In the absence of a trophy race at Caymanas Park today, the $550,000-$500,000 claiming race over 1500 metres is the focus of attention on the nine-race programme. Post time is 1 p.m. With nine fit horses declared, the leading lights are RAJA SARANGI, DANOS LA PAZ, GEISHA’S GLORY, SIR SOUTH and recent winner XQUISITE CHOICE, who has settled down to her racing of late. Although struggling to find his best form in recent weeks, DANOS LA PAZ is apparently fitter for this race and could topple rivals over what is an ideal trip. Trained by Neville Peralto for New Blue Limited, the four-year-old colt by War Marshall out of Lady Rakwalaay was missing from competition during the summer. And when he returned on October 19, was soundly beaten by SPARKLING MICHAELA over a mile, a race in which RAJA SARANGI closed fast into second place, just ahead of GEISHA’S GLORY in third. Having had two more races since, DANOS LA PAZ, with title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen aboard, should be cherry ripe for this race. Still yet, I can’t see him beating old rival RAJA SARANGI, who looks nicely treated with 52.0kg and leading jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Randolph Scott. Although winning only once from 11 starts this season, the bay colt by Adore The Gold out of Ecstatic has run some good races in defeat, despite a tendency to be slowly away at the start. SUPERFECTA Having been kept on the move at exercise and looking well, RAJA SARANGI will not go down easily, providing he does not give it away at the start. His final rattle should prove too strong for GEISHA’S GLORY, under useful 4.0kg claiming apprentice Odean Edwards, DANOS LA PAZ and XQUISITE CHOICE. That’s the superfecta. Other firm fancies on the card are TEISHA’S DREAM with Ellis aboard in the opening race over 1100 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up; down-in-class NUH VEX in the third over the straight course; as well as RALLY BABY in the fourth for maiden two-year-olds; and ANGEL STAR to finally open her account in the sixth for maiden three-year-olds and up over 1100 metres.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 You may also have to choose a longer commute to achieve home ownership or search for a property that needs a makeover and do some of the work yourself. Here are some sites that offer first-time-buyer assistance. • calhfa.ca.gov This is essentially a bank operated by the state. It has 13 home-buying help programs, including down payment assistance and 30-year loans at below-market rates. Its price limits are adjusted every six months and it processes loans at the same speed as big commercial lenders, experts say. Buying that first house can be a daunting task, but help, both financial and educational, is available. The help is readily available on the Internet, and lenders and local government agencies sponsor seminars for first-time buyers. The biggest challenge, though, is finding a house you can afford in this record price environment. If possible, start your search before the summer buying season, which typically features the year’s highest prices. • realtor.com. It’s the official site of the National Association of Realtors and one way to price-shop a variety of markets from home. The site includes links to other home-related sites. And it has a primer for buyers and sellers. • www.car.org. This is the California Association of Realtors’ site. It features monthly sales and price information from major markets around the state.• www.hsh.com This is the site for the nation’s biggest tracker of mortgage-market information. It posts interest-rate information for markets across the country and calculators that will help you figure out how much of a house your income will buy. • freddiemac.com and fanniemae.com These are the sites of the two major mortgage-market players; each features links to educational programs. They help buyers through their conforming loan limits. The two companies buy loans from lenders and the conforming limit is the maximum-size loan they will purchase. The limit is based on the October-to-October change in the average housing price. The current limit is $417,000, which makes house hunting tougher for first-time buyers in Southern California. For example, in January the median price for a home in Southern California, whether new or previously owned single-family house or condo, was $469,000, according to market tracker DataQuick Information Systems. And the median price in every ZIP code in the San Fernando Valley is above the conforming limit, too.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The first batch of 16 World Cup 2018 fixtures have been completed and the tournament is looking in fine fettle over in Russia.We’ve had it all from shocks and red cards, to outrageous wondergoals, and a number of individuals, as well as teams, have stood out. You’re the one Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football misery Latest World Cup news LU BEAUTY 12 12 12 12 12 ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Fallon d’Floor Shy guy diamond geezer Russia fans celebrate their nation’s qualification to the World Cup 2018 knockout stages. Good times Right-back: Kieran Trippier (England) – 8.2/10 Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? Pure class have a look 12 Goalkeeper: Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) – 9.0/10 There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings 12 Latest England news RIP LEGEND Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death Left-back: Jesus Gallardo (Mexico) – 8.1/10 Attacking midfield: Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) – 8.6/10 Centre-back: Andreas Granqvist (Sweden) – 8.3/10 Forward: Diego Costa (Spain) – 8.4/10 ANALYSIS Central midfield: Hector Herrera (Mexico) – 7.8/10 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? 12 Second is best 12 TALENT Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Centre-back: Jose Gimenez (Uruguay) – 8.5/10 ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp Central midfield: Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) – 7.8/10 Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Over at SofaScore.com, they’ve been analysing player performances throughout the competition so far, and have now issued their team of round one.But who makes the XI? Find out by scrolling down. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Attacking midfield: Hirving Lozano (Mexico) – 8.0/10 Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter explained England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 12 Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Attacking midfield: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 9.7/10 How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 GETTING READY NO JOY 12 SUPERSTITION drama sad day preparation Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal 12
LETTERKENNY General Hospital is struggling to cope today with a massive increase in patients – with a plea from doctors for people to avoid the Emergency Department it at all possible.Insiders say the hospital is under-staffed due to Government cuts and this, coupled with a rise in patients, has brought on the latest crisis.“It’s crazy here and has been for the past few days,” said one hospital insider. “Management will say it’s down to patient numbers. The fact is we don’t have the staff to cope.”A short time ago a spokesperson for Letterkenny General Hospital said that the hospital has been extremely busy over the last number of days due to the large number of people attending the Emergency Department.The spokesperson added: “We would encourage the public to visit the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies, and would advise people to contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service NoWDOC in the first instance.“Management and staff at Letterkenny General Hospital regret any inconvenience caused and thank people for their cooperation.” © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com NEW BEDS CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: November 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:NEW BEDS CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL
Cllr Martin McDermott with his familyFianna Fáil duo Rena Donaghey and Paul Canning have been re-elected to the Donegal County Council, along with Martin Farren (Labour) and John Ryan (FG). Earlier this evening, Martin McDermott (FF) topped the poll, and was joined by Sinn Féin duo Jack Murray and Albert Doherty.Independent candidate Nicholas Crossan was also elected from the Inishowen EA. The longest serving member of the county council Bernard McGuinness was also re-elected.McGuinness has been on the council since 1979. INISHOWEN COUNT FINISHED – NINE ELECTED was last modified: May 26th, 2014 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) Tags:Inishowen countnewsOverPolitics
WORKERS with a Co Donegal company who face losing their jobs are picketing Tesco today.The employees of Rock Shopfitting Services in Muff are angry at losing a contract to a French company to carry out re-fits and merchandising at Irish branches of the British supermarket chain.Company MD Martin McCafferty said the workers were in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, today to protest at the loss of 100 jobs – 50 of them in Co Donegal. “Local companies are losing out to foreign companies in the tender process,” he said.“We are planning more protests in Dublin and other Tesco stores in the coming days.”It’s understood there will also be a picket at the Tesco store in Letterkenny.Tesco has denied discriminating against the Muff company. It says the tender was awarded fairly and says Rock can tender for future work. DONEGAL WORKERS PICKET TESCO HQ OVER JOB LOSSES was last modified: August 29th, 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) Tags:job losses?pickettesco
(Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 If a genetic language written in DNA is a problem for Darwinism, how about two languages written in the same sequence of letters?An “overlapping language” has been found in the genetic code, according to HealthDay News at MedLine Plus from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Since the genetic code was first deciphered in the 1960s, scientists have believed it was used solely to write information about proteins. But this new study from University of Washington scientists found that genomes use the genetic code to write two separate languages.One language describes how proteins are made, and the other helps direct genetic activity in cells. One language is written on top of the other, which is why this other language went undiscovered for so long, according to the report in the Dec. 13 issue of Science.Up till now, scientists have “missed half of the picture,” the team lead from the University of Washington said. Another thing this means is that changes to the code for proteins can also alter the regulatory code, leading to disease. This appears to make the genetic code more fragile, less likely to lead to evolutionary progress when mutations (the raw material of neo-Darwinism) occur.According to a press release from the University of Washington, “UW scientists were stunned to discover that genomes use the genetic code to write two separate languages.” This “second code hiding within DNA” gives “double meaning to the genetic code,” the article says.The study, part of the ENCODE project (see 9/06/12), was published in the Dec. 13 issue of Science. A Perspective piece in the same issue of Science by Weatheritt and Babu, “The Hidden Codes that Shape Protein Evolution,” actually said very little about evolution, other than that the finding “may influence codon choice and, consequently, protein evolution.” Indeed, the piece makes it harder on evolution by suggesting additional codes may reside within DNA:Future research will need to determine the number of overlapping codes that can be tolerated by the genetic code. There is also the question of possible trade-offs, in terms of maintaining regulation and functionality, that have been made to accommodate coexistence of codes and whether this can lead to nonoptimal or deleterious consequences. For instance, protein-coding regions that cannot tolerate mutations due to multiple overlapping codes may be exploited by pathogens during host infection. The investigation of overlapping codes opens new vistas on the functional interpretation of variation in coding regions and makes it clear that the story of the genetic code has not yet run its course.The original paper by Stergachis et al. also begs the question of Darwinian progress. It has more to say about “evolutionary constraints” of the overlapping codes than evolution itself. Conservation and tolerance to change weigh heavily in the analysis. The only mention of “natural selection” in the concluding paragraph assumes an improbable thing: that evolution “exploited” the phenomenon:Our results indicate that simultaneous encoding of amino acid and regulatory information within exons is a major functional feature of complex genomes. The information architecture of the received genetic code is optimized for superimposition of additional information, and this intrinsic flexibility has been extensively exploited by natural selection. Although TF [transcription factor] binding within exons may serve multiple functional roles, our analyses above is agnostic to these roles, which may be complex.Clearly, the kind of natural selection that constrains or eliminates change (purifying selection) is not helpful for creating new organs or functions. Instead, the words information, architecture, optimized, and function are more friendly to intelligent design. On Dec. 20, Evolution News & Views explained the significance of this paper for evolutionary theory.Darwinians have known for so long that life is too complex to explain by unguided physical processes, this one just makes their rubble bounce. Yet they stand on their rubble heap, shouting epithets at design advocates, bullying those who don’t take orders from them (example), and sneering at the despised “creationists” most of all. They can’t run on fumes much longer. Accelerate regime change by sharing this entry on your social media.
A book review from Creation Ministries International explains why evangelicals should not needlessly cave on evolution.Increasing numbers of evangelicals, fearing the scientific establishment’s confidence about evolution, feel they have to make peace with Darwin. A new book to that effect by Applegate and Stump, How I Changed My Mind About Evolution, was reviewed in the Journal of Creation (CMI) by Keaton Halley, and posted recently at Creation Ministries International’s website.How I Changed My Mind About Evolution is a regrettable, 200-page survey of theological abdication. Editors Applegate and Stump are both staff scientists at the Templeton-funded organization BioLogos, whose mission is to persuade people that microbes-to-man evolution is both true and compatible with Christianity (p. 16). This book is intended as a means toward that end, but it does not attempt to reach its goal by setting out a purely rational case that resolves the conflicts. Instead, it presents personal stories—twenty-five short testimonies from people who claim to have reconciled evolution and faith to their own satisfaction.While How I Changed My Mind will likely be persuasive to some, it ultimately fails to show that theistic evolution is an acceptable option for Bible believers. The book’s attempts at reconciliation are inadequate, and there are several severe problems for theistic evolution which the book’s contributors largely ignore.The arguments against Biblical creation in these testimonies take on some common themes that Halley addresses.“Bad arguments for young-earth creationism (YEC) turned me off”“All truth is God’s truth”“The scientific community operates in an open, objective, self-correcting manner”“We can’t take all of the Bible literally”“Genesis does not describe how God created”“God accommodated ancient Near Eastern (ANE) science”“YEC is a late theological innovation”“Conflict with evolution is primarily an American hang-up”“God is slow”“If you were convinced YEC was wrong, would you give up Jesus too?”These are common talking points from BioLogos. Keaton Halley continues by discussing 4 serious challenges that theistic evolutionists ignore. He warns against being swayed by testimonials, personally engaging though they may be, because they persuade with emotion instead of with God’s word.It is a serious concern that this book might persuade even more evangelicals to embrace evolution. Since these are well-crafted, engaging stories, it is easy to connect emotionally with the intelligent, and apparently genuine, people involved. Also, there are many kernels of truth sprinkled throughout. In the end, however, these personal testimonies are being used to teach error. Therefore, one should not read this book without also becoming familiar with the arguments for biblical creation. Once these testimonies are subjected to an informed cross-examination, the case for theistic evolution falls apart.We recommend this book review. It’s short enough to read now. It provides concise answers to simplistic slogans that are being pushed on evangelicals, making them think they can have their Jesus and Darwin, too. Bible believers need to be equipped against the TE’s arguments before they hear them, so that they are not caught off-guard by statements that sound reasonable on the surface, but amount to half-truths or worse. Our readers know full well how shaky the grounds for evolution really are. Don’t sell your birthright for a pot of message that, though tasty, contains poisonous ideas.Those who want to dig deeper into the subject of theistic evolution should consider a large recent book by that name: Theistic Evolution. We cannot endorse it without reservation, since it gives preference to old-earth interpretations, but it has very good sections on the scientific and theological problems with TE by a number of leading lights in the intelligent design movement and by some well-known Christian philosophers and theologians. Most of them would agree that TE is a very bad option for evangelicals. The scientific problems alone are enough to make Darwinism a complete non-starter. That’s an important step toward taking the Word of God seriously all the way from Genesis to Revelation, rather than relying on the flawed wisdom of people who weren’t there and don’t know everything. (Visited 704 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The gradual shift towards increased institutional investment into the hedge fund industry over the past few years resulted in the need for a broader application of the technology. Thomson said he believed that while it may require a paradigm shift for the industry, a tool such as MAP managed by an entity such as the JSE – which is independent of any of the funds – would be welcomed by the industry. In a move designed to bring much-needed transparency to the unregulated hedge fund industry, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has acquired Momentum’s Managed Account Platform (MAP) after receiving approval for the transaction from the Competition Commission. “We are delighted to have concluded this acquisition,” Thomson said in a statement this week. “The JSE has been working with MAP for some time now. JSE Derivatives Trading head Allan Thomson said the acquisition makes the JSE the first exchange worldwide to endorse a managed account platform, in a move that will make hedge fund trading more transparent. “We believe that this deal will be beneficial for the markets, as it provides a safe platform for the hedge fund industry to grow.” Rand Merchant Bank and Momentum developed MAP in 2007 as a way to create a more robust framework for institutional participation in the South African hedge fund industry. Advancing supervision, credibility “The market has been regarded as opaque, both locally and globally,” said Momentum Alternative Investments head Braam Jordaan. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “The JSE is confident that this venture will advance the supervision and credibility of the hedge fund industry and assist the already sound reputation of the South African financial markets,” he said. 10 May 2011 The hedge fund industry in South Africa, like the rest of the world, is currently unregulated and has been fraught with reputational problems. This risk management tool, which offers hedge fund investors greater protection by segregating investors’ assets from the hedge fund manager, was developed to monitor hedge funds’ trading activity, thereby ensuring that they remain within agreed investment mandates. Introducing risk management framework “This is an exciting development for the South African hedge fund industry. Momentum is proud to be associated with the development of this technology which has introduced a risk management framework more akin to that which institutional investors would find acceptable,” Jordaan said. Thomson said that hedge funds play and will continue to play an important role in South African financial markets. “MAP is a significant move forward towards giving investors greater confidence that hedge funds are operating within their mandates,” he said.
25 September 2012South African President Jacob Zuma has raised concerns about what he described as the “undemocratic and unrepresentative” nature of the UN Security Council, saying this would lead to the council’s decisions coming under attack for lack of legitimacy.Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Zuma said it was “common cause that the current configuration of the council is unfair. It does not reflect the contemporary geo-political realities, especially with respect to Africa.”Speaking at a session that focused on the rule of law at national and international level, Zuma criticised the UN for failing to ensure that Africa had enough representation on issues on international peace and security.The African continent was both generally under-represented and specifically unrepresented in the permanent category of the UN Security Council (UNSC), he said.“Adherence to the international rule of law will continue to elude us as long as the organ with the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security is unrepresentative and undemocratic.”He said the assembly needed to ask whether the content of the decisions of the UNSC were fair.“Over the past year we have seen both inspiring improvements and spectacular disappointments in the promotion of the rule of law through the council’s work,” Zuma said.He added that the adoption of Resolution 1989, “bringing the Al Qaida regime closer to human rights” and due process standards was a noteworthy illustration of the council’s willingness to adhere to the rule of law.The UN had been severely criticised for lack of due process in the listing and delisting of individuals. The resolution was an improvement in that it provided individuals with recourse to challenge unfounded listings.“However, as we noted during the Security Council’s debate on the rule of law in January 2012, there is a need to ensure greater accountability for actions taken in the name of the Security Council.”Africa would continue to encourage the organs of the United Nations, including the council, to make greater use of the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, by making requests for advisory opinions when confronted with complex legal questions.The continent was also of the view that while exerting efforts to promote the rule of law at the national level, including the promotion of accountability mechanisms, equal attention also had to be paid to the rule of law at international level.“If not, the United Nations runs the risk of being accused of double standards and hypocrisy,” Zuma said.Source: SANews.gov.za