Authentic on top in Classic showdown | Racing News

first_imgJohn Velazquez – celebrating his first win in the Classic – soon had Authentic in pole position, but he was shadowed by another stablemate, Maximum Security, with his old adversary Tiz The Law not far behind.There was all to play for at the top of the straight, where Authentic pulled out more when challenged by Improbable and would not be denied. Global Campaign was third. Kentucky Derby hero Authentic gave Bob Baffert a fourth Breeders’ Cup Classic success at Keeneland.The three-year-old made virtually all the running and dug deep when needed to hold his year-older stablemate Improbable in the closing stages.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

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‘Bachelorette’ Producers Planned Story Lines for My Wedding

first_imgOn the “Lady Gang” podcast, Trista says that she would “love” for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to “be more innocent” like it was during her time on the franchise, but she says returning to its roots would not be an easy feat.“I just don’t know how you get back to that innocence,” the former Dancing with the Stars contestant said. “You can’t, unless you pluck someone from obscurity and don’t recycle people from older shows.”Trista and Ryan, 41, got married in a three-part televised special in 2003. They welcomed son Maxwell, 13, in 2007 and daughter Blakesley, 11, in 2009.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Not all reality? OG Bachelorette Trista Sutter claimed that the show’s producers had a hand in orchestrating story lines during her 2003 televised wedding to Ryan Sutter.During the Tuesday, November 10, episode, of the “Lady Gang” podcast, the season 1 Bachelorette recalls how she learned about what producers were allegedly planning behind-the-scenes for the couple’s bachelor and bachelorette parties at Le Meridien Resort on the island of Saint Martin.Trista and Ryan Sutter in 2003 Trista Sutter Claims Producers Pre-Planned Story Lines for Televised Wedding SpecialTrista and Ryan Sutter at the Lodge at Rancho Mirage in California on November 7, 2003. Steinberg/BEI/Shutterstock- Advertisement – Being among the few Bachelor couples to beat the odds, the Sutters have often spoken about putting in the work to foster a lasting marriage. In 2015, Trista told Today.com that pairs who appear on the show “really need to focus your time and energy on each other” instead of getting caught up in “the glamour” upon experiencing a taste of fame.“It’s just like your job. You have to put in the time and effort and energy that you do into everything else in your life, and I feel like [Ryan and I] do that,” she said at the time. “We’ve had our bumps in the road, just like anyone else, but it’s really about staying focused on each other and dedicating time to each other.”Trista’s full “LadyGang” podcast episode airs on Tuesday, November 10, on PodcastOne.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “One of the producers left their binder out — like, they forgot their binder somewhere and one of the people who was at the bachelor/bachelorette party picked it up and gave it to us,” the 48-year-old reality star explains during Us Weekly’s sneak peek of the episode. “It had, like, their characters — the story lines for every person. They had all of our friends who were invited to the bachelor/bachelorette parties, and they had all their bios and probably some stuff that they interviewed about. I think they had titles like … ‘the villain’ or ‘the sweetheart.’”Trista continued, “I know that it has been going on since my season, but that’s TV. That’s what they have to do. The editors need to know who these people are and be able to pull certain clips from their ITMs (in-the-moments). It’s a TV show, it’s always going to be a TV show. It’s getting [to be] more of a TV show, I feel like, compared to how it was back in the day.”Rumors about Bachelor producers driving the show’s narrative aren’t unheard of. As Clare Crawley’s journey on The Bachelorette’s 16th coming to an end on November 5, her ex-fiancé, Benoit Beausejour-Savard, alleged on the “Almost Famous” podcast that it is likely that it “wasn’t her ultimate decision” to leave the show early with now-fiancé Dale Moss. Crawley, 39, has been replaced by Tayshia Adams after leaving the show with Moss, 32.Trista Sutter at the WE tv Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition Premiere in 2019 Trista Sutter Claims Producers Pre-Planned Story Lines for Televised Wedding SpecialTrista Sutter at the WE tv ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition’ premiere at Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles on October 10, 2019. Broadimage/Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Dollar could weaken further under a Biden administration, analysts say

first_img– Advertisement – Margolis, the bank’s head of foreign exchange, commodities and rates, pointed out there’s a view that the Biden victory reduces overall geopolitical risk premium, and that has “spillover effects” outside of Asia.He added the theme at play was to continue to look for “opportunities” to trim the overweight exposure on the dollar.“I think it’s important, is this idea that the prospect of a little bit of lower fiscal stimulus going forward has led at least initially to lower yields,” he said. “I think that puts the onus back onto the Fed, underscores the importance of them effectively communicating that we’re going to have a period of prolonged negative real rates.”As rates go lower, that affects the U.S. dollar because investors may flee dollar-denominated assets – which generate lower yields.Brokerage Phillip Futures also said in a note on Monday that the dollar could weaken if the second stimulus package is smaller than expected.“An increasingly bearish picture is unfolding for the U.S. dollar … on signs that Fed money printing rather than government spending may be deployed to bolster the economy,” it said.A divided Congress — with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats holding onto the House — may mean a small stimulus package. That increases pressure on the Fed to ramp up its bond-buying program and other economically supportive policies and in turn pressures the dollar, Phillip Futures said. Asian currencies strengthened in the last few days, with the offshore Chinese yuan hitting a 28-month peak on Monday and appreciating further to last trade at 6.61 on Tuesday morning. The Japanese yen hit an eight-month peak of 103.18 against the dollar on Friday, according to Reuters. The U.S. dollar is poised to further weaken, amid market views that geopolitical risks are falling after the election and that the next stimulus package will likely be smaller than expected, according to analysts.Citi Private Bank strategists predicted a weaker dollar ahead, given that a Biden administration would reduce uncertainty in international trade policy.- Advertisement –center_img “Victory for President Elect Biden means a return to more conventional governance. As the province of the President, it will result in a major shift in the way foreign policy is conducted. Alliance building will return. ‘Tariff threat first’ negotiating tactics will end,” the bank’s chief investment officer, David Bailin, and Steven Wieting, chief investment strategist and chief economist, wrote in a note published Monday.That will benefit much of the world’s financial markets, especially in emerging markets, they said.“Perhaps the greatest clarity post-election is for global trade. US foreign policy will enter a more predictable phase without escalating tariff threats. We see a declining US dollar, and rising emerging markets as highly likely,” they wrote.- Advertisement – On Friday, the U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, hit a low of 92.456 – its lowest level since September 2. Following projections over the weekend that Joe Biden has won the U.S. presidential election, the dollar continued diving sharply to around 92.162 on Monday.In Asia trading on Tuesday, however, it bounded on Pfizer vaccine hopes to last trade at 92.813 — but still below the 94 level seen earlier this month.“What has probably been more of a surprise … post the election result … was the way not only have we seen (the offshore Chinese yuan) and the Asian currencies benefiting … but we’ve seen a much more broader dollar sell off — across all the G10 currencies,” JPMorgan Private Bank’s Adam Margolis told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Monday. Notably, that also includes some emerging currencies, he added.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Google Says Future Pixel Phones Won’t Get Unlimited Photos Storage

first_imgGoogle Pixel phones coming in the future will not get the perk of ‘unlimited storage’ on Google Photos that previous Pixel handsets had. The company has confirmed to several publications that the benefit of storing unlimited original quality photos and videos to Google Photos will not be extended to future Pixel phones. This means all existing Pixel phones, and the ‘ones sold right now’ will be the last ones to get the unlimited Google Photos storage benefit at the high quality setting (unlimited original quality backup was removed with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4). For Google Photos users outside of the Pixel family, the storage benefit will also be tweaked after June 1, 2021.The tech giant has confirmed to Android Police and The Verge that future Pixel phones won’t have unlimited free Google Photos backup even at high quality. Current Pixel phones, after the June 1 deadline, will have the option of ‘unlimited storage’ restricted to high quality, but won’t store unlimited photos and videos at the original file size. The Android Police report says that this ‘high-quality’ option that current Pixels have will not be offered to future Pixel handsets.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – As with the change, Google is ending free unlimited Google Photos storage benefit and looks to start charging for the storage space your photos and videos take. This change will come into effect from June 1, 2021.Google will continue to offer 15GB free storage space. Once that quota is over, Google looks to push users to get a paid Google One subscription that brings cloud storage for Google Photos, along with Google Drive and Gmail, of up to 30TB space. All photos or videos uploaded in ‘high quality’ before June 1 will not count against the 15GB cap.In its blog post, Google mentions that ‘all Pixels sold right now are exempt from the changes.’ However, as mentioned, users will be able to upload photos and videos in ‘high quality’ from their handsets, but will not be able to access unlimited storage for their content in its original file size. Apart from this, Google has also cautioned users that it will delete data from inactive accounts that have not been signed in for at least two years.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane on dogs and psychologists helping in lockdown | Olympics News

first_img Ellen is desperate to compete again with the Tokyo Paralympics on the horizon Ellen is desperate to compete again with the Tokyo Paralympics on the horizon

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England: Query into quarantined bird deaths implicates Taiwan

first_imgNov 16, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Investigation of an avian influenza outbreak points to a shipment of finches from Taiwan as the carriers of the H5N1 virus found in a quarantine facility in Sussex, England.The H5N1 virus infected finches known as mesias that were imported on Sep 28 from Taiwan to England. While the virus spread among those finches, it did not spread to other species of birds held in the same quarantine station, according to yesterday’s report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in London.Initial identification of the infected bird as a parrot from Surinam occurred because the parrot tissue sample was mixed with a finch’s.”It has not been possible to say whether the virus isolated came from the parrot tissue or the mesia tissue or both,” DEFRA notes. “However, in light of the other evidence the balance of probabilities is that the source was the Mesia sample.”Subsequent tests of pooled finch samples showed the presence of the H5N1 virus. There was no evidence of transmission to other bird species in the facility, DEFRA’s news release said.Taiwanese officials today dismissed the DEFRA report, saying the birds were healthy when they left Taiwan on Sep 27 and no signs of the virus have been found in tests at the bird farm since then, according to Reuters news service.”Taiwan is still a non-infected area of bird flu,” said Watson Sung, who is with plant and animal health in the Taiwanese agriculture department.last_img read more

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Nigeria finds H5N1 in bird markets

first_imgJul 25, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in Nigeria today reported finding the H5N1 avian influenza virus at two live bird markets, as officials in Hong Kong announced they would go ahead with a buyout of poultry farmers and merchants to reduce the risk of H5N1 outbreaks in the city.The H5N1 findings in Nigeria came during routine surveillance, according to an epidemiology report submitted by Nigeria today to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).On Jun 27, veterinary officials detected the virus in a chicken at a live bird market in Kebbi state, in northwestern Nigeria. On Jul 19, animal health workers found the virus in a duck at a live bird market in Gombe state in the east-central part of the country. The reports did not say if bird deaths were reported in the area or if the birds that were sampled appeared sick.A detailed investigation was under way to determine the source of the virus, which might be contact between poultry and wild birds, the OIE report said. Officials said they have restricted the movement of birds inside the country and have disinfected the areas where the birds were kept. No birds were culled.Nigeria’s last H5N1 outbreak occurred in October 2007, according to an overview from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).Buyout plan proceedsIn Hong Kong, officials today announced they would proceed with a buyout of poultry farmers and market sellers to reduce the infection threat posed by live bird sales, according to a report from Bloomberg News.In early June, the H5N1 virus was found in birds in four market stalls, which led to the culling of thousands of birds and a 6-week suspension of live poultry sales at the market, according to previous reports. City officials also banned poultry from overnight stays in the market.Only 72% of the poultry sellers accepted Hong Kong’s buyout offer, which fell short of the city’s goal of shuttering 85% of the vendors, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today. However, the government extended the deadline for sellers to take the buyout until Sep 24, the report said.At its current level, the buyout will reduce the number of poultry sold in the markets each day from 40,000 to 11,000, the AP reported.”This is a substantial reduction of live chickens in our markets, and we’ve substantially reduced the risk of transmission of avian influenza to humans in our markets,” York Chow, Hong Kong’s secretary of food and health, told the AP.In other developments, the agriculture ministry in Vietnam has reported recent H5N1 outbreaks in three provinces, according to reports from Xinhua, China’s state news agency.The virus recently hit two southern provinces, Tra Vinh and Dong Thap, according to a Jul 21 Xinhua report. In the Dong Thap outbreak, the virus struck 350 backyard birds at a household in Chau Thanh district.The agriculture ministry also confirmed an outbreak in Nghe An province in central Vietnam, according to a Jul 22 report from Xinhua. Starting Jul 18, that outbreak struck 30 chickens and 160 ducks at household in Nghi Loc district.Vietnam has had several H5N1 outbreaks this year, mainly in areas near the Mekong Delta.South Korea to extend surveillanceElsewhere, agriculture ministers in South Korea on Jul 22 said the country would monitor for avian flu year-round, rather than just when migratory birds are in the country, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Jul 23. In April, the virus resurfaced in South Korea after a year’s hiatus and spread to nearly every part of the country.The ministry said it would regularly monitor migratory and resident birds and would inspect chicken and duck farms every other week for both high- and low-pathogenic avian influenza stains, the AFP report said.Officials said that in the past they monitored birds for influenza from November to March, the season when migratory birds are in South Korea and the weather is most favorable for the spread of the disease, AFP reported.In related developments, a veterinarian at Chungnam National University in South Korea said scientists isolated the H5N1 virus from a dead cat, according to a report this week from the newspaper Chosun Ilbo. Kim Chul-joong, a professor at the university’s college of veterinary medicine, said the cat was found dead along the Mangyeong River in Gimje, North Jeolla province, where the first outbreak was reported in April.Kim told Chosun Ilbo that tests were underway at the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service to determine if the virus caused the cat’s death.Meanwhile, two rounds of avian flu exercises in Laos are helping the country to protect itself against the H5N1 virus, the FAO said in a statement yesterday. The FAO said in late June it had completed a second drill in Oudomxay, in northwestern Laos. The 4-day exercise brought together 60 participants from provincial and local agriculture, forestry, health, law enforcement, information, and cultural groups.The FAO said the exercises tested the area’s preparedness and capacity to respond quickly to outbreaks and helped forge better relationships among all of the groups. Last year the FAO spearheaded a similar exercise in Juang Prabang province, also in the northwestern part of the country.”There are many ways to approach HPAI [highly pathogenic avian influenza] preparedness, but FAO has found from experiences in a number of countries . . .that simulation exercises are among the most effective,” the agency said.See also:Jul 23 FAO reportOIE reports on 2008 outbreaksFAO overview of global H5N1 outbreakslast_img read more

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Double-digit growth in tourist traffic continues in October

first_imgDouble-digit growth in tourist traffic continues in October.According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 878 thousand arrivals (+12 percent) and 3,1 million overnight stays (+13 percent) were realized in Croatia in October. while from January to October, there were 17,9 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 100,3 million overnight stays (+12 percent).”I am extremely pleased with the significant growth of tourist traffic in October, but also throughout the pre- and post-season. This is proof that Croatia is increasingly attractive to guests outside the summer months, that is, that we have become a year-round destination. I am sure that by further implementing our activities aimed at strengthening selective forms of tourism and positioning Croatia as an air destination, we will achieve even more concrete growth in the pre- and post-season next year, thus making Croatian tourism more competitive. ” pointed out Minister Cappelli.13 percent more overnight stays in OctoberOut of the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in October, foreign tourists realized 732 thousand arrivals (+14 percent) and 2,6 million overnight stays (+11 percent), and domestic tourists also increased by 2 percent in the mentioned period. arrivals and 23 percent in overnight stays. Thus, in October, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in the Split-Dalmatia County (613 thousand overnight stays), Istria (535 thousand overnight stays) and in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (530 thousand overnight stays). 445 thousand overnight stays were realized in Kvarner, followed by Zadar County with 365 thousand overnight stays, the city of Zagreb with 211 thousand overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 184 thousand overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 62 thousand overnight stays. In October, not counting the city of Zagreb, a total of 80 arrivals (an increase of 11 percent) and 153 overnight stays (an increase of 9 percent) were realized on the continent, with the highest number of overnight stays in Karlovac (26 overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje ( 25 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (20 thousand overnight stays).During October, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (668 thousand overnight stays), the United Kingdom (260 thousand overnight stays), Austria (220 thousand overnight stays), Slovenia (194 thousand overnight stays) and the USA (99 thousand overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in hotels (1,6 million overnight stays, +7 percent) and household facilities (482 thousand overnight stays, +5 percent), while in nautical charter in October 211 thousand overnight stays were realized ).The importance of good preparation for the next tourist year was emphasized by the director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić. “The Croatian tourism sector has achieved really impressive results during these first ten months. We are now facing a winter period in which some Croatian destinations have a very attractive and high-quality offer, so we expect the continuation of positive trends until the end of the year. However, the focus of the Croatian National Tourist Board is currently on strong and quality preparation of the promotional strategy for the tourist year 2018. In this context, our performance at the WTM fair, which is being held in London from 6 to 8 November, has been prepared and at which, in addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board as the main exhibitor, 25 co-exhibitors will also perform. The fair in London will be followed by a number of other appearances at the world’s most important tourist exchanges, and I am sure that Croatia will continue to be one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in 2018.”, Said director Staničić.Maintaining positive trends until the end of the yearLooking at the period from January to October, foreign tourists made 16 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 88,8 million overnight stays (+12 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases with an increase of 8 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays. . In the period from January to October, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (27,3 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (18,9 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (18,4 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 13,5 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8,4 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7,1 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,2 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1,9 million overnight stays. 1,8 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+16 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (557 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (274 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (159 thousand overnight stays).During the first ten months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (20,6 million overnight stays), Slovenia (10 million overnight stays), Austria (7,5 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic nights), and the top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Medulin, Umag, Split and Mali Losinj. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (5,4 million overnight stays, +34,7 percent), hotels (15 million overnight stays, +23,9 percent) and camps (6 million overnight stays, +18,7 percent), while in the nautical charter during the first ten months, 9 million overnight stays were realized (+3,2 percent).Related news: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY IN CROATIA, 100 MILLION NIGHTS WERE ACHIEVEDlast_img read more

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New edition of EnjoyIstra dedicated to the interior of Istria

first_imgThe summer issue of the brochure has been published EnjoyIstra for 2018, which is mostly dedicated to discovering the interior of Istria, and from the very cover, which shows Brtonigla, attracts to explore the green areas of the largest Adriatic peninsula.Razotkrivajući istarske misterije koje se skrivaju obavijene maglom u dolini Mirne, na vrhovima brežuljaka, u nebrojenim legendama i predajama, EnjoyIstra svojim čitateljima donosi nove priče – onu o vještici Mare u prekrasnom Svetvinčentu ili pak, bliže moru, vrsarske avanture Giacoma Casanove i pulsko klupko zagonetki kao izazov za ponešto drugačije istraživanje tritisućljetnog grada. Ljubitelji šetnji kroz povijesnu i kulturnu baštinu zasigurno će uživati u Stazi pogleda koja kreće iz Vižinade, a uz raznovrsne pješačke i biciklističke staze koje isprepliću poluotok, nude se i zanimljiva vođena besplatna razgledavanja u gradićima Vodnjanu, Pazinu i Žminju, Ližnjanu i Šišanu. – ističu iz TZ Istre u opisu novog ljetnog izdanja.Istria is also known as a top gourmet destination, so the brochure also offers gastronomic itineraries for which an interesting mobile application Istra Gourmet Guide has been prepared, including suggestions for tasting Momjan muscats, Buzet truffles or sparkling wines. You can visit Istria as a family, enjoying the charms of Oprtalj, but also take refuge from the summer heat in one of the attractive caves of the peninsula.Uz detaljan kalendar svih manifestacija koje se na području Istre odvijaju tijekom srpnja,  kolovoza i rujna, donosi i listu tradicijskih mjesečnih sajmova na poluotoku, uz neizostavan pregled galerija, zbirki i atrakcija kao i različitih aktivnosti te adresare koji su pri ruci za pomoć i jednostavnije snalaženje u destinaciji.Za kraj važno je za istaknuti kako EnjoyIstra objavljen na četiri jezika – hrvatskom, engleskom, njemačkom i talijanskom. Eto, i zato je Istra tu gdje je svih ovih godina, daleko ispred svih. Učite od drugih, pa tako i od Istre.Side dish: Summer edition of EnjoyIstralast_img read more

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