She’s a Maneater returns with force

By on January 19, 2020

first_img CLEAR WINNER SHE’S A MANEATER yesterday made minced meat of ANOTHER BULLET, pouncing on the five-year-old colt at the top of the lane, after running four wide into the straight, and wasted no time in pulling away to land the 1500-metre Fontainbleu Trophy by three and a half lengths. The Triple Crown-winning filly announced her return with aplomb, clocking the second-fastest time for 1500 metres this year, 1:30.3, bettered only by Horse of the Year stablemate SEEKING MY DREAM, who posted 1:30.0 in March, beating fellow Grade One campaigner FRANFIELD by seven lengths. Champion jockey Omar Walker settled the filly in fifth position down the backstretch, leaving the widest draw in the 10-horse field. She worked her way inside but was caught behind a quartet of horses – ANOTHER BULLET and stablemate DWAYNE STAR, ORPHEUS, and SUPERLUMINAL – all vying for the lead and creating a Trump-like wall approaching the half-mile, forcing Walker to switch to the outside. The pace quickened at the half-mile marker with ANOTHER BULLET and DWAYNE STAR going at each other, leaving ORPHEUS behind, while Walker stoked SHE’S A MANEATER to go past SUPERLUMINAL approaching the three. The filly responded like a Bugatti and swooped down on the battling trio two and a half furlongs out. Straightening four wide, she took aim at ANOTHER BULLET and was in control within another half-furlong, pushed out by Walker for a clear lead at the furlong pole. Inside the last half-furlong, the champion jockey gave her a reminder, to which she pricked her ears and started showing off, galloping out a clear winner at odds of 1-5, ahead of ANOTHER BULLET, who stayed on for second, unable to capitalise on an eight-pound weight swing from their previous meeting when she had beaten him by four lengths with a four-pound advantage. A 10th win from 11 starts, her first in open allowance, leaves SHE’S A MANEATER with one more start at the level before she graduates to Grade One ahead of next month’s Superstakes and December’s Diamond Mile, two of the richest races on the racing calendar. Panamanian Dick Cardenas won three races to top all riders, opening his tally with JAMAICAN CITIZEN in the second before winning back-to-back events aboard DASH BOARD and NUCLEAR WARNING, both driving finishes, in the eighth and ninth races, respectively. Patrick Lynch was the day’s leading trainer with two winners, 8-1 shot TOOT THE BLUES in the seventh and NUCLEAR WARNING in the ninth. Holiday racing holds sway at the weekend, Saturday and Monday’s Heroes Day.last_img read more

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Marshfield Legion bumps off Green Bay Southwest in opener at Eau Claire Tournament

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgBlue Devils snap six-game losing skidBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterEAU CLAIRE — The Marshfield Post 54 American Legion baseball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Green Bay Southwest on the opening day of the Eau Claire Legion Tournament on Friday night at Carson Park.Austin Palacek had a two-run single, and Walker Wuethrich added an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to provide Marshfield with all the runs it needed.Jake Brueggen allowed one run in six innings, scattering eight hits with three strikeouts, to earn the victory. Jacob Neve pitched a three-up, three-down seventh to grab the save for the Blue Devils, who are now 8-8.Ryan Krueger had two of Marshfield’s six hits.Marshfield plays Winona (Minn.) LeJetz at 3 p.m. and Eau Claire at 8 p.m. on Saturday and wraps up the tournament on Sunday with an 11 a.m. game against Altoona.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marshfield 3, Green Bay Southwest 1Green Bay Southwest 000 010 0 – 1 8 2Marshfield 300 000 x – 3 6 2WP: Jake Brueggen. LP: Noah Schmidt. SV: Jacob Neve.SO: Schmidt 6; Brueggen (6 inn.) 3, Neve (1 inn.) 0. BB: Schmidt 2; Brueggen 4, Neve 0.Top hitters: GB, Schmidt 2×4, run. M, Ryan Krueger 2×3; Austin Palaceck 1×3, 2 RBIs; Walker Wuethrich 1×3, RBI.last_img read more

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Using Semantic Search to Cure Disease, Prevent Animal Testing

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Whether you see this as further exploitation of animal testing, or (as Transinsight says) an app that will “lead to a significant reduction of animal experiments”, it is an interesting use of semantic technologies(!).ConclusionHealth search engines are nothing new – indeed both Google and Microsoft have made important announcements in this domain over the past year. In October 2007 Microsoft unveiled HealthVault, a consumer health and search site. In February this year Google announced a pilot program of their health records application called Google Health. A week later, Microsoft acquired Medstory – a vertical search engine for health information. There is also a lot of interest among startups – see our report from the Health 2.0 Conference in March and another report from a healthcare panel at SXSW later that month. Also our network blog AltSearchEngines continuously covers health search engines.But I’m liking this latest trend for semantically-powered health search engines. If ever there was a compelling need for Semantic Apps to help users make sense of and organize data, it’s in health. CureHunter and Go3R are two apps to look out for. richard macmanus Tags:#Product Reviews#Real World#Semantic Web#web The following graphic (excerpted) illustrates CureHunter’s approach. Essentially it tries to analyse health research data and compute cures:Click here for full image, with extra detailCureHunter is pretty complex, but I did some tests for diabetes type 1 to see if I could find a “cure”. The results were overwhelming, in an ‘info overload’ kind of way: One of the big trends in 2008 has been the emergence of what I call Semantic Apps – a kind of ‘Web 2.0 Meets Semantic Web‘ app typified by startups like Twine, Hakia, Quintura, Powerset and others. Another growing trend is health 2.0, web-based health apps and services. What’s interesting is that those two trends are crossing over, with semantic health search engines beginning to make an impact.Two such apps to cross our desk lately were 1) CureHunter, which claims to be able to find cures for diseases using semantic technologies; and 2) Go3R, an app that claims to provide information transparency “for the prevention of animal testing”.Health is an area where Semantic technologies can be put to great use, due to the overwhelming amount of data in the healthcare industry and the fact that it’s largely inaccessible to the general public (despite most of it being our data). CureHunter – Can it Really Cure Diseases?CureHunter is an example of the new semantically-charged health search engines popping up. As the name suggests, it is a web service that aims to find cures for diseases. Judge Schonfeld is the CEO and Chief Scientist of CureHunter and he described it to us in an email as a “Medical Data Mining engine system that uses an intelligent semantic processor linked to a network graph theory module to read the scientific literature (entire NLM archive 1949-2008 >) and compute new cures for human diseases completely autonomously.” That’s a mouthful, but I’ve highlighted the key points: it uses semantic processing, network graphs and most interestingly claims to “compute new cures” automatically. It outlined some interesting “cures”, but much of the information was not something patients would understand. It seems like a great resource for doctors and physicians though. So to answer the question in the subheader, can CureHunter really cure diseases? Probably only if you’re a doctor or physician who knows how to interpret the wealth of data that CureHunter serves up.Go3R – Prevents or Amplifies Animal Testing?The idea of having a health database that includes animal testing results isn’t something most people would find very appealing. However Go3R, developed in four months by a company from Germany called Transinsight, claims to be a “knowledge-based search engine for alternative methods to animal experiments.” (emphasis ours) The site aims to enable scientists to “take advantage of the benefits of semantic searches for the area of alternative methods in accordance with the 3Rs principle [Replacement, Reduction and Refinement].” Transinsight is already known in the web 2.0 world for GoPubMed, a health search engine that AltSearchEngines has covered before.You could view Go3R in two ways. The first is the version Transinsight pushes in its press release: that this app makes it easier to find alternatives to animal testing. However the second point of view is that this is a big database that includes animal experiment results, and so it might be seen to amplify the practice of animal testing. For example I searched for “diabetes” and the number 2 result was a test on rats: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

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First marsquake detected by NASA’s InSight mission

By on December 1, 2019

first_img Scientists had good reason to believe that Mars hosted such quakes even though it lacks plate tectonics, the force that drives most earthquakes. The moon suggested so: Seismometers deployed by the Apollo program had detected quakes caused by meteorite impacts, the solar-driven thermal expansion of its crust, and the gravitational tug of Earth. But the frequency was unknown. The InSight team estimated it might see one a month, but that number could be much higher or lower. And so, after deploying the volleyball-size seismometer and its shield in early February, the researchers waited. The seismometer was working well, they found: It was picking up background vibrations, called microseisms, in the martian surface that were induced by wind. But still, as the weeks ticked by, no quakes.The team now believes the seismometer needed time to settle on the surface. Week after week, background noise during martian nights has dropped. That allowed the 6 April detection and three other signals that could (or could not) be other marsquakes, detected on 14 March, 10 April, and 11 April. The 6 April quake is the only event to rise above minimum requirements set by the mission for detection, and it was observed by both the primary seismometer and a smaller, less sensitive sensor.The quake reminds Yosio Nakamura, a planetary seismologist at the University of Texas in Austin who worked on Apollo seismology, of what the seismometer that Apollo 11 brought to the moon revealed during its 3 weeks of operation. The quakes the device recorded were mysterious, and it wasn’t until NASA’s Apollo 15 team established a network of three seismometers that scientists realized that some of what Apollo 11 recorded had actually been quakes from the moon’s deep interior.“With a seismometer of better quality and better analysis techniques than what we had 50 years ago, I hope they can do better than what we did with the Apollo 11 data,” he says. “This may take a while, but we can wait.” Mars is shaking. After several months of apprehensive waiting on a quiet surface, NASA’s InSight lander has registered a sweet, small sound: the first marsquake ever recorded. On 6 April, the lander’s seismometer detected its first verifiable quake, NASA and its European partners announced today.The quake is tiny, so small that it would never be detected on Earth amid the background thrum of waves and wind. But Mars is dead quiet, allowing the lander’s sensitive seismometer to pick up the signal, which resembles similar surface ripples detected traveling through the moon’s surface after moonquakes. The quake is so small that scientists were unable to detect any waves tied to it that passed through the martian interior, defying efforts to estimate its exact location and strength, says Philippe Lognonné, a planetary seismologist at Paris Diderot University who leads the mission’s seismometer experiment. Still, it was gratifying to observe, he says. “It is the first quake. All the time, we were waiting for this.”The detection is a milestone for the $816 million lander, kicking off a new field of “martian seismology,” added Bruce Banerdt, InSight’s principal investigator and a geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, in a news release. It proves Mars is seismologically active, and marks NASA’s return to planetary seismology after more than 4 decades. The mission is intended to peer through the planet’s rust-colored shell, gauging the thickness and composition of its crust, mantle, and core. But while on Earth, the lander was plagued by delay and cost overruns; since landing on Mars in a sand-filled hollow, the lander’s second instrument, a heat probe, got stuck soon after it began to burrow into the surface.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) InSight’s seismometer is protected from wind and heat swings by a dome-shaped shield. First marsquake detected by NASA’s InSight mission JPL-CALTECH/NASA By Paul VoosenApr. 23, 2019 , 2:50 PM While listening for quakes, InSight’s seismometer has had another pressing engagement, serving as a diagnostic tool for the stuck heat probe. Engineers at JPL and the German Aerospace Center in Darmstadt, which designed and built the instrument, have spent several rounds tapping the probe’s rod with a tungsten hammer at its tip and using the seismometer to listen to the noise, hoping to understand the ground the heat probe is trapped in. It’s possible the probe’s rod is stuck in gravel, but the sandy ground could also not be providing enough friction for the probe to gain traction. Testing is continuing, with JPL’s engineers seeing whether a nudge from the lander’s robotic arm might help.Meanwhile, this marsquake detection is just the start. As the lander’s 2-year primary mission continues, larger and larger quakes will likely be detected, Lognonné says. These will ultimately allow InSight to peer beneath the planet’s surface. “We’re starting to have many small quakes,” he says. By the end of the mission, he hopes, “we’ll have a super big quake.”last_img read more

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10 months agoLukaku set to miss Solskjaer’s Man Utd kickoff

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgLukaku set to miss Solskjaer’s Man Utd kickoffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is struggling to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge.The Daily Mail says it’s understood that Lukaku has spent this week on compassionate leave and is unlikely to return to the club until Boxing Day. He will not be available to Solskjaer until United face Bournemouth on December 30. The news is a blow for the 45-year-old Norwegian, who started a six-month stint in charge of United on Thursday. Solskjaer is expected to restore Paul Pogba to the line-up at Cardiff on Saturday after telling the squad they will have a “clean slate” under him. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoModric rejects Real Madrid contract offer after Inter Milan proposal

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Modric rejects Real Madrid contract offer after Inter Milan proposalby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuka Modric has rejected a new contract offer from Real Madrid.Telemadrid says the midfielder has rejected the first proposal from Real – with a lucrative offer from Inter Milan already on the table.Modric is tied to Real until 2020 and wants to give Real the chance to up their offer.However, Inter’s package is tempting, being worth €10m-a-year and with the option to later play in China for their sister club Jiangsu Suning.Modric feels Real should hand him a significant pay-rise after winning the Ballon d’Or this month. last_img read more

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a month ago​Tottenham boss Pochettino: We have unsettled squad

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Tottenham boss Pochettino: We have unsettled squadby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes there is uncertainty in his squad at the moment.Spurs are suffering since the start of the season, unable to show the kind of form that got them to the Champions League final last term.And Pochettino believes that it has to do with the transfer speculation that surrounded so many of his key players this summer.He said to reporters after their Carabao Cup loss to Colchester United: “I think we talked a lot in pre-season. We have experience in football and it’s so important the feelings were how I explained in pre-season but now it’s not about what I said in pre-season. it’s about that we knew or I knew it would be a tough situation.”When you have an unsettled squad always it’s difficult and you lose time and then you need time to recover the time you lose. That’s where we are.”Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra, which is mental, connection, it’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad. We need time again to build that togetherness that you need when you are competing at this level.” last_img read more

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2 days agoMan Utd launch Maddison charm offensive

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd launch Maddison charm offensiveby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United remain hopeful of completing a deal for James Maddison.The Manchester Evening News says the Leicester playmaker has caught the eye with a host of eye-catching performances which have seen him called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate.The report also claims Harry Maguire, a close friend of Maddison, could help get the deal over the line.United tried their luck in the summer but to no avail and they’re expected to return for the midfielder.Old Trafford sources believe United’s England contingent of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard helped sway Maguire amid competition from Manchester City, who outlined their intention to move for Maguire on the day United agreed an £80million fee with Leicester. last_img read more

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Photos: Desmond Howard’s Jersey Is Being Retired At Michigan Today

By on October 27, 2019

first_imgDesmond Howard seen on the jumbo-tron after getting jersey retired.Twitter/@chengelisCollege GameDay viewers may have noticed that a key member of the panel was missing today. Desmond Howard was not in Stillwater, because he is up in Ann Arbor, having his No. 21 retired ahead of today’s Michigan vs. Ohio State game. So @DesmondHoward honored — retired jerseys pic.twitter.com/DuxvNsQxRw— angelique (@chengelis) November 28, 2015Desmond Howard’s #21 flies over the Big House. Congrats, @DesmondHoward. pic.twitter.com/nKPcnVi7AW— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 28, 2015Michigan honoring Desmond Howard today by retiring his jersey. pic.twitter.com/olxySgO2MA— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) November 28, 2015Hanging with my boy @DesmondHoward Go Blue!! pic.twitter.com/ihL2OuwNif— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) November 28, 2015Honoring this guy right now – Congrats to my classmate @DesmondHoward ! #goblue pic.twitter.com/GgEk5zLOwi— MVictors (@MVictors) November 28, 2015Getting a jersey retired at a place like Michigan is a pretty incredible feat, but Howard deserves it. In 1991, he cleaned up the award circuit, taking home the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, and Maxwell Award.last_img read more

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ESPN Announces New College Football Broadcasters For This Season

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first_imgESPN Analyst Names Sleeper Team In The SEC In 2018ESPN announced this afternoon a couple of new additions to their college football broadcasting team for the 2016 season. The moves: Dave Flemming will call Thursday night games. Adam Amin will call Friday night games. Laura Rutledge is the new Thursday night sideline reporter. David Pollack has re-signed with ESPN, will continue his work on College GameDay and will have a more prominent in-studio role. From ESPN:“The new opportunities for Dave, Adam and Laura prove, once again, the quality of our on-air lineup and the growth opportunities that exist at ESPN, while Molly’s addition adds another high-caliber reporter and host to our roster as we enter a new season,” senior coordinating producer Lee Fitting said. “Thursday and Friday night telecasts are an integral part of our college football coverage and we look forward to these two new commentating teams working these primetime games each week.”—–“David’s analysis, insights and, most importantly, his opinions have elevated him to a top college football analyst,” said Fitting. “Having him on our studio programming, nearly on a daily basis throughout the season, maximizes his strengths and makes ESPN’s college football coverage better.”Earlier today, ESPN announced that Molly McGrath, previously with Fox Sports, was returning to the network. She’ll work Friday night games and have a role on College Football Live.You can view ESPN’s full release here.last_img read more

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