TRAINER QUOTES MARTIN GARCIA, SWEET MARINI, SECOND: “She got a little bit tired. We were going pretty fast up front and when we got to the stretch the other horse just got by us today.” ELVIS TRUJILLO, SAM’S SISTER, WINNER: “It was the perfect trip. I knew there was going to be a lot of speed in there and I knew it would be fast early on. But I knew that sooner or later they would have to stop. She’s a nice filly. I knew Martin (Garcia on Sweet Marini) would stop; it was too fast for three horses head-to-head.” JOCKEY QUOTES JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SAM’S SISTER, WINNER: “We got a 22 and 43 (fractions), so it makes it a little easier to close ground. We thought that might happen, but then when Dancinthenightaway kind of shook loose a little bit, it looked a little bit risky. But we were able to sustain and run her down in the end.“I’m just taking these races one at a time (when asked if she might stretch out). We thought she would run long (entered in Saturday’s La Canada at 1 1/16 miles, but scratched), but we thought this was a more advantageous race, so that’s why we went here.“We’ll take a look at a few different things (races).”NOTES: The winning owners are Mark Dedomenico of Belleview, WA; Jerry Hollendorfer of Point Richmond, CA; and George Todaro of Seattle. -30-
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One more episode in the riveting rivalry between Gagan Narang and Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will be on show on Saturday as the high voltage shooting competition begins at the Asian Games. Frankly speaking, among all sporting disciplines India are competing in at the Asiad, shooting seems the best bet for medals. Gone are the days when one Jaspal Rana would win us most of the medals, as he last did at the Doha Asian Games.gagan Narang (left) and Abhinav Bindra will reignite their rivalry at the Guangzhou Asian Games.In Gagan Narang, India has a rifle shooter who is willing to shoulder the load and shoot in as many as three competitions with an eye on medals. No doubt, with Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput, Narang could well launch India’s medal tally in the team event but the bigger battle will be in the individual event.For those lucky enough to witness the Beijing Olympics air rifle competition, the sight of Bindra winning the gold and Narang virtually in tears after missing the final is still etched in memory.Much as the two play down the rivalry between themselves as they did at the Commonwealth Games, it is no secret that Narang wants this gold medal very badly. To be sure, Narang has an incredible year behind him. Peaking again and again is not easy, but as he shot below par in the World Cup Finals last month, he is expected to be in blazing form on Saturday.advertisementAnd that should set the tone for the shooting competition on a day when the women’s air rifle event will also be held, where Tejaswini Sawant is a force to reckon with.If the Commonwealth Games is to be used as an indicator of India’s depth and drive in shooting, one should not forget that the hosts are hungry and cunning when it comes to shooting medals.Over the years, China’s depth has only increased, thanks to the demanding schedule they set for their shooters. In a sport where the marksman is basically competing against himself or herself, there is none to blame other than one’s own form.National coach Sunny Thomas has tried to ‘sanitise’ the shooters by not allowing them to talk to the media. Whether it works, we will get to see. But one man who has a similar philosophy while dealing with the rifle shooters is foreign coach Stanislas Lapidus as he also feels the media is indeed intrusive and a distraction for the competitors.Moving away from the rifle, in pistol events the Indians are not favourites to win medals against the consistency and aggression of the Chinese and Korean shooters. However, trap marksman Manavjit Singh Sandhu feels the Indians are in good form.”I can say with assurance that the Indian shooters have come in with good results this year. They are in good form but we will have to wait for the results,” he said, not wanting to hazard a prediction. Sandhu and Mansher Singh are the tried and tested Indian trap shooters from whom a lot is expected here in the team and individual events. Mansher was first part of the Asian Games team in 1982 in New Delhi.For the sheer number of years Mansher has been in the sport — 28 — it’s a tribute to his perseverance. In a sport where age doesn’t really matter, he has been consistent. The Asian Games is the biggest stage next to the Olympics and in double trap as well, India can come good. Ronjan Sodhi’s shooting in 2010 coupled with junior world champion Asher Noria’s explosive talent can be worth medals.
11May Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she will meet with residents of southwest Michigan during scheduled office hours at the end of the month.Griffin, of Mattawan, said she will provide a legislative update and discuss ideas and concerns people may have about state government.The office hours take place at the following times and locations:Monday, May 22Greg’s Paw Paw Blend at 804 S. Kalamazoo St. in Paw Paw from 8 to 9 a.m.; andCafé Julia at 561 Huron St. in South Haven from 10 to 11 a.m.“Being accessible is a top priority for me,” Griffin said. “These regularly scheduled office hours give me a chance to meet with people to learn what matters most to them.”No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Griffin by calling 517-373-0839 or by email at BethGriffin@house.mi.gov. Categories: Griffin News
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced its newly elected 2018-2019 board of directors, who will lead its efforts to establish a standards-based IP infrastructure for professional media.All existing board members were re-elected to their positions and were joined by newly elected board member Larissa Görner, who is Net Insight’s strategic product manager and head of live and remote production solutions.Görner will help lead AIMS’s efforts to spur adoption of one set of common, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment industry.The re-elected members are: AIMS board chair Michael Cronk (Grass Valley); deputy board chair Steve Reynolds (Imagine Communications); chief financial officer Andreas Hilmer (Lawo); and board member Andy Warman (Harmonic).“AIMS board members are committed to a common set of standards for IP media transport in the media and entertainment industry. Along with AIMS members and our colleagues in like-minded organisations, we work tirelessly to achieve this goal,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair.“The transformative power of IP in our industry is clear, and it’s an honour to be part of such a dedicated group of people. I’m especially happy to have Larissa at the table and know that she’ll bring a fresh perspective and valuable insight and experience to our efforts.”
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Amazon’s reveals its Prime service has 100 million members (2018, April 19) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-amazon-reveals-prime-million-members.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. CEO Jeff Bezos quantified the size of Amazon’s Prime membership for the first time Wednesday in his annual letter to the Seattle company’s shareholders. Before Bezos’ revelation, analysts had been left to guess how many people had been willing to pay $99 per year for the Prime service, which Amazon launched 13 years ago as a way to foster customer loyalty.The scope of Prime’s success stunned even the most optimistic of analysts, such as GBH Insights’ Daniel Ives. He had previously estimated Amazon had 92 million Prime subscribers.”It’s a mind-boggling number that serves as a key barometer to how big Amazon’s kingdom has become,” Ives said.Costco has been selling annual memberships to get bargains on goods stocked in its warehouses for decades, and already been outdone by Amazon’s Prime service. Costco has 50.4 million memberships that allow 92 million cardholders to shop in its warehouse and website.Amazon still isn’t the king of digital subscriptions, though. Netflix has 125 million worldwide subscribers who, on average, pay about $120 annually to watch its video-streaming service, based on numbers the company released with its quarterly earnings earlier this week.Although providing free two-day shipping to Prime orders obviously drives up Amazon’s costs, the service so far has proven to be worth the expense. Ives estimates that Prime members typically spend twice as much at Amazon than non-Prime members.The service also helps spur sales of Amazon’s internet-connect speaker with its digital assistant, Alexa. The device makes it easier to shop online and gives the company a toehold in homes.Amazon also is leveraging Prime to spur more sales at Whole Foods, the brick-and-mortar supermarket chain that it acquired last year, by offering two-hour delivery of groceries to the service’s subscribers.Prime serves as a “competitive moat” that makes it more difficult for other retailers, online and offline, to get people to shop at their stores instead of Amazon, Ives said.”It has become a golden ticket for Amazon,” he said.All those factors have helped make give Amazon a market value about $740 billion. Only Apple, at about $900 billion, and Google’s corporate parent, at about $745 billion, are currently worth more.President Donald Trump has recently attacked Amazon as an economic scourge, deriding the company as a tax dodger and an abusive customer of the U.S. Postal Service. That has raised worries the Trump administration might take action that could crimp Amazon’s growth, but the growing popularity of the Prime service could make that a politically unpopular move. Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire. Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent Explore further This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon said Wednesday, April 18, 2018, it has more than 100 million paid Prime members, the first time the company has given out a specific number on its paid subscriber base. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
About 120 million years ago, a small dinosaur gulped down a lizard, swallowing the reptile whole. The wee lizard’s story might have ended there, but the dinosaur died soon after and was preserved as a fossil. Millions of years later, paleontologists discovered the scaly meal in the dinosaur’s belly. Scientists found the lizard when they examined the fossil of a feathered dinosaur named Microraptor zhaoianus, a small carnivore from the early Cretaceous period (145.5 million to 65.5 million years ago) in what is now northeastern China. In Microraptor’s abdomen was a near-complete skeleton that the researchers identified as a previously unknown lizard species. This “exceptional specimen” paints a clearer picture of the animal diversity in this region during the Cretaceous, and it hints at what was on the menu for dinosaur predators like Microraptor, the scientists reported in a new study. [In Photos: Amber Preserves Cretaceous Lizards]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65935-cretaceous-lizard-in-dinosaur-belly.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 Microraptor belongs to the theropod (meat-eating) dinosaur group known as the dromaeosaurids — small to medium-size bird-like dinosaurs — which also includes Velociraptor and Deinonychus. It had flight feathers on its front and back limbs, and it could likely glide or even fly, according to the study. The fossilized lizard’s skeleton was still whole and nearly complete, and it appeared to belong to a juvenile. Its position inside the dinosaur’s gut showed that it was gulped down head first, “consistent with feeding behavior in extant carnivorous lizards and birds,” the study authors wrote. Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryMeal Kit Wars: 10 Tested & Ranked. See Who WonTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryUndoBeach Raider24 Photos Of Shelter Dogs The Moment They Realize They’re Being AdoptedBeach RaiderUndoEditorChoice.comSee What The World’s Largest Dog Looks LikeEditorChoice.comUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Tiny Dino: Reconstructing Microraptor’s Black Feathers They dubbed the ingested lizard Indrasaurus wangi: The species name honors paleontologist Yuan Wang, director of the Paleozoological Museum of China, and Indrasaurus refers to a legend from ancient Indian texts about the deity Indra, who was swallowed whole by a dragon. Close examination of the lizard’s teeth revealed that they were widely spaced, short-crowned and nearly square. They were unlike the teeth in other Cretaceous lizards, and their unusual shape suggests that the lizard may have had a diet that differed from that of its close relatives, the scientists said in the study. Microraptor and its lizard lunch provide a rare glimpse of direct interactions between predators and prey in ecosystems that vanished millions of years ago. They were found alongside other Microraptor fossils that hold the remains of mammals, fish and birds in their bellies, according to the study. Using these fossils and others from more than two dozen animal groups, the researchers reconstructed a food web showing who ate whom in the Jehol Biota; this site in Liaoning, China — where Microraptor was discovered in 2005 — holds a diverse array of exceptionally preserved fossils dating from 133 million to 120 million years ago. The findings were published online July 11 in the journal Current Biology. Images: Dinosaurs That Learned to Fly The new Cretaceous lizard species was found in the abdomen of a Microraptor fossil (indicated by the white rectangle). Credit: Jingmai O’Connor Image Gallery: 25 Amazing Ancient Beasts