ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–With a powerful late rush at the rail, Go West Marie easily overhauled longshot Home Journey to take Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint by three quarters of a length under Gary Stevens. Trained by Eddie Truman, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Western Fame covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.18.Off at 5-1 in a field of 12 California-bred or sired fillies and mares, Go West Marie shortened up off of an impressive one mile turf allowance score on Dec. 28. She paid $13.00, $7.20 and $5.00.“A great trip,” said Stevens. “Eddie’s done a great job with this filly and I got on her at the right time. I learned a lot about her. I asked him if I could just sit on her and be quiet with her. It worked out well. She exploded with me the last eighth, and I rode her the same way today even though we were shortening up and there was so much speed. The key with a filly like this is they’re professional–let them settle and they’re going to finish for you.”Owned by Peter Redekop B.C., Ltd., Go West Marie ran her overall record to 17-5-1-5. Out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Marie’s Rose, she picked up $90,000 for the win, which improved her earnings to $402,520.“This race wasn’t really our choice,” said Truman. “We think she’s better going long but we wanted a Cal-bred race. Her last race was in open company and this was really our only option for Cal-breds. Gary said he would ride her the same way, just sit on her dead last…She has run down the hill and been on the lead, so really, she’ll do anything. She is just so sweet. She’s maturing and getting so much smarter and kinder.”In a massive effort, Home Journey, who was ridden by Tyler Baze, set fast fractions of 21.20, 42.80 and 1:05.88, held second by a half length over a fast finishing More Complexity. Off at 16-1, Home Journey paid $16.60 and $9.80.Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, More Complexity, along with Marks Mine, were both returned to the saddling paddock during the post parade, resulting in a lengthy delay. Off at 14-1, More Complexity was keen early while mid-pack past the half mile, had dead aim on the leader turning for home but was third-best. She paid $8.60 to show.The favorite at 2-1 with Victor Espinoza up, Heat Trap never threatened and finished sixth.
The Ebola epidemic is still pounding the Liberian economy as many small, medium size businesses struggle from the impact of the virus. The disease has killed nearly 3,000 people in Liberia alone, but its catastrophic impact on businesses is more of a worry.Many small businesses have shut down due to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, creating further setbacks to the already shrinking Liberian economy.In an interview recently with a local toiletries manufacturer in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia, the Daily Observer Business Desk was told that the company has not only reduced its staff and production, but also faces grim prospects of a strong comeback without soft financial loan or bailout funds.Mr. Fomba Trawally, CEO, National Toiletries, said he can no longer afford to manufacture the quantity of toiletries which he used to produce prior to the Ebola virus outbreak, owing to a number of reasons. One of these is the closure of the borders with neighboring countries, which he said has hampered cross-border importation of raw materials and also the subsequent export of goods available by road to other countries.“We are hurt by the closure of the border because we can no longer bring in the needed raw materials, neither are we able to export our finished products,” Mr. Trawally said in a statement, adding that local sales have plummeted considerably, ever since government began taking measures to restrict travels at the country’s borders, in order to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.“Local hotels and other big businesses have since stopped buying our toiletries and other sanitary materials,” he said, “because border closures with neighboring countries are making a heavy impact on our business. Now we can no longer import a number of much-needed raw materials and finished products from countries like La Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea. We are also not able to sell to our clients in these countries or import materials from other countries outside of Africa, such as Turkey,” Mr. Trawally told the Daily Observer. Fomba has struggled to maintain and grow the small business which he inherited from his mother Madam Kumba Bendu, which he named ‘Kumba Bendu &Sons’. The entity sells imported cosmetics and other products.But since venturing into manufacturing business a few years ago, Fomba, who is also president of Concerned Liberian International Business Organization (COLINBO), has prospects of being one of Africa’s biggest entrepreneurs and has said “My aim is to grow far bigger than what we have here.”With his toiletries business valued at over US$4 million, Fomba said that the Ebola virus outbreak has introduced a fresh challenge he never expected before. “As an individual, the Ebola outbreak placed me in a state of confusion. I did not know how and who to downsize among my small staff. It made me reduce the time I spent with my family and had to spend more time thinking about how to keep my business running and operational,” he added.Mr. Trawally says he needs a soft loan or financial bailout to rescue his business from the losses being incurred by the Ebola outbreak. “We need a loan or a form of financial bailout which will to a large extent help us to restructure our business. This will help us create new employment opportunities which will subsequently lead to an increase in production,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Edward Dodridge, who pretended to be a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) employee to obtain money, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, much to his dismay, when he appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday.He pleaded guilty to a charge detailing that between August 9 and 22, 2017 at Cane Grove, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, he fraudulently obtained $157,000 when he visited the home of the virtual complainant posing as an employee of the Guyana Power & Light Inc.According to Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, Dodridge visited the virtual complainant’s (VC) Cane Grove home on August 9, whipped out a fake badge with his photo, and informed the VC that he was there to remove her GPL electricity connection as a result of money she owed the power company.Dodridge, however, instructed the VC that if she should pay him, he could have the matter settled. Thus the VC reportedly gave him $30,000.However, on August 22, accompanied by her sister-in-law, the VC visited the GPL Main Street branch, where the defendant was contacted and given some $157,000. When the defendant disappeared with the money, the matter was reported to the Brickdam Police Station, and Dodridge was later apprehended and charged with the offence.After listening to the prosecution’s facts, Magistrate Daly sentenced Dodridge to 12 months in prison, and his entreaties for mercy were all to no avail.
This lot could be in Lettermacaward this Sunday.You have to take your hat off to those ‘mad folk’ over Lettermacward way.Locals are hosting a High Tea and Hatters Party in the Gweebarra Bar on Sunday next, June 15th at 5pm.We are holding this amusing event and invite you to come along and wear – if you want – a bonnet or hat. There will be a special prize – presented by a local celebrity – to the winner. Visitors can enjoy the good quality and variety of our high tea and musical entertainment.All proceeds go to Active Seniors Lettermacaward/Doochary.For information contact Angela 9544341 or 086 373 7502 MAD HATTERS OUT IN FORCE IN LETTERMACAWARD THIS SUNDAY was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalGweebarra BarHatters Tea PartyLetetrmacaward
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The comeback eased UCLA’s potential pain for a forgettable night that featured: The Bruins committing 13 penalties, including two roughing kicker calls, for 118 yards. UCLA also had two false starts in the fourth quarter. Sloppy tackling as Washington ran for 213 yards. The Huskies were averaging 107.5 rushing yards. UCLA getting pushed around on the line of scrimmage. The Bruins couldn’t run the ball (25 carries, 65 yards), and Washington controlled the ball for 12:02 of the first quarter. Dropped passes by UCLA’s receivers, including Marcus Everett and tight end Marcedes Lewis. UCLA received an important confidence boost from quarterback Drew Olson in what as otherwise, an uninspired, mentally-deficient 21-17 victory against Washington at the Rose Bowl. The first fourth-quarter comeback of Olson’s career offset his dismal 40 minutes, and helped the 20th-ranked Bruins (4-0) remain undefeated despite a lackluster night. An effort like the one the UCLA gave Saturday won’t result in too many wins the rest of the season, but the lingering question as to whether Olson possessed the gumption to lead a fourth-quarter, come-from-behind drive was answered. “It’s huge, because last year I stumbled a couple of times,” Olson said. “I always felt that I was a little better than that. It was good to come down there and lead the team in a crucial drive.” Players admitting they overlooked Washington, despite talk for the last two months that taking opponents lightly were over. “It is relief for just a moment because we won the game. We still have so much work to do,” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “That’s disappointing, but I’m not more disappointed than I am encouraged by what I saw. I saw a lot of great things we can build on from this game.” Olson didn’t play well, with more than a half-dozen passes were batted down at the line of scrimmage. He missed open receivers most notably Brandon Breazell on a post-pattern in the first quarter and was 9 of 18 for 72 yards with two interceptions at the half. However, Olson did something he did not do in season’s past. He went 20 of 26 for 215 yards, no interceptions and two touchdowns in the second half. “That’s real big because now everyone has faith in the quarterback that when it’s on the line, he can go out there and lead the team,” UCLA strong safety Jarrad Page said. “He was accurate on his passes. That’s important. Even as a defense, we look out there and say, ‘That’s all right, Drew’s got us. He’s going to lead the team down there and score.” ‘ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A sixteen year-old boy has been awarded €10,000 in compensation following injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident three years ago.Letterkenny Court.On the 21st of September 2012, the teenager was a front seat passenger in a vehicle which was struck from the side. He did not require or receive any medical attention at the time of the accident.However, the following day he complained of neck, shoulder and back complaints and visited his local GP.On September 26th, he was sent for an X-Ray, but the examination didn’t disclose any significant injuries to the affected areas.Solicitor for the claimant Ciaran Doherty told the court, “On further examination the GP discovered that he did sustain some minor soft tissue damage in his neck, arm and back.“It’s almost three years since the accident occurred and the claimant still suffers pain in the shoulder from time to time.“I spoke to him and his mother earlier and he told me he still gets discomfort in his shoulder when he does certain things.“For example when he goes to the gym it can trigger off the pain in his shoulder.”Judge Paul Kelly awarded the claimant with €10,000 plus costs for the injuries he sustained in the car accident.TEENAGER AWARDED €10,000 IN DAMAGES AFTER CAR ACCIDENT was last modified: July 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:compensationdonegalteenager
Residents in Ramelton have reacted angrily to the construction of a council hoarding on the Quay.An open-air protest meeting is due to take place at the location on Monday evening to address the issue.All members of local community groups, the public and election candidates are invited to attend. This week’s decision by Donegal County to put a large hoarding in front of a derelict structure on the Quayside has been described by Cllr. Ian McGarvey as a gratuitous insult to the community battling to protect the town’s Georgian heritage and promote tourism.The reaction to the protective hoarding ranges from unbelievably stupid to outright anger and from dismay to the destruction of the town’s heritage landscape.Anthony McCahill who has done much work to promote the town through the Christmas Lights Project and is heading up preparation for the town’s 50th Lennon Festival reacted with shock when he discovered workmen putting the new structure in place on Tuesday morning.He said if that is all Donegal County Council can come up with for Ramelton then they should be advised by all the public representatives and candidates in the local elections to stay to hell out of the place. He said: “This town has a huge history and we are doing our best to promote Ramelton as a tourist destination. The Quay is one of Donegal’s most pictured locations and it is a big tourist attraction… but not any more.“If any of the townspeople tried to put that kind of hoarding on their property, regardless of how dangerous it might look, the Council would have a notice served immediately to have it removed.“This is making a complete farce out of Ramelton’s historic landscape and we simply must put on the pressure to have some less intrusive protection put in place.It must be 25 years ago since the Tribune wrote a story saying “Ramelton is the town the Council forgot” and that was true then and even more so now.“Unfortunately the Council discovered Ramelton again on Tuesday and the image of this huge hoarding they put in place on the Quay is a total disgrace and we must push to have that removed before the summer,” said Mr. McCahill.He told the Tribune that nobody in the Council seems to have any appreciation whatever of the history value of Ramelton and its part of Ireland’s heritage legacy. Cllr. McGarvey said he was shocked at how this unsightly piece of work has impacted on one of Donegal’s most picturesque locations.‘Some of the structure on the Quay is in a state of dereliction for these past fifty years but this action by the Council has made the visual impact much worse. It would seem to me that the Council totally ignored the damage inflicted by this structure to this picturesque landscape” he said.The hoarding has been roundly condemned as a shameful eyesore and an insult to the people of Ramelton by community groups and those involved in the Tidy Towns campaign and the Lennon Festival as it celebrates its Golden Jubilee.One spokesperson said he now believes that all other derelict sites in Ramelton may also have white safety hoardings put in place to protect the public. Since midweek, Cllr. McGarvey has been in contact with Council officials with responsibility for derelict buildings and public safety to establish what other avenues were explored to find a less intrusive way of ensuring that the structure concerned could not have been fully secured from public access.He said that since being elected to the Council in 2004 he’d put down so many motions at meetings of Donegal County Council in an attempt to get the huge issue of dereliction of buildings in Ramelton dealt with.“My concerns have fallen on deaf ears and when I now look at the visual disaster the Council has created on the Quay, it makes me very angry.“I accept the town’s derelict building need to be repaired. The owners of these properties must come forward and take responsibility for these properties or else the Council must invoke legislation to have these building secured for future generations. by their owners or else by the Council.“I’ve been told by the Council they’ve not been able to identify the ‘registered owner’ of the derelict structure involved in this controversy. Therefore I’m asking whoever claims to own it, to come along and take responsibility for its protection and restoration. I am asking the owners of all these derelict structures dotted around the town to do likewise: these properties are on the Back Lane, the Market Cross, opposite the Town Hall and on the Mall, amongst other locations.“It would be a real boost to Ramelton to see these buildings restored and put to use. I recognise that the Council has a responsibility for public protection around derelict buildings but hoardings of the kind now on the Quay is a huge step backwards.“I am very disappointed at the manner in which the Council has treated the Ramelton community down the years and this has to be the last straw. It is a huge insult to the efforts of community project that are striving hard to promote Ramelton.“I am calling on the community and all the groups in the town to come together and unite in opposing these unsightly hoardings making the news for all the wrong reasons. The Council must work to find a solution that promotes Ramelton and this is definitely the wrong way to go about it,’ said Cllr. McGarvey.Ramelton residents angry over erection of quayside hoarding was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare 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:AngercouncilhoardingRamelton
Irish Water is tapping into a combination of US and Australian technologies to develop the new sewerage system in Gweedore.Engineers with international suppliers are working with the Irish Water team in Donegal as they develop an innovative system for managing wastewater in the West Donegal network.The delivery partners from America and Australia were in Donegal this week as part of an intensive three-day series of engagements. Irish Water is progressing a Demonstration Project serving over 40 properties as the first phase of the Gweedore Sewerage scheme. The project team is currently constructing the main pressure sewer network associated with the Demonstration Project.The pump and pod which will be installed in homes as part of the Demonstration Project.Representatives were on hand to explain to the people who are being connected to the Demonstration Project, the business community and elected representatives in Gweedore, how the system will be installed, how it works and to answer any queries that arose.The new sewerage scheme when completed will improve the water quality in Gweedore Bay and local rivers and streams; provide better treatment of wastewater to protect the environment and ensure Gweedore is in compliance with Irish and European regulations.Following completion of these works, installation of the pods and associated works will take place at individual properties. The collected wastewater will be treated at the existing Údaras na Gaeltachta wastewater treatment plant. Irish Water’s Mark O’Callaghan explained how the system will work: “Wastewater from the house or business will flow by gravity into the pump pod. When the amount of wastewater reaches a certain level, the wastewater will be liquidised and then pumped through a small pipe away to the main network and on to the wastewater treatment plant. The innovative control system will manage the network to ensure that both the individual pods and the overall system functions properly.”Irish Water tapping into US and Australian expertise for Gweedore sewerage system was last modified: October 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Despite all the ways enterprises can slice customer data, they’ve struggled mightily to put the pieces together into a coherent customer profile.This past September, Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe announced they’re taking on that unglamorous challenge with their Open Data Initiative. In what’s widely seen as a challenge to Salesforce’s dominance of the customer relationship management market, the three tech giants are partnering on a one-stop model that exchanges and enriches customer data between previously siloed systems.“Microsoft, Adobe and SAP understand the customer experience is no longer a sales management conversation,” SAP CEO Bill McDermott said in a joint press release. “CEOs are breaking down the silos of the status quo so they can get all people inside their companies focused on serving people outside their companies. With the Open Data Initiative, we will help businesses run with a true single view of the customer.”One View; Many ObstaclesOn the surface, creating a “true single view of the customer” may not sound like much of a challenge for companies with terabytes of customer data. But the truth is that up to 73 percent of companies’ data is never even analyzed.Why is so much data gathering dust? Departments within the same company often went digital at different times while using different tools. At the same time, many of the software companies that serve them refused to collaborate with competitors. The result has been a twofold headache of incompatible systems and department-specific data depots.Take sales and marketing, which should share data about everything from customers’ pipeline progress to lifetime value projections. Sales went digital first by a wide margin: Salesforce was founded way back in 1999, one of the first SaaS tools on the market. Almost no marketing technologies debuted for more than a decade afterward, with just 150 on the market by 2011. By then, most sales teams already had their own systems humming along and were woe to change for the sake of another team.Unfortunately, because the marketing technology space is so young, tools tend to have few functions and even less intercompatibility. Given that the average enterprise uses 91 separate marketing technology solutions, just 9 percent of marketers report they’ve managed to construct a fully functional marketing stack — much less hook those 91 tools up to their sales software.Why Compatibility CountsThe firms behind the ODI see that siloed data and platform compatibility are two challenges that cannot be separated from one another. Equally intertwined are the benefits businesses realize by solving them:1. Streamline the customer experience.Although eight in 10 customer experience leaders say their company will soon compete “mostly” or “entirely” on the basis of their company’s CX, just 22 percent of them report they exceed customers’ expectations. But if companies see CX as so central to their business strategy, then why can’t they deliver experiences they know customers want?In a blog post about the ODI, Brad Rencher, EVP and general manager of Adobe’s digital marketing business unit, blamed not a lack of data, but lacking data accessibility. “Companies looking to transform customer experiences need customer data that is real-time, intelligent and predictive, to deliver relevant and personalized customer experiences at scale,” Rencher wrote.2. Break down compliance barriers.One of the biggest headaches of siloed data became immeasurably bigger this past May, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. In order for compliance professionals to know exactly what data they have on which customers, they must be able to search across departments, tools, and data storage schemes. And if a customer requests that his or her data be expunged, compliance professionals need to know that no “rogue” deposits remain after clearing known databases — no small feat, given that two-thirds of companies have such hidden depositories.But U.S. companies that don’t deal with EU consumers’ data aren’t off the hook. Sweeney Williams, Vision Critical’s senior director of security, privacy, and compliance, argues the ODI can help companies prepare for similar compliance challenges coming to the California market. “One underappreciated side benefit [of the ODI] is its potential to enhance a company’s ability to act on data requests, such as those required under GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act,” Williams points out.3. Simplify data security.For the same reason fortresses are tight nests of structures rather than separate clumps, companies make data security radically simpler when they store their consumer data all in one place: Data silos must each be guarded with their own set of access controls and security protocols.Companies that sign onto the ODI will rely on a common data lake within Microsoft Azure. To help them defend it, Microsoft revealed alongside the initiative that it would be building its cybersecurity reporting feature, Secure Score, into Azure’s Security Center to protect hybrid cloud data. “I’ve been bullish on Secure Score since its unveiling — I’ve long held that the enterprise needs a proper, standardized security benchmark system,” security analyst Patrick Moorhead wrote in Forbes.Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP may be selling their Open Data Initiative on the promise of comprehensive customer profiles, but its impact goes far beyond marketing and sales. Data silos threaten not just the customer experience, but also an enterprise’s own efficiency, compliance, and security. The ODI may not be a sexy project, but its sponsors know it’s the one enterprises sorely need. Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts How Data Analytics Can Save Lives AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#compliance#customer experience#CX#data#data security#data silos#database#GDPR Deanna is the Managing Editor at ReadWrite. Previously she worked as the Editor in Chief for Startup Grind and has over 20+ years of experience in content development. Deanna RitchieManaging Editor at ReadWrite
The family of a Muslim man, whose dismembered body was found on the railway tracks near Govindgarh in Alwar district of Rajasthan on Friday, has claimed that he was thrashed and shot dead by a crowd of cow vigilantes when he was transporting four cows to his native village Ghatmika in Bharatpur.The police on Sunday registered a case of murder on the basis of the family’s complaint.Waylaid at FahariThe deceased, identified as Ummar Khan, 35, a dairy farmer in Ghatmika, and two of his acquaintances, Tahir Khan and Javed Khan, were taking the cows in a pick-up truck to the village after purchasing them in Alwar. They were allegedly waylaid at Fahari, where they were assaulted and shot at, leading to Ummar Khan’s death.The vigilantes allegedly threw Ummar Khan’s body on the railway track to cover up the murder and show it as an accident. Police retrieved the body, dismembered by a moving train, to Alwar on Saturday and kept it at the mortuary in the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital. Aide missingMr. Tahir Khan, 42, who escaped from the spot, has reportedly been admitted to a private hospital at Ferozepur Jhirka in neighbouring Haryana, while Mr. Javed Khan, 28, is missing.Alwar (South) Circle Officer Anil Beniwal told The Hindu that a FIR under Section 302 (murder) against unknown persons was registered at Govindgarh police station on Sunday. Following a protest by Umar Khan’s relatives and Meo Muslims, the body has been sent for a post mortem to Jaipur.Umar Khan and his companions belong to the Meo Muslim community, which has a significant presence in the Mewat region spread over Rajasthan, Haryana and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. It was in Alwar that 55-year-old dairy owner Pehlu Khan from Haryana was lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes in April this year. The incident sparked a nation-wide outrage.District Congress minority cell president Jamshed Khan, who led the protest outside the hospital in Alwar, alleged that the policemen present at the scene of crime, did not stop the attackers. “There is a suspicion that the policemen might have joined cow vigilantes in the assault,” said Mr. Khan, who is also Sarpanch of Tulera village.On Friday, the police at Govindgarh registered a case under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, when they found some cows, including one dead, in the abandoned pick-up truck near the village. The cows which were alive had their feet and mouths tied.While the Meo Panchayat in Alwar demanded a fair and impartial probe and arrest of the culprits, Mr. Beniwal said an investigation was underway to confirm the assault and firing on Umar Khan and his aides. “Nobody saw cow vigilantes assaulting him. We will wait for the autopsy report to confirm if the body had gunshot wounds,” he said.