Stunning upset by 95-1 shot Larusa

first_imgPunters were stunned into silence at Caymanas Park yesterday following a huge upset by LARUSA at 95-1 in the seventh race over 1300 metres for five-year-olds and up, non winners of two.Ridden by 4.0kg claiming apprentice Jerome Innis for trainer Rudolph Hardial, the six-year-old mare, whose form over the past year had been dismal, to say the least, emerged from the doldrums to hold off 4-5 favourite OMEGA and 9-5second favourite GIRSHOMin a driving finish. This ensured there would be carryovers to Saturday in both the Pick-9 and late Super-6.Both the jockey and trainer werepleasantly surprised despite not being too optimistic about the chances of LARUSA based on her indifferent form.Hardial disclosed that the chestnut mare by Tracking out of Yourpointismade finished lame in her last race behind Awesome Marque over the straight ($180,000 claiming) on January 31, but got significantly close (91/2 lengths ninth) that day and he anticipated an improved performance.”I told the rider to put her in the pace from early and see where it takes her. When I saw her in front entering the straight, I knew then that she could hold on and just barely made it. That’s the nature of racing … a horse can throw the form out the window at any time and surprise everyone,” said Hardial, who had his fair share of challenges with his string of horses in recent times.FIFTH CAREER WINInnis, a past student of Eltham High in St Catherine, said he rode LARUSA to the trainer’s instructions and things just fell into place.”She turned for home full of running with Omega in chase and responded well to the right hand stick for the victory,” said the 27-year-old apprentice, who notched up his fifth career win since graduating from the Jockeys’ School last September.On a day when top jockeys Dane Nelson and Shane Ellis rode two winners each, the 2014 champion sprinter POTCHEEN, running on strongly at odds of 5-2 with Jevanne Erwin aboard, out-finished the highly-fancied PUDDY POOH by half a length over the straight to win the open allowance feature in the good time of 57.2.last_img read more

MAN FROM DONEGAL CHARGED IN DRUGS BUST CASE

first_imgA MAN in his 30s with an address in Milford is scheduled to appear before Sligo District Court on Thursday charged in connection with an €100,000 drugs bust.A woman in her 20s who was also arrested in Ballymote on Monday was released without charge this evening and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Gardai seized €80,000 during the operation in Sligo. A follow-up operation continued for 18 hours after that incident and €20,000 worth of cannabis resin was later discovered at a house on the outskirts of Milford.It took the total seizure of cannabis between the stop and search procedure in Ballymote and the search in Milford to more than 5kgs.Gerard O’Connor, 32, from Dundalk but with an address in Milford was charged in relation to both seizures last night.MAN FROM DONEGAL CHARGED IN DRUGS BUST CASE was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Humboldt State’s Madison Williams named CCAA Pitcher of the Week for second time this season

first_imgArcata >> In the days following the Humboldt State softball team’s run to the national tournament last spring, State head coach Shelli Sarchett had a chat with Madison Williams after the right-hander’s impressive junior campaign.Williams was set to become the undisputed ace with the graduation of the other half of the Jacks’ 1-2 punch in 2016, Katie Obbema. And, as a result, Williams’ role on the team was about to get that much bigger.“I said, ‘Listen, next year we don’t have a Katie. We have …last_img read more

The Patriots exposed Jared Goff, raising a big question about the Rams’ future

first_imgPatriots coach Bill Belichick won his eighth Super Bowl ring on Sunday, as New England won the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, 13-3. The win further cemented his place as the greatest head coach and defensive mind in the history of football.Frankly, it was easy work: all Belichick and his Patriots had to do to claim that historic win was overwhelm the Rams’ young quarterback, Bay Area native Jared Goff.ATLANTA GA. – FEBRUARY 3: New England Patriots’ Adrian Clatborn pressures Los Angeles …last_img read more

Rustenburg gets 2010 info centre

first_imgCentres have already been launched in Port Elizabeth and Polokwane, while two more centres are planned for Bloemfontein and Nelspruit. 22 September 2009 Deputy Tourism Minister Thokozile Xasa launched the R7.6-million centre in Rustenburg in North West province on Monday. With less than 10 months to go before the 2010 Fifa World Cup, another 2010 visitor information centre has been launched to give tourists arriving in the country easy access to accommodation, road maps and other information. The centres provide tourists with a one-stop service where they can get assistance with information on a wide range of tourism products, including information on accommodation, tours, vehicle hire, entertainment, dining, sports, adventure, shopping and travel tips. The information and reservation system used in the centres was developed in South Africa and is designed specifically for the South African market. Source: BuaNews The cost-effective system has the ability to allow users to plan and finalise a travel itinerary by means of touch screens and web-based technology. The Rustenburg centre covers 412 square metres and includes offices, a coffee shop and a retail area for locally produced crafts.last_img read more

List of Legal Resources For Startups and Entrepreneurs

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#startups center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Lately on the startup blogosphere there has been a lot of talk about lawyers and how they relate to startups and entrepreneurs. A few weeks ago, Scott Edward Walker, a guest author on Venture Hacks, posted his Top 10 reasons why entrepreneurs hate lawyers, which prompted venture capitalist Mark Suster to write How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup.Regardless of whether lawyers are something entrepreneurs should loathe or love, it seems as though a curation of legal resources for startups was in order. The following is a list (in no particular order or rank) of blogs, articles, websites, VC tips and other online resources for entrepreneurs and startups. The goal is to create a resource that startups can continue to come back to, so if you have some suggestions that aren’t on the list, please let us know in the comments.BlogsThe Startup LawyerStartup Company LawyerGlobal Startup BlogVenture Law LinesFreeland Benevich PLLCMendelson’s MusingsStartup Company BlogWilliam Carleton, Counselor @ LawBigStartups.comSpam NotesEmerging Enterprise Center BlogBizzBangBuzzIP Law For StartupsOnline Legal ToolsLegal RiverLegal ZoomNoloTerm Sheet GeneratorNVCA Model Legal DocumentsRecent ArticlesAllBusiness.com – Start-Up Legal and Licensing To-Do List for Small BusinessEntrepreneur.com – Answers to Your Startup Legal QuestionsJeremy Freeland – Early Stage Tech Companies – When Should You Involve a Lawyer?Venture Hacks – Bram Cohen: “Lawyers can’t tell you you can’t do something”Venture Hacks – Top 10 reasons why entrepreneurs hate lawyersVentureBeat – Ask the Attorney: What issues do I need to consider when forming a start-up?Harvard Business School – Top Ten Legal Mistake Made By EntrepreneursTips From VCsBrad Feld & Jason Mendelson – Term Sheet Series Wrap UpGuy Kawasaki – The Top Ten (Sixteen) Lies of LawyersMark Suster – How to Work with Lawyers at a StartupDon Rainey – Son, you’re going to get your butt kickedLaw Firms & LawyersWalker Corporate LawGeorge Grellas & AssociatesMorgan LewisDorsey & Whiteney LLPFenwick & WestSilicon LegalGoodwin ProctorOtherStartup Law 101Great Web Startup Lawyers 25 Startup Law ResourceFrom ReadWriteWebStock Options 101: Negotiating OwnershipWhy No One Will Sign Your NDARyan Roberts’ 25 Startup Law Resources was a key jumping-off point for a good portion of the links found in this list, so thanks Ryan!Photo credit: walknboston.last_img read more

Helping Military Families Become More Resilient Through Various Transitions

first_imgWhy do some military families bounce back after stressful transitions (e.g., transitioning into civilian life), while others struggle to readjust?Cover image and logo– used with permission from the MilitaryTimes.com Below are practical applications for strengthening individual and family processes for resilience. These implications are a collection of examples from various researchers who have studied resilience and military families (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12). Implications for Building Resilience in Military Families Assist family members in drawing upon various strengths. For example, the ability to reduce conflict during a taxing deployment.Help families adapt to a new normal. Assist them in providing clear information for adapting to the change; helping them to accept the things they cannot change.Support connectedness through fostering nurturing and loving relationships among all family members and by making community support available and accessible.Invite all family members to engage in joint participation and shared decision making. For example, deciding as a family where to vacation when the service member returns from training.Help identify potential triggers that may evoke stressful memories. This is especially important to consider in service members with posttraumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries.Enhance shared meaning making and making meaning of adversity. For example, allow family members to share personal perspectives on challenges and successes experienced during deployment.Allow family members to openly share positive and negative emotions experienced throughout various military transitions. This could be done by reaching out to family members at several time points during each transition.Aid in identifying and anticipating stressful transitions or situations. For example, have families create a list of the potential challenges (or joys) they may experience when relocating (e.g., PCSing overseas).Coach families to develop a shared method for checking in on one another’s emotional or stress status. For instance, parents can check in with their children by asking them to share their fears and joys during deployments.Support military families in utilizing healthy coping strategies, such as relaxation or distraction; diverging away from drinking alcohol or spending excessive amounts of money as a means of coping.Foster a positive outlook through hope, faith, or optimism. For example, help family members gain a sense of personal perspective that their life has meaning and purpose.Encourage the reestablishment of individual and family routines and rituals while the service member is away. This might include the continuation of family game night or reassigning household responsibilities.Finally, we can teach family members how to create and set forth on personal goals in hopes of fostering self-efficacy and a sense of purpose.For more resources on helping military families maintain resilience and overcome transition-related challenges, be sure to head on over to our Family Transitions page! Also, be sure to take a look at our upcoming Resilience Series which will focus on promoting protective factors to support personal, family and community resilience. This three-part webinar series will take place on August 20th, 22nd, and 27th, so be sure to RSVP today! This article was written by Jennifer Rea, PhD and military spouse to an Active Duty Marine. Jenny consults with the MFLN Family Transitions team to support professional development for military family service providers. You may find more blogs, podcasts and webinars from Family Transitions here. We invite you to engage with Family Transitions on Twitter @MFLNFT and with MFLN on Facebook @MilitaryFamilies.References 1.  Masten, A. S. (2013). Competence, risk, and resilience in military families: Conceptual commentary. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16(3), 278-281.2.  Walsh, F. (2016). Applying a family resilience framework in training, practice, and research: Mastering the art of the possible. Family Process, 55(4), 616-632.3.  Mancini, J. A., O’Neal, C. W., Martin, J. A., & Bowen, G. L. (2018). Community social organization and military families: Theoretical perspectives on transitions, contexts, and resilience. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 10(3), 550-565.4.  Meadows, S. O., Beckett, M. K., Bowling, K., Golinelli, D., Fisher, M. P., Martin, L. T., … & Osilla, K. C. (2016). Family resilience in the military: Definitions, models, and policies. Rand Health Quarterly, 5(3),12.5.  Masten, A. S. (2018). Resilience theory and research on children and families: Past, present, and promise. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 10(1), 12-31.6.  Masten, A. S., & Cicchetti, D. (2016). Resilience in development: Progress and transformation. Developmental Psychopathology, 1-63.7.  Ungar, M. (2018). Systemic resilience: principles and processes for a science of change in contexts of adversity. Ecology and Society, 23(4):34.8.  Clark, M., O’Neal, C. W., Conley, K., & Mancini, J. A. (2018). Resilient family processes, personal reintegration, and subjective well-being outcomes for military personnel and their family members. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(1), 99–111. https://.org/10.1037/ort00002789.  Saltzman, W. R., Lester, P., Beardslee, W. R., Layne, C. M., Woodward, K., & Nash, W. P. (2011). Mechanisms of risk and resilience in military families: Theoretical and empirical basis of a family-focused resilience enhancement program. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 14(3), 213-230.10.  Gewirtz, A. H., Pinna, K. L., Hanson, S. K., & Brockberg, D. (2014). Promoting parenting to support reintegrating military families: After deployment, adaptive parenting tools. Psychological Services, 11(1), 31.11.  Cox, K., Grand-Clement, S., Galai, K., Flint, R., & Hall, A. (2018). Understanding resilience as it affects the transition from the UK Armed Forces to civilian life. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2436.html.12.  Wright, K. M., Riviere, L. A., Merrill, J. C., & Cabrera, O. A. (2013). Resilience in military families: A review of programs and empirical evidence. Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice, 167-191. doi: 10.1037/14190‐008 by Jennifer Rea, PhD Military life is dynamic and interrelated with its own life challenges (1).  Service members and their families face unique stressors in the various transitions they face (e.g., frequent moves). While, many have the ability to cope with and overcome transition difficulties, other military families may need additional support.As military families face more stressors and hurdles, they often emerge stronger, more loving and more purposeful in their lives (2).  Through each transitional challenge, many military families are expected to maintain resilience all the while minimize family vulnerabilities (3).What is Resilience?Resilience “occurs in the face of adversity and is reflected in individuals and families ‘bouncing back’ after hardship”(2,3).  As a “process that occurs over the life course” (4).  resilience is the capacity to adapt to several new transitions and challenges (5).Resilient Individuals and Families are not Islands unto Themselves.Individuals are embedded in families and families are embedded in communities (6).  That is, individual resilience is dependent upon the systems the individual interacts with, including one’s family and their community (7).  For example, military unit support and community connectedness have been found to be related to family well-being and adaptation to transitions (3).Tools for Building Individual and Family ResilienceFamily processes; things families do (e.g., effective communication), are important to identify as they influence individual and family resilience (8).  As overlooked tools, some family processes are qualities an individual (or family) possesses allowing them to flourish during adversity (9).To build resilience among military families, we must help them recognize their untapped capabilities and reconnect them to sources of sustenance and nurturance. By doing so, we can scaffold their way to becoming more resilient through successfully navigating military life transitions (9).Cover image and logo– used with permission from the U.S. Dept of Defense.last_img read more

Mamata increases Durga Puja dole by two and half times

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday doubled the dole to clubs organising community Durga Puja. At a meeting of the Puja organisers and police officials, she said the money would be increased from ₹10,000 to ₹25,000 this year.“Last year we gave ₹10,000 to all the clubs. This time many Pujas have monetary needs. We don’t beg from anybody or want anybody’s pity and have increased it to ₹25,000,” she said. There are 28,000 community Durga Pujas and the decision would cost the exchequer ₹70 crore. The Trinamool Congress had last year announced ₹10,000 to 28,000 committees, a decision which was challenged in the Calcutta High Court. The High Court on October 2018 had refused to interfere saying the Legislature was the forum to account for the nature of expenditure incurred by the State government.Ms. Banerjee said every club, whether big or small, would get this money. “The Kolkata Police and the West Bengal Police will also help those Pujas which women are organising. They will be given a special concession of ₹5,000.” The Chief Minister also announced 25% power tariff concession to Pujas which would source power from the Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation and the West Bengal State Electricity Board. Announcing that no Puja committee would pay any income tax, Ms. Banerjee said she would not “let anybody politicise Bengal’s Pujo”. The Durga Pujas, the biggest cultural extravaganza in West Bengal, have been at the centre of political discourse over the past few years. Issues from giving money to the committees from the State exchequer, immersion and IT notices to certain committees have been bitterly contested by the political parties. Ms. Banerjee’s move, according to political observers, is aimed at countering the BJP which is trying to take control of certain big ticket Pujas. Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said Ms. Banerjee was trying to win over the people by “bribing them”. He reminded how certain Puja organisers had to approach the High Court over the immersion of the idols when it coincided with Muharram.Amiya Patra, CPI(M) central committee member, said the Chief Minister who cited financial distress while providing eggs to children in mid-day meal did not think twice before showering ₹70 crore for the Pujas. “If ₹70 crore was spent all the children in the State-run schools would get four eggs every week for an entire year,” he said.last_img read more

Rohde & Schwarz: WLAN signaling tester to emulate all IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards

first_img Continue Reading Previous Infineon: OPTIGA Trust X provides robust protection for the IoTNext Portwell: 4×4-inch Mini PC board for digital signage, automation and medical Before now, the RF properties of WLAN stations (STA) were mainly tested in an artificial remote control operation, the non-signaling mode. For IEEE 802.11ax, this is only possible to a certain extent. IEEE 802.11ax uses OFDMA technology to significantly increase the efficiency of WLAN networks. The available bandwidth is shared between multiple STAs that simultaneously transmit to the access point. This requires precisely coordinated timing among all STAs, and power levels need to be individually controlled. The innovative IEEE 802.11ax presents new challenges for all those involved with testing WLAN components – from development to production.Rohde & Schwarz now presents a solution based on the well-established R&S CMW270 wireless connectivity tester, which has a newly extended bandwidth of 160 MHz. Users also need the new hardware option, the R&S CMW-B100H advanced measurement unit, which allows them to emulate an 802.11ax access point to test the RF properties and performance of a STA under realistic conditions. The R&S CMW270 can also simultaneously and comprehensively test other devices, e.g. Bluetooth devices.The solution will be presented to the public for the first time at Mobile World Congress. It will be available as of April 2018 from Rohde & Schwarz.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Suspected cougar attack leaves multiple goats dead

first_imgThe following story contains photographs with mature subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A speculated cougar attack over the weekend left multiple goats dead in Charlie Lake.The attack occurred sometime Sunday night or Monday morning in the Tea Creek area near the intersection of Highway 29 and the 279 Road. Chris Posthuma with the Conservation Officer Service explained that officers will be starting an investigation to determine whether the animal in question was a cougar or another type of animal. Posthuma added that if they are able to verify that it was a cougar, the next step would be to set traps to monitor the animal.“Typically once an animal goes to an easier food source they will be more likely to come back to the area,” said Posthuma.Photos of the attack’s aftermath were posted on a local Facebook group, but Posthuma is urging residents to forgo such posts on social media, as they don’t notify the C.O.S. that an attack occurred.He said that the best way to report such incidents is to call the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) Line at 1-(877)-952-7277. Photos posted on a local social media group showing the aftermath of a suspected cougar attack in Charlie Lake. Photos posted on a local social media group showing the aftermath of a suspected cougar attack in Charlie Lake. Photos posted on a local social media group showing the aftermath of a suspected cougar attack in Charlie Lake. Photos posted on a local social media group showing the aftermath of a suspected cougar attack in Charlie Lake.last_img read more