Life in the Fast Lane

first_imgA motorist has admitted to travelling at 172mph on a road in Oxfordshire – the fastest speeding incident of its kind recorded in Britain.  Timothy Brady, of Harrow, North West London, achieved the speed in a Porsche 911 Turbo as he travelled along the A420 near Abingdon in January this year.Caught by a routine police speed check, Brady admitted in Oxford Crown Court to one count of dangerous driving. He pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated vehicle taking.Brady’s is not the only recent driving incident to attract attention. Earlier this month, the Marquess of Blandford, whose ancestral home is Blenheim Palace, appeared in Oxford Crown Court on a string of motoring charges.In one incident, the Marquess tailgated drivers at high speed, before blocking traffic and directing a ‘tirade of abuse’ at an innocent driver. The Marquess pleaded guilty to criminal damage and dangerous and careless driving on two occasions, and a separate charge of dangerous driving.Both defendants are due to be sentenced next month.last_img read more

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Dredgit Environmental Bags Chincoteague Dredging Contract

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District has awarded Houston based Dredgit Environmental Corporation a $520,070 contract to perform maintenance dredging along the Chincoteague Bay Federal Navigation Channel.The company will be responsible for removing approximately 10,000 cubic yards of material to bring the channel to a minimum depth of 6 feet.Commenting the latest announcement, Chris Turner, Norfolk District project manager, said: “This vital navigation project provides access into Chincoteague Bay, Chincoteague Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean for commercial fishing vessels, charter fishing boats and private interests, and has a tremendous amount of economic impact to the eastern shore.”The channel is a protected harbor for small boats on Chincoteague Bay in Accomack County near the Virginia-Maryland border. Dredging will occur in the approach channel and L-shaped harbor basin to a required depth of 6 feet, with a foot of paid allowable overdepth.The channel sediments, comprised of mostly fine-grained material, will be placed into an upland- placement site adjacent to the federal navigation channel, said USACE.Contract maintenance dredging is required every 5-7 years to maintain congressionally authorized depths and ensure safe navigation.According to USACE, the channel was last dredged in 2009.last_img read more

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Jets hire Eagles’ Joe Douglas to be new general manager

first_img Le’Veon Bell says relationship with Jets coach Adam Gase ‘is great’ The Jets have their new general manager.New York has agreed to terms with Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas to take over as the team’s GM, the team announced Friday. Jets expand GM search, reportedly request more interviews Douglas will work alongside Adam Gase to build the Jets around second-year quarterback Sam Darnold.The Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan in May.The Eagles also looked at Bears assistant vice president of player personnel Champ Kelly, Vikings assistant GM George Paton and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer for the open job.center_img We’ve agreed to terms with Joe Douglas to be our next GM.— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 8, 2019Douglas has been with the Eagles since 2016 and was a big part of building up the roster that won the Super Bowl in 2018.The deal is for six years according to ESPN. Related News Jets are giving former Eagles’ vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas a six-year deal to become their GM, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2019He was rumored to have turned down the job on Thursday, but that report appears to have been false.It was also reported by The Athletic, that the Eagles were doing all they could to convince Douglas to stay with the team.But ultimately, it appeared the chance to run his own team won out.last_img read more

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9 FC Dallas players, 1 coach test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Orlando for MLS is Back event

first_imgThe FC Dallas contingent has not, according to MLS, interacted with members of any other club. There have been 392 individuals tested for COVID-19 as part of the MLS is Back protocols, and these are the only positive results.In a statement released by the club, FC Dallas said that every team member had a negative test prior to departing for Orlando on Saturday.FC Dallas is scheduled for a friendly match against NYCFC on July 4; it is not known if that will go forward. FCD is scheduled to open the tournament July 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET against the Vancouver Whitecaps. As the start of the MLS is Back Tournament looms July 8, FC Dallas currently is preparing without 10 team members — nine players and one coach — who tested positive for coronavirus since their arrival in Orlando.On Wednesday afternoon, FC Dallas and MLS released statements about six players testing positive. Later in the day, multiple reports came out that an additional three players and a coach also tested positive.  According to The Athletic, the latter four results must still be confirmed by follow-up tests.All league players who have arrived to date have been tested immediately and sequestered until the results were available. Two of the FCD players tested positive on their first day, June 27, and were placed in the “isolation area” of the team hotel. The other four players tested positive within the past two days and also are in that portion of the hotel. The rest of the team and its staff are quarantining in their hotel rooms while they await more test results.Major League Soccer says that during the isolation period, the players are routinely communicating with a “healthcare provider” to address their needs and assess any symptoms.MORE: San Jose’s Tommy Thompson feels ‘safe’ with MLS is Back eventlast_img read more

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Iowa has 35th lowest survival rate for lung cancer

first_imgDES MOINES — A new report from the American Lung Association shows Iowa has one of the lowest survival rates for lung cancer in country.The association found 19% of lung cancer patients survived five years after their initial diagnosis. That’s 3.7% worse that the national average.“Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of men and women, but it just doesn’t get the same attention as other cancers because other cancers may be more common, but they’re more curable,” said Alyssa DePhillips, a spokeswoman for the American Lung association.Lung cancer is often diagnosed at later stages of the disease when surgery is not an option.“That’s usually the best way to get rid of the cancer,” DePhillips said.The American Lung Association is recommending that Americans over the age of 55 who are current tobacco users or who have quit in the past 15 years get their lungs scanned to check for cancer.“Iowa has just a little bit higher smoking and tobacco rates than the rest of the national average of the US because Midwestern states have higher tobacco use rates,” DePhillips said. “Rural areas have higher tobacco use rates.”Iowa’s lung cancer rate is impacted by radon levels, too.“Iowa has the highest radon levels across the US and radon counts for a little less than 10 percent of lung cancer cases,” DePhillips said. “so 90 percent of lung cancer cases in Iowa are due to smoking or being around second-hand smoke and the the majority of the rest of the cases are from radon.”Less than one percent of lung cancer cases in Iowa are linked to poor air quality or exposure to pollution. This is the second year the American Lung Association has issued its “State of Cancer” report, comparing available date from Iowa and 44 other states.last_img read more

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first_imgGLORY:  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, this 4-year-old filly by Tapit pressed the pace and was overwhelmed by Nancy From Nairobi late when second in a one mile turf allowance here on March 4.  Quick early, Glory showed the way in both the Grade III, one mile turf Megahertz Stakes Jan. 18 and the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Robert B. Frankel Stakes Dec. 27, finishing a well beaten seventh and a close third, beaten a neck, respectively.  Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., she has three wins from 11 starts and seeks her first graded win in the Santa Ana. NANCY FROM NAIROBI:  A dazzling one mile turf allowance winner here on March 4, this 5-year-old English-bred mare showed an impressive turn of foot, rallying wide from off the pace with the inner rail set at 30 feet.  Trained by John Sadler and ridden in all four of her stateside starts by Abel Lezcano, Nancy From Nairobi, who was off the board in a pair of Group starts as a three year old in England, will be seeking her third consecutive win in her first North American graded stakes assignment.  A 1 1/8 miles turf allowance winner two starts back on Feb. 5, “Nancy” has a win and a second from two tries at the Santa Ana distance and is 21-4-6-0 overall, with earnings of $151,456. THE GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 5 (of 11)     Approximate post time, 2:35 p.m. PDTHer Emmynency – Joe Talamo – 123Nancy From Nairobi – Abel Lezcano – 118Nashoba’s Gold – Rafael Bejarano – 118Fresh Feline – Alex Solis – 118Glory – Mike Smith – 118Tuttipaesi – Christopher DeCarlo – 123First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. CLASSY HER EMMYNENCY & UPSTART NANCY FROM NAIROBI BOTH PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURFcenter_img ARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2016)–Multiple stakes winning Her Emmynency and upstart Nancy From Nairobi both figure prominently among a field of six older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf. HER EMMYNENCY:  A winner of the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland two starts back on Oct. 10, Her Emmynency, in her first start for trainer Kristin Mulhall, was an even fourth here as the 3-1 favorite in the Grade II, one mile turf Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 20.  A one mile turf minor stakes winner at Santa Anita in October, 2014, this 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Successful Appeal was a close second in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks three starts back on Aug. 15 and has four wins from eight overall starts.  Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash, she has career earnings of $552,250.last_img read more



first_imgTHREE-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMP BEHOLDER AND RIVAL STELLAR WIND HEAD ZENYATTA NOMS; VICTORY IN EACH RACE GIVES THE WINNER A FEES-PAID BERTH IN CORRESPONDING BC EVENT ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2016)–Nominations for five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races to be run on Oct. 1 closed on Thursday at Santa Anita, with superstar California Chrome heading a list of 20 three year olds and up considering the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, final prep for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at The Great Race Place on Nov. 5.Three-time Eclipse Champion Beholder heads a list of 13 fillies and mares nominated to the $300,000 mile and one sixteenth Zenyatta Stakes, final prep for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff Nov. 4. In search of a record fourth Zenyatta win, Beholder is expected to face rival Eclipse winner Stellar Wind, as the two have traded punches twice this year–with six year old Beholder winning the Grade I Vanity Mile at Santa Anita on June 4, and Stellar Wind, last year’s Eclipse Award winning 3-year-old filly, upsetting Beholder in the Grade I Clement Hirsch at Del Mar July 30.North America’s all-time leading money earner with $13,252,650, 5-year-old California Chrome, a winner of the 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, comes off a smashing score in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 20 and has now won five races in a row, including the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26. Trained by Art Sherman and owned by California Chrome, LLC, the California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit is tentatively scheduled to begin stud duty at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky following the inaugural $12,000,000 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28.Other notable nominees for Santa Anita’s Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Day    Oct. 1 include:FrontRunner Stakes, for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, 43 nominations                –Recent Grade I Del Mar Futurity winner Klimt heads this group. Trained by Baffert and owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., the Kentucky-bred colt by Quality Road has won three out of his four starts and will try two turns for the first time.–Third to Klimt in the Del Mar Futurity, Midnight Pleasure, who is trained by Shelbe Ruis, will make his third start in the FrontRunner.–Trained by Simon Callaghan, Plum Dandy has the advantage of breaking his maiden at one mile on Aug. 25. Owned by Spendthrift Farm, LLC, the Kentucky-bred by Medaglia d’Oro will be making his third start.Chandelier Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles, 44 nominations                –A full sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Zayat Stables’ homebred American Cleopatra disappointed when second as the favorite in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante Sept. 3, but looms the horse to beat in the Chandelier.–A Grade II winner two starts back, trainer Peter Eurton’s Champagne Room was third in the DM Debutante and will be making her third start.–Undefeated in two one mile starts on turf, LNJ Foxwoods’ homebred With Honors will take her unblemished resume to the main track for trainer Keith Desormeaux.–A Kentucky-bred filly by Ghostzapper, Zapperkat was an impressive first out maiden winner at odds of 12-1 going six furlongs on Aug. 20. Trained by Richard Baltas, she lends considerable depth to a competitive group of prospective entrants.                Rodeo Drive Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf                –Trained by Richard Mandella, Avenge, a 4-year-old daughter of War Front comes off a solid win in the Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes. A winner of five of 11 starts, she’ll try 1 ¼ miles for the first time.–An English-bred 4-year-old filly, Frenzified comes off a minor stakes win at 1 3/8 miles on turf Aug. 19 and seeks her first graded score for trainer Jim Cassidy and owner D P Racing.–Mandella will also be represented by streaking California-bred Majestic Heat, who comes off a one mile turf win versus state-breds Aug. 14 and seeks her third consecutive win.–A Grade III winner at 1 3/8 miles on turf two starts back on July 9, Real Smart is a proven stayer for trainer H. Graham Motion.–A close third in the prestigious, Grade I Beverly D Stakes going 1 3/16 miles on turf at Arlington Park Aug. 13, Zipessa has solid credentials and is trained by Michael Stidham.Entries will be taken for Santa Anita’s Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Day on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Victory in each Challenge Day event gives the winner a fees-paid berth in its corresponding Breeders’ Cup race. First post time on Saturday, Oct. 1 will be at 12:30 p.m. For more information on the 23-day Autumn Meet, please visit read more


How to help your children develop good financial habits – with Advice First

first_img“Mum, can I have €5 euro?!” School’s out for Summer, but are there pearls of wisdom we could be teaching the little ones in our life, that could last a lifetime? Pascal Curran, Advice FirstWhile we’re being asked for those extra treats, and spending a bit more on our holidays than we possibly would during term time (ice-cream, beach toys, cinema trips etc) and  – of course, we enjoy creating memories and experiences, but they can be a good opportunity to share some tips and lessons too. Learned behaviour sticks and talking about money matters can help set children up for success down the line, and value their things and moments, now.  “Money doesn’t grow on trees” – how many times have you said that? It’s usually the first financial lesson given to children! Here are 8 other simple lessons that will help your children, from an early age through to adulthood, to develop good financial habits;  Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselvesOne for the younger children. Explain to them how all money has a value and that each of those small amounts will add up for them down the road. Start savingEncourage your kids to start a savings habit from the time they get pocket money. The key here is to actually spend the savings from time to time, so that your children then experience the rewards from saving money. If it looks too good to be true…Teach your children to avoid impulse purchases of “great deals” without looking at them closely or talking to you first. Someone is making money, and it’s rarely them. Know your value as buyerMake sure your children understand the power they have as a buyer. Buying “stuff” is a series of trades. Teach them to check for discounts and that a bit of haggling never hurt anyone. Learn from my mistakes!Tell your older children about financial mistakes you made yourself and lessons you’ve learned about managing money better. Maybe you made a really careless and expensive purchase that you later regretted. Avoid unnecessary borrowingAs your kids get older, the use of debt starts to arise. Do they need a credit card while at college? If so, teach them good habits and the importance of paying it off in full each month. Maybe by borrowing (from the bank of mum and dad) there I said it, to pay their gym subscription up front will result in big savings, rather than paying it monthly. Teach your children to examine each debt situation in detail, looking at the cost of borrowing as well as the benefits of the purchase. Have a planWhile they might not need our services at a young age, children should be taught about looking at the longer term and bigger picture, making careful financial choices and having a plan to guide them. Be secureTalk to your children about good security habits around their bank accounts, cards and passwords etc. Explain the dangers of sharing financial data – how friends have fallen out unnecessarily over money, to be careful using ATMs and how cards can be skimmed etc. Teach them about good online habits and the dangers of scams such as phishing. The big lesson is – for them to talk to you if they’ve any doubts at all about any financial situation… If your children follow these lessons, they can look forward to a more prosperous and safer financial future. This is the final month of Pascal’s financial advice on the most frequently asked topics – breaking down the barriers around financial advice in Pascal’s renowned experienced and jargon-free way! Thank you for reading, and we’re only a phone-call away for your burning questions!If you would like to book a no obligations consultation with Pascal, click here or simply call  +353 74 910 39 38 to talk to us today. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram   Advice First Financial Services Ltd trading as Advice First Financial is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.How to help your children develop good financial habits – with Advice First was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by Pascal CurranShare 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

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Lavy Cab Cam Corn Harvest 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Bart Johnson joins Blake Lavy in Miami County for the first Ohio /ag Net Corn Harvest Cab Cam of the year. Thanks to Homan Inc. for sponsoring these cab cams. Blake actually started harvesting corn the last week of August. Tune in and see what the yield is on this early planted corn.last_img

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