Six Nations tweets of the week: Johnny Sexton, James Bond and HIAs

first_imgDespite the heavy defeat, Stuart Hogg swapped shirts with opposite number Leigh Halfpenny and had a chat as they walked off the Principality Stadium pitch – a moment of shared respect: The best Six Nations tweets of the weekWe’ve trawled through Twitter to bring you the best Six Nations tweets of the week from the opening week of the 2018 championship.Wales started their Six Nations campaign with a stunning 34-7 victory over Scotland in Cardiff.Against the odds, Wales blew Scotland away in the first match of this year’s championship and the moment of the match was possibly this fantastic ‘superman’ finish from Steff Evans to secure the bonus-point win: Despite the perfect finish for Ireland in Paris, the game was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy surrounding the HIA protocol, with two France players sent for head injury assessments by the independent match doctor when they also had knee injuries: Sam Simmonds sparkled on his Six Nations debut, bagging two tries, and Alec Hepburn also came off the bench to win his first England cap: The man himself tweeted a series of photos of the celebrations that followed the kick – in the third pic Sexton is under there somewhere: Hundreds of people turned to Twitter to express their thoughts on Sexton’s nerves of steel, including former England wing Ugo Monye: England got their Six Nations campaign up and running with a seven-try win against Italy. Double try-scorer and Man of the Match Anthony Watson got a visit from James Bond, aka Daniel Craig, after the game: In the second game of the weekend, Ireland played France in Paris and won their opening game 15-13 thanks to a sensational last-minute drop-goal from Johnny Sexton.But before the drama at the death and the debate surrounding HIA calls, France wing Teddy Thomas scored an early contender for try of the tournament: In the 83rd minute and after more than 40 phases, Sexton then slotted a fairytale 42-metre drop-goal to win the match for Ireland – and the Dublin Fire Brigade were hoping for a quiet evening: 007 was sporting an uncharacteristic double-denim ensemble: Johnny Sexton was hailed as the Irish saviour on social media afterwards: Brian O’Driscoll doesn’t pull any punches with his thoughts on the matter: We’ve rounded up the best of social media from the opening weekend of the 2018 Six Nationslast_img

RAI recognise some of the best at Food Oscars

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp TAGSDublinfeaturedfood oscarslimerickRAIrestaurant 1826 Adare Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Previous articleStreet beggar wins court appealNext articleBody recovered from water of man who was swept away Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up IT’S official, Adare’s Restaurant 1826 is the best restaurant in Munster after Wade Murphy’s eatery was crowned with the provincial title at the Irish Restaurant Awards held in Dublin this Monday night.Clearly surprised and delighted for his kitchen brigade, Chef Wade Murphy tweeted “Be da Lord we just won Best Restaurant in Munster. Feckin Go Team 1826”, while the doppleganger account of the restaurant posted “Holy Crap, we just won best restaurant in Munster.”As the party rocked in Dublin in to the wee hours, we said that we would let Wade and crew take a well earned rest and catch up with them in next week’s edition.Run together his wife Elaine, Wade’s thatched cottage restaurant that is 1826 Adare, gets its name from the year the first Lord of Dunraven, built the cottage.The duo took over the premises in May of last year when it was full renovated but retaining the old world charm and character of the cottage, whilst offering you modern Irish cooking, matched with friendly and attentive service.Recognised for the relaxed setting, Wade and Elaine combine modern comforts for diners with the intimacy of a family-run establishment.But it is in the food where this gem is listed amongst the top five in the country.Diners can enjoy chef owner Wade Murphy’s cooking served in a relaxed setting. The cooking ethos is based on the use of wild, free-range, seasonal and local produce that is then cooked with modern and classical techniques in order to ensure the quality ingredients are the centre piece of each dish.Meantime, the ever cool and hip Canteen on Mallow Street can take a bow for their online presence as they were crowned with the title of Best Digital Marketing campaign for the food and beverage industry in Ireland after the team of judges picked out Paul Williams ahead of the rest of his peers.In other awards from the night, Dingle was crowned the Foodie Town of Ireland after it won over the judges with its focus on food, drink and sustainability in the West Kerry peninsula.Campagne in Kilkenny scooped the best restaurant in Ireland while Neven Maguire was hailed as the best chef in Ireland.The Lady Helen Restaurant in Mount Juliet took the honour of best hotel restaurant while Etto on Merrion Row in Dublin is the place to go to experience the best casual dining in the country.You will have to stay in Dublin to visit the Chop House for the best Gastro Pub.A trip to the newly crowned Foodie Town of Ireland – Dingle – and you can experience the taste the best emerging Irish cuisine. Stay in Dingle and you can savour the best value dining at Fentons before you scoot up the west coast of the country to Barna in Galway and there you will taste the best seafood experience.Hat tip to Limerick’s Strand Hotel head chef Tom Flavin who was on hand in Dublin last night to lead the brigade of over two dozen chefs who cooked the fish course at the gala awards night.Tom himself picked up a regional award earlier in the competition dubbed the #foodoscars.With dozens of awards handed out on the night before a glittering audience from the food industry,Pádraic Óg Gallagher, President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said;“This year’s awards have been the biggest, brightest- and the best. They are the awards everyone wants to be associated with, and everyone wants to be a winner. As a testament to their success, we’ve seen a huge increase in nominations and votes since last year, with over 19,000 nominations for Ireland’s favourite restaurants, chefs, gastro pubs, hotel restaurants, restaurant managers and ‘foodie towns’ throughout the country.“The Irish Restaurant Awards are all about celebrating those who have brought acclaim to the Irish food scene from abroad and who keep the restaurant industry thriving at home.“Ireland has so much to offer to the culinary tourist, and these Awards remind everyone of the quality and class of Irish restaurants and Chefs. The Irish restaurant scene is vital to the economy, employing 64,000 people and generating revenue in excess of €2 billion per year, it’s great to celebrate the work that all of our restaurateurs around the country do to keep this aspect of our culture alive and kicking.”For those of you planning a foodie tour of Ireland this summer, here’s read more

Keith Galea promoted to Helio Gaming CEO

first_img Share Lottery games provider Helio Gaming has promoted Keith Galea from Chief Operating Officer (COO) to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).Having joined the company in June, Galea has impressed sufficiently to convince Richard Mifsud, the previous CEO, to move himself to a consultancy role focusing on “promising new markets” in growth areas such as Asia and Africa.“We are making in-roads there already and freeing up my time to explore further opportunities will be beneficial,” Mifsud explained.Galea will, therefore, assume responsibility for the company’s day-to-day functions. He brings a wealth of industry experience including tenures as Chief Product Officer at Bit8 and managing director of the leading consultancy firm Consult Labs.He commented: “I’m delighted to be taking over as CEO of Helio Gaming and honoured to be given the opportunity to help build on the company’s commercial achievements to date.“Helio Gaming’s lottery solutions are an asset for any operator looking to diversify its games portfolio, and I think their universal appeal will help the business go from strength to strength in the years to come.” Mifsud explained the company’s focus on Asia and Africa in an interview with SBC News earlier this year about the lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators.“We’re looking at Asia and Africa,” he said. “We were out in Manila last month attending various conferences and there was a lot of interest. “We’ve also been very active in a number of different African companies. We already have clients live across the continent, but there are a number of other operators in countries who could really benefit from modern lottery products.He added: “The small stake, big win opportunities that lottery presents really resonate in emerging markets.” Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players January 8, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Share EveryMatrix confirms David Schjelde appointment March 6, 2019 Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming: The lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators May 21, 2019last_img

World’s Top Chemists Can’t Match a Plant

first_imgThere’s a race on: a race to get cheap energy from the sun.  “The design and improvement of solar cells is one of the most vibrant areas of science,” said the BBC News, “in part because sunlight is far and away the planet’s most abundant renewable energy source.”  Two recent articles show that top labs around the world have not been able to do what plants do with such seeming ease under the sun.    The BBC News article explores one approach: harvesting real photosynthetic enzymes from plants and employing them on a scaffold of carbon nanotubes.  Michael Strano of MIT and his team have succeeded in getting the enzymes, lipids and surfactants to self-assemble on nanotubes, a promising step that may allow for solar cells that both harvest light and can repair themselves.  Oxygen, unfortunately, is very damaging to solar cells.  “There’s a kind of a horse race among scientists around the world to make the highest efficiency cell, but very few people are asking what happens with that cell when you plug it in for a few hours or for a week or for months.”  Obviously a short-lived efficient cell is no good.  Despite Strano’s advances in mimicking self-repairing structures, “the efficiency of the cells as designed is just a tiny fraction of that provided by the current best solar cells,” the article noted.  Still, plants give him hope that a solution will be found: “What our paper is good for is starting to think about device lifetime and borrowing concepts from nature.  Can we make cells that have an infinite lifetime?”    A different approach is to imitate what photosynthetic cells do using synthetic materials.  New Scientist reported that chemist Daniel Gamelin at the University of Washington is building on a previous synthetic water-splitting discovery to find ways to mass produce tiny arrays of them, get the cost down and the efficiency up while improving device lifetime.  Meanwhile, a team led by another scientist, coincidentally named Dr. Sun, is at work in Stockholm, Sweden experimenting with different kinds of electrodes that produce more-desirable hydrogen gas instead of hydrogen ions.  Unfortunately, “the efficiency is abysmal” for these and all other electrodes tested so far, said rival John Turner in Colorado at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Dr. Sun would be happy to get 10% efficiency – far below the near-100% efficiency plants get from the sun. Turner has achieved 12% efficiency, but his electrodes are only stable for a few days.  (The best solar cells achieve 27% efficiency.)    Getting efficiency, durability and low cost in one device is, so far, out of reach.  That’s why the photo in the New Scientist article of green leaves under the bright sun, with its caption “Catching up with nature’s innovation,” remains tantalizing but frustrating.  “Take sunlight, add water, and there you have it: free energy,” the article teased.  “Plants have been doing this for quite some time, splitting water’s hydrogen apart from its oxygen, but our efforts to turn water into a source of free hydrogen fuel by mimicking them have borne no fruit.”Even if their efforts do bear fruit some day, the next trick – bearing fruit, with its seed in itself, after its kind – would make electrolysis look like a fruitcake.  Stories like these are important to remind ourselves that the wonders in nature are far more marvelous than we realize.  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, cheap imitation that falls far short of the goal only accentuates the perfection of the original, like a bunch of sports fans with vuvuzelas trying to play a Mozart symphony.    Plants (even the measliest weeds in your yard) are light-years ahead of human science.  They split water with ease, at near 100% efficiency in ambient temperatures (09/16/2004, 02/10/2010, bullet 1, 05/09/2007), with self-repair (06/29/2010), self-defense (09/13/2006), sunscreen (08/22/2002, 06/23/2006), and automatic response to vastly different light levels and temperatures (01/24/2005, 11/28/2007, 10/13/2008, 05/13/2008).  On top of all that, they then package their technologies in tiny seeds launched into the air or soil or water (06/16/2009, 06/02/2009, 05/11/2007), where they can take root and grow into copies of themselves.  Until you can mimic that, scientists, don’t tell us plants evolved by blind, unguided processes (01/17/2010, 03/23/2009).  Even if you ever succeed (03/27/2010, bullet 2, 01/12/2010, bullet 3), you will have only illustrated the necessity of intelligent design to account for the exquisite engineering we observe in living things.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

Bok skipper out of action for eight weeks

first_img26 May 2014A new Springbok captain will need to be appointed after Jean de Villiers was ruled out of next month’s Castle Lager Incoming Series. The 96-test veteran will be out of action for eight weeks with a knee injury.After experiencing some discomfort in his left knee on Saturday morning, De Villiers was pulled out of the DHL Stormers’ Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Toyota Cheetahs.He underwent a scope in Cape Town on Sunday morning and the prognosis is that he will be out of action for almost two months. He will hopefully be back by the start of Castle Lager Rugby Championship in August.‘A massive setback’“Losing our captain is a massive setback,” Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said in a statement on Sunday.“Jean has been superb as our leader on and off the field and he was in excellent form as well. He is a wonderful ambassador for South Africa and is respected across the world as a leader. We will certainly miss him next month.“His injury is the latest in a string of setbacks we’ve experienced, and with Jaque Fourie also ruled out it means we’ll play with a new captain and a new midfield combination next month.“Luckily we have good depth in the squad at centre, but replacing your captain is always difficult. We have a number of good leaders in the squad, but I don’t want to rush a decision on the captaincy as we still have to finalise the squad for June.”Squad replacementDe Villiers’ place in the training squad that got together in Durban earlier on Sunday, was taken by promising Cell C Sharks lock Stephan Lewies.Meyer said the excitement in the camp was palpable, with less than two weeks to go before the Springboks’ season opener, against the Samsung-sponsored World XV at DHL Newlands in Cape Town.‘Excitement’“It’s great to see the excitement on the faces of the players, not only the uncapped guys, but also experienced Springboks,” said Meyer.“Everyone knows this is a very important season and with 18 matches left until we depart for the Rugby World Cup, the players are keen to impress and fight for positions in the squad. Our focus for now, however, is on the World XV match and ensuring we start the season on a positive note.”CASTLE LAGER INCOMING SERIES FIXTURES 7 June: SA vs Wales, Cape Town14 June: SA vs Wales, Durban21 June: SA vs wales, Nelspruit28 June: SA vs Scotland, Port Elizabeth SAinfo reporterlast_img

Five Reasons To Join App.net Now

first_imgDon’t think of App.net as a Twitter competitor. Think of it as a totally new place. That still leaves the question of why you should go there, but there are plenty of reasons. You may not like the idea of a paid social network, but if you’re on the fence, consider this.1. App.net has lowered the membership price.When App.net launched, membership cost $50. On Monday, App.net lowered the price to $36 per year, while also offering a short-term $5 per month plan. Membership allows you to post.However, you don’t need to be a member to read other peoples’ posts. Check out the global feed on Alpha, the basic Web client built by App.net itself, to see what’s going on there. The basic Alpha looks a lot like Twitter, but that’s just the bare minimum App.net experience. The apps on the various app stores explore a range of different kinds of user experiences, some Twitter-like, some more intimate like Path, and others that are unique, for better or worse.But that’s not as far as App.net can go. If an application uses real-time communication, it can be built on App.net. It’s even possible to build games, as you can see from chess app App Passant.Do you think the tall walls of ad-driven social networks like Facebook and Twitter will last forever? Even if they do, will you be satisfied by them? If you join App.net, you’re getting a name on a network that will become all kinds of different things. Its developers and members are trying to build a future over there.Pictured at top: Rivr for iPhone Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification 2. There are 20,000 people on App.net.. . . and that was before the price went down. I’m on App.net throughout the day, and anecdotally, there were clearly a bunch of new sign-ups on the service Monday, and many people who were just reserving their names woke up and started posting.User numbers for free services are mostly meaningless. People will sign up for anything if it’s free – and so will robots. You have to pay to join App.net, so every member cares at least a little. Though it’s still quiet there, the topics are starting to branch out. It’s getting to be fun.See also Here’s Why People Are Backing App.net Tags:#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts 3. Great apps are coming out.App.net is a developer’s playground, and great apps are beginning to emerge. There are ten App.net apps (UPDATE: eleven!) on the iOS App Store, and App.net founder Dalton Caldwell tells me that apps by big-name developers are coming soon. (UPDATE: Make that today! Netbot by Tapbots, maker of the best Twitter client in the world, just came out!)There are also three apps on Google Play, one for Windows Phone, four Mac apps (I recommend Wedge), and there are browser plug-ins for Chrome and Firefox.4. App.net pays developers to build experiences you love.App.net’s Developer Incentive Program cranked up on October 1. App.net will distribute at least $20,000 per month to the best developers on the service for making apps that members love to use.App.net will email members once a month asking them to set sliders that indicate how much they like the apps they’re using. This system allows members to vote with dollars for the best experiences.5. App.net is more than a Twitter clone.As Dalton Caldwell explained in our video interview on September 20, App.net is not in the business of controlling the way developers and users build on it. It’s infrastructure: simple, durable pipes for building real-time communication apps of all kinds. jon mitchell A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img

6 Great Websites for Finding Video Editing Jobs

first_imgLooking for your next editing project or a full-time spot cutting video? Check out six websites that can help you find video editing jobs.Top image from AppleSure, the job market is crowded, but if you’ve got polished video editing skills, there’s work waiting for you out there. Let’s take a look at six online resources that can help you find video editing jobs and get your name out there. If you know of any other websites that might be helpful for film and video pros who are looking for work, share them in the comments below.1. BehanceBehance is an online community where artists share and showcase their creative work. While their Prosite portfolio showcase tool is being discontinued in mid-2016, Behance users can sign up for Adobe Portfolio to build an online presence to share their work. Taking things a step further, Behance posts creative jobs regularly on their job postings page.2. LinkedInAs its tag line suggests, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. As of 2015, the site boasts over 400 million professionals throughout the world, as well as media companies of all sizes. For years, professionals have used the site to showcase their skills and talent to potential employers. With jobs listing from across the globe, LinkedIn provides a great resource for those looking for a new production job.3. Simply HiredLike LinkedIn and Behance, Simply Hired doesn’t just deal with production jobs. However, it boasts an extensive network of job connections by pulling information from all over the web. As we mentioned with LinkedIn, Simply Hired hosts job postings from every major corporation, including studios like NBCUniversal, Lionsgate, and Warner Bros. Whether you’re looking for a studio job or another freelance gig, you can find it here.4. MandyWhile there are plenty of general professional and creative job sites to be found, Mandy is dedicated to film and television production work. While this may sound like a perfect place to start your search, just be aware that you’re competing for jobs with thousands of other video and film professionals — so make sure you stand out.5. ProductionHUBNext up is ProductionHub, probably the largest media production job site on the net. Every major studio or television network has found crew members through ProductionHub. Just keep in mind that it will cost you to use the site. A basic membership to ProductionHub will run you $4.99 a month, but they have membership plans that run as high as $119 a month.6. Stage 32One of the more interesting job-posting solutions on the web is the fairly new production-networking site, Stage 32. As a “Facebook” for media professionals, Stage 32 connects industry pros from all over the world. As Forbes said in a 2014 article, “Stage 32 is Lynda.com meets LinkedIn for film, television, and theater creatives.” Now totaling over 500,000 users, viable production jobs are posted daily.Just remember that in the media industry, word of mouth and networking are still your best way of landing your next gig. So, be social and connect with others in your industry. You can also expand your job search, especially if you’re having a hard time finding any connections from the above sites. If that’s the case be sure to check out Staff Me Up and Media Match as well.Have you used any of these services? Did you have any luck? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.last_img

Don’t Hate the Recipe

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now The recipe isn’t always pleasant. The results, however, are quite the opposite. You cannot have the results without following the recipe.The recipe begins with Hard Work. It takes much more Hard Work than most people are willing to provide to produce the results you want, and any shortcoming here destroys the results. The recipe requires that you wake up early, work late, and even spend your weekend working. It also requires that you do the things that you don’t like to do, as well as the work to which you easily give yourself over. If you don’t like Hard Work, then the result is not available to you.You have to add a large quantity of Patient Persistence. You must continue to pursue the result you want, even when what you are doing isn’t producing evidence that it’s working. The patient part of this ingredient means you are going to have to wait, maybe longer than you believe you should have to wait. The persistence part requires that you keep taking action, always pushing forward, in no way dissuaded from the result you are building towards. If you resist either the patience or the persistence, the result will elude you.To have what you want, you have to become the person who can generate that result. That means you have to Grow. Growth means being uncomfortable. It means you stretch yourself beyond what you are now to become a bigger, better version of yourself. You need to be the person who comes after the person you are right now. The recipe requires that you giveThe most important part of the recipe is to have a Vision of what you want. Nothing works if you don’t know what result you want, why you want it, and why it’s worth the time and effort.Follow the recipe.last_img

Corporates played their part in India’s gold rush

first_imgIt isn’t cheap to grow champions. They need years of nurturing and care to deliver on the promise they show in their formative years. In a country like India, where a large number of parents don’t have the resources to fulfil the latent potential in their children, it is necessary for others to step in. Corporate academies have played a great role in identifying talent at the grass-root level.In sports such as archery and hockey, the scouts may have to go to remote areas for this purpose. The Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur is one such initiative whose contribution is not lost on its products.”The academy’s role in the development of Indian archery is exemplary. The coaches there are fully dedicated and pursue their passion with single-minded dedication,” Rahul Banerjee, who won the gold medal in the men’s individual recurve at the Commonwealth Games, told MAIL TODAY. Rahul, the brother of another acclaimed archer, Dola Banerjee, also won the bronze in the team recurve event.Besides the two siblings, women’s individual recurve gold medallist Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar, the men’s individual recurve bronze medallist, have also honed their skills at the Tata Archery Academy. “I joined the academy when I was in class X and stayed there for six years. They take care of the educational needs as well as boarding and lodging. The cadets also get scholarships,” Rahul said.”Coaches such as Dharmendra Tiwary and Purnima Mahato have rendered great service to the sport. In addition, foreign coaches also visit the academy regularly. I also go there whenever required.” Archery being a traditional sport, its practitioners are less likely to be found in big cities. “The scouts go to remote areas in Jharkhand, Orissa, Punjab and North-East to select their cadets,” the archer said.advertisementSteel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is another corporation doing its bit for sports. At present, it runs fully functional academies in hockey, football, athletics and archery. “There are organisations who are promoting other sports. We are concentrating on games that are popular at the grass-root level in these areas,” SAIL’s assistant general manager (sports) Surinder Khanna, in charge of all the academies run by the conglomerate, told MAIL TODAY.The steel giant operates an academy for hockey in Rourkela, two for football in Bokaro and Burnpur, for athletics at Bhilai (boys) and Durgapur (girls) and one for archery at Kiriburu in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. In fact, former India captain Dilip Tirkey is known to visit the hockey academy and has also been present at selection trials.”The academies take in cadets in different age groups and depending on the promise they show, can remain there for three to five years,” Khanna said. “All their educational, boarding, food and medical expenses are taken care of and they are also paid a stipend.” But the lack of employment opportunities presents a hindrance to the development of these players.”Unfortunately, we cannot recruit them at SAIL. We cannot stop them from earning a livelihood as sometimes they are the sole breadwinners in their families. Most of them move on to the railways or police who provide them employment,” the official said. Players like Birendra Lakra and Sushil Xalco have already represented the country in hockey at various levels.last_img

Talking Horses: impressive legal team lined up for Tim Brennan defence

first_imgHorse racing Finian’s Oscar dies during summer racing break after colic treatment Share on LinkedIn Horse racing tips The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage “I’ll be bringing a lawyer and a barrister, and I’ll be using an English barrister as well,” Brennan told me yesterday. I checked with the BHA and in fact they’ve been notified by Brennan’s legal team of three barristers and a solicitor who will be attending the hearing on Monday and Tuesday to represent his interests. One of these barristers is very well known in legal circles. He is Edward Fitzgerald QC, whose resume is extraordinarily impressive and includes appearances before the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the Caribbean Court of Justice. Evidently, he has also presented arguments in Belize, Grenada, St Vincent, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands. So he is about ready for the crowning moment of his career, the chance to speak in the basement of 75 High Holborn. Media interest has, understandably, gravitated towards the notoriety of some of those Fitzgerald has represented, including Myra Hindley, Jon Venables and Abu Hamza. “Everybody is entitled to a fair trial,” he told the Guardian and you’d like to think he was pushing on an open door with that particular line of argument. I’ve been attending BHA hearings for a few years and I can’t remember anyone arriving with this kind of legal weaponry in tow. I think we can say that Brennan’s defence will be well presented. Brennan, who works for Willie Mullins, is accused of passing on information to his brother about Faugheen, shortly before that horse was withdrawn from the 2016 Champion Hurdle, and thereby allowing his brother to make a profit by betting against the horse. Brennan denies it. Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Hide features … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Thank you for your feedback. Share via Email Today’s best bets, by Chris CookSome people have clearly not done enough preparation when they sit down in front of a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority, and it can count against them. No such problems will affect Tim Brennan, a vet from Kilkenny, when he defends himself next week against corruption charges. Reuse this contentcenter_img Lingfield 2.00 Demurrer 2.30 Pondering 3.00 Trouble And Strife 3.30 Bailarico 4.00 Free Love 4.35 Prince Of Rome 5.05 Rippling WatersCatterick 2.10 Capitan James 2.40 Mutanaqel 3.10 Prairie Spy 3.40 Montague 4.10 Italian Riviera 4.45 Size Matters 5.15 Perfect Thought Yarmouth 2.20 Winged Spur 2.50 Scale Force 3.20 It’safreebee 3.50 Kaanoon (nap) 4.20 Rhigolter Rose 4.55 WIld Acclaim 5.25 La Isla Bonita Kempton 5.20 King Of Nepal (nb) 5.55 Athassel 6.25 Unbridled Spirit 6.55 Diocles Of Rome 7.25 Firelight 7.55 Cliffs Of Dover 8.25 Magellan 8.55 Little Palaver Bath 6.10 Final Rock 6.40 Archimedes 7.10 Cosmic Love 7.40 Watheeqa 8.10 Blitz 8.40 General Brook 9.10 Jaganory  Topics Read more British Horseracing Authority Since you’re here… Talking Horses Show Quick guide Wednesday tips Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp “I’m defending myself from false allegations,” he told me this week. “I’m going to prove that these allegations are false. I guess they wanted to blame somebody and maybe the person who did it didn’t want to co-operate.” So much for next week’s drama. Today’s drama will be at Catterick, where a workaday card is spiced up by the Turmeric Handicap, named for the durable beast read more