High hopes for Wesley Ward juveniles at Breeders’ Cup | Racing News

first_imgWard added: “I’m happy with the mile. We’ve tried to emulate the same schedule as we followed with Hootenanny, who was narrowly beaten in the Morny a few years ago and then won over the mile at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita with Frankie.“We’ve got Frankie, we’ve got the mile – and this time we’re on our home track, so we don’t even have to ship to California.”Campanelle’s American rivals include Aunt Pearl and Plum Ali, while European hopes are carried by Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth, Ken Condon’s Miss Amulet, Jessica Harrington’s Oodnadatta and Nazuna from Roger Varian’s yard.Ward is confident of getting off to a flyer in the very first Breeders’ Cup race of the weekend, with Golden Pal the hot favourite for the Juvenile Turf Sprint over five and a half furlongs.Narrowly beaten by Michael Bell’s The Lir Jet in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, the son of Uncle Mo has since bolted up in a stakes race at Saratoga – and Ward is unconcerned about the prospect of being drawn widest of all in stall 14.“He’s the favourite, and everybody knows what I think of this horse,” said Ward.“That (stall 14) is the hole I would have picked if I was given the choice. He’s outside and he shouldn’t have any issues, whereas if he was drawn on the inside or in the middle and broke a step slow, he could encounter traffic.“I will be disappointed if he doesn’t win. We’re excited for all the runners, but this guy has shown so much talent and ability from early on, we’ve got big hopes.”Golden Pal is set to be joined by a trio of stablemates in Amanzi Yimpilo, Into The Sunrise and After Five.Hollie Doyle makes her Breeders’ Cup debut aboard Archie Watson’s Mighty Gurkha, O’Brien saddles Lipizzaner – and Nigel Tinkler is looking forward to running surprise Flying Childers winner Ubettabelieveit.Tinkler said: “I think the horse is very professional. He’s a very intelligent horse, so he’s not going to do anything stupid. He has grown up and he’s got stronger.“Its five and a half furlongs, which I think will be absolutely ideal. I’m a little bit concerned because it’s going around a bend, and last time he hung a little bit to the right in the last furlong.”The TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on the dirt promises to be an informative affair, with Steve Asmussen’s Kentucky Derby favourite Jackie’s Warrior taken on by Essential Quality and Ward’s Next – who won at the track just a fortnight ago.Ward said: “We’re coming back from a short rest. I know you guys in Europe do that a lot with the two-year-olds, but every time I do it you can stick a fork in mine!“But he’s on his home course and ran a big race here two weeks ago, which is why we’re taking a chance.“We’ll find out of if he’s good enough, number one, and if the short rest takes a toll on him.”Bob Baffert’s Princess Noor heads the betting for the Juvenile Fillies ahead of Simply Ravishing, Dayoutoftheoffice and Girl Daddy. Campanelle provided her trainer with a fourth victory in the Queen Mary Stakes – before striking Group One gold in the Prix Morny at Deauville in August.Running on Ward’s home track of Keeneland, confidence is high Campanelle can add the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf under Frankie Dettori.“Campanelle is doing great and has been prepared for this since three days after the Morny,” said Ward.- Advertisement – “It’s her home course, so all we’ve got to do is lead her over from stall to stall.“She’s been training great – she’s got some new shoes on, and we’re ready to roll.”Campanelle will be tackling a mile for the first time, having not previously raced beyond the six furlongs she won over in France.- Advertisement – Wesley Ward has high expectations for both Campanelle and Golden Pal on the opening night of the Breeders’ Cup.Both horses will be familiar to British racing fans, having performed at Royal Ascot in June.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Barack Obama Is the Next Guest on Apple TV+’s The Oprah Conversation

first_img– Advertisement – The 768-page “A Promised Land” is the first of two volumes penned by Obama since he left office in 2017. It looks at the early years of his political life, including his election in 2008, dealing with a global financial crisis and pushing for reform at Wall Street, fighting with Republicans to pass the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), and taking a different approach to military strategy in Afghanistan and authorising the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.obama oprah apple tv plus barack obama the oprah conversation apple tv plusOfficial artwork for The Oprah Conversation’s Obama episodePhoto Credit: Apple- Advertisement – Barack Obama will be the next guest on Apple TV+’s The Oprah Conversation, Apple has announced. The episode with the former US President will be available Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm IST / 2pm GMT / 6am PT, alongside the global launch of Obama’s new memoir, “A Promised Land”. With Oprah, Obama will discuss the years leading up to his presidency, what brought him into politics, and the things he had to balance and tackle during his eight years as President of USA.And in a change of pace, The Oprah Conversation episode with Barack Obama will be available for free to everyone, even if you don’t have an ongoing Apple TV+ subscription. There’s just one caveat: the free-to-watch period for this episode will end on Tuesday, December 1.- Advertisement –center_img In a prepared statement, Oprah said: “This book was worth the wait. Everybody who reads it is going to be on this journey from the gruelling and monotonous grind of the campaign, to taking us inside the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and the Situation Room and sometimes, even the bedroom. This book has both the intimacy and the grandeur coming through in this memoir, and I have so been looking forward to speaking with him about all of it.”Obama becomes the most high-profile guest on The Oprah Conversation, which has previously hosted the likes of actor Matthew McConaughey, Grammy-winner Stevie Wonder, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, songwriter Dolly Parton, author Bryan Stevenson, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, and web series host Emmanuel Acho.The Oprah Conversation’s Obama episode premieres November 17 on Apple TV+.- Advertisement –last_img read more

The Masters: Bryson DeChambeau digs deep to fire a 70 that impressed Jon Rahm | Golf News

first_img DeChambeau found the trees on the 11th hole DeChambeau found the trees on the 11th hole

Microsoft Detects COVID-19 Vaccine Work Hacking Attempts by Russia, North Korea

first_imgChinese state-backed hackers have also been targeting vaccine-makers, the US government said in July while announcing criminal charges.Microsoft said most of the targets — located in Canada, France, India, South Korea and the United States — were “directly involved in researching vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.” It did not name the targets but said most had vaccine candidates in various stages of clinical trials.The company identified one of the state-backed hacker groups as Fancy Bear, the Russian military agents who Britain’s National Cyber Security Center said in July were behind such intrusion attempts. Two others were North Korea’s Lazarus Group and a group Microsoft calls Cerium.- Advertisement – Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers.It said in a blog post Friday that most of the attacks in recent months were unsuccessful, but provided no information on how many succeeded or how serious those breaches were.- Advertisement – At the same time, coronavirus cases are surging. In the US, deaths per day have soared more than 40 percent over the past two weeks to an average of more than 1,100, the highest level in three months.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – Most of the break-in efforts involved attempts to steal the login credentials of people associated with the targeted organisations. The Lazarus Group posed as job recruiters while Cerium targeted spear-phishing emails that masqueraded as missives from World Health Organization representatives, Microsoft said.The blog post coincided with an appearance by Microsoft president Brad Smith at an international forum calling on nations to protect health care facilities from cyberattacks. This year, the Paris Peace Forum is taking place online.Optimism about a COVID-19 vaccine has grown since pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced earlier this week that preliminary data showed its vaccine to be 90 percent effective.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Angolan isolation ward empty as Marburg cases mount

first_img A specially equipped isolation ward at Uige province’s 400-bed hospital is empty, even though Marburg cases and deaths are occurring in the area, the WHO reported. “It is apparent that, for the time being, the community does not accept the concept of isolation,” the agency said. “Residents are unwilling to report suspected cases and allow these people to be managed under conditions that reduce the risk of further transmission.” Yesterday the WHO said travelers to Angola should be aware of the Marburg outbreak and avoid close contact with sick people. People who have existing medical conditions and might require hospitalization should consider postponing travel to Angola, and especially to Uige, officials said. To make matters worse, four Red Cross volunteers who had just been trained to educate local residents about the disease were killed by lightning today while on their way to work, the WHO statement said. The agency had announced just yesterday that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies had decided to send more volunteers to Uige to help fight the epidemic by running educational campaigns. In the past the federation has helped control large outbreaks of Ebola fever, a disease much like Marburg fever. See also: Apr 14 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_14a/en/ But Dr. Mike Ryan of the WHO said that even if the drug seems to work in monkeys, it could be months before it could be tried in human patients, according to the story. Travelers leaving Angola should seek medical attention if they experience any illness with fever within 10 days after their departure, the agency said. Further, “WHO recommends that travelers with a clear exposure history be treated as contacts and placed under surveillance for 21 days, during which time their temperature should be monitored daily.” Apr 13 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_13/en/ Officials said they were not aware of any Marburg cases in foreign nationals other than those involved in caring for patients in Uige. In other developments, US Army scientists are investigating whether a drug that has shown promise against Ebola fever might work against Marburg, the Associated Press reported yesterday. The report said the drug cured Ebola in a third of a group of monkeys that were treated with it in 2003. Apr 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – As the death toll in Angola’s Marburg hemorrhagic fever epidemic reached 215, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that Angolans are refusing to report suspected cases and allow patients to be treated in isolation. Because of the resistance to control measures, the agency said, “Family members and other caregivers who refuse to allow patients to be cared for in the isolation facility are being informed of ways to protect themselves from infection and given appropriate supplies. WHO has placed urgent orders for disinfectants, which are currently in short supply in Angola.” In reporting the Red Cross workers’ deaths, the WHO said it “recognizes the importance of this support and deeply regrets the death of these volunteers.” The WHO said the outbreak amounted to 235 cases, including 215 deaths, as of Apr 12, up from 231 cases and 210 deaths the day before. Uige remained the center of the outbreak, with 208 cases and 194 deaths.last_img read more

Avian flu outbreaks wax, wane

first_imgApr 17, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Poultry deaths due to the H5N1 avian influenza virus are spreading in some parts of the world as cases decline elsewhere.In Pakistan, the health of four poultry workers was being tracked following an outbreak of H5N1 on a farm near Islamabad, according to a story today by Reuters news service. About 3,500 birds on the farm were culled recently. Authorities were asking people in a 3-mile radius of the farm if they were experiencing any avian flu symptoms, the story said.Although they haven’t found any human infections since the poultry outbreaks began in February, officials expressed concern because a lack of resources is affecting monitoring, Reuters reported.”An effective system needs money, and that is what we don’t have,” said Rana Ikhlaq, deputy commissioner of the agriculture ministry.The Pakistani Agriculture Ministry confirmed the poultry outbreak on Sunday.Concerns about a potential outbreak in the West African country of Ivory Coast rose earlier this month when five dogs died after eating poultry carcasses from a large bird die-off in the town of Bondoukou, according to the Independent Online (IOL) Web site from South Africa. Bondoukou is 500 kilometers east of the city of Abidjan.Authorities in Ivory Coast today announced that local tests showed the outbreak was not related to the H5N1 virus, according to Today Online of Singapore. The tests were conducted at Bingerville laboratory in Abidjan. The results have not been confirmed at a World Health Organization (WHO) lab. In addition, authorities did not offer an explanation for the rapid deaths of more than 200 chickens found dead at the end of March in the village of Soko.Two villages in Cambodia have confirmed the influenza virus in poultry since Mar 20. About 700 birds were involved in an outbreak in Tuol Prich village in Kompong Speu province, and about 247 birds died or were culled in Kamakor village of Kompot province, Cambodian authorities confirmed Apr 13 in a report to the WorldOrganization for Animal Health (OIE).In Russia, the H5N1 virus is waning, according to a story today in Russian News and Information Agency Novosti (RIA Novosti).”The bird flu situation has now improved, and the number of quarantine zones has been sharply reduced,” Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev said. “Birds are being vaccinated in migration stopover areas for wild birds.”Fourteen towns in four regions continue to have avian flu outbreaks in Russia today, the agriculture ministry announced today, according to RIA Novosti. About 1.1 million birds have died and roughly another 300,000 have been culled, the story noted.See also: Apr 13 OIE report from Cambodiahttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2006_AI.phplast_img read more

Public Call – International tender for realization of the hospitality-tourism project on the island of Vis, Croatia

first_imgThe Ministry of State Property of Croatia in line with the Decision by the Croatian Government on determining the conditions and publishing the public call for submission of binding offers for realization of the Czech Villa Hospitality-Tourism Project in the Town of Vis on the Island of Vis and appointment of the committee for assessing offers and monitoring realization of the project. .in publishing this call, invites all domestic and foreign, financially capable investors that also possess experience in design, construction,In publishing this call, invites all domestic and foreign, financially capable investors that also possess experience in design, construction, marketing and the tourist resort business to submit offers for the realization of construction of the Czech RepublicThe Ministry of State Property, invites all domestic and foreign, financially capable investors that also possess experience in design, construction, invites all domestic and foreign, financially capable investors that also possess experience in design, construction, marketing and the tourist resort business to submit offers for the realization of the construction of the Czech Villa Hospitality-Tourist Project located at sv. Juraj (St. George) in the Town of Vis.The lease agreement will be concluded for 50 years and the concession for the maritime construction for the purpose of construction and economic use will be granted for up to 50 years with a fee of 1.430.000,00 per year. Estimated total revenue is HRK 84.300.000,00 in the budget of the Republic of Croatia, with the construction of new catering and accommodation units of at least four stars. For the realization of this project, a deadline of 3 years from the date of the conclusion of the contract is foreseen.Deadline is 16 October 2017 at 23:59., All details of tender you can see herelast_img read more

Professional development and professionalization of family accommodation service providers – Room to VET

first_imgEurope is traditionally the world’s most important tourist macro-region, and family accommodation in Europe accounts for about 13% of the total available accommodation capacity.When it comes to Croatia, it has more than 500 thousand beds in family accommodation, which is more than half of the total accommodation capacity in Croatia. Modern tourists are increasingly staying in family accommodation looking for more freedom, privacy, an authentic tourist experience through interaction with the local community, better prices and greater value for money. Although family accommodation is relatively widespread in Europe and is constantly increasing, European destinations face a number of challenges due to the lack of control over its development.One of the main development challenges is the education of the owner of family accommodation and its professionalization, all with the aim of raising the quality of family accommodation and, ultimately, raising the overall level of quality of the destination offer. Another important trend that characterizes the modern family accommodation market is the increasing use of ICT both on the tourist demand side, in the travel planning phase and during the stay in the destination, and on the tourist offer side through the application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation.Bearing in mind the growing need of private accommodation owners for lifelong learning and for raising the level of their knowledge, skills and competences and, on the other hand, respecting the increasingly widespread use of ICT in family accommodation, the project was launched. Rooms to VET. The project is funded by the EU Erasmus + KA2 fund, implemented by the Institute of Tourism in Zagreb in cooperation with 8 partners from 4 European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Spain) and the project involves experts in the field of tourism, lifelong vocational education and ICT -and in tourism.The main goal of the project is to raise the level of quality and competitiveness of family accommodation in partner countries, using a free “e-learning” platform for owners of family accommodation and holiday homes, which will allow users to quickly, interestingly and easily (so-called “bite -sized learning ”) acquire the knowledge and skills they need to improve the level of quality of family accommodation. The platform will consist of 6 learning modules designed based on a detailed research of the educational needs and habits of family accommodation owners. These are the following modules: hospitality and service culture, planning for successful business, improving daily business, arranging and beautifying the accommodation facility, creating innovative products and services, and more efficient promotion and sales. Users of the platform will go through each module in a way that they will first learn the theoretical basis from a certain area and then go through the process of checking the acquired knowledge.In addition to the platform, on the project website (www.roomstovet.eu) there will be a database with best practices in the field of family accommodation as an example and incentive to other renters who want to raise the quality of their accommodation facility. PROGRAM – ROOMS TO VET – Professional development and professionalization of family accommodation service providers PROGRAMME09:00 – 10:00: GATHERING AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS10:00 – 10:30: OPENING OF THE MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECTo Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatiao University of Zadar- Welcome speecheso Renata Tomljenović and Damir Krešić, Institute of Tourism- Presentation of the “Rooms to VET” project10:30 – 11:30: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION DEVELOPMENTo Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism- National program for the development of family accommodationo Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce- Current situation and development possibilities of family accommodation11:30 – 12:00: COFFEE BREAK12:00 – 13:30: EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICEo Damir Hordov, Zadar County Tourist Board- “WELCOME” – Labeling of family accommodation in Zadar Countyo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo doo- Lifelong education and professional development of family accommodation ownerso Siniša Miljević, Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA)- Application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation in Istriao Goran Rihelj, Portal hrturizam.hr- Hosts in family accommodation as ambassadors of Croatian tourismo Neven Palčec, myRent doo- Management of reservations in family accommodation – channel management13:30 – 14:30 – LUNCH BREAK14:30 – 15:30 – ROUND TABLE WITH PARTICIPANT’S QUESTIONS:THE FUTURE OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN CROATIA – OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS(moderator: Goran Rihelj)o Mila Razović, University of Zadaro Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerceo Blanša Mićin and Šime Knežević, owners of family accommodationo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo dooo Siniša Miljević, Director of the Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA) 15:30: END OF THE MEETINGlast_img read more

The mayor of Hvar introduces order: All deck chairs must be wooden and the umbrellas white

first_imgThe Mayor of the City of Hvar has made a decision on the appearance of umbrellas and deck chairs for performing economic activities in the maritime domain of the City of Hvar.Thus, according to the decision, there will be no more plastic deckchairs on Hvar, but all deckchairs must be wooden, while all umbrellas must be made of natural materials, white or dirty white fabric without highlighting the inscriptions of sponsors and advertisements. The inscriptions of the companies can be extremely prominent on the lower part of the umbrellas.The decision is in force from 01.01, and the supervision will be carried out by the municipal wardens of the City of Hvar.What should be normal is big news in Croatia. So is the decision of the city of Hvar to finally bring order to the standardized layout of parasols and deck chairs. Unfortunately, this is a rare positive example in our tourist destinations, and the first step should be established when we talk about the strategic development of tourist destinations. Of course how we have to take care of the cleanliness of the city, visual appearance, parking, landscaping, beaches, promenades, to have showers on the beaches and enough trash cans, signage, etc.… this is the first prerequisite for tourism development.When we do not care about performance, quality and no one cares about development, then I have a mess and problems such as “reservation” of beaches with towels, drinking young people, nudity… Tourism is extremely dynamic, complex, heterogeneous, multidisciplinary and vertical and horizontal binds various industries. That is why it is complex and must not be developed by inertia or accident, but only strategically and sustainably.Related news:last_img read more

The Festival of Lights generated 44% more overnight stays

first_imgAnother great proof that investing in events is not a cost, but an investment.After great success with Advent in Zagreb which last year generated about 500 million tourist spending, the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb has accepted a new tourist product, which in its second edition was still bigger, better quality and more meaningful. The fact that the Festival of Light is a complete success and that it has the potential to be another major tourist event that generates a motive for arrival is shown by the fact that during the recent Zagreb Festival of Light, according to the Zagreb Tourist Board, 28% more arrivals and as many as 44 % more nights.Compared to last year’s period of the Festival, when the Tourist Board organized this event for the first time, this year there were 10.652 arrivals and 21.592 overnight stays in four days. In the mentioned period, there were 3.032 arrivals of domestic tourists (growth 32%) and 7.620 foreign tourists (growth 26%), and the most numerous were guests from: South Korea, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA and Germany. Out of the total number of overnight stays, domestic tourists realized 5.094 (growth of 30%), and foreign tourists 16.498 (growth of 48%).In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ””I am extremely pleased with these excellent results, and especially with the fact that certain markets (Slovenia, Austria, Hungary) in which TZGZ conducted online and offline marketing campaigns achieved an increase of more than 50%, which indicates the success of both the campaign and the Festival lights Zagreb. “Said the director of the Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld. Also, as seen, and which is often he forgets, growth is not generated accidentally, rather than planned and strategically – a targeted promotional campaign in targeted markets.The results so far for the first two and a half months are also very good. More precisely, for the period 01.01.-15.03.2018. the number of arrivals increased by 17% (152.762) and the number of overnight stays by 24% (315.474) compared to the same period last year. These are data that once again confirm that Zagreb has become an unavoidable tourist destination and the Tourist Board expects that such a positive trend will continue in the coming months.last_img read more