Racing cancelled in Tipperary tomorrow

first_imgBetween Saturday night and Sunday morning over 17 millimetres of rain fell resulting in the postponement of the meeting.A date for the rescheduled meeting has yet to be announced.last_img

Mengden rises to occasion as A’s shut out the St. Louis Cardinals

first_imgST. LOUIS — In stints together in Triple-A, pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Beau Taylor sat next to each other in the dugout and mentally played the games at hand.“Me and him worked a lot, each day trying to get better,” Taylor said. “When I wasn’t playing and he wasn’t pitching, we’d just sit there and do sequences, trying to call the game for the other pitcher.”Wednesday, they got to do that for real, and on the big stage, too. Batterymates Mengden and Taylor combined to help lead the …last_img

LG unveils G3 smartphone with QHD display

first_imgLG Electronics has introduced the much anticipated smartphone, the G3. The LG flagship smartphone is the successor to the company’s well-received LG G2.It was launched in cities like London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul simultaneously.In a press release, the South Korean tech major said, “Developed under the Simple is the New Smart concept, LG G3 is a culmination of consumer research based on LG’s product development philosophy, Learning from You. The LG G3 was empowered with the best of what current technology has to offer, providing consumers with a user experience more ambitious than anything offered before by LG.””The smartest innovation in a fast evolving smartphone market is creating harmony between advanced technology and a simplified user experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG G3 is the result of our effort to actualise that idea into a tangible product. And we are extremely pleased with the result,” he further said.LG 3 highlightsThe LG G3 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi with four times the resolution of HD and almost two times higher resolution than a Full HD display.The device sports a 13-megapixel OIS+ (Optical Image Stabiliser Plus) camera with a laser auto focus that can shoot sharp images in a fraction of the time required by conventional phone cameras. It has polished metallic skin on the rear cover that is lightweight and fingerprint-proof.  LG 3 features Smart Keyboard: The device comes with a smart keyboard that reduces input errors by up to 75 percent by tracking and analysing typing habits and intuitively “knowing” what word the user intended to type. The height of the keyboard can also be adjusted to better fit the user’s hands and position of the thumbs. Individual keys can also be customised with frequently used symbols for even faster input.advertisementSmart Notice: Like a personal assistant, Smart Notice provides suggestions and recommendations based on user behaviour, phone usage patterns and location to offer user information when it’s needed the most. Smart Notice can remind you of a call you declined earlier and ask if you would like to call that person back. But what sets Smart Notice apart from other personal assistants is its natural language capabilities. For example, instead of just displaying today’s temperature and weather forecast, Smart Notice will make a recommendation such as, “You may want to take an umbrella today since it will rain this evening.”Smart Security: Understanding the importance of maintaining and securing confidential data when smartphones are shared, misplaced, lost or stolen, the LG G3 offers a number of enhanced security features such as: Knock CodeTM enables users to unlock their device with a pattern of taps. Merging security and convenience, users can create a personalised code that can be entered anywhere on the screen. With the G3, users have the option of being able to use KnockON to wake the screen to check the time as well as enter the home screen directly via Knock CodeTM.Content Lock: It keeps personal files safe and hidden from view when sharing the G3 with friends. When the G3 is connected to a PC, Content Lock prevents file previews so the data is still safe. The locked files can reside either on the G3’s internal memory or on the microSD card.Kill Switch: The feature gives G3 owners the ability to disable their phones remotely in the event of theft. The Kill Switch also allows content on the G3 to be wiped so personal information won’t be compromised. Kill Switch also includes antivirus scanning and remote wipe and lock, among other essential features.Starting on May 28 in South Korea, the LG G3 will begin rolling out worldwide on over 170 carriers, with UK availability from  July 1, 2014.Key Specifications: Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (up to 2.46GHz Quad-Core)Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)  Memory: 16GB eMMC ROM / 2GB DDR3 RAM / microSD slot (128GB max)Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MPBattery: 3,000mAh (removable)Operating System: Android 4.4.2 Kit KatSize: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mmWeight: 149gNetwork: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC,  SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0Colour: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Goldlast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Miranda

first_imgBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Mirandaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Leo Messi has sung the praises of Riqui Puig and Juan Miranda.Both youngsters have seen first team action this season.Messi said, “They have been training with us for a whole and you see they are different players. “The club did well in bringing them up to train with us. They will grow more and that’s good the club are using people from the youth academy because for a while nobody came. Going back to that model is important for the academy and the club.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Kansas State Police Asking For Help To Identify Fan Who Bumped Jamari Traylor

first_imgKansas State fan bumps Kansas's Jamari TraylorTwitter/K-StateKansas State scored a huge rivalry victory last night over Kansas, but unfortunately, much of the focus following the game has centered on the lack of security during the subsequent court-storming. While most Wildcats fans were respectful of their opponent in celebration, a few went overboard. One, in particular, is going to be in some serious trouble as a result.Kansas State police are asking followers on Twitter if they can help in identifying which fan purposely bumped KU player Jamari Traylor. It’s safe to say that someone is going to know the answer.K-State Police would like help identifying this fan. Send a tip at http://t.co/ZqQti0IAve or call 532-6412 pic.twitter.com/VtBS2dPijl— K-State Police (@KStatePolice) February 24, 2015Here’s video of the incident, if you haven’t seen it.Not cool. Rushing the court after a huge win is an amazing experience, but you have to remember, the players on the opposition have done nothing to you. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a trend.last_img read more

Taylor Decker Tweets At Jaylon Smith, Says He’d Never Try To Injure Another Player

first_imgDetroit Lions offensive lineman Taylor DeckerBALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 3: Offensive tackle Taylor Decker #68 of the Detroit Lions looks on from the bench against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame’s star junior linebacker, suffered what looked like a devastating leg injury during today’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State. Smith injured himself trying to regain his balance after taking a shove from Ohio State offensive lineman Taylor Decker near the end of the play. Some thought Decker committed a cheap shot, considering Smith wasn’t near the ball and the play was basically over. However, the veteran lineman took to Twitter a little while ago to clarify what happened. Decker tweeted at Smith, saying he’d never try to injure another player and didn’t intend to put him at risk. @JaeeSmiff9ENT pic.twitter.com/iNsILFwZjB— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) January 2, 2016This is a very classy move on Decker’s part. The play didn’t look malicious, even if the two players were engaged away from the ball.last_img read more

Curious case of father in Saskatchewan who had his kids taken but

first_imgLarissa Burnouf APTN National NewsA father in Saskatchewan wants answers from the province’s ministry of Social Services after it refused to return his two youngest children, even though, he and his spouse have been approved by the department to provide foster care to other children.The man who cannot be named because his children are in care of the state, lost custody of his six children in 2011, while he was away at work in Fort McMurray, Alta., for three weeks.His late wife was having problems caring for all of them by herself.She passed away a short time later and since then, he has managed to regain custody of his four oldest children, but not without what he said was a long, expensive fight with Social Services.“In 2014 they started having trial dates, but from 2011 to now, I think they’ve adjourned it 50-60 times and each time they adjourn it,” he said. “It costs us $2500-3000 and that moneycould have went to the kids.”He said between the legal fees, and missed days at work to attend the court hearings, it has cost him and his family over $100,000.He said he and his new wife have gone above and beyond what has asked of them by social services to have his six children returned.He said they have been met with resistance from social services and the foster family of the two youngest daughters who remain in the care of the Province.The man said they have proven to have a stable and healthy home and have even been approved to care for two other children in their home, including a new born baby.“Ya we can look after other people’s kids but not my own!” he said.He said his spouse has given up her job to stay home and care for the children while he works.“I’ve been fighting for them and social services has been neglecting on everything that I have been doing right.  Working and providing for my family,” he said.His new wife said instead of paying thousands of dollars to fight social services, they could have spent that money on family.“We don’t get to go to theme parks, we can’t take them to movies,” she said. “We cant do outings unless they’re free because any extra money that we do have or any extra money that we manage to save goes to pay off, or we give to the lawyer.”The Provincial Ministry of Social Services would not comment on the case or confirm or deny the man’s claims.He is now turning to the help of Northern Saskatchewan’s MLA to see if he can help in any [email protected]last_img read more

Bharatiya Divyang Sansthan offers support to BJP in Lok Sabha Elections

first_imgNew Delhi: Conveying the hopes and aspirations of the physically-challenged people in the country, president of Bharatiya Divyang Sansthan Amit Kumar handed over the ‘Divyang Manifesto’ to Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot.The ‘Divyang Manifesto’ is a vision document suggesting the ways to the Union Government for the upliftment of the physically-challenged class.Minister Gehlot stated that incumbent Modi government has done some unprecedented work in its tenure of five years for the welfare of Divyangs. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe centre is now providing direct support and scholarships to physically challenged people. The government has created provision of subsided loans for Divyangs. Minister said that after BJP came to power. New categories have been created for Physically challenged people and the government is providing extra grants to the organisations employing Divyangs. Physically challenged athletes are getting special cash packages to ensure they reach new heights in the field of sports and become independent. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardShowing their trust in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the manifesto pledged complete support from Diyangs to the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The document also urged the BJP to bring the Divyangs in mainstream politics by giving some reservation to them in the party. The Cabinet Minister, however, expressed inability to provide political reservation to the Divyangs at the moment. After discussing with the Central Minister, Amit Kumar called for all Divyangs and other Divyang organisations to unite and press for the demand of getting political reservation and quota in the Parliaments. Amit Kumar stressed the Divyangs will have to create the atmosphere and achieve what is rightfully theirs by virtue of their power of votes. The condition of the Divyangs will not improve until they get political representation. Gehlot said that all other demands of the organisation will be taken up sympathetically for the upliftment of Divyangs. Amit Kumar thanked the Union Minister for lending support to their manifesto. He said that the country has a lot of expectations from PM Modi because leaders like him can ensure the upliftment of every section of society. The minister gifted Amit Kumar books published underlining the achievements and plans of the Ministry.last_img read more

Mark colour of boxes being transported Mamata

first_imgItahar/Buniyadpur (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday asked the people to keep vigil about transportation of boxes of various colours, in an oblique reference to allegations of a black trunk having been offloaded from the prime minister’s helicopter in Karnataka. Speaking at two rallies in Balurghat constituency, Banerjee attacked the RSS saying that it has imbibed the “shopping mall culture”. “I urge the public to keep their eyes and ears open as during elections boxes of various colours – red, blue and other colours – are coming,” Banerjee said without naming anyone. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The Congress had on Sunday demanded a probe into the alleged transportation of a “suspicious black trunk” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter during his visit to Chitradurga in Karnataka for poll campaign. Modi had addressed an election rally in Chitradurga on April 9. The party also played a video clip purportedly showing that the trunk, after being unloaded from the PM’s helicopter, was carried to a private car that, it alleged, was not a part of the SPG carcade and was taken away. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Taking on the RSS, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “Those who used to wear khaki shorts have now imbibed the shopping mall culture.” The RSS have shed its 90-year-old dress code and knee-length khaki shorts were replaced by brown trousers. She reiterated her allegation that the Congress is taking assistance of the RSS to help its Jangipur and Baharampur candidates win. While Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of former President Pranab Mukherjee, is the Congress candidate at Jangipur, former West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Chowdhury is the the party’s candidate from Baharampur. Claiming that the BJP was indulging in politics of dividing people on religious lines, Banerjee said she was ready to risk her life but would not allow politics of division. “It (BJP) claims to be champion of Hinduism. Are we not Hindus?” she asked, saying that her parents had taught her to respect all religions and to treat them equally. The firebrand TMC supremo, who is a Brahmin, said she chants Chandi mantra every morning. “The BJP is imposing on us a religion which has no relation to Hinduism or our country. We believe in togetherness of different faiths and languages,” she said. Claiming that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has worked against the interest of the general public of the country, she alleged that prices of petroleum products were increased everyday when crude oil rates were low in the international market. “The LPG price has touched Rs 800 per cylinder. If a poor person has to buy gas at such a high price, he will be left with no money to buy food,” she said. Claiming that the NRC in Assam has left lakhs of Hindu and Muslim Bengalis stateless, she asserted that she will not allow it in West Bengal. BJP president Amit Shah has said in various rallies in West Bengal that the saffron party would implement the NRC in the state if voted to power again.last_img read more