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 Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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


Stride Kicks Off $10 Million Scholarship Investment with Inaugural Private Academy Awards

Posted On Jun 2 2021 by

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest TAGS  Stride Kicks Off $10 Million Scholarship Investment with Inaugural Private Academy Awards Facebook HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Stride, Inc. (formerly K12 Inc.; NYSE: LRN) has selected 47 recipients for the first round of its multi-year $10 million investment in We Stand Together Scholarships, an initiative aimed to improve access to education options for underserved Black students of all ages. This inaugural cohort will receive tuition-free full-time enrollment at K12 Private Academy for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. “For 20 years, Stride has been committed to making high-quality education accessible to all students, and that includes removing racial and economic barriers,” said James Rhyu, CEO at Stride. “A stronger, more inclusive nation begins with economic empowerment, academic equity, and career readiness for all, and we are proud to extend that opportunity to more students through this new scholarship.” The We Stand Together Scholarship was launched as part of Stride’s commitment to institute a series of company-wide initiatives that support racial and socioeconomic equity and inclusion in and through education. This first group of recipients comes from 14 states and span kindergarten through 11th grade. Students will receive tuition-free enrollment for the remainder of the school year, along with the materials and technology needed to complete their online courses. The inaugural scholarship was open to students who identify as Black, and recipients were chosen based on factors including their demonstrated academic achievement, educational and life goals, and financial need. “We’re honored to expand our ability to provide a quality, online education for our students,” said Leslie Smith, Head of School at K12 Private Academy. “Every student, regardless of race or income, should have access to a school dedicated to helping them succeed, especially during a pandemic when education plans have been disrupted for so many.” K12 Private Academy provides students and families with an inclusive private school option delivered through live online classes led by experienced teachers who share a passion for meeting the personalized needs of students. In addition to core curriculum, through the school’s Destinations Career Academy, students in grades six through twelve can get a head start on future college and career paths with specialized career-focused courses and counseling support. Stride’s We Stand Together Scholarship is part of a multi-year $10 million commitment to support scholarships for Black students in primary, secondary, and higher education. Future cohorts will include additional scholarships to K12 Private Academy, as well as to higher education institutions. The company’s other commitments include developing socially conscious legal and law enforcement career pathways of study, interactive courses on the history of systemic racism, expanding the number of Black teachers employed by Stride, and creating new civic and volunteer efforts for Stride employees. More information on Stride’s commitments to equity in education can be found at https://www.stridelearning.com/responsibility-inclusion. About Stride, Inc. At Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) – formerly K12 Inc. – we are reimagining lifelong learning as a rich, deeply personal experience that prepares learners for tomorrow. Since its inception, Stride has been committed to removing barriers that impact academic equity and to providing high-quality education for anyone—particularly those in underserved communities. The company has transformed the teaching and learning experience for millions of people by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, curriculum, and programs directly to students, schools, the military, and enterprises in primary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. Stride is a premier provider of K-12 education for students, schools, and districts, including career learning services through middle and high school curriculum. Providing a solution to the widening skills gap in the workplace and student loan crisis, Stride equips students with real world skills for in-demand jobs with career learning. For adult learners, Stride delivers professional skills training in healthcare and technology, as well as staffing and talent development for Fortune 500 companies. Stride has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves learners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company is a proud sponsor of the Future of School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gap between the pace of technology and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at stridelearning.com, K12.com, destinationsacademy.com, galvanize.com, techelevator.com, and medcerts.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005261/en/ CONTACT: Emily Riordan Director, Corporate Communications Stride, Inc. [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA VIRGINIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CHILDREN PRIMARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY OTHER CONSUMER OTHER TECHNOLOGY FAMILY INTERNET AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONSUMER OTHER EDUCATION SOURCE: Stride, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005261/en WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous article5 tips to up your big game experienceNext articleWarren Gfeller Named to U.S. Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more


FREDERICKSBURG REGION: VIRGINIA’S ADVENTURE MECCA

Posted On Dec 30 2020 by

first_imgGeographically located halfway between the Union and Confederate capital cities, the Fredericksburg region is surrounded by Civil War battlefields and historic sites. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse all raged within a 20-mile radius. These battlefields are all protected by the National Park Service and offer a number of activities. A staple of Spotsylvania, A. Smith Bowman Distillery balances time-honored traditions with innovation and creativity to produce hand-crafted spirits. The distillery offers a large venue to gather, as well as tours and tastings throughout the day.  Rappahannock River The Rappahannock River in eastern Virginia is the country’s longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States. Enjoy the river on your own or discover a number of river outfitters in the area that offer kayaking, fishing and tubing trips. ON THE WATER Battlefields Spencer Devon Brewery  Widewater State Park  Now a natural park preserve and archaeological site, Government Island contains a trail and interpretive signs to help depict its rich, nationally significant history (the stone from the Quarry was used to build the White House and the U.S. Capitol). With a 1.5 mile trail, Government Island is an ideal location to observe aquatic and native plants, as well as birds and other wildlife. Lake Anna  Government Island Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve  Potomac Point Winery is a beautiful, Mediterranean-style winery. The estate includes a delicious bistro, tasting room, internal courtyard, pavilion and event room. Just one mile from the Potomac River, the location was selected because of its rich history, fertile soil and river influences. center_img Start planning your Fredericksburg area adventure at visitfred.com.    GRAPES & GRAINS A. Smith Bowman Distillery  TAKE A HIKE  Conveniently located between Richmond and Washington, D.C., the Fredericksburg region, consisting of Stafford County, Spotsylvania County and the city of Fredericksburg, offers outdoor enthusiasts a nearly-endless supply of activities year-round. Here are just a few of our favorites:  IMG_3710.tif Potomac Point Winery  Widewater State Park, which just opened in the fall of 2018, offers two miles of shoreline along the Potomac River. The park features beaches, hiking trails, picnic shelters, a public boat launch and a visitor center.  Among Virginia’s most popular lakes, Lake Anna offers 13,000 scenic acres of sailing, water-skiing and sport fishing. Boaters can launch boats at the lake’s marinas or take a rental for a spin. At Lake Anna State Park, guests can rent cabins, yurts and lodges for up to 16 people. The park boasts miles of pristine hiking and horseback riding trails.  A full-service brewery and restaurant in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, Spencer Devon focuses on providing exceptionally crafted beer and a quality dining experience using locally derived ingredients. The topography of Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve is varied, with the high narrow ridgeline rising 160 feet above two tidally influenced creeks: Potomac and Accokeek. Crow’s Nest also includes a shoreline birding/nature trail to viewpoints of Accokeek Creek, and an ADA-accessible canoe/kayak launch facility for the Crow’s Nest Water Trail.last_img read more


‘Kevin Can Wait’ Star Kevin James Hitting The Paramount

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Kevin James, the famed comedian currently starring in the hilarious CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait, is hitting The Paramount in Huntington for two days next week as part of the venue’s popular comedy series.James, a Mineola native, is all-too familiar with the local comedy scene, having gotten his start here. He’s currently filming his new show at the old Grumman aerospace facility in Bethpage.The comedian’s career took off two decades ago when he starred in another CBS favorite, King of Queens, which ran for nine seasons. The series earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series in 2006 for his portrayal as a deliveryman. The show was such a success that it’s still in syndication.James has gone from standout in the local comedy circuit to sitcom star to big screen actor. He’s starred in several big-name films, including Paul Blart: Mall Cop, in which he played a hero security guard. The film grossed $183 million in the United States, and its sequel earned more than $100 million at the box office.James is in such high demand, it seems, that he had to add a third show at The Paramount, for April 28.On top of his current gig on CBS and his upcoming performances in Huntington, James is also working on a stand-up special for Internet-streaming giant Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Fans of Kevin Can Wait will also be happy to learn that the series was recently renewed for a second season.The Paramount Comedy series starring Kevin James. April 6 at 8 p.m. and April 9 at 7 p.m. The Paramount in Huntington.last_img read more


This is what $2 million will buy you on the Gold Coast: a bargain waterfront mansion

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgThis home at 54 Moana Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has sold for $2.125m. Picture: realestate.com.auThe property is perched on a rare 1292 sqm with 68 metres of water frontage and is next to 2.4ha of parkland.Three of the six bedrooms are master suites with water views, walk-in robes and ensuites.Other features include five bathrooms, a spiral staircase, French doors, a gas fireplace, cinema room, in-ground pool and private floating pontoon.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe sale was negotiated by John Reid Real Estate Broadbeach Waters. This home at 54 Moana Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has sold for $2.125m. Picture: realestate.com.auA SPRAWLING six bedroom mansion on a massive waterfront block on the Gold Coast has sold for $2.125 million — a price that would be considered an absolute bargain in Sydney or Melbourne.The home at 54 Moana Park Avenue in Broadbeach Waters was one of the biggest sales in Queensland in the past week, according to the latest CoreLogic Property Market Indicator Summary. This home at 65 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, has sold for $3.045m. Pic: realestate.com.auA five bedroom Queenslander at 24 Duke Street, Bulimba, sold for $2.875 million through Cathy Richards of Place Bulimba.And an architecturally designed home at 95 Siemon Street, Toowong fetched $1.722 million through Adcock Prestige.Fewer properties went to auction in Brisbane this week — only 112 — but the success rate was higher.CoreLogic reports a preliminary clearance rate of 64.8 per cent for Brisbane, compared to only 42.5 per cent last week.Across the Gold Coast, 31 properties went to auction and 51.6 per cent of those were successful.Nationally, auction volumes are down with the Queen’s Birthday long weekend affecting activity across most states.center_img This home at 54 Moana Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has sold for $2.125m. Picture: realestate.com.auThe biggest sale of the week in the state, according to CoreLogic, was a four-bedroom riverfront home in Fairfield on Brisbane’s south.The two storey house on 850 sqm at 65 Brisbane Corso sold for $3.045 million through Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige. last_img read more


Women of Troy to take on Sun Devils, Bulldogs

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgThe No. 13 USC women’s tennis team returns to conference competition Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. with a dual match against the No. 32 Arizona State Sun Devils.Tough competition · Junior Maria Sanchez will likely be faced with Fresno State’s No. 12 Anastasia Petukhova when USC meets the Bulldogs. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan The Women of Troy (8-5, 1-0) are trying to get back into the swing of things after their 5-2 loss to No. 9 Baylor on Tuesday.USC features a handful of ranked singles players, including junior Maria Sanchez, the nation’s No. 3 singles player with an 11-1 record this season, along with No. 21 sophomore Alison Ramos, No. 22 freshman Danielle Lao and No. 91 freshman Valeria Pulido.Sanchez is also ranked on two different doubles teams with junior Lyndsay Kinstler and Pulido, at  No. 36 and No. 40, respectively.The Women of Troy are hoping to put a damper on the Sun Devils’ stellar week. ASU (7-2, 2-0)defeated Washington State, 5-2, and then posted an upset over No. 18 Washington, 5-2. With these two big wins last weekend, ASU jumped in this week’s rankings from No. 44 to No. 32.Michaela Hein of ASU has also been named the Pac-10 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week after pounding out wins in her singles and doubles matches against both schools last weekend.The Sun Devils also have No. 104 Kelcy McKenna ranked in singles but none of their players are ranked in doubles.USC is 42-19 all-time against ASU, having won the past 14 straight matches against the Sun Devils, including 4-2 and 5-2 wins over the Sun Devils last season.“Our team goal for taking on ASU is to win the doubles point,” said Sanchez. “It’s a really important point. It gives us more momentum going into singles play.”USC has only won the doubles point twice in its last seven matches.USC will head to ASU for a noon match Saturday.Next Wednesday, March 17, the Women of Troy will come back home to take on unranked Fresno State, featuring No. 12 Anastasia Petukhova.The Bulldogs will face off against Pepperdine before coming to Marks Stadium for the mid-week match.last_img read more


Southhampton miss chance to go third

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgSouthampton have missed the chance to go third in the Premier League table A Jonjo Shelvey wonder-strike gave Swansea a 1-0 win at St. Mary’s this afternoon. The Saints’ bad day was compounded when Ryan Bertrand received a straight red card late on for a poor challenge on Modou Barrow.last_img