Construction Worker Killed in I-95 Crash in Miami

first_imgA construction worker was killed in a crash on I-95 in Miami-Dade County early Sunday morning. It happened in the southbound lanes near northwest 69th Street. According to authorities, the driver of a black SUV struck the man, who was working in a construction zone.The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.A second vehicle was also involved in the crash.Police have since cleared the scene, although investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash.last_img read more

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Latham defends Senior crown in Northumberland

first_img20 May 2014 Latham defends Senior crown in Northumberland Richard Latham will defend the English Men’s Senior Championship he won on his debut last year when the 54-hole event takes place at Matfen Hall and Hexham Golf Clubs in Northumberland on 4th – 6th June. Latham, (Image © Leaderboard Photography) the General Manager at Woodhall Spa, made an instant impact on the senior game after he turned 55 in May last year, winning the English title at Bristol & Clifton before securing the Scottish Seniors the following week. He was also the leading qualifier from the stroke play stage of the European Senior Men’s Team Championships when representing England in Hungary, finished runner-up in the Senior County Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa and was a member of the GB&I team that recently competed against the United States in the Concession Cup in Florida. In Northumberland he will be joined by four other former English Senior champions as well as those just qualified by turning 55, who will seek to follow in Latham’s footsteps. The other former champions in action are Doug Arnold (Copthorne, Sussex), David Lane (Goring & Streatley, BB&O), Chris Reynolds (Littlestone, Kent) and Roy Smethurst (Crewe, Cheshire). Between them they have secured 11 English Senior titles over the past 16 years. Arnold has won three titles, the most recent in 2006, while Lane also has three claimed between 1997 and 2007. Reynolds was champion in 2009 but Smethurst holds the record of four championships, back-to-back in 2000 and 2001 and in 2004 and 2005. However, an absentee is Alan Squires (Oldham, Lancashire), who won three successive senior titles from 2010. All these players have been capped by England at senior level in recent years, while all seven members of England victorious team from last year’s Seniors Home Internationals are in the field of 240 for the 34th playing of the Seniors Championship. That magnificent seven includes Reynolds, John Ambridge and Douglas Cameron (both Moor Park, Hertfordshire), Charlie Banks (Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse, Kent), Tyrone Carter (Stevenage, Hertfordshire), and Andrew Stracey (Denham, BB&O), any one of whom could be crowned champion. If there is to be a new name on the trophy it could also come from the last three winners of the Senior Men’s County Champions Tournament, Cameron, Alan Mew (Stoneham, Hampshire, IoW & CI), and Tony McLure (Longhirst Hall, Northumberland). Another contender is likely to be Stephen East (Moortown, Yorkshire), who turned 55 last October and who won his maiden senior title recently with the Spanish Seniors International Championship at La Manga, while other England senior caps in the field include Andrew Carman (Coventry, Warwickshire), Martin Galway (Brighton & Hove, Sussex), Dave Jessup (Wrotham Heath, Kent), the former World Speedway champion, Adrian Donkersley (Gerrards Cross, BB&O) and Philip Slater (Sandiway, Cheshire). The competitors will play one round over each course on the first two days after which the leading 60 and ties will complete 18 holes on the final day at Matfen Hall.last_img read more

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Joseph brothers spark Grads 2004-06 to Blair D’Andrea Memorial Bomber Alumni Tournament title

first_imgThe Grads 2007-10 qualified for the championship by winning its final game of the round robin.The Grads 2007-10 held a lead with four minutes remaining in the game but lost the lead when a late run fueled by David Joseph and solid defense down the stretch allowed the Grad 2004-2006 to claim the finale.The winners included David and Florian Joseph, Jake Phelan, Braden Klein, Galen Taylor, Mark Dodsworth, Ian Hardie, Jesse McLaughlin, Luigi Mastrobuono.The Grads 2007-10 consisted of Cody and Ben Poirier, Matt and Ben Irving, Brendan and Jordan Melanson, Kean Silverthorn, Jim Stephenson, and Mitch Kobayashi.The tournament, attracting 42 players, raised more than $1,200 for the Blair D’Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development.Contributions to the fund can be made at any Royal Bank Canada branch or electronically with email money transfer via [email protected] contact [email protected] for more information or inquiries. Grads 2004-06 overcame a late game deficit to edge the Grads 2007-10 64-54 in the inaugural Blair D’Andrea Memorial Bomber Alumni Tournament Boxing Day at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.The annual Boxing Day event was changed to the Blair D’Andrea Memorial Bomber Alumni Tournament after the former LVR coach and teacher died suddenly earlier this year.The winners went through the round robin draw undefeated, meeting a tired Grads 2007-10 squad in the final.last_img read more

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Players soaking up the hoop sport at 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp

first_imgCampers are perfecting the art of basketball fundamentals, including shooting, passing and ball handling skills.There will be 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions through the week and prizes throughout the day.The camp is a springboard into youth basketball development in the Nelson area, with players attending from Rossland, Castlegar and the Heritage City.Younger players interested in taking up the sport will be interested in the Steve Nash Youth Basketball, which is slated to make a return in the fall.For complete information — membership Includes: Basketball, Reversible Jersey, T-Shirt, Basketball BC membership including supplementary insurance coverage — as well as online registration, go to Nelson Basketball website or  or contact Jeremy Phelan (250-777-3318, [email protected]) Players between the ages of nine to 15 — Grades 4 to 9 — are soaking up the hoop sport this week at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp in the Hangar of the L.V. Rogers High School.The camp has run daily this week, concluding Thursday.last_img read more

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DANIEL IS NAMED PATRON FOR RELAY FOR LIFE 2014

first_imgThe Relay for Life 2014 committee. Pic by Clive Wasson.The Relay for Life Donegal 2014 has received the perfect start after Daniel O’Donnell was named the patron of the event.The committee held their official launch and information evening on Monday the 13th January in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.The response from those that attended was extremely welcoming and encouraging for the committee. A number of individuals that couldn’t attend the meeting have since registered teams. Some well-known faces at the Relay for LIfe launch. Pic by Clive Wasson.Relay’s Chairperson, Robert O Connor, was delighted to share the fabulous news that Daniel would be patron for Relay for Life Donegal 2014.If you missed the information evening and would like to find out more, visit the Relay for Life Donegal website on www.relayforlifedonegal.com.If you’d like to register a team contact Nicola McBride or any team member or alternatively send an email to [email protected] IS NAMED PATRON FOR RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 was last modified: January 17th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:daniel o’donnellRelay for LIfe 2014last_img read more

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Moville Sewerage: ‘I have as much right to Lough Foyle as the Crown Estate’ – Cllr Farren

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has once again refuted plans for an outflow sewage pipe on Glenburnie Beach in Moville due to fears of a neap tide in Lough Foyle. It follows a meeting in Inishowen on Tuesday where local councillors discussed the prolonged issue of an adequate sewerage system in the Moville/Greencastle area.Irish Water was criticised last December when they were accused of re-introducing the same Moville Sewerage Scheme that was raised almost 30 years ago. Fears have previously been raised with the water service over an initial 600-metre outflow pipe, which was later reduced to 300-metres, that was planned to be installed on Glenburnie Beach towards Lough Foyle.Those concerned said that a neap tide could later cause sewage to return and coat the local sand, calling on the plans for the scheme to be moved north of Greencastle where the wastewater could be transported into the open ocean.Speaking yesterday at the Inishowen Municipal Meeting, Chairperson and local representative, Martin Farren said it was time that Irish Water met representatives ‘halfway’ on the scheme.He said: “I said from the very beginning, whenever Irish Water were taking on this project, it had to be transparent at all stages and unfortunately they came to the Foyle Hotel with what they called new plans but there was a lot of the old stuff on those plans. “What I am asking for in relation to putting an outflow pipe out north of Greencastle, that is the only way we are going to get a proper sewage system in Moville and we need it very, very badly,” Cllr Farren added.“It has to come in as soon as possible but I feel that Irish Water have to meet us halfway on this and identify an area for this outflow pipe.“It is not going out at Glenburnie Beach and nobody can tell me if there is a neap tide that it won’t come back on the beach again.”However, Sinn Fein Councillor Albert Doherty questioned whether Irish Water would need permission from the Donegal County Council or the Crown Estate to put the plans into place for Lough Foyle.“I would really appreciate clarification (on the ownership of the Lough Foyle) because the Crown Estate claim the seabed of the Foyle,” Doherty said. “If Irish Water wants to put a pipe into the seabed of the Foyle will they have to apply to the Donegal County Council for permission for that outflow pipe in relation to a sewage system into the Foyle or will they have to seek permission from Crown Estate?”Martin Farren, however, weighing in on the issue, said he would ‘totally dispute’ Crown Estate’s control of the Lough Foyle.“I was born and raised in Moville my whole life,” Farren said. “I swam in the Foyle and fished salmon in the Foyle and I think as an Irishman I have as much right as the Crown Estate has.“I would dispute that as the Irish Government have disputed it,” he added. “So, in terms of them having full control of the Foyle I would be very unhappy and I would like to think that the Irish Government would fight tooth and nail.”Moville Sewerage: ‘I have as much right to Lough Foyle as the Crown Estate’ – Cllr Farren was last modified: April 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)Tags:Cllr Albert DohertyCllr Martin FarrenGreencastleInishowenIrish WaterLough Foylemovillelast_img read more

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Molecular Phylogeny Is a Mess of Uncertainty

first_imgGenomes galore – a great opportunity to study evolution, right?  Think again.  A paper in Science by Wong et al1 revealed systematic uncertainty in the way genomes are compared, leading to bias that makes genetic comparisons essentially useless.  Antonis Rokas, in the same issue,2 began his commentary on this problem thus:Darwin relied on fossils, morphology, and geographical distribution to glean important clues about the history of life.  Today, natural historians can study organisms’ history of change and adaptation by probing the DNA record.  Whether to elucidate evolutionary relationships of genes and species or spot the amino acid changes driven by selection, we need to be able to generate accurate alignments of DNA sequences.  On page 473 of this issue, Wong et al.1 provide some important caveats on how this can go awry and how to avoid alignment bias.Rokas continued with a folksy explanation of the basic problem:For years, the standard protocol has been to pick a favorite algorithm to optimize the alignment it generates.  This approach is fast and easy, but it is like being forced to always settle on vanilla ice cream for dessert; doing so can taint one’s opinion about ice cream.  Similarly, sticking to the use of a single alignment from a single algorithm can bias the estimation of phylogenies or of other evolutionary parameters pivotal to our understanding of the DNA record.  Until now, the extent and potential significance of this bias introduced by alignment was unknown.  Wong and colleagues quantify the contribution of alignment uncertainty to genome-wide evolutionary analyses and report that we sweep this uncertainty under the proverbial rug at our peril.Wong and team used seven popular programs to compare seven genomes.  “The term ‘popular’ is not used lightly here,” Rokas notes; “these programs have been employed, judging by citation counts, in at least 25,000 analyses.”  The potential for revision, therefore is enormous.  What did the researchers find? They report that a staggering 46.2% of the genes examined exhibit variation in the phylogeny produced dependent on the choice of alignment method, whereas the prediction of the amino acid changes driven by selection was likewise method dependent for another 28.4% of the genes.The significance of this “whoops” admission cannot be overstated.  For years, evolutionary biologists have depended on the “popular” algorithms to generate phylogenetic trees, expecting their results to be reliable.  Rokas explains that high “bootstrap” values for some trees (a popular index that is supposed to measure robustness in inference) can be misleading, because “bootstrap values do not always equate with phylogenetic accuracy.”  But if the bootstrap value is strong, what is in error – the signal or the phylogenetic inference?  Rokas did not explore the latter possibility.    Wong et al explain how researchers can fall into the trap by trusting algorithms that cannot bear the weight of inference placed on them:A common theme in comparative genomics studies is a flow diagram, or chart, tracing the various steps and algorithms used during the analysis of a large number of genes.  Flow charts can be quite sophisticated, with steps such as identifying orthologous gene sets, aligning the genes, and performing different statistical analyses on the resulting alignments.  The key point, and a great practical difficulty in comparative genomics studies, is that the analyses must be repeated many times.  The procedure, then, is largely automated, with scripting languages such as Perl or Python cobbling together individual programs that perform each step.  In addition, many of the individual steps involve procedures originally developed in the evolutionary biology literature, to perform phylogeny estimation or to identify individual amino acid residues under the influence of positive selection.  Statistical methods that until recently would have been applied to a single alignment, carefully constructed, are now applied to a large number of alignments, many of which may be of uncertain quality and cause the underlying assumptions of the methods to fail.This seems to indicate another problem: the very algorithms trusted were written on the assumption of evolution.  Is there a circularity here?  Will the algorithm select the data that will produce the expected evolutionary result?  They did not elaborate.    The authors state that the uncertainty is not just a matter of sloppy analysis.  A biologist may run the program with great care and precision.  It’s trusting the algorithms themselves, and being unaware of the uncertainties, that leads to huge errors and false conclusions.  They explain how this can happen:Many comparative genomics studies are carefully performed and reasonable in design.  However, even carefully designed and carried out analyses can suffer from these types of problems because the methods used in the analysis of the genomic data do not properly accommodate alignment uncertainty in the first place.  Moreover, the genes that are of greatest interest to the evolutionary biologist probably suffer disproportionately.  For example, in several studies, the genes of greatest interest were the ones that had diverged most in their nonsynonymous rate of substitution.  But, these are the very genes that should be the most difficult to align in the first place.  We also do not believe that the alignment uncertainty problem is one that can be resolved by simply throwing away genes, or portions of genes, for which alignment differs.In fact, throwing out portions that have ambiguous alignments can lead to other problems, such as removing a large portion of the primary data.  It also does not guarantee the remainder will line up well.    Rokas has a good-news-bad-news story.  On the hopeful side, “several novel statistical methods that simultaneously estimate alignment and evolutionary parameters of interest such as phylogeny have shown exceptional promise,” he said.  The bad news is there’s a catch: “The computational demands of these programs are prohibitive.”    Wong et al suggested some ways to mitigate alignment bias.  No matter the quality control used, though, carefulness is not going to solve all the problems.  “The goal is to analyze all of the genes in the genome,” they said.  “As we have shown here, many of these genes will be difficult to align and result in highly variable evolutionary parameter estimates.”  They did not seem to explore the possibility of circular reasoning in the algorithms.    Wow.  This is going to be a shattering revelation to many a biologist.  Rokas put the best possible spin on a bad situation:As in any scientific field, molecular evolution has a long tradition of dramatic transformation.  The development of a powerful computational and statistical arsenal to account for the uncertainty stemming from sequence alignments is heralding the first paradigm shift in the era of genome-scale analysis.Now, the question is what to do about the 25,000 erroneous papers, and how long it will take to overcome the inertia of thousands of scientists continuing to use the popular algorithms oblivious to their inherent uncertainties.1.  Wong, Suchard and Huelsenbeck, “Alignment Uncertainty and Genomic Analysis,” Science, 25 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5862, pp. 473-476, DOI: 10.1126/science.1151532.2.  Antonis Rokas, “Lining Up to Avoid Bias,” Science, 25 January 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5862, pp. 416-417, DOI: 10.1126/science.1153156..This shouldn’t be news.  A team of scientists reported six years ago that building phylogenetic trees with any realistic measure of reliability was mathematically impossible (07/25/2002).  Evolutionary biologists have to make assumptions and take shortcuts to get results.  Because the algorithms are built on evolutionary assumptions (e.g., what constitutes positive selection, or what constitutes maximum likelihood or a parsimonious solution), the whole exercise is circular.  Don’t think for a minute that a computer program built by evolutionists for evolutionists is going to generate bias-free, objective, neutral “facts of science.”  They is a-huntin’ for Darwin’s trees, and Darwin’s trees is what they gonna get.    This paper is not likely to make much of a dent.  Life will go on, because “tree-thinking” is inscribed with an iron stylus on the evolutionary biologist’s brain (11/14/2005).  It influences everything he thinks and does.  Besides, the importance of bashing down the creationists with mountains and mountains of scientific evidence for evolution is too important for a little bit of error, say 75% or more, to hinder the mission.  With Darwin Day coming, the show must go on!(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Seven Tools to Map Your Company or Life History

first_imgIf you’ve ever had the urge to write your name in wet cement, then you understand what it’s like to want to leave your mark on the places that define you. Rather than vandalizing construction sites or tagging your old high school, one positive way to commemorate your life’s path is to map it. Instead of locking away your memoirs in a journal or using a family tree to display shared connections, a map is one way you can preserve your history while leaving the door open for others to contribute. Below are seven tools to help you get started: Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro 1. Lifenaut: This service allows users to map their lives; however, rather than editing individual layers, users upload files and have the option to give the exact coordinates for specific locations. When another person uncovers that spot on the map all of the deposited files are revealed similar to real life geocaching. 2. Platial: Although slightly busier, the great thing about Platial is that users can follow an RSS feed of a particular point of interest. For example, if you’re hoping to reconnect with a childhood friend who isn’t searchable on Facebook, you can subscribe to a feed of their home in the hopes that they’ll leave a comment. 3. Zoom Atlas: Zoom Atlas lets you edit and upload text and images on top of a map layer. One of the unique features of this site is the LifePath tool where users edit the places they’ve lived and share their personal timelines, via Facebook. Rather than editing on a Google Map layer, this tool offers users a chance to edit ground layer and set up buildings and landscaping exactly as they remember them. 4. 43places: This service is less about the remote past and more about our adult histories. Users create wish lists of where they’d like to go and tag the places they’ve already been. 5. Map My Life: Map My Life is a Google mashup where users can add stories to a map. Users upload an xml file with their life’s history enclosed and the tool loads and plays that history in both a map and timeline version. 6. Wikimapia: Wikimapia specializes in regional histories; however, many users add their personal histories in the comments below. One of the great things about this site is that rather than trying to edit disparate Google map layers, community residents can come together and take pride in the rich histories that unite them. 7. Wayfaring: Wayfaring is a site where you can add routes and points of interest to your personal map and embed it to your blog. The service takes advantage of Google Maps and lets you invite others to collaborate. This is a great site for hash house harriers and other social running clubs. One user has already created a map of tech companies in the Bay Area below: Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Doping scandal roils another sport: Dogsledding

first_imgIt was the first time since the race instituted drug testing in 1994 that a test came back positive.Seavey strongly denied giving any banned substances to his dogs, suggesting instead that he may have been the victim of sabotage by another musher or an animal rights activist. He accused the Iditarod of lax security at dog food drop-off points and other spots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRace officials said he will not be punished because they were unable to prove he acted intentionally. That means he will keep his titles and his $59,000 in winnings this year.But the finding was another blow to the Iditarod, which has seen the loss of major sponsors, numerous dog deaths, attacks on competitors and pressure from animal rights activists, who say huskies are run to death or left with severe infections and bloody paws. LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “Unfortunately I do think another musher is an option,” he said. He added: “There are also people who are not fans of mushing as a whole. They are numerous videos out that are trying to say mushing is a bad thing. And I can see somebody doing this to promote their agenda.”Seavey said whoever gave the drug to the dogs knew it would cause a positive test, and “that should make me and my people the least likely suspect.”Earlier this year, the Iditarod lost a major corporate backer, Wells Fargo, and race officials accused animal rights organizations of pressuring the bank and other sponsors with “manipulative information” about the treatment of the dogs.Five dogs connected to this year’s race died, bringing total deaths to more than 150 in the Iditarod’s 44-year history, according to PETA’s count. And last year, two mushers were attacked by a drunken man on a snowmobile in separate assaults near a remote village. One dog was killed and others were injured.Seavey said he has withdrawn from next year’s race in protest and expects the Iditarod Trail Committee to ban him anyway for speaking out. Mushers are prohibited from criticizing the race or sponsors.Iditarod spokesman Chas St. George said a ban would be up to the committee’s board of directors.The committee decided to release Seavey’s name after scores of competitors demanded it. Race officials initially refused, saying it was unlikely they could prove the competitor acted intentionally.During this year’s race, the rules on doping essentially said that to punish a musher, race officials had to provide proof of intent. The rules have since been changed to hold mushers liable for any positive drug test unless they can show something beyond their control happened.Wade Marrs, president of the Iditarod Official Finishers Club, said he doesn’t believe Seavey intentionally administered the drugs. He said he believes the musher has too much integrity and intelligence to do such a thing.“I don’t really know what to think at the moment,” Marrs said. “It’s a very touchy situation.” /jpv QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Thunder’s Paul George prepares to face former team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA holds surprise drug test at bus terminal in QC for ‘Undas’ PLAY LIST 02:43PDEA holds surprise drug test at bus terminal in QC for ‘Undas’00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “When you’re dealing with animals, doping anything is not acceptable. But I do not believe that Dallas did this,” he said. “I’ve known him since he was, like, 8 years old. It’s not in his nature.”Iditarod CEO Stan Hooley acknowledged the race is in its darkest time as it grapples with the fallout from the scandal.“I’m quite confident that at some point we’ll emerge from this storm and move on,” he said. “But for now, we’re dealing with some unpleasantness that needs to be dealt with.”Asked about Seavey’s sabotage claims, Hooley said, “Is it possible? I suppose so. Is it likely? I wouldn’t think so.”Still, he said discussions are underway to increase security at the dog lot in Nome and at various checkpoints.Seavey won the annual Anchorage-to-Nome trek in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and has had nine straight top 10 finishes. He finished second this year to his father, Mitch, who collected a first-place prize of $71,250.Dogs are subject to random testing before and during the race, and the first 20 teams to cross the finish line are all automatically tested.“I did not give a drug to my dog. I’ve never used a banned substance in the race,” the 30-year-old Seavey said in an interview.He said tramadol is not used at his kennel, and it is “incredibly unlikely” it was accidentally administered by anyone on his team.Instead, he complained of inadequate security at checkpoints along the route where dog food is dropped off weeks ahead of time and at the dog lot in Nome, where thousands of huskies are kept after the race before they are flown home. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jeanne Olson, an Alaska veterinarian who treats sled dogs, sees no benefit in administering tramadol during a race because it causes drowsiness. Olson, who was the head veterinarian in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race in the 1990s, prescribes it mostly for profound pain relief.“But I also caution that the dogs are going to become sedated from it,” she said. “So when I first heard … that it was tramadol as the drug, I thought, ‘Well, that’s surprising. Why would anybody use that?’”People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals seized on the scandal Tuesday, saying, it’s “further proof that this race needs to end.”Fern Levitt, director of the documentary “Sled Dogs,” an expose on the treatment of the huskies, said, “The race is all about winning and getting to the finish line despite the inhumane treatment towards the dogs.”Frank Teasley, founder and executive director of Wyoming’s Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, said the controversy is a shame but doesn’t believe it will be a permanent stain on the sport. Teasley has participated in eight Iditarods and knows many of the top contenders, including Seavey, saying he believes the musher was sabotaged.ADVERTISEMENT In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Dallas Seavey, four-time Iditarod winner and reigning champion, is aiming for his fifth Iditarod crown in six years. Seavey took off wearing bib #18 at the start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. Four-time Iditarod champion Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year’s race, and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. The Iditarod Trail Committee on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, identified Seavey as the musher who had four dogs test positive for a banned opioid pain reliever after finishing the race last March in Nome. AP File PhotoANCHORAGE, Alaska—Cycling. Baseball. Track. Horse racing. Now dogsledding has become the latest professional sport to be engulfed in a doping scandal, this one involving the huskies that dash across the frozen landscape in Alaska’s grueling, 1,000-mile Iditarod.The governing board of the world’s most famous sled dog race disclosed Monday that four dogs belonging to four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey tested positive for a banned substance, the opioid painkiller tramadol, after his second-place finish last March.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Celtics’ Jayson Tatum wins Skills Challenge

first_imgCHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 16: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPBoston’s Jayson Tatum hit a 3-pointer from just beyond midcourt to beat Atlanta’s Trae Young in the final round of the skills competition at All-Star Saturday night.Tatum defeated Memphis’ Mike Conley in the first round, then topped Denver’s Nikola Jokic in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Tatum was slightly behind Young going into the 3-pointer, the final shot of the event, and decided he needed to try the long shot to get one in before Young could shoot for the title.Tatum says the trophy will go to his mother’s home. He says he was “just out here trying to have fun. I threw one up and it went in.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJokic defeated Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic, Young beat Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox and Dallas’ Luka Doncic topped the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma in other first-round matchups. Young beat Doncic in the semifinals. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

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