Investigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping test

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgTwitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substance Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substanceAN INVESTIGATION by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) control committee is expected to be launched after the winner of the €30,000 Irish Laurels, Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero, tested positive for a prohibited substance related to cocaine.The Limerick owned and Graham Holland traianed dog was found to have traces of benzoylecgonine on dates last July according to a report published by the IGB.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The process now provides that the Control Committee of the IGB can launch an investigation relating to the dog’s mandatory tests from last July.On July 22 last, the Kay Murphy owned dog won the Irish Laurels but tests later showed traces of the banned substance in both blood and urine samples.Clonbrien Hero became a 5/2 “market drifter” just before the race where Kilgraney Denver was strongly fancied.IGB said that it does not comment on individual cases which have been referred to the control committee and which may proceed to investigation.Cashel based Graham Holland has 2,542 more than 2,500 race wins with dogs from his yard and last July’s Irish Laurels win was his fourth during his training career.Last December, the Graham Holland yard again hit the headlines when Clares Rocket, was kidnapped by a criminal gang and held for ransom.The dog was later recovered unharmed when gardai stopped Limerick criminal Christy Keane driving with the dog. Mr Keane said that he was retrieving the dog for its owners at the time he was stopped. WhatsApp Email Previous articleBull n’Booze back for tag rugby midnight finalNext articleLimerick business news briefs Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSClonbrien HerofeaturedIrish Greyhound Boardlimerick Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsInvestigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping testBy Staff Reporter – September 20, 2017 1305 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Up from the ruins, slowly

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgJoyce Klein Rosenthal, an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Design and an instructor in the School’s Risk and Resilience Master in Design concentration, spoke to the Gazette about lessons from past disasters and possible first steps toward rebuilding following the devastation of last Monday’s massive tornado in Moore, Okla.GAZETTE: After a natural disaster like the tornado that hit Moore, how soon should officials start planning for rebuilding?ROSENTHAL: It’s hard to pin down, it can be weeks or months, but you have this recovery period where people lost homes and are finding a place to live or are just trying to get in touch with loved ones and let everybody know they’re OK.After Katrina, there were some urban planners who came in a week or two afterward, saying, “OK, let’s talk about rebuilding,” and it was really too early.When you do come into this recovery phase, though, there are some precedents that are outstanding. You may remember a couple of years ago, Greensburg, Kan., was virtually wiped off the map by a devastating EF5 tornado. It destroyed homes and businesses, but the whole community came back together and worked with a creative architect, Bob Berkebile, who’s been one of the pioneers of green design. He worked with Greensburg to design better, “to build back better.”I’m an urban planner who’s really interested in process and that’s why I’m interested in Greensburg. Because it was very much community-based, with multiple charrettes and residents deciding, “OK we have the opportunity to rebuild our whole town, how should we do it?”GAZETTE: What was good from a planning standpoint about what happened in Greensburg?ROSENTHAL: When it was the right time — and certainly the week after may not be the right time — but when it was the right time they sat down and had community-based meetings and charrettes and asked, “OK, how are we going to rebuild?” There were a lot of different types of buildings destroyed — schools, businesses, and homes. They did a very green design, but you can also ask questions like, “Will we require that every home have an above-ground, concrete-lined, very heavy-duty shelter?” They really went through an intensive process of public deliberation.GAZETTE: You teach courses in the risk and resilience concentration. Can you talk a bit about what a resilient city is?ROSENTHAL: Resilience is a concept with a long history in ecology. Its specific meaning is when an ecosystem is disturbed, it can reach equilibrium again, though perhaps a different equilibrium.A community might encounter shocks, whether through social conflict, or economic or natural disaster, like the Oklahoma tornado, but they find a way to provide basic services and come back to some level of functioning and stability. Flexibility and redundancy of urban systems are characteristics of resilient cities.We find that social isolation is a real risk factor in many disasters and social networks are particularly important [in building resilience]. I’m doing research in the Rockaways [in Queens, N.Y., post-Sandy] and you can see where these informal social networks were important, where people had to rely on their neighbors for the first weeks to feed themselves, to meet basic needs.GAZETTE: Can resilience be planned or designed for?ROSENTHAL: A lot of designers will say yes, because we know how not to plan for it. If you said, “How can we alienate people or make it more difficult to visit your neighbors?” you might invent an automobile-based, low-density city. You’d make it difficult to cross the street and walk through your neighborhood, especially for senior citizens who might not be able to drive anymore.If you design small-scale street grids, clusters and mixed uses, urban greens and pedestrian ways, you’ll get more social connections between neighbors. We need to collect more empirical data, but I don’t think there’s any doubt that making it hard to walk makes it difficult to visit your neighbors. Design isn’t the only factor in social connectedness, but it is one worth investigation and experimentation.There is also a substantial role for urban planners in integrating hazard mitigation, or resilient design, into plans and designs for urban redevelopment. We need to work with communities before disasters to prevent as many hazards as possible and to ensure a healthy recovery.last_img read more

PSV Eindhoven launches fan consultation on gambling partnerships

Posted On Aug 30 2020 by

first_img Share Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 Submit KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance July 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles PSV Eindhoven has called upon its season-ticket holders to offer feedback on the potential for future commercial partnerships between the team and an online gambling company.Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad has confirmed that the football club had sent out letters to its fans requesting their views on gambling promotions, with a potential deal estimated to be worth between €1m (£900,000/$1.1m) and €1.5m per year.Harrie Timmermans, the chairman of the PSV Supporters’ Association, commented on the consultation: “We have had internal discussions about this.“It’s a bit of a grey area. This will soon be legal and will bring money to the club, but it is too easy to regard everything that brings in money as desirable.”It has also been reported that a number of the country’s top teams, including Ajax and Feyenoord, are also reviewing the possibility of striking partnerships with gambling operators. The news comes as Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch regulator, is implementing further measures to open up the country’s gaming industry further. Back in March of this year, KSA set out to gather the opinions from the gambling industry and stakeholders regarding player protection measures as part of an industry-wide consultation.The country’s Senate approved the Remote Gaming Act after two and a half years of debate, with the Act due to come into force from July 1, 2020.last_img read more

Genvid raises further $2.5m and makes Genvid SDK available publicly

Posted On Aug 29 2020 by

first_imgNew York based games technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies has announced a new funding round, and that is has made the Genvid SDK publicly available for all major engines and platforms. Jacob Navok, GenvidGenvid has been boosted by an additional $2.5 million (£1.9m) of funding, rounding the company’s total amount raised to $4m (£3.06m). The funding was led by Los Angeles-based March Capital Partners, with Chicago’s OCA Ventures also participating.The Genvid SDK allows game developers and publishers worldwide access to new tools ‘to create unrivaled interactive streams across multiple streaming platforms and providers’ such as YouTube and Amazon Web Services.This was previously only available to select users. With the SDK, developers can map viewer interactions from a game onto the video itself in real-time. Genvid has developed patented technology that can generate uses for data synchronised to these streams. As a result, livestreams can be monetised through transactions that are uniquely targeted to the individual watching, which should in turn lead to a significant revenue opportunity for game developers through sponsorships and in-stream purchases.Jacob Navok, CEO, Genvid stated: “As platforms and game developers find new ways to innovate, we’re delighted that they’re increasingly turning to Genvid for solutions to improve the user experience and engage with audiences.“Since our initial launch last year, many top titles are already integrating and some are building exclusive content on our technology. We look forward to furthering that momentum with the online launch of our SDK so that any developer can build interactive livestreams.”The Genvid teamGenvid COO Christopher Cataldi added: “We are additionally very excited for the recent launch of Twitch’s Extensions program, which we intend to support inside our SDK so developers can use Genvid to significantly lower the amount of work they have to do to get Extensions working and stream directly on”A number of games, esports tournament providers, and platforms have already entered Genvid’s integration pipeline. Most notably for the esports world this includes development of a new interface for CS:GO streams that allows viewers to control the user interface as though they were in-game. Gregory Milken from March Capital noted: “Genvid has been leading the interactive streaming revolution, connecting developers to platforms and enabling them to generate streams and revenues they would otherwise not have access to.“We’re excited to see all of the progress Genvid has made as they continue to expand their offerings and partner with leading developers and titles such as CS:GO.”Esports Insider says: Genvid has now raised a total of $4m and clearly makes a strong case to investors with its plans, and the potential for the Genvid SDK specifically.last_img read more