Cal’s back on board for June 25 Jamaica Derby

first_imgFollowing their high-powered sponsorship and promotion in 2015, Cal’s Manufacturing will once again sponsor the prestigious Jamaica Derby at Caymanas Park on Saturday, June 25.Plans for the big day were outlined at yesterday’s promotional press launch in the Trainers’ Room at Caymanas Park. Cal’s marketing manager, Sabrina Thomas, disclosed that her company donated $2 million to the race day, including $1.5 million to the $7 million derby purse.This will be the 96th running of the premier classic for the Sir John Mordecai Trophy, and it marks Cal’s Manufacturing’s third stint as sponsors. The first was in 2011 when TECHNOMOTO scored a stunning upset.”We are indeed happy once again to launch Cal’s Derby Watch six weeks before the race for promotional activities,” said Thomas. “We are excited about the venture, and this intense and extensive promotion is to bring about the buzz and awareness of Cal’s Jamaica Derby 2016,” she added.According to Thomas, among the list of activities scheduled to start on May 13 are live roving reports and interviews in the stands with patrons and on-the-spot giveaways and promotions at six off-track locations by the Cal’s team every Saturday leading up to the big day.Racing secretary DenziL Miller Jr said 11 races would be offered on the day, with Cal’s donating $500,000 for the $180,000 claiming race over a mile, boosting the purse to $1 million, and the CTL Juvenile Cup for maiden two-year-olds with a purse of $850,000. The derby field will include Triple Crown contenders NUCLEAR AFFAIR and FUTURE KING, respective winners of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas on April 9.Cedric Stewart, chief executive officer of Caymanas Track Limited, said it was heartwarming at this early stage to participate in the promotional launch of Cal’s Jamaica Derby.”We welcome back CEO Carlton Watson and his hard-working team. Their contribution to the Jamaica Derby has showcased the prestige and capabilities of horse racing through their promotional activities to the wider community across the island,” he said.- O. C.last_img read more

LIFT-OFF! DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES FIRST DOLL INTO SPACE!

first_imgStargazing LottieA Donegal company has come up with a unique first after it launched the first doll into space!The Stargazer Lottie Doll is the brainchild of Letterkenny-based company Arklu, which is based at the CoLab at the LYIT.The doll traveled to the International Space Station with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake. The Special Edition ‘Gold Collection’ ‘Stargazer’ Lottie doll is a collaboration with the European Space Agency, and winner of the space.com ‘Little Scientist’ Space Age Award at the New York Toy Fair 2015.Company employees, including co-founder Ian Harkin from Ballybofey, watched as the rocket containing Lottie took off today.Six year old Abigail is the star of a short video by female filmmaker Elena Rossini about the girl who has designed the first doll to go into space.Stargazer Lottie will visit the International Space Station along with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake in December 2015, travelling ahead on board Orbital ATK’s “S.S. Deke Slayton II” Cygnus cargo spacecraft. The Cygnus spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.Abigail’s idea for an astronomy themed doll to help other kids learn about space was the inspiration behind the Stargazer Lottie doll.During her time on board the ISS, Stargazer Lottie will fulfil her mission to get kids interested in space. Supplemental materials are available to download from the lottie.com website, including biographies of notable women in astronomy, and educational activities created by UNAWE, the global science educational outreach programme.The video shows Abigail at home with her brother and Mom Zoe in Comox, British Colombia, Canada, talking about her passion for space. Her words capture the specialness and magical wonder of childhood, and the importance of letting children be children, and enjoy their childhood, with unfettered hope and idealistic dreams for the future.Mom Zoe explains how she emailed Arklu, the co behind the award-winning Lottie line of dolls, to say that Abigail’s passion for all things space related had given her the idea for an astronomy themed doll. Her idea caught the attention of toyco Arklu who created the Stargazer Lottie doll, in collaboration with ESA, the European Space Agency, and with help from Dr. Karen Masters, a real life female astronomer at Portsmouth University. When previewed at the New York Toy Fair 2015, the doll won the prestigious space.com ‘Young Scientists’ award, who said “This doll was one of our favorite things at Toy Fair, hands down. The creator’s mission to get young girls interested in astronomy is laudable, and the doll itself is perfect for a young child first exploring the cosmos.”The Lottie doll line was launched in 2012 by Arklu cofounders Ian Harkin from Ballybofey and Lucie Follett, has won several industry awards on account of its innovative focus on being a doll with a realistic body shape and emphasis on activities that stimulate imaginative play. Lottie is now on sale in 30 countries.LIFT-OFF! DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES FIRST DOLL INTO SPACE! was last modified: December 16th, 2015 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:ARKLUdonegalIan HarkinStargazing Lottielast_img read more

Rosie’s €1,083 trolley dash at Home Store + More!

first_imgRosie Connolly from Letterkenny normally likes to take her time when she goes shopping.But there was no time to waste when she popped along to the brilliant Home Store + More at the Letterkenny Retail Park yesterday.Rosie with her mum Teresa and her haul of goodies!Rosie was the winner of a competition organised by the store which gave contestants the chance to grab as many items as possible in just a minute and stuff them into a trolley to keep. Needless to say, Rosie didn’t waste any time checking prices but covered the shop floor like a professional shopper with a wallet-full of somebody else’s money to spend!Supported by her mum Teresa from Booragh in Ramelton and some other friends, Rosie managed to nab a staggering €1,083 worth of goods in just four minutes.Staff at the shop were delighted for Rosie and wished her well as she left the premises to fill her car. Staff at the new store which is proving hugely popular with locals are planning plenty of other novelty promotions as the store continues to grow even more popular.Rosie’s €1,083 trolley dash at Home Store + More! was last modified: April 11th, 2019 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:competitiondonegalHomestore and MoreletterkennyRosie Connollylast_img read more

What Stephen Curry expects from DeMarcus Cousins in Warriors home debut vs. Joel Embiid

first_imgOAKLAND – The news came as a surprise to Stephen Curry. Perhaps that is what happens after a long trip. Perhaps that is also what happens after seeing DeMarcus Cousins excel for five games since nursing a left Achilles tendon injury for nearly a year.But when the Warriors (36-14) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (33-18) on Thursday, Cousins will make his Warriors debut at Oracle Arena.“I didn’t realize that. I didn’t think about it,” Curry said. “We’re doing this for five games now on the floor. …last_img

How to Copy a Butterfly Wing

first_imgHere’s what you have to do to copy a butterfly wing without destroying it: create compounds using Germanium, Selenium and Stibium.  Combine thermal evaporation and substrate rotation in a low pressure chamber.  Immerse in an aqueous orthophosphoric acid solution to dissolve the chitin.  If you are lucky, you can copy the delicate nanostructure of a butterfly wing without destroying it.    Why would anyone want to go to all that trouble?  Science Daily explained: “the structures resulting from replicating the biotemplate of butterfly wings could be used to make various optically active structures, such as optical diffusers or coverings that maximise solar cell light absorption, or other types of devices.”  Butterfly wings, and other biological structures like beetle shells and compound eyes of flies, bees and wasps make use of an optical principle called photonic crystals.  They create repeating patterns at the scale of billionths of a meter that refract light in ways that intensify some colors and cancel others depending on the viewing angle.  “Scientists have focused on these biostructures to develop devices with light emitting properties,” the article said.  Their work was published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.  See 09/06/2008 for an article last year about this subject.    Looking forward to other applications of this technique, the article continued: “The compound eyes of certain insects are sound candidates for a large number of applications as they provide great angular vision.”  Think of the possibilities: “miniature cameras and optical sensors based on these organs would make it possible for them to be installed in small spaces in cars, mobile telephones and displays, apart from having uses in areas such as medicine (the development of endoscopes) and security (surveillance).”  On second thought, that last application creates new worries.  It’s not the butterfly’s fault.    When these researchers can copy a butterfly wing and make it fly, and migrate 1000 miles, and reproduce itself, they’ll really start catching up to nature.  Those who fail can try something simpler: studying bug splat on car windshields.  According to Science Daily, it contains “a treasure trove of genomic diversity.”  You probably didn’t consider, when wiping it off, that it contains the code for building photonic crystals, compound eyes, wings and a lot of other miniature marvels scientists are drooling to imitate.No mention of evolution in this article, as usual; just intelligent designers getting bio-inspired to bio-imitate intelligent bio-design.  Did you know our prized LEDs are just cheap imitations of what butterflies possessed since creation (see 11/18/2005)?  Let’s hope these biomimetics researchers “really start to appreciate the elegance with which nature put some of these things together” and then, realizing it is illogical to personify nature, give credit to the Great Physicist. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Survey Finds Local Marketing Dollars Go To Facebook Places Over Foursquare, Groupon

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Location#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When Facebook Places launched last summer, one of the first questions (other than “how will this impact my privacy?”) was “How will this impact other location-based startups?” While Foursquare was gaining tractions and users, some questioned if Facebook’s entry into location would serve to squash it.Foursquare has hardly been squashed. The startup ended 2010 with over 380 million check-ins and now boasts over 6 million users. But a new survey from MerchantCircle suggests that while users may be flocking to Foursquare, businesses’ marketing dollars are going elsewhere.According to the 8,000 local business owners that participated in MerchantCircle’s quarterly Merchant Confidence Index, Facebook and Google are still the leaders when it comes to online marketing efforts. Respondents to the latest survey indicate that 32% are using Facebook Places to promote their businesses, with 12% planning to do so in the coming months. That compares to 8.7% who use Foursquare, with 7.6% planning to add it to their marketing repertoire soon.Behind Foursquare in the survey is Groupon, with 6.6% of local merchants saying they’d offered a “daily deal.” But 13% of those surveyed say they plan to do so, an indication that there is a demand for group-buying opportunities. Interestingly, 14.3% of respondents said they’d never heard of Groupon, while 27.6% said they’d never heard of Foursquare; 26.9% said they’d never heard of Groupon’s competitor Living Social and 11% said they’d never heard of Facebook Places. Before you draw any conclusions about Super Bowl ads, the survey ran from Jan. 22 through Feb. 3, narrowly missing the Groupon advertising gaffe. According to the survey, about 72% of local businesses say they’ll spend less than $5,000 a year on these marketing efforts, with 34% spending less than $1,000. audrey watters Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

NU Bullpups sustain impressive run

first_imgRead Next Palencia, who was discovered by UST in the Palarong Pambansa two years ago, has been tipped to make an impact for the Tiger Cubs in their UAAP juniors campaign. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Bullpups—who are gearing up for their UAAP juniors campaign—held their own in the tight match as Torres took charge before finishing with 15 points and four rebounds.Lyceum, though, avoided an upset as it turned back another tough high school squad in Chiang Kai Shek with a 69-61 decision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCarl Lumbao paced the Pirates with 16 points and 4 rebounds, while CKSC’s John Galinato topscored with 22.In the 17-under division, University of Santo Tomas blasted Lyceum, 69-57, behind Kobe Palencia’s 18-point outing. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles08:25Pagasa: ‘Ineng’ maintains strength, landfall unlikely01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Mourinho has dig at Man United fans over stylecenter_img View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA National University’s high school squad continued to impress as it downed another collegiate Team B opponent in the Milcu Sports Basketball Presents Got Skills Elite Showcase.Behind Reyland Torres, the Bullpups slipped past La Salle, 74-70, in the 25-under division recently at Lyceum gym.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READlast_img read more

Pacquiao picks Mayweather over McGregor

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The 12-round bout is set to give the Mayweather-Pacquiao event two years ago a run for its money as the richest fight in combat sports history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Korea spoils Gilas bid Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThis time, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be on the same side.Pacquiao will be rooting for Mayweather in an eccentric super fight against Conor McGregor on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a boxing fight so I’m going with the boxer,” Pacquiao said in Filipino on Wednesday after his team Kia lost to Phoenix in the opener of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Mayweather, 40, is shaking off the cobwebs after retiring two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe former pound-for-pound king shoots for win No. 50 while staking his undefeated record against one of UFC’s top stars and arguably, the biggest draw in MMA.Mayweather and McGregor just wrapped up their circus-like world press tour that had stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and London with both fighters engaging in explicit trash-talking and drama made for WWE. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout PLAY LIST 03:16Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO02:19Boxing’s 40-year-old Pacquiao counts on experience in Thurman fight02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Indians celebrate commanding victory against Pakistan

first_imgPeople across the nation celebrated the outstanding victory of the Indian women cricket team in the ICC Women’s World Cup against Pakistan.Elated Indians burnt crackers and raised slogans for the women team after the historic win against its arch-rival Pakistan. (Also read: Mithali Raj’s golden run comes to an end vs Pakistan)”India’s daughter has made the nation proud and has defeated Pakistan with such a big margin. The Indian women team took the revenge from Pakistan of the Champions Cup Trophy,” said a local.Another local added that the thumping victory of the team gives a message that nowadays women are not just being cornered in on four walls, but are rather coming up with lot of aims and exposures.”People should motivate Indian Women cricket team and should welcome them like they do it with the men’s team,” another local added.Spinner Ekta Bisht wreaked havoc as India thrashed arch-rival Pakistan by 95 runs in their ICC Women’s World Cup encounter at United Kingdom’s Derby.Defending a lowly target of 170 runs, the Indian women’s cricket team were spectacular with the ball as they didn’t allow their arch-rival to claim a historic win and bowled out Pakistan for just 74 runs in 38.1 overs.Ekta started casting her magic from the very start and was absolutely lethal, giving nothing away and picking wickets right from the beginning.Captain Sana Mir was the lone Pakistan batter who fought soulfully till the very end. However, her 29 runs off 73 balls couldn’t help her team register their first win of the tournament.advertisementThis was India’s third consecutive win in the tournament and are currently at the top of the points table. With this win India, have also maintained their cent percent record against Pakistan in ODIs.last_img read more

Touch Football Australia Joins Sports Super

first_imgTo our passionate and committed players, administrators and officials, you are now eligible to join Sports Super – the super fund that is as committed to Touch Football as you, and we invite you to find out more to see if this could be an appropriate superannuation program for you. Sports Super has low fees for all members, is secure and strong – part of Australia’s largest super fund, has a strong and consistent performance history, and is quick and easy to join. Unlike all other fund programs Sports Super pays part of your fees directly back into our great sport. This is a fantastic new revenue opportunity for the sport of Touch Football which will allow us to continue to provide first class training and development programs.  Score now with a great, secure, low fee fund with proven returns that uniquely benefits the whole Touch Football community. You may also be able to make some significant super fee savings. To find out more about this opportunity, email sportssuper@myclubfinancialservices.com.au. A superannuation fee comparison between Sports Super and your existing arrangement can be provided upon request.last_img read more