Equestrians to get arena off Barrel Springs Trail

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgEquestrians have been working with the city since 2002 to come up with a place to hold events. Horse riders used to go to the old Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at Division and AvenueI for events, but that arena was lost when the fairgrounds shifted to a site at AvenueH and the Antelope Valley Freeway. Local equestrian group representatives estimate there are 45,000 horses – and mules and donkeys – in the Antelope Valley. The announcement was made at an event noting the upcoming California Trail Days on May19 and20, a statewide recognition of the importance of trails and their upkeep. The annual recognition is intended to encourage volunteers to work together with park officials, land managers and other trail users on trail access, advocacy, education, fundraising, and maintenance and repair. “Palmdale has recognized how important trails are to making the city a livable community,” Macdonald said. The arena is being built on part of 17acres earmarked for the future Tejon Park. PALMDALE – City officials and horse riders on Thursday announced plans for an equestrian arena at the western end of the Barrel Springs Trail, giving riding groups a place to hold events. A 45,000-square-foot arena will be built at the trail on Barrel Springs Road, east of Sierra Highway. The arena will be used for horse shows, club competitions, fundraisers, clinics and other events for local groups, supporters say. The project, financed with the help of a $160,000 Los Angeles County grant, is expected to be under construction by late June and take about a month to complete. The city will work with an equestrian advisory group on the project. That group will include representatives from the Antelope Valley Trails, Recreation and Environmental Committee of the Antelope Valley Conservancy, the Backcountry Horsemen and Equestrian Trails Inc. “We will come up with something wonderful for the equestrian community,” said Elaine Macdonald, leader of AVTREC. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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By on December 24, 2019

first_imgBrian CarrA COMMUNITY activist is to stand in the local elections in Glenties.Brian Carr is chairman of the Glenties Community Action Group and hopes to represent the area as an independent.“I was asked to go for the election and will be representing the local community,” he said. “I have been active in the area on committees for more than 20 years so know how things work and hope to keep going for many more.“There are 5 councillors at the moment, for the next election there will be an extra seat up for grabs, with four councillors from Dungloe to Falcarragh and only one councillor from Dungloe to Ardara.“It’s we got another seat for our area. So we have to join forces and work together for the good of the area.“There are so many things that could be listed that need to be done and points that need to be addressed –  employment and infrastructure two of the main ones – and I’m sure I will hear a lot more on the campaign trail.”  COMMUNITY ACTIVIST HOPING TO TAKE INDEPENDENT SEAT IN GLENTIES was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Brian CarrGlentieslast_img read more

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What does NBA’s 2-minute report say about the calls in Warriors’ loss to T-Wolves?

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgJust like the Warriors, the NBA watched the replays of the finals calls of the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Unlike the Warriors, the NBA believes the officials made the right call on the final two plays of overtime.The NBA’s two-minute report said that it made the correct call when official Marat Kogut ruled that Minnesota’s Keita Bates-Diop committed a foul on Kevin Durant before he released a 3-point shot that otherwise could have tied the game at 130 …last_img read more

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Uber to build autonomous research center in Michigan

By on December 15, 2019

first_imgTags:#Autonomous car#driverless#Michigan#Otto#Self-Driving#Uber#Wixom For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… David Currycenter_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Uber has settled on Wixom, Michigan as the base for its new autonomous vehicle research center, which will focus on embedding the company’s self-driving system into cars.Michigan is one of the hottest areas for tech and auto firms trialling self-driving tech. This gives Uber easy access to several automakers that could become potential partners in the future, when the ride-hailing firm rolls out its self-driving taxis in major cities.See Also: Northwest U.S. drivers won’t hand the wheel to self-driving carsUber started to look into a Michigan base of operations in September, but only finalized the location this month, according to Detroit Free Press. It has not said if it will test its self-driving vehicles on public roads in Michigan, as it does in Pittsburgh and Arizona.“We will be focused on integrating our technology into automakers’ vehicles,” said Sherif Marakby, Uber vice president of global vehicle development. “We started a few months ago on recruiting and already have engineers in Detroit to meet with Tier 1 suppliers. We’ve also had discussions with automakers.”Uber doesn’t want to get into hardwareUber recently said it does not want to handle the design or manufacturing of self-driving cars, instead it will use commercial vehicles, like the Ford Fusion and Volvo X90 hybrid, and embed the self-driving software.That might work for now, but as General Motors and Ford start to spend more on building their own self-driving systems, it might be harder for Uber to establish partnerships with these huge automakers.Michigan recently legalized self-driving cars on the road, making it one of the most progressive states on autonomous car laws. It stands in contrast to California, which recently deregistered more than a dozen of the company’s self-driving taxis from the roads for failing to submit the correct autonomous permit.That led to the firm shipping all of its self-driving taxis from the state to Arizona, where the governor has approved of the company’s self-driving program. 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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Rajya Sabha bypolls: BJP wins both seats in Gujarat

By on December 1, 2019

first_imgExternal Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Jugal Thakor were on Friday declared winners in Rajya Sabha by-polls for two seats in Gujarat.The bye-election was held as the two Rajya Sabha seats fell vacant after BJP leaders Amit Shah and Smriti Irani, who were elected to Lok Sabha, resigned from the upper House. Cross voting Two Gujarat Congress legislators, Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala, resigned from the State Assembly, after voting against the Congress candidates, defying the party whip. “The Congress observer tried to create a lot of issues over my vote, so you can understand for whom did I vote,” Mr. Thakor told mediapersons after casting his vote. According to sources, both Mr. Thakor and Nr, Dhaval are likely to join BJP soon and will contest the by-elections from their respective assembly seats.The BJP candidates also got additional votes of lone NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja and two Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) legislators Chhotubhai Vasava and his son Mahesh Vasava.It may be noted that Mr. Vasava’s vote was crucial for Congress veteran Ahmed Patel’s victory in 2017 when Mr. Patel could barely win after a dozen legislators had split from the Congress. With both Congress candidates Chandrika Chudasama and Gaurav Pandya losing the bypolls, the opposition party is likely to challenge it in Gujarat High Court. Earlier, the Congress’ legislature party leader Paresh Dhanani had approached the Supreme Court challenging the Election Commission of India’s move to hold bye-elections for two seats separately instead of holding together. The Supreme Court, however, refused to interfere in the poll process and directed the petitioner to approach the Gujarat High Court with election petition challenging the election.last_img read more

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Haryana asks for 200 companies of paramilitary forces

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first_imgHaryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal on Saturday said the Election Commission of India and Union Ministry of Home Affairs have been requested to provide 200 companies of paramilitary forces for smooth conducting of Assembly polls in the State, slated for October 21. Mr. Agarwal said that with the announcement of election programme by the EC, the model code of conduct has come into effect. “After the second revision of electoral list on August 27, 2019, the final voter list has been published. As per the list, 1.83 crore voters including 1.07 lakh service voters would exercise their right to franchise.” He said that as the process for updating the electoral roll is in progress, the number of voters is expected to be increased further.“As many as 3.64 lakh voters of age group between 18 and 19 years are eligible to cast their votes in the Assembly elections this time,” he said. Mr. Agarwal said 19,442 voting centres have been established in the State including 5,511 in urban areas and 13,931 in rural areas. “There are 10,288 polling locations in the State,” he said. Request have been made to the EC for converting polling stations, where the number of voters is more than 1500, into auxiliary ones. The number of such polling stations in the State is 136. “There are 26,329 control units and 40,615 ballot units. Besides, an arrangement of 27,996 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines has been made,” he added.last_img read more

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Nagaland begins crackdown on proxy teachers

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first_imgNagaland has undertaken an exercise to cleanse the education system of proxy teachers “appointed” by regular employees in order to avoid working out of their comfort zones.The crackdown began with the State’s Directorate of School Education ordering 16 teachers to join their places of posting in Kiphire district, bordering Myanmar, on Monday.To ensure that these teachers do not go back to their old ways of letting a substitute teach on their behalf, the directorate asked them to email their photographs with the school building in the background as well as photographs while taking classes. The directorate has sought such photos every day from November 11 to the end of the academic session this year.“The reforms in the education sector have begun in earnest with inspection of schools,” said Mmhonlumo Kikon, BJP legislator and the State government’s advisor for IT, Science and Technology. He credited the reforms to school education advisor K. Tokugha Sukhalu and the department’s principal director Shanavas C.The crackdown started from November 4 to 7 with Mr. Shanavas undertaking inspection of schools in Kiphire district. He found 16 teachers absent from their duty, but with proxies teaching on their behalf.“We don’t have data on how many proxy teachers are working but the situation is very grave. We have made a start and hope the step taken against the Kiphire teachers would send a message to other teachers who have been guilty of such unethical practice,” Mr Shanavas told The Hindu.He added that district education officials have been asked to survey the schools in their areas of operation toward purging the system of proxy teachers, many of whom are not qualified to teach.Investigations by NGOs in the past had revealed the regular teachers usually pay their proxies a fraction of their salaries while staying put at home in urban centres or villages in a different district and pursuing business or other vocations. The proxies teach in the name of the regulars.Mr. Sukhalu said the 16 teachers have been told to sign an undertaking they would henceforth be regular and not keep proxy in their place of posting. “The undertaking has to be countersigned by the head of the institute, Village Education Committee, and district education officer or sub-divisional education officer. Failure to comply with the order will invite legal action and termination of service without any further notice,” he added.On November 8, the Directorate of School Education published the names of the 16 teachers in Kiphire district who either kept proxies or were absent from duty for a long period. One of the teachers, a woman posted at Government Middle School at Zhimkiur, had “appointed” two locals as proxy teachers.last_img read more

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Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgPH 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 MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frank Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama FILE – Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks stands on the court before the game against the Toronto Raptors in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPATHENS, Greece — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year.The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local authority received the offer from the Milwaukee Bucks player to build the court at a new recycling park that is being planned in the area. The mayor, Vangelis Bournous, gave no details of the construction cost but said the venue would be ready at the end of this summer.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The forward, the son of immigrants from Nigeria, was born and grew up in Athens and moved to the United States in 2013 to join the Bucks. He has a huge following in his home country, with fans following his games in the middle of the night.Antetokounmpo maintains close ties with Greece and has taken part in campaigns to promote a Greek airline and tourism, as well as recycling. His older brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, lives in Athens and plays for local club Panathinaikos, coached by Rick Pitino, formerly of the Boston Celtics and the Louisville Cardinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The blaze gutted the seaside resort of Mati, east of Athens, and other coastal areas, destroying more than a thousand homes.“Antetokounmpo, the well-known Giannis Antetokounmpo, has made a donation at the site to build an indoor court — I’m announcing this for the first time,” Bournous said at a campaign event ahead of local elections on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It will be built with a modern method using a steel building frame so it can be ready by the end of the summer.”Antetokounmpo’s Bucks are leading in the NBA Eastern Conference finals 2-1 over the Toronto Raptors.last_img read more

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ICC in global sports event twitter first

By on November 19, 2019

first_imgDubai, Jun 24 (PTI) ICC today announced the ICC Womens World Cup will be the first global sports event to launch special Twitter emojis for captains as part of an unprecedented level of digital coverage for the womens game. The ICC Womens World Cup, which got underway in Derby today with host England taking on India in the first game, will be the first global womens event where captains emojis can be unlocked by hash-tagging the players name. Theres also a #WW17 trophy emoji and gif that has been launched as part of the ICCs ongoing partnership with Twitter that has been instrumental in bringing cricket fans closer to players. The ICC will also host live social Q&As with commentators, players and other special guests throughout the tournament and continue the highly successful #AskCaptain initiative, providing thousands of fans with a direct line to interact with the winning captains. The ICC Womens World Cup will also see its first ever fantasy game which allows fans to create their own leagues and compete against each other in the classic offering or the daily Super 6 game. And on Facebook, fans will continue to enjoy Facebook Lives by players and commentators, providing insight into live matches and a behind the scenes look at the event. ICC Head of Media Rights, Broadcast and Digital Aarti Dabas said: “We believe womens cricket offers the sport its biggest growth opportunity and this edition of the ICC Womens World Cup will be a turning point in the womens game. “As well as all 31 games being broadcast live for the first time, highlights clips will be uploaded to the ICC Womens World Cup website and app within minutes of them happening, meaning fans around the world dont miss out on anything. “Weve teamed up with Twitter to help fans discover and stay in touch with the accounts of our sports biggest superstars.” The ICC will seek to captialise on the success of the ICC Champions Trophy in the digital space, which saw more than 8 million unique website views, 10 million lifetime app downloads, 175 million video views and 2.57 million new followers across its social channels. Both the ICC app and website will be focused on the ICC Womens World Cup and will provide around the-clock-coverage, including the expanded Live match centre with the fastest scores, live match blogs and commentary and highlights clips of the pinnacle womens event over the next four weeks. Fans can also continue playing FanScore, the official ICC predictor game which is now part of the ICC Womens World Cup app, pits fans around the world against each other in an easy to play predictor game. Fans can also vote for their favourite moment of the day in the Nissan Play of the Day on the website and the app. The other social media accounts, Instagram and Snapchat, continue to provide wall-to-wall behind the scenes coverage, taking fans closer to the game than ever before. PTI ATK ATadvertisementlast_img read more

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