first_imgXBTV’s TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL PORTAL HAS EXCLUSIVE WORKOUT VIDEOS, INTERVIEWS & MOREFebruary 20, 2020 (Arcadia, CA) – For the first time ever, videos of the top Triple Crown race contenders are now available in one place and on-demand as XBTV unveils Triple Crown Trail, a portal on the XBTV.com website specifically for the Classic-bound three-year-olds. The portal is loaded with exclusive workout videos, interviews and handicapping insights and analysis not available anywhere else, including:Workout videos from top horses stabled in California, Florida, New York and more.Trainer and jockey interviews and features.Interactive Kentucky Derby Points list, updated weekly.Replays of prep races.With fewer than 75 days until the Kentucky Derby, experienced handicappers and racing fans around the world are starting to build their own Triple Crown Watch Lists and XBTV’s Triple Crown Trail portal is the perfect tool for the task. Horses will move on and off of the Triple Crown Trail as their connections determine.The Triple Crown Trail also will feature Jeff Siegel’s weekly Top 20 Rankings, which will begin next Tuesday.  Siegel is not only a well-respected handicapper and bettor, but he has the unique distinction of being a successful, veteran owner in addition to being a lifelong racing fan. The horses listed on both Siegel’s ranking and the list of Kentucky Derby points leaders are linkable to the available XBTV video files of each horse.In just over three years, XBTV has accumulated a library of over 28,000 workouts from coast-to-coast.  These vast resources are searchable and are available anytime, free of charge on XBTV.To access XBTV’s Triple Crown Trail section, visit https://www.xbtv.com/triple-crown-trail/.last_img read more

Corruption is a true enemy of development

first_imgDear Editor,Well, finally, it seems as though there will be some sort of audit carried out at City Hall in Georgetown.Of course this audit will be a very small, focused one that will be concentrated on the millions of dollars in funds provided by Central Government to the Georgetown Municipality since 2015.But, hopefully, the findings of this forensic audit will raise the awareness of, and trigger the effecting of, a much more comprehensive audit of the workings of the Georgetown Municipality. The kind of audit needed at the Georgetown Municipality — because of the protracted period since one was held; because of the enormous sums of money and assets involved; and because of the amount of scandals that have surfaced over time at City Hall — would need to be forensic in nature, and would require gargantuan resources.The claim made two years ago by the Mayor — that she was open to facilitate any forensic audit, and that the Office of the Auditor General was welcome at any time — was nothing more than spouting hot air. The Audit Office of Guyana has clearly indicated that all attempts to conduct an audit at City Hall were frustrated and were stymied by documents not being provided. It is time for this charade to be put to an end.To further throw dust in the eyes of the citizenry, the City Council had set up a fully staffed Internal Audit Department. This turned out to be a complete waste of time and revenue earned from ratepayers, as these persons just sat and idled all day long whilst receiving fat salaries for doing little or nothing.Auditing City Hall would require the engagement of several experienced and capable accounting and auditing firms, as the load would simply be just too much for the Audit Office of Guyana. Over the last two decades, many things have been hidden, destroyed and misplaced. Crooked contracts will have to be examined; equipment that has gone missing will have to be traced; persons illegally given interest waivers will have to be pursued and made to pay their correct dues; equipment that has been sent to do private jobs, including work at officers’ residences, will have to be paid for; municipal equipment that was sold dirt cheap would need to be properly assessed, and the proper prices paid for them; municipal property sold or leased when that should not have been needs to be retrieved. Oh, the task would be titanic, but it must be done.Corruption is a true enemy to development, and fighting it at City Hall would not be a one-day or one-time affair.Best regards,Deodarie Putulalllast_img read more

3 Venezuelans remanded to prison

first_imgThree Venezuelan men were remanded to prison on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for breaking and entering as well as possession of stolen items.Alexis ZapataTwenty-four-year old Oscar Joramillo and 22-year-old Alexis Zapata plead not guilty to the charge which was read by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge alleged that between June 21 and June 22, 2019 at Kumaka Waterfront, North West Region One (Barima-Waini), they broke and entered the shop of Alicia Wong and stole a quantity of articles and cash totalling $273,000.The two men told the Court that they have been in Guyana for the past six months and they were here looking for jobs because of the difficult situation in Venezuela. The second charge alleged that 26-year-old Nikito Garcia on June 21, 2019 at Kumaka Waterfront, North West, Region One (Barima-Waini), while knowing the items were stolen, unlawfully obtained stolen articles from Joramillo and Zapata totalling $173,000.Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail because the defendants are not from Guyana and they are a flight risk. He further stated that some of the items were recovered. Magistrate McLennan upheld the Prosecutor’s submission and remanded the three men to prison, where their next Court appearance is slated for July 8.last_img read more

Wash bay attendant released on bail for robbery charges

first_imgA wash bay attendant on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to face two robbery charges.Shaquille ThomasNineteen-year-old Shaquille Thomas, of Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse and denied both charges when they were read to him.The first charge stated that on September 27, 2019 at Robb Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he robbed Alfredo Rodrigues of a phone valued $30,000.It was further alleged that on the same day and location, he robbed Morissa Spencer of a gold chain valued $216,000.Based on the facts, on the day in question, the victims were walking along Robb Street, Georgetown when they were approached by the defendant and other persons.It was reported that the defendant told the victims to hand over their valuables and without hesitation – out of fear, they did so. Thomas and his accomplices then made good their escape.The matter was reported and Thomas was subsequently arrested.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, released Thomas on $75,000 bail and instructed him to report to the City Constabulary until the matter is concluded.He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on December 17, 2019.last_img read more

Three tagging suspects held in $400,000 graffiti damage

first_imgPALMDALE – Three tagging suspects were arrested in an early morning raid Thursday and a fourth was expected to surrender later in a six-week investigation of $400,000 in graffiti vandalism from the Antelope Valley to Ventura, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Mendoza, 27; Carlos Chave, 26; and Joshua Calderon, 23, all of Palmdale, on suspicion of felony vandalism. Another suspect, whose name was not released, was contacted by phone and agreed to surrender, authorities said. The four are suspected of causing at least $400,000 damage in the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, Mojave and Ventura. Deputies said targets included the historic Freedom Train in Mojave, which served as a traveling museum in the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. “In terms of dollar amount, they were the most prolific (graffiti crew),” sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Bistline said. (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bistline said Mendoza is a member of a Los Angeles gang and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and a sawed-off shotgun. Calderon, a student at Mission College in Sylmar, was found at a Sunland home where authorities said they also seized marijuana and a .22-caliber firearm. “The thing that some people don’t understand about graffiti is property values plummet when people see this,” Bistline said. “It’s a (crime) that we take very seriously up here.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com last_img read more

Unqualified Donegal tradesman caused gas explosion in kitchen

first_imgAn unregistered gas installer has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal works which led to an explosion in a Donegal home.Mr. Jerome Travers of 18 Tullan Strand Road, Bundoran, Co. Donegal, was convicted and fined after appearing at Ballyshannon District Court for the incident which occurred in 2015. The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Ireland’s independent energy regulator secured a prosecution against Mr. Travers for illegally carrying out gas works while not being a registered gas installer.Judge Kilrane heard how gas works were undertaken in a house in Bundoran in December 2015 which resulted in an uncontrolled flow of gas into the kitchen causing an explosion which injured the occupants and did extensive damage to the property.Mr. Travers contested the charges against him.  Judge Kilrane fined Mr. Travers €500 and awarded costs of €500 to the CER.Judge Kilrane heard evidence from Seán Ward and Keith Walsh, Gas Safety Officers with the Commission for Energy Regulation and from four witnesses.Judge Kilrane commented that there are few things more serious than leaving a gas pipe open ended with an uncontrolled supply of gas going into the kitchen. He stressed the importance of employing a registered gas installer (RGI). There was no evidence of Mr. Travers having any qualifications whatsoever to be an RGI, the court heard.A statement from the CER said the successful prosecution emphasises the requirement by law for all gas installers to be registered with RGII when carrying out domestic gas works.It is illegal for an individual or company to carry out Gas Works or to portray themselves as registered, unless they are a Registered Gas Installer (RGI) with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII). The penalties for non-compliance include a fine of up to €15,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 years.The CER investigates all reports of alleged breaches of legislation. Illegal activity can be reported anonymously to the CER or to the RGII (www.RGII.ie or calling 1850 454 454)Unqualified Donegal tradesman caused gas explosion in kitchen was last modified: September 16th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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

Donegal family have council’s decision on house reversed

first_imgA family living without basic services including running water have succeeded in reversing Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering them social housing support.Brian and Eileen Ward and their five children had sued the council after it decided not to offer them housing support on the grounds they presented an unacceptable risk of anti-social behaviour. The family are members of the Irish Travelling community and are currently living in a caravan at Shore Front, Bundoran. Two of the Ward children have medical needs,The Irish Times report the family had challenged the council’s decision in the High Court, claiming it was flawed because irrelevant considerations had been taken into account.The matter returned before the High Court yesterday, when barrister Mark Lynam, who appeared for the Wards with solicitors for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, told Judge Anthony Barr that the council had agreed to reverse its decision and will reconsider the Wards’ application for housing support.Fintan Valentine, counsel for the local authority, said the order could be quashed on consent and that his client had acted “with expedition” after the case had been brought to court. The judge then struck out the proceedings.Previously, the High Court heard the family, supported by the Child and Family Agency, which voiced concerns over the Wards’ living conditions, had applied to Donegal County Council for social housing support.They currently have no running water and a limited use of a generator and had tried unsuccessfully to secure private rented accommodation.In March last, they had been told by the council they were at risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour and any offer of housing had been deferred.Donegal family have council’s decision on house reversed was last modified: September 20th, 2017 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:bundorancouncilcourtdonegalHIGH COURTlast_img read more

Kritsch settling in with the Crabs

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Jackson Kritsch led the way as the Humboldt Crabs opened a two-game series against the Seals Baseball with a comfortable 15-8 win at the Arcata Ball Park.If early indications are anything to go by, it could be a good summer for Kritsch, who hit his second home run in just three games while driving in four runs.With the Crabs trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Kritsch hit a two-run blast to right center field to give his side a lead it would not relinquish.Kritsch, …last_img read more

SaaS: A new Generation of ISVs

first_imgThe emergence of SOA and SaaS technologies has created a new breed of ISV on the IT landscape.  ISVs that can create composite applications consisting of aggregated services.  ISVs that can publish niche services and utilities for consumption by others.  ISVs that can easily interact globally with their customers.Software delivery platforms are proliferating and the competition among the alternatives is intensifying.  Some of the platform options include Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Apprenda, and Jamcracker.  These “platforms” provide well-tested and highly scalable infrastructures for software providers to build on.   Application hosting and tough-to-implement features like multi-tenanted access and single sign on have already been solved and come as part of the platform provider package.The platforms also offer frameworks for rapid UI development and interfacing with the back-end database.  The result is that the cost of development for ISVs is significantly reduced and they are freed up to focus fully on building the business logic for great applications.   Combine this with readily available Open Source components and we have all the elements for a new generation of application development that is poised to grow explosively. These next-generation ISVs will produce more software, at lower cost, and target many more highly-focused niche markets.last_img read more

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