first_imgwinhorse/iStock(ARCADIA, Calif.) — A prominent horse racetrack in Southern California reopened Thursday morning after being closed for soil inspection in the wake of 19 horse deaths. Santa Anita Park closed its main track on Monday to evaluate sub-surface conditions and determine whether excess rain has contributed to the recent spike in fatalities. At least 19 horses have died there while racing or training since the track in Arcadia, about 17 miles northeast of Los Angeles, opened for the winter season on Dec. 26, according to California Horse Racing Board spokesperson Mike Martin. That’s double the number of horses that died at Santa Anita Park during the same period last year, according to The Los Angeles Times. Santa Anita Park said in a press release Sunday that the area has experienced more than 11 inches of rain and “near-record cold temperatures” in the past month, which may have impacted moisture content and soil consistency. But Mick Peterson, director of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Equine Programs who evaluates soil samples from Santa Anita Park every month, deemed the main track “one-hundred percent ready” for both training and racing on Wednesday evening. Peterson and Santa Anita Park track superintendent Andy LaRocco tested soil samples and conducted a thorough examination of the track’s cushion, pad and base. Peterson also used ground-penetrating radar to ensure uniform consistency throughout the one-mile dirt oval. “The ground penetrating radar verified all of the materials, silt, clay and sand, as well as moisture content, are consistent everywhere on this track,” Peterson said in a statement Wednesday. “This testing ensures all components, the five-inch cushion, pad and base, are consistent and in good order.” Santa Anita Park’s main track surface is tested and evaluated on a daily basis by park staff as well as the California Horse Racing Board. Peterson noted that maintaining the track’s physical soundness is a constant challenge that involves a myriad of issues. “All of the testing and research we’ve done, worldwide, clearly indicates soundness is multi-factorial,” he said. “We must approach this challenge with the knowledge that this is always a process and we need to always strive to get better and that no matter how good the results may be, we must get better.” “If there are issues, they’re going to be addressed,” he added. “The safety of the horses, jockeys and exercise people is our number one priority and always will be.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgExclusive: A conversation with President Uhuru Kenyatta Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta President Uhuru Kenyatta Appoints His Deputy as Acting Presidentcenter_img Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour as he arrives at the Parliament buildings on April 4, 2019 for the State of address to the nation. (Photo by Simon MAINA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images) PARIS, FRANCE – The Amazon Web Services (AWS) logo, a division of Amazon.com’s US e-commerce group. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday signed into law Data Protection Bill in order to enhance consumer privacy.Kenyatta said in a statement that according to the new data law, Kenya establishes the office of the Data Commissioner and sets out the requirements for the protection of personal data processed by both public and private entities.“It further outlines key principles that will govern data processing, sets out the rights of data subjects and assigns duties to data controllers and data processors,” said Kenyatta.Experts say the East African nation lacks a comprehensive data protection even as the country moves towards becoming a digital economy.In addition to setting the conditions for the transfer of personal data outside Kenya, the Act provides for the exemptions to processing of data and outlines data handling offenses and attendant penalties.Some of the provisions of the law will be an obligation that companies to be required to get consumers consent before selling their data to third parties.Meanwhile, Kenyatta held talks with visiting executives of Amazon Web Services (AWS), an enterprise of U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon that offers cloud computing services.During the meeting, AWS vice-president Teresa Carlson lauded Kenya for the passage of the new data law and informed him of Amazon’s plans to set up an “edge location” in Nairobi.An edge location is where end-users access services located on AWS. Carlson said the new data law paves the way for the organization’s investment that will enable Nairobi to join other global cities as an edge location.She said her organization will also provide training in digital skills and help in the creation of quality jobs for the youth in Kenya.During the meeting, Kenyatta welcomed the establishment of an edge location in the country by AWS and assured that Kenya has the requisite infrastructure and educated young population that will benefit from the business opportunities and jobs that will be created.“Kenya is an innovator in digital financial services in Africa. Having advanced cloud infrastructure in the country will support our ability to flourish as a nation and reach our potential as one of Africa’s fastest-growing digital economies,” said Kenyatta.He noted that the investment by Amazon will help strengthen Kenya’s position as a regional business hub.Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgAtenlab Corporation, a leading antenna measurement system supplier based out of Taiwan, has updated its global sales representatives list for the company’s large variety of antenna measurement systems. Atenlab has developed four major categories of Over-the-Air (OTA) measurement systems to meet various requirements – A2 light type, A3 compact type, A6 standard type and A8 professional type.OTA measurement facilities are widely used in the communication system and device manufacturing industry. With the advancement of the OTA measurement system, customers are able to perform more comprehensive measurements and tests, staying ahead in the market. Compact Antenna Test Ranges (CATR) are able to measure devices and systems up to 100 GHz.Atenlab’s R Series CATR OTA Measurement System demonstrates an ideal quiet zone for Sub−6 GHz measurements. Clients can choose between the 3 models of the R Series based on their needs and DUTs’ sizes. Other solutions include Atenlab’s M Series Multi-Probe OTA Measurement System, which has a definite advantage over single-probe systems. M Series drastically reduces the time required for measurements and increase productivity. In order to achieve high -performance measurement system, the series is integrated with SISO, LTE MIMO and WIFI MIMO. With the advancement of technologies, M Series is able to conduct different varieties of test and analyze cross modulation interference.The new sales representative regions include:US and Canada: www.gapwireless.com Spain: www.ayscomdatatec.comPhilippines: www.vstsolutions.comNew Zealand: www.nichecom.co.nzMalaysia: www.rfstation.comPakistan: www.saifko.comSri Lanka: www.uandpglobaltec.lkIndia: www.complus.inThailand:  www.wptelcom.comIndonesia: www.berca.co.idBrazil: www.datasonic.com.brAtenlab Corporation has been operating in Taiwan for more than a decade. With over 20 employees, having installed hundreds chambers around the world, Atenlab is the largest antenna measurement system supplier in Taiwan. With the wealth of experience and customer feedback, Atenlab is experienced in trouble-shooting and able to provide strong support and fast response to the customers.last_img read more

first_imgCrystal Palace are interested in signing Victor Moses from Chelsea with the Blues asking for £12m.Moses played for the Eagles between 2007 and 2010 after coming through their youth ranks and the winger is back on the club’s radar, according to The Sun.The 27-year-old has struggled for game time under Maurizio Sarri this season, making only six appearances for the west London side.Moses has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge after playing regularly under former manager Antonio Conte.He played in 40 matches as Chelsea lifted the Premier League title in the 2016-17 campaign, while he made 38 appearances last season.Moses joined the Blues for £9m from Wigan in the summer of 2012 and has enjoyed three loan spells during his time at the club.Sarri’s side ended Manchester City’s unbeaten league run on Saturday evening.Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz secured a 2-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s men.The result left Chelsea eight points off league leaders Liverpool.last_img read more

first_imgBristol City Women vice-captain Loren Dykes started the game, helping her national team to go top of group one.Wales began well and almost scored within the first five minutes, however Natasha Harding was denied the goal by Tatyana Shcherbak in the Russia goal.Dykes will now return to City Women to prepare for Reading Women this Saturday (5.30pm kick-off), tickets are available herelast_img

first_imgThere is nobody on the green in division 1 today for nearest the pins but in division 2 Bruce Gardner on C4 and Ger Lodge on B6 are the winners. There are no two’s in either division so rollovers to the Emerald next Monday.The front nine greens here on the C course were very slow and bumpy but the back nine were a lot faster and more true. But there were no complaints.Friday, June 17 Eastern Star StablefordHeavy rain overnight here in Jomtien and the forecast for the Baan Chang coastline today is unpredictable. On the way to the course the skyline is still a 50/50 prediction but as we pull into course it looks promising.Terry Madsen.There are two divisions out today with the equal cut at 7 – 16.9 and 17.1 + with 10 players in each division. Willy Van Heetvelde returns the best score of the day winning division 2 with 34 points. In his last game with us Bruce Gardner is second on 31, and now fighting fit and back to golf Don Head is third with 28 points.Bill Bertram wins division 1 with 33, with the two arch rivals fighting for second and third position – Mikael Andersson beats the South African boy Jerry Sweetnam 16/13 on the back nine after they both come in with 31 points. There were cheers all round.Nearest the pins: Div 1 Mikael Andersson, Bill Bertram and Chris Voller. Div 2 Bruce Gardner and Tony Thorne.In the two’s Mikael Andersson birdied the 3rd in division 1 and a rollover in division 2 to next Friday here.As the last group came off the eighteenth green the heavens opened and this lasts for forty minutes. Looking from the clubhouse the ninth fairway was totally flooded after 10 minutes which was really needed. Jomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, June 13 Rayong C. Club StablefordOur first visit here for some considerable time owing to the green fee, caddy and buggie package we have been offered at Jomtien Golf and the I.P.G.C. and the general census after the round, we would come back soon for another round here.Miss Nut and Don Head.Only one division out today and Jerry Sweetnam wins it with 37 points. Bruce Gardner is second beating Chris Voller 14/12 on a back six countback after they both score 19 points on the back nine with 34 points overall.David Taylor.Nearest the pins today only on two holes for each division. Chris Voller in division 1 and no winners in division 2. In the two’s Chris Voller and Ton Yahnke both birdie the 12th in division 1 to split the pot with two rollovers and in division 2 another rollover to Crystal Bay on Wednesday. The tees here today were in terrible condition which we reported to the management and the greens very slow but it is a brilliant layout and good value for money.Wednesday, June 15 Crystal Bay StablefordThe A course is still under renovation here so we are playing C and B nines today with yet again only one division out. Aussie boy Bruce Gardner takes a podium position winning with 37 points, Chris Voller is second on 33 and a warm welcome return to Terry Madsen who comes in third with 32 points.last_img read more

first_img Upd. at 16:53 Valdes noticed his belongings at Man United’s training centre were not in their usual place, when he arrived with other first team members on Sunday. Sources reported in the English press say the Red Devils’ Spanish contingent, Herrera, Mata, De Gea, were unimpressed at the Dutchman because of the disrespectful treatment to his companion.  Louis van Gaal wants Victor Valdes out of Manchester United as quickly as possible. If the keeper didn’t realise that after Van Gaal’s quotes a couple of weeks ago, now he’s been put with the U21 team to train. CEST Sport EN 04/08/2015 The goalkeeper’s future is far from Old Trafford, and the club recently signed Argentine stopper Sergio Romero as another option.last_img read more

first_img He said to Przeglad Sportowy: “Unai’s decision to stay was crucial for me. I wanted to form part of his project and only his, nobody else’s. “If he had left to go to another club it’s probable I would have seriously considered doing the same. Emery is part of my success. He believes in me.  04/09/2015 at 20:55 Sevilla defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak said that if the coach had left the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the summer, he’d have gone too. Sport EN CEST “We are twin souls, we are a perfect fit, our philosophies are very similar. I have only been at Sevilla for a year but I owe a lot to the manager.” Arsenal were linked with signing the Pole, who is currently with his national team.last_img read more

first_img Dynamo Kiev (UKR)-Young Boys (SUI) The draw was made this Friday in Nyon (Switzerland) for the third round, which is when teams from some of the bigger leagues and champions such as AEK Athens and Viktoria Pilsen enter the draw. With the second round still to be plated (18 and 19 July), this draw was for the round before the one Sevilla will enter. EFE Viitorul (RUM)-APOEL (CYP) or Dudelange (LUX) The draw: Nice will play Ajax, runners-up in the Dutch league and the Europa League in 2016/17, in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Dinamo Kiev vs. Young Boys is another standout tie. 14/07/2017 CHAMPIONS ROUTE Spartak Jurmala (LET) or Astana (KAZ)-IFK Mariehamn (FIN) or Legia Warszawa (POL) The first legs will be played on 25 and 26 July and the return fixtures on 1 and 2 August. Slavia Praga (CZE)-BATE Borisov (BLR) or Alashkert (ARM) Niza (FRA)-Ajax Amsterdam (HOL) Linfield (NIR) or Celtic (SCO)-Dundalk (IRL) or Rosenborg (NOR) AEK Atenas (GRE)- CSKA Moscú (RUS) Club Brujas (BEL)- Estambul Basaksehir (TUR)center_img FCSB (RUM)-Viktoria Plzen (CZE) Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) or Honvéd (HUN)-Zalgiris Vilnius (LTU) or Ludogorets (BUL) Group 1 Group 2 IN SPORT.ES Ailina (SVK) or Copenhague (DIN)-Malmöe (SUE) or Vardar (MKD) Upd. on 15/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST LEAGUE ROUTE Qarabab (AZE) or Samtredia (GEO)-Sheriff (MKD) or Kukësi (ALB) Hibernians (MLT) or Salzburgo (AUT)-Rijeka (CRO) or TNS (PDG) Niza-Ajax, eliminatoria estrella en la Champions Partizan (SRB) or Buducnost Podgorica (MNE)-Olympiacos (GRE). Zrinjski (BIH) or Maribor (SVN)-FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) or Víkingur (FRO)last_img read more