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Market falls as prices rise

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Thieves hit train station

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List of Stud Farms Released for the 2017 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail

first_imgCommenting on the ITM Irish Stallion Trail, ITM’s Marketing Manager, Sarah Nash, said: “The 2016 ITM Irish Stallion Trail was a fantastic weekend building on the huge success of 2015. The full list of participating farms is available at www.itm.ie/stalliontrail and we ask people interested in attending the trail to register through the website.”Click here for full list of participating stud farmsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The third running of the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) Irish Stallion Trail will take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January, 2017. The weekend trail takes place again in between two premium days of racing with the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday 26th January, followed by the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday 29th January. Twenty-seven stud farms will open their doors across Ireland’s four provinces just before the official opening of the traditional covering season. Currently seven of the top ten sires in Europe are standing in Ireland and the Stallion Trail offers breeders the opportunity to see these great stallions.center_img Dual Derby winner Australia poses for visitors at Coolmore Stud- Photo Amy Lynamlast_img read more

Pochettino’s odds of being next Man United boss tumble after Everton thrashing

first_imgMAURICIO Pochettino is closing in on the Manchester United job, according to the bookies.The Tottenham manager has moved clear favourite to become the club’s next permanent boss by the start of next season.4 Mauricio Pochettino is moving closer to taking the Manchester United job, according to the bookiesCredit: Getty – ContributorSunSport revealed how Poch was United’s No1 managerial target and how they were willing to fork out £40million to lure him away from North London.And it appears the thrashing of Everton has moved the Argentine a step closer to Old Trafford.After Pochettino watched his side thrash the Toffees in a 6-2 victory, Ladbrokes slashed his odds to take the hot seat by the first game of next season.He is now clear favourite at 5/4 and spokesman Alex Apati said: “It’s a three-horse race for the permanent United job as far as the odds are concerned, but Poch is beginning to run away with things at the head of the betting.”4 The Spurs boss watched his side thrash Everton on SundayCredit: PA:Press Association4 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is second favourite to take the jobCredit: ReutersTo be in charge of Man United on the opening day of next seasonMauricio Pochettino – 5/4Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 11/4Zinedine Zidane – 5/1Eddie Howe – 16/1Max Allegri – 16/1Antonio Conte – 20/1Diego Simeone – 20/1Laurent Blanc – 20/1Latest Manchester United newsExclusiveMUFF SAIDOwner of The Fishy Muff takeaway in Donegal reveals business is boomingVideoJAW DROPPINGKerry woman goes viral after very Irish reaction to shark sighting at Oz beachHAIR OF THE DODGELaugh-out-loud (and revolting) pics show the fun fur-covered blokes haveFRED PUZZLEMystery of Labrador dog that lives at Aras an Uachtarain finally solvedVideoTOTS TV7 times kids caused absolute chaos on live TV – from hijacking a news report to PEEING on This MorningNo kidding aroundParents share their kids’ laugh-out-loud comebacks but some are so brutal they’ll make you wince4 Zinedine Zidane remains third favourite to take the Manchester United jobCredit: AFP or licensorsBoxing Day football games on TV including Cristiano Ronaldo, Leeds United and top-of-the-table CelticOle Gunnar Solskjaer, who enjoyed an emphatic 5-1 win in his first game as interim boss, remains second favourite to take the job on a permanent basis.The former United striker is already a fan favourite and with a run of favourable fixtures, the Norwegian could further put himself in the running.Unemployed Zinedine Zidane is also in the frame.The Frenchman is without a job after leaving his post with Real Madrid in the summer following his third consecutive Champions League win.last_img read more

SEA Games gold medal in sight for Tim Cone, Gilas

first_imgMOST READ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Of the 12, only Kiefer Ravena, Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario and Greg Slaughter have won at least a SEA Games gold medal.June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio, Vic Manuel, Matthew Wright, Stanley Pringle, Marcio Lassiter, Japeth Aguilar and Ross will have their shot at a first gold Tuesday night in front of a hometown crowd at Mall of Asia Arena.Gilas winning the gold has been a foregone conclusion even before the tournament started. The Philippines has held the men’s basketball title since 1981 and the country’s reign won’t end anytime soon.Cone, though, stressed that it’s not going to be as smooth-sailing as everyone thinks with a worthy challenger in Thailand, which scraped past Vietnam, 101-95, in the other semifinal matchup.“Easier said than done, though. It’s gonna be a struggle for us, tomorrow (Tuesday). I feel it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT NBA denies Rockets’ protest after Harden dunk waved off Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) ‘People evacuated on their own’center_img Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China But now they are just a win away from achieving the feat in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.“I asked them yesterday (Sunday), how many of you guys have won a gold medal in your career? I’ve been in the league 31 years, and I’ve been coaching in the PBA for 31, I’ve never won a gold medal,” Cone, who sat beside guard Chris Ross during the post-game press conference, said Monday night on the eve of Gilas Pilipinas’ gold medal match against Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“[I’ve] won a few championships, but not a gold medal, so this is special.”“I know Chris hasn’t won a gold medal, and most, I think 8 or 9 of our guys haven’t won a gold medal. So now that it’s this close, I think our guys are gonna be ready.” No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Men’s basketball team head coach Tim Cone during a game in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netR.nMANILA, Philippines — Philippine team head coach Tim Cone always has something elaborate to say during interviews. For pep talks, however, Cone would rather keep it short and simple.For all of Cone’s accolades, being a gold medalist is not of them and so is the same for eight of his players who all have already built impressive resumes in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Your Event Doesn’t Exist Without Speakers and Volunteers

first_imgA tweet from my friend David Bisset captured my attention this morning:My policy on official speakers needing to buy tickets for the WordCamp / event they’re speaking at: It should never happen. Period.— David Bisset (@dimensionmedia) January 26, 2015 Well, of course. That’s how I plan all the not-for-profit events I’m involved with. Whether it’s a WordCamp, Refresh Detroit meetup, Detroit User Experience event, Metro Detroit WordPress meeting, or HighEdWeb Michigan conference, anyone who speaks at the event is admitted for free. I’ve written about that in the past. Same thing for volunteers. Anyone who offers to help out at an event, as an event planner, room host, photographer, or social media manager, attends the event for free. Speakers and volunteers are generously donating their time and skills to make your event a success. Your event doesn’t exist without speakers and volunteers.Tim’s Blog PostThat’s when I discovered the blog post that prompted David’s tweet: Respect your conference speakers and volunteers by Tim Nash, published earlier today. Very sad, but why I won’t be talking at WordCamp Birmingham UK in a few weeks – https://t.co/JJPRIQL2r7— Tim Nash (@tnash) January 26, 2015In his post, Nash explains how he submitted a talk for a local WordCamp, only to later discover he had to pay to speak at the event. He decided not to speak at the event. Read the post. It’s a well-written post about event organizing, speakers, and volunteers. I completely agree with his thoughts on speakers and volunteers attending not-for-profit events for free. It’s a gesture of respect.And I personally liked Nash’s comment about changing our mindset about donating to an event. Whether you’re an event organizer, speaker, or volunteer, you’re donating many hours and days of your time to the event. The least you can do is give them a ticket.He also shares tips on what you can do as a potential attendee, sponsor, volunteer, or speaker to change the thinking of event planners on charging speakers and volunteers.Another Event Planner’s PerspectiveAfter replying to several of David’s tweets, my friend Angela Bergmann and I chatted about event planning, speakers, and volunteers. @redcrew Exactly! And for WCNC, we assume a +1. My husband is always with me, especially since I drive everywhere usually.— Angie Bergmann 🖤🦄 (@radkitten) January 26, 2015Bergmann graciously accepted my invitation to share her thoughts for this post:Speakers are what drives your conference. I would never expect to be monetarily compensated for speaking at a non-profit conference like WordCamp, but I do expect at a minimum for my ticket to be comped. I’d also appreciate if my +1 is comped, as I do not like to travel alone.I learned something new. For past events, I had not considered providing a free ticket for a +1. Something I’m adding to my event planning task list.She added, “While a speaker gets to attend a conference, they are not free to attend any session they wish. And I frequently find myself spending the majority of a conference fielding questions and preparing for my topic anyway.” “It isn’t as though I am getting the same value from the conference as a regular attendee. This doesn’t even account for the time spent preparing for the event and the cost of travel, ” Bergmann told me.She said, “As an organizer for WordCamp North Canton, we assume the speaker and a +1 will be attending.” We:Comp their tickets for the speaker and their +1Provide a nice speaker dinner (with the +1)Give a speaker giftBergmann ended our conversation, Just like we are donating our time for this event, they are as well. Without our speakers there is no conference to attend.I’d like to hear your thoughts. Am I missing something? As a speaker, volunteer, or event organizer, do you expect to attend the event for free? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedHow-to Tips for Organizing WordCampsEarlier this year, Andrea Middleton of WordCamp Central kicked off the first of several online chats for WordCamp organizers. The online chats are intended to provide help, support, and tips for WordCamp organizers as they plan their events. I was able to attend the first chat on organizing WordCamps and…In “Conference”Can You Livestream the Event?As many of you know, I’m an event planner and leader for several local meetup groups. I organize events for Refresh Detroit, West Metro Detroit WordPress, and Metro Detroit WordPress meetup groups. Since the mid 2000’s, I estimate I’ve organized 350+ monthly meetup events, workshops, in-person conferences, and group viewing…In “Technology”What is a WordCamp?Last Sunday at our Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, we saw a lot of new members attend the WordPress REST API presentation, which was great. I think the attraction of a developer-focused talk brought in a lot of new people. Before the presentation started, one of our long-time members asked who…In “Conference”last_img read more

UW-Marshfield/Wood County men’s basketball wins opener of home tournament

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD – The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County men’s basketball team will play for the title at its annual UW-Marshfield Classic after beating UW-Washington County 85-73 on Friday night.The Marauders (3-6) will play Gogebic Community College (Mich.) in the championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Gogebic beat UW-Fond du Lac 86-76 in the other semifinal.Fond du Lac and Washington County will play in the third-place game at noon.Josh Hennes scored 17 points, and Bryce DeSmet and Joe Estrict each added 15 points for the Marauders.Three others also scored in double figures for UW-Marshfield. Hunter Busse had 13 points, and Ryan Paul and Max Opelt each had 10 for the Marauders.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marauders 85, Wildcats 73UW-Washington Co. 15 14 16 28 – 73UW-Marshfield/Wood County 12 20 23 30 – 85UW-WASHINGTON CO. (73): Javon Williams 4-6 2-2 10, Haydon Stenhardt 1-7 0-0 3, Dominque Richie 2-6 2-2 6, Brandon Lastovich 0-0 0-0 0, Aaron Rathke 6-17 1-6 15, De’Andre Johnson 10-19 2-2 25, Zach Cull 0-1 0-0 0, Shaun Fischer 4-13 5-7 14, Tylan Hall 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 27-71. FT: 12-19. 3-pointers: 7-27 (Johnson 3-7, Rathke 2-6, Fischer 1-4, Steinhardt 1-7, Williams 0-1, Richie 0-2). Rebounds: 44 (Cull 9). Assists: 20 (Williams 6). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: none. Record: 9-7.UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (85): Hunter Busse 4-8 2-2 13, Ryan Paul 4-14 1-2 10, Max Opelt 4-7 0-0 10, Joe Estrict 7-13 0-0 15, Sean Zillmer 1-1 2-2 5, Bryce DeSmet 4-10 5-6 15, Kwame Adam 0-0 0-0 0, Josh Hennes 7-14 3-8 17, Devin Klein 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 31-67. FT: 13-20. 3-pointers: 10-19 (Busse 3-6, Opelt 2-3, DeSmet 2-5, Zillmer 1-1, Estrict 1-2, Paul 1-2). Rebounds: 37 (Estrict 9). Assists: 25 (Busse 7). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-6.last_img read more

Meet the Writing Fellows Alum Who’s Turning Cynics into Optimists

first_imgSince its launch in the fall of 2014, AFF’s Writing Fellows Program has helped more than 150 young professionals develop their writing skills and learn how to get published. Below, Chelsea Follett, managing editor of the Cato Institute’s HumanProgress.org and fellow in our summer 2017 class, discusses her work and explains how the program has helped her career. To learn more about how the Writing Fellows Program can boost your own career in writing, see here.What piece are you most proud of writing, and why?I’m very excited about a policy analysis piece that documents how, and by how much, markets have transformed women’s lives for the better. The paper counters the narrative that markets harm women, which is unfortunately the dominant narrative in many circles. Over the last 200 years, economic progress has helped to bring about both dramatically better standards of living and the extension of individual dignity to women in the developed world. Today the same story of market-driven empowerment is repeating itself in developing countries. Labor market participation offers women economic independence and heightened societal bargaining power, while market-led innovation has improved the lives of women even more so than for men.Applications for the Summer 2019 term of the Writing Fellows Program are now open! Apply here before April 26!What topic do you wish more people were writing about?I’d like to see more data-backed pieces that focus on long-terms trends such as the unprecedented decline in world poverty, rather than writing that foregrounds the fleeting political micro-dramas of the moment. Every day for the last twenty-five years, the number of people in extreme poverty has fallen by 137,000, yet that fact rarely receives media coverage and most people are unaware of it. As captivating as it may be when a politician orders a bagel in an unusual way, there are more important stories that need telling. I greatly appreciate that the AFF Writing Fellowship program focuses on cultivating substantive policy writing.In what way has AFF been helpful in advancing your career?The AFF Writing Fellowship gave me the opportunity to connect with some incredible writers, and provided me with writing advice that I now keep in mind every time I put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard). An op-ed of mine that we workshopped as a group during the fellowship was eventually published in Forbes. Not long after that I was humbled to be named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in the category of Law & Policy, which has been a huge honor and helped to raise the profile of my work. The op-ed may have had some influence on the judges’ decision — so I owe a lot to the excellent guidance I received from Jason and from my fellow Writing Fellows.What drew you to a project like Human Progress?In graduate school, I read Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature for class, and Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist for pleasure. Those two books had a big impact on my worldview. So I was thrilled to be accepted to Cato’s internship program and placed with HumanProgress.org, which has both Dr. Pinker and Mr. Ridley on its advisory board. I was very fortunate that HumanProgress.org was looking for a new managing editor at the time and that I was given the opportunity to take on that role at the internship’s conclusion. For the past four years I have gotten to live out a dream job: getting paid to read and write about policy topics I’m passionate about, edit other scholars’ work, interact with data, and spread rational optimism.last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for the day: January 10, 2015

first_imgARIESGift yourself the knack of responding totally to whatever comes, as it comes in life! Avoid cruel people, as they tend to take up cudgels with you on non-issues. Loved ones are supportive. Your personal affairs may take time to resolve, be persistent. Lucky number 5. Colour yellow.TAURUS Friends, family and children gather around you to share some memorable moments today. Specialization in your field of activity adds to you professional expertise and gain. You can easily trust your feelings and intuition about people and situations. Lucky number 3. Colour cherry red. GEMINIThere is increase of wealth and income, which allows you to make gainful investments. Beware of theft or deception at work as an unknown person may invade your space. Be expansive and share your richness, wisdom, experience, feelings and expertise with others. Lucky number 9. Colour pink. CANCERYou may rebel against domination at work by people in power. You impress people with your talent and charisma. Relationships are sensitive and difficult for a time as both partners seek independence, space and appreciation. You are bold, courageous and frank. Lucky number 2. Colour red. LEOYour instinct and intuition lead you in a positive direction in personal and professional matters today. You are quiet, hardworking and practical when you need to deal with earthy details. Do not allow work to become a drudgery, but keep your enthusiasm alive. Lucky number 7. Colour green. VIRGODelay at work should be taken in your stride today. The temporary absence of a loved one could cause some anxiety. Expect your partner and family to be supportive during a trying time. Transactions are conducted honestly. A positive attitude brings fulfillment. Lucky number 3. Colour blue. advertisementLIBRA You combine well with your partner and realize an ambitious goal. Your actions are based on accurate calculation and good planning. Goodwill and friendship enhance your social standing. You participate in and enjoy sport, theater and the Arts today. Lucky number 14. Colour soft pink. SCORPIO Sorting out the important from the trivial adds to good management of professional and personal matters today. There is clarity about goals and participation of key people. You go beyond illusions and find your truths within. Don’t entertain gossip. Lucky number 20. Colour royal blue. SAGITTARIUS ‘The Moon’ brings Karmic situations and patterns to the fore today. Crazy people can create scenes to upset you, remain a witness rather than become a participator. Listen to your intuition. Guard against over indulgence in food, drink or work. Lucky number 18. Colour sea blue. CAPRICORN ‘The Universe’ opens another horizon with new opportunities today. Despite multifarious activity in varied aspects your security structure remains intact. You assess relationships and realize who and what is important in your life. Health needs attention. Lucky number 21. Colour blue. AQUARIUS Things are changing as you step into new opportunities and dimensions. You play the role of consultant, sharing your knowledge and experience with others. You are caring in established personal relationships and can expect loyalty and support therein. Lucky number 4. Colour purple.PISCES Forces and people at work who are powerful, selfish and destructive may surround you today. Side step them and avoid confrontations or you can be manipulated. Ignore and avoid cruel gossip or you may be involved in controversies. Celebrate with friends. Lucky number 10. Colour red.last_img read more