Stars align at Kempton for King George Christmas cracker

first_img The latter is also responsible for Vautour, emphatic winner of the JLT Novices’ Chase at last season’s Cheltenham Festival and successful on his reappearance in the Stella Artois 1965 Chase at Ascot last month. Leading the home team is Colin Tizzard’s Cue Card, who has returned to his best this term with wins in Wetherby’s Charlie Hall Chase and the Betfair Chase at Haydock. Silviniaco Conti was beaten seven lengths by Cue Card on the latter occasion but cannot be discounted as he has won this race for the last two years. Al Ferof, a former Nicholls inmate, has finished third in the last two renewals of the King George and showed his well-being with a facile victory in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon earlier this month – his first outing for Dan Skelton. Another strong contender is Smad Place, who was given the go-ahead to run after the devastating Hennessy Gold Cup winner satisfied trainer Alan King in a workout on Monday morning. “He schooled grand and Wayne (Hutchinson, jockey) was very happy with him,” said the Barbury Castle handler. “He’s been confirmed for the King George and, at this stage, everything is going according to plan.” Completing the 10 are David Pipe’s Ballynagour and the Rebecca Curtis-trained Irish Cavalier. Irish challengers Don Cossack and Vautour are among the star names among the 10 horses left in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. Don Cossack, trained by Gordon Elliott, has been the star performer over fences so far this season with impressive victories at Punchestown and in the Champion Chase at Down Royal. He is owned by Gigginstown House Stud, who have two other possibles in Noel Meade’s Road To Riches and Valseur Lido, trained by Willie Mullins. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schar win Chicago Wheelchair Marathon

first_img Digital Desk First Published: 14th October, 2019 11:34 IST Written By Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED WATCH US LIVE Session ID: 2020-09-09:6ebbc34f8c0cda147666393b Player Element ID: video_player_5f5847d172ac2 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV At the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schar successfully defended their 2018 title in the men’s and the women’s wheelchair race respectively.  Last Updated: 14th October, 2019 11:34 IST Daniel Romanchuk And Manuela Schar Win Chicago Wheelchair Marathon Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schar successfully defended their 2018 title in the men’s and the women’s wheelchair race respectively at the 2019 Chicago Marathonlast_img read more

Engine Yard Takes a Risk with New Service – Averts the Historic Amazon Web Services Outage

first_imgEngine Yard is coming out with new custom services today that played a pretty important role in helping its customers avoid the now historic Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage last week.It was 1 a.m. PST on April 21 when the first notifications started surfacing that there was a problem with the AWS East region out of northern Virginia. Engine Yard uses AWS as its infrastructure provider, much like Heroku, another Ruby-on-Rails platform. An Engine Yard support technician in Israel first saw the problem and alerted the support team that something was wrong. Later that morning, the Engine Yard team made the decision to use a custom service they had developed that had not yet gone live. Luckily, it worked and gave customers a way to move to the AWS West zone. It required the help of customer support. It was a risk. They had no idea how the service would fare. But in the end, it was a risk worth taking. Engine Yard customers had some downtime at the start of the crisis but were soon up and running once they moved to the West region. Engine Yard averted a major outage.That is in stark contrast to Heroku, which had prolonged outages culminating yesterday with an explanation and apology to its customers for the major service disruption.New FeaturesEngineYard is launching new features today that includes the custom service that allows customers to have a backup in a second region.“We can build custom solutions so environments are replicated so failover can happen in a more regular way,” said Tom Mornini, co-founder and CTO in an interview yesterday. The new features extends Engine Yard’s global reach. Customers now have the choice of any AWS region. Before, Engine Yard was only available in the US-East region. Now the service is available in all five AWS regions, which include a second on the North America West coast; one in Ireland and two in the Asia Pacific region (Singapore and Japan.)New Collaboration FeaturesEngine Yard is also announcing today the availability of new collaborative features that provide controls for a developer to manage multiple projects. In that role, the developer can give permissions, allowing access to other people. Previously, there was one user name and password. People would have to share the same credentials, creating the spectre of anonymous users. SuccessEngine Yard is looking pretty good following the AWS outage. It builds on some great success. The company, which started in 2006, now has 2,000 paying customers. Revenues are strong and it is looking pretty impressive following the AWS outage.For his part, Mornini is philosophical. The company had developed this capability that was available just in time. It was risky to unveil it but it worked.And in the end, that was the difference between success and failure. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more