Rough day for form players

first_imgForm players experienced a tough time at Caymanas Park yesterday, ensuring that the Pick-9 and first Super-6 had no takers.Both exotic bets boast attractive carry-overs to next Saturday’s Alex’s Imports Gold Cup meet, featuring the 44th running of the popular grade one race over 1400 metres.With the fancied horses failing to deliver for the most part, doubles, triples, superfectas, trifecta, hi-fives and exacts paid handsomely. The programme produced no startling upsets, but with most of the winners returning odds ranging from 8-1 to 9-2, it spelt grief for punters.Only one favourite managed to oblige – KING WITHIN – at 8-5, with former champion Omar Walker aboard in the fourth. Apprentices Linton Steadman and Hakeem Pottinger had doubles on the card.The Pick-9 carry-over is now in excess of $2 million and the first Super-6 at $1.2 million.Meanwhile, the lightly raced but progressive three-year-old gelding, GOLD MEMBER (9-2), truly impressed in winning the restricted allowance race over the straight for three-year-olds, posting his second win over the distance on consecutive Saturdays.Ridden by Ruja Lahoe for trainer Gresford Smith and owners New Blue, the chestnut gelding by Adore The Gold out of Lady Chachi won by four lengths in the smart time of 58.0. GOLD MEMBER is a half brother to 2011 2000 Guineas winner Big Man Boyu (War Marshall – Lady Chachi).last_img read more

49ers fans: Your awesome new food choices at Levi’s Stadium

first_imgIf you’re among the 49ers Faithful who are also foodies, plan to arrive early for games — and hungry.Levi’s Stadium and the facility’s hospitality partner, Levy, have brought in a huge lineup of Bay Area restaurant favorites this season.The offerings, which will be rolled out during the team’s Sunday, Sept. 22, home opener, include Guy Fieri’s first Chicken Guy! stand in California, pizza king Tony Gemignani’s first Slice House in the South Bay, five female-owned or operated restaurants, …last_img read more

Cinema 4D Video Tutorial: Quick Topographies

first_imgLearn how to easily create detailed topographies using this quick Cinema 4D technique.Working with generators can be extremely taxing on your computer, especially when the objects generated are all 3D. Typically when rendering objects with topographic landscapes you can expect the process to be long, but not with the following effect created by Greyscalegorilla. In the following tutorial you’ll learn how to build quick topographies using the hair generator built into Cinema 4D. The whole process is surprisingly easy and the results are absolutely stunning. The tutorial covers:Using the Material EditorWorking with ProjectionsOptimizing Materials in PhotoshopLightingNotice how much more compelling the scene looks when using complex materials. If you want to learn more about manipulating materials using the new material editor in R16 we highly recommend checking out our post on the ‘14 R16 features you should know about‘.This tutorial was first created by Chris Schmidt of Greyscalegorilla. Thanks for sharing guys!Know of any other cool ways to make this effect? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund part ways with coach Thomas Tuchel

first_imgBorussia Dortmund and their head coach Thomas Tuchel have mutually agreed to end their cooperation with immediate effect, the German top division football club have announced.After two years at the sidelines, Thomas Tuchel will no longer be the head coach of the former Bundesliga champions despite a contract until June 2018, reports Xinhua news agency.”Unfortunately, in the current personnel constellation we have no foundation for a successful cooperation,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said in an open letter on Tuesday.”That is why, after intense talks and many discussions, we finally decided not to continue the cooperation with the coach beyond the end of the season 2016/2017,” he said.Tuchel took the helm at Dortmund, as the successor of Jurgen Klopp, in the summer 2015 to lead the team to a second place finish in the Bundesliga, into the German Cup final and the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.In his second year, Tuchel helped Dortmund enter the last eight stage of the UEFA Champions League.Dortmund finished at the third place in the Bundesliga standings this season and lifted the German Cup following a 2-1 win over Frankfurt in the final.”We would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his coaching staff. We wish Thomas Tuchel only the very best for his future,” Watzke said.last_img read more

State Minister Says Government Will Continue to Advocate for Windrush Generation

first_img “The Government will continue to actively advocate for resolution to this Windrush immigration crisis, including the matter of just and adequate compensation to victims,” Senator Charles Jr. said. State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government will continue to actively advocate on behalf of the Windrush Generation.“The Government will continue to actively advocate for resolution to this Windrush immigration crisis, including the matter of just and adequate compensation to victims,” Senator Charles Jr. said.“We intend, therefore, to utilise our resources both locally and in the United Kingdom (UK) to encourage more persons who have been affected to come forward, seek assistance and to make legitimate claims,” he added.He was making a presentation on the topic, ‘Challenges of the Windrush Generation’, during the University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work’s biweekly departmental seminar.The Seminar was held at the Senate Building today (October 25) at the UWI, Mona Campus.Despite living and working in the UK for decades, thousands of people who arrived in the country as children in the first wave of Commonwealth migration (called the Windrush Generation) were being threatened with deportation.Many of those affected are of Jamaican and Caribbean heritage.The State Minister said the Government will continue to work collaboratively with the UK government on specific cases, which, to date, has borne fruit.“This crisis has presented an opportunity for Jamaica and our Caribbean friends and partners to unite. It is [also] a cause for us to bolster the influence of our diaspora in the UK, while also simultaneously providing the well-needed support to those who are vulnerable,” Mr. Charles Jr. said.The Empire Windrush, a passenger liner, is regarded as the symbolic starting point of a wave of Caribbean migration between 1948 and 1971, known as the ‘Windrush Generation’.Many were enticed to cross the Atlantic by job opportunities amid the UK’s post-war labour shortage.The ship, which sailed from Jamaica on May 27 and arrived in London almost a month later on June 21, was carrying 1,027 passengers, according to the UK National Archives.More than half of the passengers on board (539) gave their last country of residence as Jamaica, while 139 said Bermuda and 119 stated England. There were also people from Mexico, Scotland, Gibraltar, Burma and Wales. Story Highlightscenter_img State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government will continue to actively advocate on behalf of the Windrush Generation.last_img read more