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first_img (1) AWESOME DESTINY (2) SUPERTRONICS/MAN IN BLUE (3) BIG GEORGE (4) SUB STRUCTURE (5) BATTLE SONG/CLEARLY OURS (6) GOLDEN GLORY BIGGEORGE TIPPED TO WIN BIG GEORGE, with four-time champion Omar Walker riding for DaCosta, has won two of his last three races and is tipped to repeat in the third race over the straight for four-year-olds and up. He represents the in-form horse in a small field of six, and despite the presence of the recent course winner ANOTHER BULLET and lightly weighted COME DANCE WITH ME. BIG GEORGE, however, has most appeal with only 53.0kg. Having dropped two classes to contest the fourth race (claiming $180,000) over 1000 metres round, SUB STRUCTURE, with Nelson aboard, should score an overdue win at the expense of the fleet-footed CLASSICAL TRAIN in the field of 12. The last two races in the first SUPER-6 should be won by BATTLE SONG (loves the straight) under in-form Aaron Chatrie and GOLDEN GLORY (Odean Edwards up) to beat his improving stable-companion CLASSY AVIATOR (Chatrie up) in the sixth race over 1400 metres for maiden three-year-olds. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park last Saturday, and the carry-over to tomorrow’s meet stands at $1.2 million. Both Super-6s were caught by punters and start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The first Super-6 is from race one to six; the late Super-6 from five to 10. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a restricted allowance race over 1500 metres, confined to native and imported three-year-olds, to be contested by seven starters. The ones expected to figure seriously are recent winner WILL IN CHARGE under leading jockey Dane Nelson; the American filly AWESOME DESTINY with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Gary Subratie, and MY COMPANION, who will now have the services of 3.0kg claiming apprentice Odean Edwards after flopping behind ORPHEUS in the Sir Howard Stakes over 1200 metres last Saturday. AWESOME DESTINY was all the rage (3-5 favourite) on her debut over 1200 metres some weeks ago but could only manage third, beaten three lengths by CRUISING MOTION. Now better for the experience and the longer trip to her liking, AWESOME DESTINY is expected to recoup losses despite the presence of the Robert Pearson-trained native-bred colt WILL IN CHARGE, who looked improved when scoring over a mile in the good time of 1:40.3. AWESOME DESTINY should chase the expected leader STUNNER before going through approaching the home turn and holding WILL IN CHARGE at bay. SUPERTRONICS, to be ridden by Robert Halledeen for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, went down fighting against the speedy YOGA recently and gets a glorious chance to go one better in the second race, a 4-y-o-and-up restricted allowance over 1100 metres (non-winners of two) in which eight will run. SUPERTRONICS has been knocking loudly at the door in recent weeks and should now win from MAN IN BLUE and BIMINI.last_img read more

South African Airways: best in Africa

first_imgThe awards were presented at the 11th Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany on 20 May, with some 40 different airlines from around the world gathering to receive their accolades. Award winners are selected by the airline industry’s most important audience – its customers. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SAA corporate affairs head Fani Zulu said the awards came shortly before the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, “at a time when SAA has confirmed its readiness for the greatest sporting event on the planet and the largest ever to be held on the African continent. SAA also announced that its cargo division, SAA Cargo, has for the third consecutive year been named the Best African Cargo Airline at the Air Cargo News Awards ceremony held in London on 8 May. Award for cargo division The survey measures over 35 different aspects of passenger satisfaction for each airline’s product and service standards – evaluating the typical travel experience across both airport and onboard environments. Operating since 1999, the survey is held in highest esteem for its clarity of process and rigorously applied rules of complete independence. “We are elated and indeed feel very proud that our customers have, for three consecutive years, voted us the best in Africa,” said SAA Cargo’s Justice Luthuli in a statement earlier this month. “The measures we have put in place to ensure rapid and reliable airfreight movement continue to yield dividends in the form of increased customer satisfaction.” Over the years SAA has received several awards, making the South African national carrier the most awarded airline in Africa. Last year, SAA was ranked as being amongst the world’s top 15 international airlines for both its Business and Economy Class products and service. “Thousands of SAA customers can look forward to travelling onboard Africa’s most awarded airline,” Zulu said in a statement this week. South African Airways has been voted Africa’s best airline for the eighth year running, as well as the best cargo airline and first for staff service excellence in Africa, in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. This is the second award received by SAA Cargo this year in recognition of service excellence. In March, SAA Cargo received a Certificate of Air Cargo Excellence from Air Cargo World in Canada. 28 May 2010 The World Airline Awards are based on results from 17.9-million questionnaires completed by 100 different nationalities of airline passengers between July 2009 and April 2010, involving more than 200 airlines worldwide.last_img read more

Spammers Using Facebook Events to Trick Users

first_imgRelated Posts Spammers are using Facebook Events to trick users into completing online surveys, taking part in online contests and perform other tasks which allow spammers to generate commissions. In some cases, users are also tricked into giving up their mobile phone number, which is then automatically signed up for expensive premium services.According to multiple security firms, spammers using Facebook Events to promote their links have been highly successful in their efforts to dupe unsuspecting users thus far. According to a report from TrendMicro,”tens of thousands” of users had mistakenly registered for one spammer’s event. Meanwhile, Sophos found an example where over 10 million Facebook users had been targeted, and over 165,000 had accepted.Event Spam: Bogus Events with Link-Bait TitlesTrendMicro’s fraud analyst Paul Pajares says that spammers have turned to Facebook Events instead of posting their links to users’ walls where they can “easily get lost in the News Feed.”  These bogus events often have tantalizing, link-bait titles like “How to Find Out Who’s Viewing Your Profile” or “Who Blocked You From His Friend List?” How the Scams WorkOnce on an Event’s page, users visiting the “More Info” section  are provided with instructions on how to find out the answer to the question the event promotes (e.g. who blocked you, who’s viewing your profile, etc.) The final step, of course, is clicking the spammer’s link.This link is obfuscated using a URL-shortener like bit.ly, which takes a longer link and compresses it into a shorter one that redirects to the site in question. Bit.ly and other services like it grew in popularity thanks to Twitter, which limits the number of characters in its status update field to 140 characters. For Twitter users sharing news and other links with each other, these services are invaluable. However, for spammers, the shorteners can hide what would otherwise be questionable domain names and URLs from potential scam victims.As a best practice, you should avoid any event invitations of a similar nature, even if you see a friend promoting them on their own Facebook Wall. The tricky, bogus events being used by these cyber criminals also automatically reshare the Event’s link to victims’ own Facebook pages. If you see something like this, you may want to inform your friend that they were a victim of a spammer.Update: An earlier version of this article implied that the problem of Event spam was a new vector for Facebook spammers. However, this is not the case. As you can see here, spammers have been using events for months now. The examples cited by the security researchers, however, are new. Screenshots show spam events with dates in March, April and May 2011. Due to these particular events’ success in duping users, the researchers felt it necessary to again highlight the problem. Image Credits: Sophos; Trend Micro A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit For the record, Facebook doesn’t allow you to track profile views or blocks, either through its own user interface and feature set or via third-party Facebook applications. Facebook even explains in its own online Help documentation that “blocking someone is completely confidential,” and that no one will ever be notified that they’ve been blocked. It also does not permit third-party applications to track this information, either.In addition, any application that claims it can show you who’s been viewing your profile should be reported, Facebook says in a separate FAQ (frequently asked question) available here.However, despite the ongoing issue of Event spam, Facebook has not updated its Help documentation to refer to both applications and events. The pages only mentions apps.That said, any links promoting such activities should be avoided at all costs, no matter the source.Facebook-Scale Spam is Very SuccessfulIn the case of one event (“Who Blocked You…”), security researchers found that 10.3 million Facebook users were targeted and over 165,000 of that group had been duped into accepting the event invite. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#news#NYT#Real World#security#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Not all of these fake Facebook Events appeal to users’ egos, however. Some just use the tried-and-tested social engineering technique which promotes something (a video, photo, etc.) you have to “see to believe.” For example, one event reads “You will NEVER send a TEXT after seeing this VIDEO!” and the event’s wall says “This is a horrific video!” followed by a link where the video can (supposedly) be viewed. At the time that Sophos uncovered this scam, over 13,000 users had “registered” to attend. sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

E. Coli: Intestinal Plague And Best Traffic Cop?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market adam popescu Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#international#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts If you squint really hard, you might see the newest, most unlikely model for anxiety-free commutes: E. coli bacteria.Chinese researchers have used bacterial foraging optimization, an algorithm, to vary traffic-light timing in order to grease vehicle flow at a single intersection in Guangzhou, the traffic-snarled capitol of Guandong province.The BFO software mimics the behavior of E. coli as it searches for food. In experiments, the software increased traffic flow by almost one-third compared to the same intersection regulated by fixed timing, according to an article by the BBC.When not providing a guide for urban transportation efficiency, the rod-shaped E. coli often can be found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. When inadvertently mixed with people food, E. coli can sicken and kill humans. The work, by scientists Qin Liu and Jianmin Xu, is based on so-called swarm intelligence. In this case, the collective reactions of billions of bacteria help steer the group effiencently toward greater concentrations of food.The researchers modeled their research after this phenomenon, applying it to car density. Their model allowed traffic lights to fluctuate in duration according to traffic conditions. At rush hour, traffic lights switched from a fixed time cycle to a reactive pattern.Someday, the evil lurking in the hamburger you just ate might be your only hope for getting to the emergency room in time.Photo by Grzegorz Łobiński Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Vietnam to host F1 race in 2020: official

first_imgHanoi, Nov 1 (AFP) Vietnam will host a Formula One race in April 2020, Hanoi city officials said Thursday, becoming the third Southeast Asian nation to welcome top-flight racing as the franchise seeks to move into new markets.The race will be hosted in the capital Hanoi, with the circuit set to be unveiled at a gala next week, the Hanoi People’s Committee said Thursday in an invite to the event.”The city of Hanoi managed to conclude the cooperation to be entitled as the official host of a race of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship (from) April 2020,” the letter read.Authorities said earlier this year they supported the idea of hosting a race, but would not dip into government coffers to pay for the event.Mai Tien Dung, head of the government office, said in August that he hoped costs could instead be covered by potentially “huge” advertising revenues.Officials had originally considered hosting the race around Hanoi’s scenic Hoan Kiem lake near the bustling Old Quarter, but decided instead on a route near the national stadium, where the roads are wider.Formula One’s governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), did not immediately reply to AFP’s request for comment on Thursday.F1 race director Charlie Whiting told reporters earlier this month that he had visited the site in Hanoi and was confident the circuit would be ready in time for the 2020 season.He said much of the race would be on existing roads but some sections would need to be built, according to Fox Sports.advertisement”That shouldn’t be a problem based on previous experience,” he said.- Blessing or curse? -========================Formula One races can be costly endeavours and are seen as financially risky for host cities like Hanoi where racing remains outside of the mainstream.In 2017, Malaysia said it would cancel the Formula One races that it has hosted since 1999, saying the loss-making event had been hard hit by competition from neighbouring Singapore.Though informal — and illegal — motorbike street racing, and a nascent offroad racing scene have started to gain traction in Vietnam, Formula One has yet to take hold among the mainstream of sports fans, most of whom are football-mad.Vietnam will be only the third Southeast Asian country to host a Formula One race, after Malaysia and Singapore.Organisers are pinning hopes that a mushrooming middle class in Southeast Asia, home to some of Asia’s fastest growing economies, will embrace sports like racing that have taken off in richer nations.Formula One was taken over by US firm Liberty Media last year for $8 billion, and the new owners have said they are keen on exploring new regions.In the right markets, the sport has been highly profitable and raked in billions from advertisers and broadcasting rights.Formula One-branded merchandise also brings in riches, but some F1 teams are plagued by financial problems and the sport has limited activity in the social and digital media platforms crucial to courting the next generation of fans. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more