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AHEAD OF 83RD SEASON, SANTA ANITA PARK DEBUTS ANIMAL-WELFARE TECHNOLOGY NEVER BEFORE USED AT ANY RACETRACK IN THE COUNTRY

first_imgDr. Mathieu Spriet, an Associate Professor at UC Davis demonstarates PET-Mile Scanner AHEAD OF 83RD SEASON, SANTA ANITA PARK DEBUTS ANIMAL-WELFARE TECHNOLOGY NEVER BEFORE USED AT ANY RACETRACK IN THE COUNTRYPET Scanner Will Aid in Detection of Pre-Existing Conditions in RacehorsesArcadia, CA — As Santa Anita Park prepares for its 83rd season, the racetrack today debuted animal-welfare technology that goes far and beyond anything ever seen at a horse-racing facility across the country.  Installed at the on-site Nuclear Medicine Facility, the cutting-edge Longmile Positron Emission Tomography (MILE-PET) Scan machine — the first of its kind — will help support the diagnosis of pre-existing conditions in racehorses and modernize the sport of horse racing by prioritizing the health and safety of Thoroughbreds.  The machine provides imaging of the fetlock (ankle) joint, the most common area for injuries to occur. In January, Santa Anita Park is expecting to install a Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), another example of cutting-edge diagnostic technology to assist with animal welfare.While the MILE-PET scan technology has been used in human medicine for more than a decade, it is very rare for horses to undergo a PET scan. The standing MILE-PET machine allows a horse to have a PET scan on their fetlock joint without the risks of general anesthesia. The installation of this machine brings to fruition a year-long investment and research endeavor; the first MILE-PET scan on a standing horse was successfully performed in January of 2019 at UC Davis through a project led by Mathieu Spriet, DVM, in partnership with the Brain Biosciences and Longmile Veterinary Imaging Division.“The Stronach Group is committed to doing what we can to provide horsemen with access to resources that will help them to better assess the health and fitness of horses in their care,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President, The Stronach Group. “We continue to make progress with the installation of the MILE-PET scan machine at Santa Anita. This state-of-the-art technology reflects a new standard of care within Thoroughbred racing — a standard that puts the health and safety of horses and riders first.”To increase affordable access to advanced diagnostic equipment for horseman, The Stronach Group partnered with the Dolly Green Research Foundation (DRGF) to secure the purchase of the MILE-PET scan machine. This machine is housed in the Nuclear Medicine Facility in the barn area of Santa Anita Park, and will be operated on a low-cost, non-profit basis by the Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF). Fees related to the use of the machine will be established by the SCEF. The SCEF also operates the on-site Equine Hospital at Santa Anita.The MILE-PET scan machine will complement existing technology already available in the Nuclear Medicine Facility which is the only nuclear medicine facility at a racetrack nationwide. The existing Nuclear Scan Technology allows veterinarians at Santa Anita to look beyond the conventional x-ray to help highlight conditions which could become problematic, assisting in the diagnosis of pre-existing conditions. This technology is particularly useful in the diagnosis of stress fractures in the shoulder, humerus and pelvis. The addition of the MILE-PET Scan will improve the ability to detect early changes in the sesamoid bones of the fetlock – the most common area for injuries to occur.  Prior to the advent of this technology, the ability to diagnose pre-existing conditions in this area was limited.“The Stronach Group is leading the way to highlight the critical role that innovative medical technology represents for the sport. This machine will aid in the detection of pre-existing conditions in a way that has never before existed in Thoroughbred horse racing,” said Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group. “By being able to detect injuries on a microscopic level, veterinarians with be better equipped with the tools needed to provide equine athletes with a higher standard of care and attention.”The MILE-PET scan will not be the only new addition to the on-site medical technology at Santa Anita Park; in early 2020, a standing MRI machine will be installed in the Nuclear Medicine Facility. The MRI will improve the ability of veterinarians to identify changes to bone and soft tissue (tendons, ligaments) in the area around the fetlock. These technologies work in concert with one another as no single technology can identify all potential issues that can lead to an equine injury.  Because of that, it is important to have different diagnostic modalities available to veterinarians and the horses they treat.“The MILE-PET machine is the most groundbreaking development in equine imaging since standing MRI in the early 2000’s,” said Dr. Mathieu Spriet, an Associate Professor at UC Davis who has been the Principal Investigator for the project. “The development of the standing equine PET scanner will transform the diagnostic approach to pre-existing conditions for racehorses.”Santa Anita Park will begin its 83rd racing season on December 26th, opening day.For more on safety and health reforms please visit www.santaanita.com.last_img read more


May 31, 2020 0

Lloris fears Sissoko uncertainty could impact World Cup

first_imgThe Argentine was less than pleased with the public outcry from the 27-year-old who was omitted from Tottenham’s squad for the current tour of the United States which will see the Premier League side meet Roma on Tuesday night in New Jersey before renewing acquaintances with Manchester City in Nashville on Thursday.Lloris, however, knows with Russia 2018 looming on the horizon, Sissoko, one of the stars of Euro 2016 for France national manager Didier Deschamps, must seek clarity on his future for the sake of club and country.Turkish side Trabzonspor have enquired about a loan deal though Tottenham are acutely aware they may have to take a financial hit for the midfielder whose weekly wage – believed to be in the region of £85,000 per week – may prove a stumbling block for any potential suitors.“Moussa is important for the French national team,” said Lloris.“He needs to play, obviously, more than last season. But then it’s a question of choices. It doesn’t belong to me, it belongs to him and we will see what will happen.”– ‘Strong in his mind’ –Tottenham’s French captain Hugo Lloris, pictured in June 2017, acknowledges that the previous season was frustrating for Sissoko, but hopes that his teammate’s mental strength will help him rally © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFELloris, speaking at a Friends of the High Line event in New York, added: “It’s not an easy situation for him, for the team and for the manager.“Obviously the manager would prefer to have him in the squad and involved in our USA tour but unfortunately he cannot be here.“He’s preparing himself to be ready for the next weeks. But you know, Moussa is strong in his mind.“I’ve played with him for a while and I’m not really worried. It’s true that last season was a bit frustrating for him and he’s got a lot to prove, and then we’ll see what will happen in this period.“Everything can happen but I know Moussa and he’s still committed to what we do.“There’s a lot of competition in our team, in our squad. We have a lot of talented players, committed, ready to help the team – and then the gaffer will decide who will be in the starting XI,” said Lloris.“I arrived in the last day of the market (in 2012) and I remember it was not easy for me. But we don’t have a word to say as the player.“It’s up to the club. We know the transfer market is not an easy period for players, for their minds, for their preparations too, for their bodies.”Pochettino has yet to make a signing this summer while watching both Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Everton spend millions with more to come.“I trust my club, I trust my manager and the chairman. I don’t know what will happen for Tottenham in the next few weeks,” said Lloris, who has seen right back Kyle Walker leave for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.“I am looking around in Europe in the transfer market and although I am just thinking about Tottenham, I know in the Premier League is getting harder every season. That’s why I love it.”Winning the Premier League remains the No.1 target for Tottenham yet their disappointing runs in Europe have also proved a bone of contention.The club exited the Champions League in the group stages before faring no better in the Europa League with a last 32 defeat to Ghent.“It’s been five seasons now that I’m with Spurs and I’ve got a little bit frustrated about Europe, “ said the Frenchman.“We’ve got the talent to go further than we’ve done. Hopefully this season we can prove our real value against the best teams in Europe and go as far as possible.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, pictured in April 2017, has been vocal about his unhappiness at Tottenham, causing concern about the team’s ability to prepare for the 2018 World Cup © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLNEW YORK, United States, Jul 26 – France captain Hugo Lloris fears the uncertainty surrounding Moussa Sissoko’s future at Tottenham Hotspur could impact Les Bleus’ preparations for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.Sissoko, who became Spurs’ record signing when he moved from Newcastle United for £30 million ($39.1 million, 33.5 million euros) last August, voiced his unhappiness to L’Equipe in May after making just eight starts last season, as well detailing a fall-out with manager Mauricio Pochettino.last_img read more


January 10, 2020 0

Kerr warns Gor players against complacency

first_img“You can’t be comfortable. If you are comfortable, then you are asking for trouble. You have to keep focus and keep the six point lead. The rest of the teams are challenging and we have to keep on toes. Everyone still has a chance,” Kerr told Capital Sport.“Football is a crazy game and you have to expect anything. My concern is… do the players want it? If they want it then we will go out and perform,” the British tactician further explained.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares words with striker Meddie Kagere during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe record 15-time KPL champions are seeking to unseat Tusker from the throne, having lost out to them last season following three wins in a row.With 13 matches to play, Kerr is confident that if his players, who he says are the best in the league, can keep up their momentum, winning the league title will not be a far-fetched dream.“Guys, you are the best team in this region. You guys are the best players and you know it. You got to trust me that you can have any success you want. Go out there on Saturday and give me this same energy, this same enthusiasm and win it!” Kerr beamed as he wound up his side’s training session on Thursday evening.Gor will be travelling to Kisumu where they face a stubborn Nzoia Sugar side and the coach equally expects a tough tie.“We highly respect them because they are a very good side. They will be coming to the game to beat Gor Mahia, just like everyone else. They will raise their game and we have to be prepared for a tough afternoon,” Kerr offered.-Gor won first-leg-Gor Mahia midfielder Oliver Maloba controls the ball under pressure from teammate Innocent Wafula during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUGor won the first leg match 1-0 at the Mumias Complex, but they know it came at a tough cost with the Bungoma based club having missed a penalty in that match.“If you watch our training, you would be amazed. I wish we had the same aggression, speed of play and passing thought that we have in training. I say to the guys it’s a pleasure to watch them train with an attitude where they don’t want to lose, try to score, create defend…. my goalkeepers get so much work and yet when we go into games it’s different,” Kerr noted.Enterprising winger Boniface Omondi will be coming up against his former employers, the club he left for the plush city side during the June transfer window, and he has warned that Nzoia should not be taken lightly.“Nzoia is a very good team and the game is majorly based on speed and counter attacking football. We should go there expecting a tough game. I played in the first leg match and we really took Gor by the horns. It will be a tough game and more so I am excited to be meeting my former team,” Omondi said.“If I am given a chance to play I will be happy because it is usually something big when you move up and get a chance to face your former team-mates,” added Omondi.Gor Mahia winger Boniface Omondi paces away from teammate Mike Simiyu ball during a training session at teh Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUKerr will be faced with a headache ahead of the tie with two of his key players doubtful.Right-back Karim Nizigiyimana pulled out of training Thursday with a thigh strain while Ernest Wendo did not train as he fought off a bout of malaria.Nizigiyimana picked up the injury during the AFC Leopards match before the international break and only returned to training on Thursday. However, he could not sustain the pace and tempo of training.“I think sometimes these players should be honest. I understand they want to play, they want to train. Karim has been out for a couple of days and I asked him whether he is okay he said yes. Sandro (Fantoni) said he should rest but he said he is okay. Now, we will have to assess him,” Kerr said of the injury.Gor Mahia fullback Karim Nizigiyimana passes the ball during a training session at teh Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMeanwhile, Kerr has urged the club to ensure that three key players who are out of contract at the end of the season remain as he battles to keep a strong squad for a possible Champions League campaign next year.Nizigiyimana, Jacques Tuyisenge and Godfrey Walusimbi all have their contracts ending in December.“We have to speak with the board but obviously the three are very good players I would want to keep them. People will have their eyes on them but in wanting them to remain, I got to make sure the club wants them. I would love them to stay but they have to agree and hopefully they enjoy being here and like my training,” Kerr disclosed.He has praised the trio as warriors in his team and was especially full of praise for Walusimbi’s performance for the Uganda Cranes against Egypt in a FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier in Alexandria on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares words with striker Meddie Kagere during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8- Despite opening a six point lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) table with a match at hand, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has warned his charges against complacency as they seek to reclaim the title from Tusker FC.K’Ogalo are controlling the 18 team table with 44 points, six ahead of second placed Sofapaka who have played a match more. Kerr has now asked his players to show the hunger to win, even as he beams in confidence he has the best squad in the country.last_img read more


January 10, 2020 0

Tottenham transfer news: Pochettino sets sights on Fiorentina striker

first_img Ante Rebic [left] in action for Croatia Under-21s 1 Tottenham are weighing up a summer move for Fiorentina striker Ante Rebic, according to sources in Italy.The Croatia international reportedly impressed Spurs scouts during the first leg of Croatia’s Under-21 European Championship play-off defeat to England.Rebic is currently on loan at German side RB Leipzig for the season, after enduring a frustrating first year in Serie A last term.The 21-year-old made just five appearances for Fiorentina last season after joining from Croatian club RNK Split.And now, according to TMW, Tottenham are considering a summer bid for Rebic as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to add to his attacking options.There had been talk of a January offer for the Croatian striker, but given Leipzig’s current loan agreement with Fiorentina that is said to be out of the question.last_img read more


January 6, 2020 0

£22m Tottenham target ‘wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen’, talkSPORT told

first_imgTottenham target Son Heung-Min wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen and will complete a £22million move to White Hart Lane ‘within the next couple of days’, talkSPORT have been told.Spurs have turned their attention to the South Korean international after having two bids rejected by West Brom for England Under-21 starlet Saido Berahino.The north London side were reportedly not prepared to match the Baggies’ £25m valuation for the young forward, so have instead moved ahead with a deal for Son, who has been a hit in the Bundesliga.And, according to German footbal correspondent Olly Knaack, the lively forward’s five-season spell in Germany is set to come to an end, with Leverkusen keen to cash in.He told Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Son’s agent has made it clear that he wants to leave and will leave Leverkusen, so he will be with Tottenham within the next couple of days,“He’s very skilful and very fast. He scored 41 goals in 135 Bundesliga games and can make a difference in a game and in the Tottenham squad.“I’m not sure he’s physically strong enough for the Premier League yet, but of course Leverkusen will sell if a club throws that amount of money at them.“They paid €10million – around £8m – for him two years ago, and now it’s about three times the amount they are getting, so they are cashing in.”last_img read more


December 30, 2019 0

POLE VAULT STAR TORI CAN SET NEW IRISH RECORD, SAYS McGONAGLE

first_imgFinn Valley AC’s Tori Pena who was acknowledged with an Olympic recognition award at Donegal Sports Star Awards on Friday has cleared 4m40cm, qualifying her for the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg in March.Her award was picked up by her coach at the awards – the county’s leading event – on Friday by Finn Valley coach Bernie Alcorn.That’s because Tori was at an event in New Mexico. “She will remain in New Mexico for a further two weeks and is confident of clearing a new Irish record of 4-50,” said Finn Valley’s Patsy McGonagle.“I’m delighted for Tori. This performance is a great a relief and a serious confidence boost for 2013.“We’ve yet to see the best of Tori.”  POLE VAULT STAR TORI CAN SET NEW IRISH RECORD, SAYS McGONAGLE was last modified: January 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:donegaldonegal daily sportPOLE VAULT STAR TORI CAN SET NEW IRISH RECORDSAYS McGONAGLEtori penalast_img read more


December 27, 2019 0

CROOK FRANCOIS SHOCK! GUNMEN OPEN FIRE ON FORMER ASSOCIATE

first_imgGUNMEN have tried to murder a financial adviser and associate of investment crook Francois de Dietrich.The Co Donegal man escaped injury when a gunman opened fire on his car near Belleek at lunchtime on Monday, donegaldaily.com learned today.The intended victim of the murder bid was a completely innocent victim of French conman de Dietrich. He had been a salesman for Etic Solutions but did not know the entire scheme was a Ponzi scam. The man was travelling along the Ardees Road close to the site of the former security checkpoint beside Slavin Church of Ireland on the Lough Shore Road when his black Volvo car was attacked.A PSNI spokesman has confirmed that the victim did not see anyone and police do not know if more than one gunman was involved or if more than one shot was fired. HHowever a spokesman confirmed to donegaldaily.com that they discovered a mark on the driver’s side rear passenger door consistent with having been caused by a gunshot. The car has been taken away for forensic examination.The spokesman said the driver was not injured but was badly shaken. The attack happened on the same day as an arrest warrant was issued for de Dietrich’s arrest at a court in Belfast.He conned dozens of Donegal people out of millions of euro.Detectives are appealing to anyone who saw suspicious activity on the Ardees or Lough Shore Roads between 12.15pm and 12.30pm on Monday to contact them in Enniskillen on 00 44 845 600 8000.If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 00 44 800 555 111.Today a Garda source told us: “We are taking an interest in this development as there is a cross-Border aspect to it. It is a very worrying situation.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com CROOK FRANCOIS SHOCK! GUNMEN OPEN FIRE ON FORMER ASSOCIATE was last modified: January 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Francois de Dietrichgun attackmurder bidlast_img read more


December 26, 2019 0

A BIT OF DIVINE INSPIRATION HELPS DANIEL TO CASH HIS CHIPS IN!

first_imgTake-Away owner Daniel Rodgers revealed how he felt like the “parish priest” after he scooped €83,500 on RTE’s lotto show.The Co Donegal businessman thought he had his “chips” when thieves broke into his restaurant in Newtowncunningham.The gang threw a gas cylinder through the CKC Takeaway’s front window and robbed it as well as causing €1,500 worth of damage. However Daniel’s worries disappeared the following day when he was picked to go on RTE’s The Big Money Show.And on Saturday night the light-footed shop-owner, who even performed the ‘Cha Cha’ on the show, hit the jackpot when he scooped a whopping €83,500.Daniel was doing nicely until he was chosen to pick the golden ball on the show by host Brian Ormond.And the Donegal father-of-three was over the moon when he picked up and extra €50,000. Daniel revealed even the priest at his local church in Newtowncunningham was sending him best wishes.“We had a great night and it was great tow in all that money. It’s not going to change out lives but it will certainly pay a lot of bills.“Everyone has been great wishing me all the best. Even the local priest, Fr Seamus Gallagher, gave me a mention from the altar.“I felt like the priest himself I was shaking that many hands after mass,” said Daniel.Unfortunately for Daniel’s customers, his big win doesn’t mean they can cash in their chips. “I’ll have to up the prices now that so many people are calling in to say hello,” he laughed.A BIT OF DIVINE INSPIRATION HELPS DANIEL TO CASH HIS CHIPS IN! was last modified: August 7th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:CKC TakeawayDaniel Rodgerslast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

STUNNING DONEGAL LEAD ARMAGH AT HALF-TIME

first_imgDONEGAL are on fire in sunny Armagh City today – leading Armagh at half-time 1-09 to two points.Paddy McBrearty hit a goal – and Michael Murphy scored four stunning frees – as Donegal’s wonderful adventurous football gives them a lead they more than deserve.Armagh hit just two points in the half, 14 minutes apart. And the hosts at the packed Athletic Grounds just cannot cope with Rory Gallagher’s side.Donegal have been all over Armagh, winning ball after ball, stopped Armagh attacks and turning the ball over into attack.Donegal lead by 10 points, but it could have been a lot more….Half time Donegal 1-09, Armagh 0-02. STUNNING DONEGAL LEAD ARMAGH AT HALF-TIME was last modified: June 14th, 2015 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:donegalMichael MurphyPaddy McBreartylast_img read more


December 22, 2019 0

William C Campbell Bursary to be awarded today

first_imgA new bursary will be awarded to an Irish medical student today in recognition of the work of Donegal Nobel Prize winner William C Campbell.Education Minister Joe McHugh will present the scholarship to the successful student at an event this morning. The student, who has not yet been named, has successfully secured a place to study medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. They will receive a €5,000 annual bursary to support their academic studies.The William C Campbell Bursary was announced by Minister McHugh this year in honour of Prof Campbell, from Ramelton, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015 for his development of a cure for River Blindness. Prof Campbell’s treatment has saved the sight of hundreds of millions of people in Africa, Latin America and Yemen.In launching the scholarship, Minister McHugh said: “The aim of the award is to encourage the next generation of students to strive to replicate achievements like Prof Campbell which have transformed the lives of millions of people across the world.“Professor Campbell is an inspiration. His life and his work has left a huge legacy and that is something I believe we need to build on.”Minister McHugh said he hopes to see further scholarships created to honour the work, talent and legacy of all 11 Nobel laureates from Ireland. William C Campbell Bursary to be awarded today was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0