her clothes, thrashed and paraded her naked in full public view.All along, she pleaded her innocence but no one came to her rescue.The mob also threw stones at trains passing on the track nearby.Later, the police had to open fire to disperse the mob and take the woman in to custody.She was taken to the local hospital and is under police protection.“Altogether 15 persons, including local Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Kaushal Yadav, have been arrested in the case… Seven policemen, including the local Bihiya police station officer in charge, have been suspended for dereliction of duty”, Bhojpur Superintendent of Police Awakash Kumar told local journalists.Tejashwi Yadav’s pleaLeader of the Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Yadav tweeted, “In Bihar, a woman is allegedly stripped, thrashed and paraded naked by a mob in a lawless State. I’m speechless and numb to see the heart-wrenching videos of that woman. Nitishji, with folded hands I request you to fix law and order and ensure women safety and security. Please.”Opposition leaders slammed the Nitish Kumar-led government for the alleged spurt in crime against women in Bihar, while the ruling National Democratic Alliance leaders said police have taken action and arrested 15 persons in the case.“The law is taking its own course and anybody found involved in the incident will not be spared…some policemen too have been suspended”, said JD(U) leader and party spokesperson Neeraj Kumar.last_img read more

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‘I’ll be whistleblower’

Foreigner And Grammy Foundation Launch Contest For Schools To Join Band On

first_imgLegendary rock group Foreigner is in a New York state of mind, celebrating their first ever Carnegie Hall performance on October 25, 2016 by inviting area school choirs to compete for a chance to open for the band on stage at the iconic venue and to win a $5000 grant from The GRAMMY Foundation for their school’s music program.As the kick off to their 40 Year Anniversary year, playing this legendary venue is a milestone for the band that has widespread success with more than 16 Top 10 hits like “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.” This Carnegie Hall performance is a validation of sorts for the wildly successful group that continues to outsell music and tours of its contemporaries, yet for which traditional benchmarks like a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Rolling Stone cover or a GRAMMY remain elusive. Foreigner’s music – recently featured in a slew of modern day usages in film and TV such as “Orange Is The New Black,” “Stranger Things,” “Bad Moms,” “Angry Birds etc – has stood the test of time, and now being performed in an acoustic presentation is wowing a new legion of fans.New York area schools can submit an a capella arrangement of any classic rock song heard on the Q104 website. Four choir finalists will be posted on the Q104 website, and listeners’ and audience votes will determine the winner. Their prize will be presented at the show.This is part of Foreigner’s long-standing partnership with The GRAMMY Foundation, by which local school choirs are invited to join the band on stage in almost every market they play. Through this program, the band has raised well into the six figures for music in school programs, and given thousands of students the once-in-a-lifetime experience to rock on stage with one of the most well known bands of all time.Foreigner’s much anticipated acoustic performance at Carnegie Hall will also mark the release of their live acoustic album, IN CONCERT: UNPLUGGED. Audiences will have an intimate experience witnessing masterful performances of such fan favorites as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and many more. This album was recorded at a concert hosted by Edsel B. Ford at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Detroit, MI and the band’s royalties from this album will be donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).Foreigner is Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, flute, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards,vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar, vocals) and Chris Frazier (drums).last_img read more

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Dutch telco KPNs investment arm is taking a stake

first_imgDutch telco KPN’s investment arm is taking a stake in France-based Internet of Things specialist Actility.KPN Ventures will participate in a capital raising exercise by Actility which also counts Orange, Swisscom and Foxconn’s European venture capital partner Ginko Ventures among its latest backers. Actility plans to raise around US$25 million (€22 million).Actility and KPN are members of the LoRa Alliance, a group of companies looking to establish a global standard for long-range low-power (LoRa) connectivity to enable Internet of Things applications. KPN plans to launch LoRa in the Netherlands before the end of this year.last_img

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