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Contest To Identify World’s Best Amateur Racing Photographer

first_img“We take pride in innovation and constantly challenge ourselves to be better. Even if we think we’re the best, we welcome the possibility of what we can learn from our contest participants, especially by going global. However, that doesn’t mean that the best amateur racing photographer isn’t right here at home.”Email contest submissions and questions to [email protected] Please include raw image with the photo (minimum of 300 dpi). Submissions must be labeled with title of photo and photographer’s name, address, phone number, email address and shirt size (specify male or female).Coady has you covered! Our photo footprint spans: 29 tracks in 16 states43% of U.S. market by racing days23% of U.S. graded stakesOfficial photographer for 110 graded stakes in 2016Shooters at a track: 5 minimum up to 25 for Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Shots taken: 5,000 at a track on a typical racing day – 800,000 in the month lead- ups to the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup.All in the family: Kurtis and his twin Kevin and older brother Shawn began shoot- ing as children at Arizona’s Turf Paradise and now-defunct Trinity Meadows in Texas. Kevin is a pilot, making for spectacular aerial shots.Founded in 1962 by Jack Coady Sr., Coady Photography has become the gold standard among track photographers, representing 29 racetracks across the country and this year becoming the official photographer for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. Known for its innovation, Coady Photography delivers unparalleled media service for its clients, including providing stock photography, stakes races, events and head shots of owners, trainers and jock- eys from around the country, as well as offering for purchase multiple shots from more than 300,000 races. For more information about Coady Photography, call (844) 893-8110 or email [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Coady goes globalCoady Photography, America’s premier pro- fessionals for shooting racetrack pictures, is searching the globe to find the best amateur horse-racing photographer.The inaugural Coady International Amateur Horse Racing Photography Contest will be judged by an all-star panel of photojournalist experts. The free competition is open to amateur photographers at least 18 years old, with up to three submis- sions per entrant. All must be original and altered only by the photographer, taken within the last five years and depicting horse racing, including backside and scenic shots. Pictures will be judged on technical ability and creativity. Photos taken by smart phones/tablets or using filters are ineligible.The best 50 photos, as chosen by Coady staff, will be displayed on Coady Pho- tography’s Facebook page, with those finalists receiving a t-shirt. The top three from the Final 50 will be judged by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dan Dry; two-time Eclipse Award winner Barbara Livingston; 2015 Eclipse honoree Scott Serio; Blood-Horse’s visuals director Anne Eberhardt Keogh; Churchill Downs’ vice president/racing communications John Asher, a five-time radio Eclipse win- ner; and Breeders’ Cup media-relations chief Jim Gluckson.Entries will be accepted Aug. 1-31, with the winners announced Oct. 20. First place is $1,500, with $500 for second and $250 for third. There also will be a $50 award to the “Fan’s Choice”winner, determined by “likes” on tography.“We wanted a special way to celebrate Coady Photogra- phy’s 55th year,” said Kurtis Coady, the third-generationphotographer who heads the family-owned company. “We decid- ed to showcase talents of photographers around the world and to give them the chance to have their work judged by some of the top shooters and multi-media specialists in the country.last_img read more

News story: Paul Martin reappointed as a board member for the Charity Commission board.

first_imgDr Paul Martin CBE joined the Charity Commission as a board member in November 2016 and was appointed Chair of the Public Interest Litigation and High-Risk Cases Committee in 2019.He is an adviser and writer on risk, security and behaviour. Paul previously served as the Director of Security for the UK Parliament (2013-2016) and before that was an official in the UK national security arena for more than 25 years. He is a Distinguished Fellow at RUSI (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and an Honorary Principal Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Paul is the author or co-author of several books on behavioural science and security.The role is remunerated at £350 per day. These appointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Paul Martin has made no such declaration.last_img read more

Railroad Earth To Release New EP And Give Away Free Copies At Friday’s Red Rocks Show

first_imgOn Friday, Railroad Earth will take to Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Leftover Salmon and Keller and the Keels. While Railroad’s annual return to the legendary outdoor venue in Morrison, Colorado, is always a treat, the band has something special in store for fans who make it to the concert this year. Coinciding with the show, Railroad will release their brand-new EP, Captain Nowhere, and are planning on giving all concertgoers a free copy to mark the And Railroad Earth To Hit The Road Together This SummerCaptain Nowhere contains six tracks, which were recorded late last year during breaks in Railroad Earth’s heavy touring schedule. As guitarist and vocalist Todd Sheaffer noted in a press release,  “I’m excited for the official release of the new Railroad Earth EP! We recorded the new music last November with Mark Howard producing. The new collection, though only six tracks, covers a lot of ground: songs freshly inspired by the times we’re living in, songs inspired by ancient myth, new songs, songs that have been under construction for a good while, instrumental explorations, blazing pickers, ambient moods. Captain Nowhere, the ‘epic’ of the record, is the title of the EP and the title track. Bon Voyage, Captain!”Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Music Festival Announces Initial LineupIn mid-June, Railroad Earth premiered a track, “Adding My Voice,” from the new album via Relix, along with a new music video by Justin Benoliel. As the band noted to the media outlet, the video “was able to capture the moment in time we are all currently experiencing. No matter what side people find themselves on, the events of last year and now have built up so many emotions that they have ultimately pushed people to a point of action. Maybe we’re all learning how extreme things need to get in order for all of us to get involved.” You can listen to “Adding My Voice” below, or catch it on Captain Nowhere when the EP comes out later this week. Tickets for Friday’s Red Rocks show are available for purchase here. Captain Nowhere Track Listing–Blazin’ A Trail–Only By The Light–Adding My Voice–The Berkeley Flash–Ravens Child–Captain Nowhere[Photo via Railroad Earth’s Facebook page / ontheDL photography]last_img read more

Turkuaz & Motet Members To Pay Tribute To Musicians We Lost In 2017 During Jazz Fest

first_imgLast year, a new Jazz Fest late-night concept was born with members of Turkuaz and The Motet called Fu*k 2016. The show, which was a celebration of Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, and several other artists who passed away in 2016, was a huge success, with a raucous crowd grooving deep into the night to a mix of familiar radio hits and cleverly-selected rarities. Now, with another year gone and many more incredible artists lost, Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead, Michelangelo Carubba, & Shira Elias and The Motet’s Joey Porter,  Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky will come together with special guests Cris Jacobs, DJ Williams from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy, and The Turkuaz Horns, to pay their respects to those we lost in 2017 as Fu*k 2017. The show will take place at One Eyed Jacks on Wednesday, May 2nd.2017 was a particularly brutal year, as several iconic artists were taken from us, including Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band, Tom Petty, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, and Chuck Berry, to name a few. While we mourn all of their losses deeply, this tribute set should provide the perfect opportunity for Jazz Fest revelers to celebrate the lives and music of these incredible musicians.Craig Brodhead, the guitarist for Turkuaz and mastermind behind the Fu*k project, is excited to get together with his musical brothers and sisters to play this diverse set of music. “What started as simply an excuse to play with some of my absolute favorite musicians turned into a very meaningful celebration of our most revered artists and their bodies of work,” Brodhead explains. “I’m extremely excited to continue the tradition again this year.”Standard tickets for this show are on-sale Friday, March 9th at 1:00 PM EST, but there’s a limited allotment of discounted Early-Bird tickets on-sale NOW at this link. See below for full details on this show, as well as poster art by Accepted Perspective – Poster Art By Jimmy Rector. As a bonus, check out this video of last year’s Fu*k 2016 tribute, courtesy of John Peckham – ConcertCasters. _____________________________________________________________The Fu*k 2017 show is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. We work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.–SHOW INFO–Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 (technically early AM May 3rd)Time: Doors – 1:30 am // Show – 2:00 amArtist: Live For Live Music & Purple Hat Productions Present: Fu*k 2017 feat. Members of Turkuaz & The Motet w/ Special Guests Cris Jacobs, DJ Williams, Nate Werth, The Turkuaz Horns & More TBAVenue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130Tickets: Pre-Sale – $20 // Advance – $25 // Day Of Show – $30 — BUY TICKETSlast_img read more

The Lumineers, The Revivalists, Sharon Von Etten, More Tapped For Multi-Band Show At Forest Hills Stadium

first_imgThe Revivalists will make their live debut at the historic Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY on June 22nd this summer. The rock band was included in Tuesday morning’s announcement for the upcoming inaugural “Summer Open” event presented by Alt. 92.3, which will take place at the outdoor venue with additional performances from The Lumineers, Sharon Van Etten, and Catfish and the Bottlemen.The show’s announcement adds to the growing list of concert dates on The Revivalists’ 2019 tour schedule, which also features appearances at numerous summer festivals including New Orleans Jazz Fest, Mountain Jam, LOCKN’, and Cathead Jam. The band is also scheduled to appear and play on Austin City Limits as part of the performance series’ 45th Season tapings later this year.Speaking of Jazz Fest, the band also recently announced a headlining afterparty performance alongside Andy Frasco & The U.N. to take place at The Fillmore New Orleans on Thursday, May 2nd, during the second weekend of the popular New Orleans music festival.Watch: The Revivalists Perform “Change” On Today ShowThe Revivalists are currently in the middle of their Take Good Care winter tour, which began in February and continues until early April. The tour is named after the band’s fourth studio album, which arrived in November of last year on Loma Vista Recordings. The Revivalists recently shared the trippy music video for “Change”, one of the featured singles which appeared on Take Good Care.Tickets for the Forest Hills Stadium concert on June 22nd will go on sale starting this Friday, March 8th, at 10 a.m. EST. Fans can click here for tickets and tour info.last_img read more Summer Camp, Day 18! Let Cher Entertain You

first_img OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 1,000 out of 1,000 mink stole flips (see above). MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT View Comments WHY WE LOVE IT Cher is already the winner of the Summer Camp Lifetime Achievement Award for Best One-Woman Production of West Side Story, but we’ve got to bring her back for her completely camptastic rendition of “Let Me Entertain You” from Gypsy, which she performed on her 1975 TV show Cher. And if you’re real good, she’ll make you feel goo-oood…center_img LOOK OUT FOR… Her very uh, see-through ensemble at 2:04. We know this was the braless ‘70s and all, but how did this glittery number squeak past the censors while poor Britney got so much flak for her 2000 VMA outfit? We’re gonna be honest: Things around the offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in!last_img read more

Food Safety Bioinformatics

first_imgFood safety research usually involves analyzing live populations of foodborne pathogens like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli, but University of Georgia food scientist Henk den Bakker fights pathogens by developing computer software. The newest addition to the UGA Center for Food Safety (CFS) in Griffin, Georgia, den Bakker is one of the pioneering researchers in the field of food safety bioinformatics.“I’m working on software packages that use graphs to show relationships between bacterial genomics in a population,” said den Bakker, who came to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from Texas Tech University. “Graphs are used to find genomic differences between strains of foodborne bacteria. By studying graphs of complete populations of a pathogen, we can look for genetic variation in genomes that help us to fingerprint bacterial strains. This makes it easier to find bacteria with a similar genomic fingerprint, for instance, bacteria involved in a disease outbreak.” For the average American, this means that scientists can detect the source of an outbreak of foodborne illness quicker. The sooner the source is found, the sooner the outbreak can be stopped.At UGA, den Bakker will continue an ongoing collaboration with UGA CFS researcher Xiangyu Deng and Lee Katz, a bioinformatician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Together, den Bakker, Deng and Katz formed the UGA Food Safety Informatics Group.“We are able to analyze really large chunks of data in a matter of hours using the data Dr. Deng has collected through SeqSero and the software program I created,” he said. “We recently analyzed 390 Salmonella genomes in about 4 hours; this normally takes scientists days to do. And, we can now add new genomes to the dataset and rerun the data in just 20 minutes.”The publicly accessible National Center for Biotechnology Information Sequence Read Archive database currently includes genomic information for more than 70,000 genomes, what den Bakker calls a “ginormous chunk of data.” The cloud-based SeqSero software tool quickly classifies strains of Salmonella, one of the most prevalent foodborne pathogens in the world. It identifies serotypes, or individual, distinct strains, of Salmonella using whole genome sequencing (WGS).Developed by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences food science graduate student Shaokang Zhang, the website is used by public health officials and scientists across the globe. After researchers upload sequence files, the system sends an analysis in minutes — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no charge.Deng compared the system to a detective investigating a crime.“For investigation and surveillance purposes, you need to be able to profile your suspects at different levels, from general demographics to fingerprints. If your suspects are Salmonella, serotype determination, or serotyping, is the first step of your profiling,” he said. “It’s now possible to do all the profiling with whole genome sequencing, and it saves a lot of time and (steps in) workflow.”In addition to working with Deng on the database/software project, den Bakker will conduct research into bacterial epidemiology, genomics epidemiology and the genomics of spoilage organisms.By studying the genomics of foodborne pathogens in nature, den Bakker says scientists can better understand how they grow and multiply.“There are strains of Listeria that haven’t changed in decades. Knowing how this happens is essential to help genomic epidemiology,” said den Bakker, whose specialty is mycology.The UGA Food Safety Informatics Group sees its data collection used to help food companies test raw products for pathogens before allowing them into their plants, den Bakker said.Before joining Texas Tech, den Bakker worked as a research associate in Cornell University’s Department of Food Science and served as a Kits van Waveren Graduate Fellow at Leiden University in the Netherlands.He received his master’s degree in systematic biology, with a specialty in mycology and botany, from Leiden University in the Netherlands. His doctorate degree in mycology is from the National Herbarium of the Netherlands at Leiden University. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Genetics Society of America.For more on the UGA Center for Food Safety, go to read more

Colombian Military Commander Dismisses Possibility Of Replacements For FARC Leaders

first_imgBy Dialogo December 08, 2009 The arrival of military help to Colombia was very opportune. The Colombian Army had suffered defeats such as the 40 dead at Patasacoy Base and at Billar with 80 dead soldiers, 43 captured, Delicias Base; 30 dead soldiers 29 wounded and 60 captured. These defeats ended with the arrival of the adjunct command of the south. They should pay more attention now to consulting with the Military School, in recruitment of aspiring officers. Even without liking that career, many join. They are only looking for a career and the opportunity to make easy money, being a power for the mafias, the force can find infiltrators within the army. The help from the U.S.A. saved the army from becoming demoralized and saved democracy from falling in Colombia. Now it has another problem; Chavez’s threats, attacking Colombia with all of the Russian weapons arsenal that he recently acquired which gives him superiority in tanks (Colombia has none) in ground-to-air missiles, and aviation. It is urgent that the U.S. would help Colombia in the purchase of some tanks, in training for regular war and providing them with anti-tank rockets. Speaking to the press, the commanding general of the Colombian Armed Forces, Gen. Freddy Padilla, affirmed that the leaders of the FARC “are getting old” and dismissed the possibility that they could find replacements within guerrilla ranks. “The current leaders of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a Marxist group) are getting old, and they don’t have anyone to replace them,” Padilla said in the town of Macarena, in the eastern department (province) of El Meta. “The people who would follow them are availing themselves of the demobilization programs, or they are being captured or becoming casualties. The FARC have neither a present nor a future,” the military man added. In 2008, the FARC lost their long-standing head Pedro Antonio Marín, known as “Manuel Marulanda,” alias “Tirofijo,” who died of a heart condition. The second-ranking member of the guerrilla group, Raúl Reyes, also died last year, in an attack by the Colombian armed forces on a camp in Ecuador. In addition, Iván Ríos, who was a member of the FARC secretariat (central command), was murdered. Since 2002, President Alvaro Uribe’s government has been pursuing a policy, known as “democratic security,” that privileges a military strategy in response to guerrilla groups. The FARC, founded half a century ago, are estimated to have between 6,000 and 10,000 men under arms.last_img read more

John Tortorella Fired as Rangers Head Coach

first_imgTortorella, the top winning U.S-born coach in NHL history (410 victories), was named the 34th coach in team history in Feb. 2009.He arrived at the Garden with a Stanley Cup Championship on his resume. Tortorella guided the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 46-win season during the 2003-2004 campaign, claiming the franchise’s first title in its history.Tortorella also served as an assistant coach for the Rangers in the 1999-2000 season. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York John Tortorella (Photo credit: YouTube/HockeyWebCaster)Heads are starting to roll at Madison Square Garden four days after the New York Rangers were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs.The organization announced Wednesday that head coach John Tortorella was “relieved of his coaching duties,” President and General Manager Glen Sather said in a news release.The Rangers bowed out of the playoffs in disappointing Game 5, losing to the Boston Bruins 3-1 after they staved off elimination two days earlier in a spirited overtime victory after falling behind in the series 0-3.last_img read more


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