Myers announces retirement, third Walker cabinet change in three weeks

first_imgEnergy & Mining | State GovernmentMyers announces retirement, third Walker cabinet change in three weeksFebruary 16, 2016 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Mark Myers announced Tuesday he will retire as commissioner of the state Department of Natural Resources. Myers once served as head of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska. (Public Domain photo from USGS)Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers announced Tuesday that he’s retiring.Myers wrote in an email to department staff members that he’s retiring for personal reasons. His resignation is effective March 1.Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford will serve as acting commissioner.It’s the third change in Gov. Bill Walker’s cabinet in three weeks, following changes in the commissioners of corrections and education.Myers had only been commissioner since early 2015, but has a total of 18 years of service in the department.Myers worked as a geologist for the state and for private companies. He was the head of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2006 to 2009. And he was the vice chancellor of research for University of Alaska Fairbanks before Walker named him commissioner.Walker said Myers told him he wanted to retire in October, but Walker gave him time to reconsider.Myers said, “Retiring is not difficult, but leaving DNR is.”A spokeswoman for Walker said the governor hasn’t set a timeline for permanently replacing Myers.Share this story:last_img read more

How to See the Super-Blue-Blood-Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in L.A.

first_imgScienceHow to See the Super-Blue-Blood-Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in L.A.Hope you’re an early riser!By Gwynedd Stuart – January 30, 20181784ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItUnless you work the third shift or have a teething infant, chances are that you are not awake at 3:45 on weekday mornings. Well, the solar system, in all its majesty, is giving Earthlings a reason to set an early alarm on Wednesday, January 31 (aka, the middle of the night tonight): a super-blue-blood-moon total lunar eclipse.Allow this under-qualified layperson to break that down, with the help of more qualified sources…It’s a supermoon because the moon is closer to earth than it usually is, so it will appear 6 percent larger than normal. It’s a blue moon because it’s the second full moon this month. It’s a blood moon because the moon will appear red when it’s in the earth’s shadow during the eclipse because of something called Rayleigh scattering, which PBS Newshour explains thusly: “The gas molecules of Earth’s atmosphere scatter bluer wavelengths of light from the sun, while redder wavelengths pass straight through.” It’s also the first lunar eclipse since September 2015, and it’s apparently unique that all of these things are happening at once.The eclipse is viewable (no eye protection needed, Donald Trump!) from anywhere in Southern California, but for ambitious astrophiles, the Griffith Observatory is hosting a free viewing event from 3:45-7 a.m. during Wednesday’s wee hours. According to the Observatory, totality begins at 4:51 a.m. and the maximum eclipse will occur at 5:29 a.m.; totality ends at 6:07 a.m.Willing to crack an eyelid but not willing to get out of bed? The Observatory is also live streaming the eclipse starting at 2:45 a.m.RELATED: This Griffith Park Night Hike Is, Surprisingly, Not TerrifyingStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSastronomyBlood MoonGriffith ObservatoryGriffith Parklunar eclipsesupermoonPrevious articleA Guide to Visiting Santa Barbara and Ojai Right NowNext articleWhat Is the Future of Coffee? This Aficionado Intends to Find OutGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOREarly Risers Can See a ‘Super Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse This WeekAn Aerial Tram Could Move Visitors Around Griffith Park, but Not Everyone Has High Hopes for the ProjectHow Well Do You Know Griffith Park? A New Guidebook Explores Its Every Nook and Crannylast_img read more

Euro at two-year low after hint of early Xmas present

first_imgThursday 6 November 2014 9:09 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Show Comments ▼ Euro at two-year low after hint of early Xmas present whatsapp Chris PapadopoullosChris Papadopoullos was City A.M.’s economics reporter until February 2016. He is an economist at OMFIF. center_img whatsapp THE EURO fell to a two-year low and stocks were buoyed yesterday after European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi signalled that quantitative easing could soon become a reality.“The Governing Council has tasked ECB staff and the relevant committees with ensuring the timely preparation of further measures to be implemented,” Draghi said during his press conference.Draghi was speaking after the governing council – the group that decides on ECB action – kept interest rates at record lows.The euro dipped to just below $1.24, its lowest value for two years, having been as high as $1.252 just minutes earlier. The German Dax and French Cac stock indices made day gains of 0.66 and 0.46 per cent respectively.Draghi struck further dovish tones (doves support looser policy) when he maintained that the ECB’s balance sheet size should reach that which was seen at the beginning of 2012. The target implies that Draghi is planning approximately €1 trillion of asset purchases.Two weeks ago, the ECB began purchasing covered bonds – bonds backed typically by pools of mortgages – in order to inject liquidity into the banking system.Soon the ECB will begin purchasing asset-backed securities – groups of mortgages packaged together. Full QE is considered to be the purchase of only government bonds.Draghi also attempted to quell fears of dissent among ECB policy makers. “The governing council is unanimous in its commitment to using additional unconventional instruments within its mandate,” he said. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

People / Vanita Dass-Puri takes on new role as Europa Worldwide’s head of recruitment

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 13/01/2021 UK-based Europa Worldwide Group has promoted Vanita Dass-Puri (pictured) to the new role of head of recruitment.She joined the company in 2017 as internal recruitment and acquisition manager and, during the outbreak of the pandemic, led a team to recruit 120 staff to facilitate the opening of Europa Warehouse’s new state-of-the-art 715,000sq ft facility in Corby.In her new role, based at Europa’s Dartford headquarters, she will focuse on building the team to support Europa Road’s frictionless trade service as well as re-launching the Rapid Career Development Programme for school-leavers and graduates.“I’m really excited and honoured to be taking up my new role and leading the recruitment department (a team of five), and I look forward to us attracting talented individuals who are passionate across all areas of logistics to grow the business,” she said. Ian Kirkpatrick, central services director at Europa Worldwide Group, said: ““Despite the challenges of the past year, we are continuing to focus on driving growth within the business as part of our commitment to investing in people, developing in-house talent and encouraging progression. Recruitment will be a real focus for us in 2021, and we look forward to expanding the Europa team.”last_img read more

Novartis agrees to settle sex discrimination suit for $8m

first_img Novartis has settled a proposed sex discrimination lawsuit. Georgios Kefalas/Keystone/AP [email protected] PharmalotNovartis agrees to settle sex discrimination suit for $8m After less than a year of litigation, Novartis has agreed to pay $8.2 million to settle a proposed collective class action lawsuit filed by more than a dozen female employees who claimed they were denied equal pay and promotional opportunities because of their gender.The settlement, which must still be approved by a federal court in New York, would involve much less than the $110 million that was initially sought by former and present employees at the company’s Alcon Laboratories eye product unit. However, one of the women has not agreed to the settlement. Related: Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman Jan. 4, 2016 Reprints About the Author Reprints The original lawsuit was filed last March by just two employees but was later expanded as a proposed collective class action lawsuit and included other past and present employees. The lawsuit charged that women comprised less than 15 percent of senior Alcon management positions, and that this contributed to the alleged discrimination.The women also claimed companywide metrics were used to assess job performance that were “subjective and used to downgrade the performance ratings of female employees,” because final decision-making authority is given to Alcon managers who are primarily male, according to the lawsuit.The one former employee who did not settle, Elyse Dickerson, charges she encountered discrimination after requesting promotions, according to the lawsuit. A former global director of pharmaceuticals, she later filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was fired while on a medical leave, the lawsuit states. She also claims her termination occurred shortly before $750,000 in stock grants would have vested.As we have noted in the past, this was just one of several sex discrimination lawsuits to be filed against big drug makers in recent years. The lawsuits emerged as the pharmaceutical industry shed thousands of jobs, including in ways that may have left the companies vulnerable to charges of discrimination.The same law firm representing the Novartis employees — Sanford Heisler Kimpel — had also filed the earlier case against the drug maker, as well as lawsuits against Merck, Daiichi Sankyo, and Forest Laboratories, which is now part of Allergan. All of the companies denied the charges. The lawsuit also came nearly six years after the drug maker agreed to pay $152.5 million to settle a gender-discrimination class action lawsuit brought by several female sales representatives. In that case, the company reached a deal after a jury awarded $250 million to the sales reps.A Novartis spokeswoman confirmed that a settlement had been reached but declined further comment. A spokeswoman for the lawyers representing the employees and former employees of Novartis’ Alcon also declined to comment.advertisement Ed Silverman Marcia McNutt blazed a trail for women in science — but hit a roadblock with a sexism scandal The lawsuit had gained notice, in part, because the women claimed the company fostered “a boys’ club atmosphere and mentality” that is hostile to women and restricts access to leadership positions, according to court documents.advertisement @Pharmalot Tags lawsuitsNovartislast_img read more

Listen: Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine: the debate, details, and distribution

first_imgThe Readout LOUDListen: Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine: the debate, details, and distribution @damiangarde By Damian Garde , Meg Tirrell , and Adam Feuerstein Dec. 11, 2020 Reprints @megtirrell Meg Tirrell Damian Garde Adam Feuerstein Are Covid-19 vaccines safe for teens? Is the U.S. taking too long to authorize one? And how do you prepare for an FDA grilling?We discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. In light of a historic vote in favor of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, we’re devoting this entire episode to the underlying data, the opinions of FDA advisers, and the plans for distributing it around the country. First, STAT’s Matthew Herper joins us to break down Thursday’s FDA advisory committee meeting and what it means for the future of Pfizer’s vaccine. Then, Scripps Research cardiologist and avid Covid-19 commentator Eric Topol joins us to offer his take on the proceedings. Finally, Bill Gruber, Pfizer’s senior vice president of vaccine clinical research, calls in to answer our questions about what comes next.For more on what we cover, here’s the news from Thursday, and here’s our complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.advertisement Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Interested in sponsoring a future episode of “The Readout LOUD”? Email us at [email protected]center_img National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Co-host “The Readout LOUD,” CNBC senior health and science reporter Be sure to sign up on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.And if you have any feedback for us — topics to cover, guests to invite, vocal tics to cease — you can email [email protected] About the Authors Reprints [email protected] @adamfeuerstein [email protected] Tags Coronavirusinfectious diseaseVaccineslast_img read more

Cruise ship-style ‘space hotel’ set to open in 2027

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementWhile COVID-19 has somewhat delayed progress on the hotel, Blincow said they are expected to begin building in 2026. A trip to space could be a reality by 2027. “We’re trying to make the public realize that this golden age of space travel is just around the corner. It’s coming. It’s coming fast,” said Blincow.While the interior of the hotel is expected to provide many of the same comforts as an Earth-bound hotel, certain features will pay homage to space. The hotel will feature homie suites with regular beds and showers, chic bars and restaurants. There will be some novelty, however. For example, there are plans to serve traditional ‘space food’ like freeze dried ice cream at the hotel’s restaurant. Moreover, there will be recreational activities to “highlight the fact that you’re able to do things that you can’t do on Earth,” according to Tim Alatorre, senior design architect.“Because of the weightlessness and the reduced gravity, you’ll be able to jump higher, be able to lift things, be able to run in ways that you can’t on Earth.”As for how the hotel would function, Alatorre said the rotating wheel would work to create simulated gravity. “The station rotates, pushing the contents of the station out to the perimeter of the station, much in the way that you can spin a bucket of water — the water pushes out into the bucket and stays in place,” he said.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementTags: Space Solar orbiter mission captures sun blasts that could disrupt technology on Earth May 19, 2021 Jeff Bezos to go to space on first crewed flight of Blue Origin rocket June 8, 2021center_img CNN – Your next vacation could be out of this world — literally. In 2019, a company in California called the Gateway Foundation released plans for a cruise ship-style hotel that would float above Earth’s atmosphere. The hotel would be made up of 24 modules connected by elevator shafts that make up a rotating wheel orbiting Earth. Previously called the Von Braun Station, it was scheduled to be fully operational by 2027. A few years later, the hotel has been renamed as the ‘Voyager Station.’ It will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation, which is a new construction company run by former pilot John Blincow, who also heads up the Gateway Foundation. RELATEDTOPICS Space Force commander fired after criticizing the United States military May 17, 2021 Curiosity rover spots colorful, sparkling clouds on Mars June 2, 2021last_img read more

Disappointment for Portlaoise AFC in cup final as Edenderry pull through

first_img Twitter Home Sport Soccer Disappointment for Portlaoise AFC in cup final as Edenderry pull through SportSoccer Pinterest Facebook The Portlaoise AFC team beaten by Edenderry Town in the Leinster Senior League Lummy O’Reilly Cup final this morning Portlaoise AFC 1 Edenderry Town 2Leinster Senior League Lummy O’Reilly Cup finalThere was disappointment for Portlaoise AFC this morning in the Leinster Senior League Lummy O’Reilly Cup final as they went down to league champions Edenderry Town in St Mochta’s FC in Clonsilla in Dublin.While Portlaoise are still in the hunt for promotion, they were up against an Edenderry side on the crest of a wave having won the Division 1A league title during the week.This cup competition is for the Division 1A and 1B teams in the Leinster Senior League and Edenderry’s win highlights the fine season they’ve had.And it was Edenderry who got off to a dream start, with a goal within five minutes from their first corner of the game.But Portlaoise battled back from that early setback, and were level by the 15th minute when a Niall Doran shot was deflected to the net by an Edenderry defender.Portlaoise were well in the contest from there to the end of the half and could have gone in leading at the break after Doran had a penalty claim turned down by the referee.Just as they had in the first half, Edenderry got the ideal start to the second half too – taking the lead after this time Portlaoise were the ones to concede an own goal.Portlaoise introduced Jason Murphy, Brian Ging and Colm Poole in the second halfand Murphy had a great chance to level things with 10 minutes remaining, the Edenderry keeper pulling off a fine double save.Edenderry could have made sure of the game minutes later only for a good Sean McCormack save but there was to be no further goals and Edenderry held on to complete a great week for the club.LSL Lummy O’Reilly Cup Final ResultFinal whistle has been blown here and the game finishes with Edenderry victorious. Hard luck Portlaoise @portlaoiseafc [email protected] [email protected]_Sport @LaoistodaySport @LSLLeague @HeraldStriker @MidlandsSport??#COYBIG— Portlaoise AFC (@portlaoiseafc) May 20, 2018PORTLAOISE AFC: Sean McCormack, Oisin Fitzpatrick, Eoghan White, James Mullaney, Manny Opakra, Colm Coss, Jody Dillon, Jason Caffrey, Danny Molloy,  Niall Doran, Jimmy Dermody. Subs: Jason Murphy for Dillon, Brian Ging for Opakara, Colm Poole for Doran, Shane Collins for DermodySEE ALSO – Job Alert: Check out this week’s vacancies around Laois WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th May 2018 Previous articleProperty Watch: Five ‘Doer-Uppers’ in Laois for under €100kNext articleOur pick of the top stories of the week LaoisToday Reporter Community Rugby Disappointment for Portlaoise AFC in cup final as Edenderry pull through TAGSEdenderry TownLummy O’Reilly CupPortlaoise AFCPortlaoise AFC V Edenderry Town Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Laois street leagues are streets ahead and success is a different goal

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Ethan O’ Reilly and Shane Lambe are presented with their Certificates of Achievement in Sport by Cllr Willie Aird along with the Laois Council CEO, John Mulholland, Caroline Myers of the Laois Sports Partnership and Sylvia Rouget of the Laois Partnership. Mens sana in corpore sano is the old Latin saying but its basic message is a simple truth that has stood the test of time.It is one aspect of the success story that is the Portlaoise Street Soccer League which is aimed at those who might not normally have participated in mainstream sports or team sports activities.It is pioneered by the team at the Laois Sports Partnership and while participating, playing and even winning are important the street leagues have other goals too and are not just about putting the ball in the back of the net.Some of those associated with the Portlaoise Street Leagues were recently hosted and feted at County Hall where there endeavours were recognised with the presentation of Certificates of Achievement in Sport.Caroline Myers who heads up organising the street leagues for the Laois Sports Partnership was joined in the Council Chamber by Ethan O’ Reilly and Shane Lambe, who had so excelled in the local leagues that they were also selected to go forward and represent Ireland in the league’s international series. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Laois street leagues are streets ahead and success is a different goal Previous articleManager Quirke sees ‘largely positive’ aspects within new Laois teamNext articlePortlaoise allocated €500,000 in funding to develop tourism John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. Twitter Pinterest GAA center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter GAA The Portlaoise lads and the boys in green got a tough draw in the group stages coming up against top sides Mexico and Chile, two teams who would ultimately go on to contest the main final, with Mexico taking the title.Despite not qualifying from the second stage group for the main cup, Ireland entered the Glyndwr Cup and hammered Norway 8-0 in the quarter finals, Indonesia 8-3 in the semis, before winning the cup final against Hungary – effectively finishing 17th out of 44 teams in the competition with Eathan also winning a fair play award along the way.That’s fair play and a fair result all round for the Portlaoise duo and their experience is reflected in the overall merits of the street leagues.Cllr James Kelly, who himself is so strongly associated with soccer such as the Combined Counties and Town’s Cup commended Ethan and Shane for their outstanding achievements  and the manner in which they had represented their country on the international squad.“You have done Portlaoise and Laois proud on the world stage,” Council Chairman, Willie Aird agreed.The street leagues are played at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre all-weather pitches and also served to highlight the success and constant use of that valuable facility. It is intended that the leagues will continue to be run in 2020.Ethan O’ Reilly was enthusiastic in his praise of the street leagues and the important role they have played in his life.“As a teenager I always seemed to be angry but the soccer and the street leagues gave me a great outlet as I love sports and these tournaments brought with them a brotherhood and camaraderie in Cardiff and the unbelievable experience for me and Shane and all the lads and it’s been incredible to take part in the world cup and even to bring home a trophy. It has meant so much to us.”These Irish Street Leagues were established as an independent non-profit entity in 2004.  Its origins go back to 2003, when Sean Kavanagh Manager of Ireland’s Big Issue Magazine brought a team of homeless lads to the inaugural Homeless World Cup in Austria.  Seeing first-hand the benefits that could be accrued from participation in sport, both social and physical, he decided that rather than build lads up for a once-a-year tournament, having something that they could participate in all year round would be of greater benefit.Together with Dublin City Council a pilot project was set up in 2004 in the inner city.This proved very successful and as a result in 2005 the league was expanded to cover the greater Dublin area, also that year the League became affiliated to the Football Association of Ireland in their ‘Football-for-All’ category.Various tournaments are held throughout the year culminating with All Ireland Tournament that brings teams from both North and South to participate in a one-day event with over 300 players taking part.  From this tournament a panel of players are selected from which the team to represent Ireland in the Homeless World Cup is chosen.“Irish Homeless Street leagues uses the power of sport to transform the lives of individuals from underprivileged, poorly educated, socially excluded and conflicting communities. We look to engage both male and female players, usually between the ages of 16 and 40 years, who are traditionally excluded from mainstream activities,” outlines Caroline Myers of The Laois Sports Partnership.Their motto is: Irish Street leagues are not about fixing people’s problems. It is part of the solution.See Also: Laois group needs your vote to help it win funding support See Also: The Laois Today store is now open for all your Christmas goodies  Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory TAGSLaois Sports PartnershipPortlaoise Leisure CentrePortlaoise Street Leagues By John Whelan – 9th December 2019 Home News Community Laois street leagues are streets ahead and success is a different goal NewsCommunity 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Winning streak continues as Laois trainer scores another victory

first_img Electric Picnic WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook He has now won a total of €69,095 and his success rate of 21% means he has the same strike rate as AP O’Brien who leads the standings with more than €1.6 million accumulated in prize money thus far.And the in-form yard has Dash D’or racing in Navan at 5.40pm this afternoon in the Beauparc Handicap.SEE ALSO – Laois mam to travel to Spain for long-awaited hip operation – and she’s encouraging others to do the same Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date For the third time since horse racing resumed in Ireland after the Coronavirus shutdown, a Laois trainer was celebrating victory yesterday.Kieran Cotter’s Inflection Point followed Strong Johnson, who has won twice in the last few weeks, to claim victory.At odds of 11/4, Inflection Point saw off 4/6 favourite King Of Stars in Bellewstown yesterday under jockey Shane Foley.The four-year-old galloped to a four length win in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden to claim the €7,965 first prize.Speaking to Irishracing.com, Portarlington trainer Kieran Cotter said: “We said coming here that this was his Derby, going down the hill and around as he has loads of pace.“It’s taken us a while to try and get a handle on him. Hopefully he can learn from that and go forward.“He’s not the most straight-forward. Shane gave him a super ride.”The win means that Cotter has now had three winners from his 17 runs so far this season – placing him 12th on the Flat Trainers Championship list. Facebook Electric Picnic Twitter Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival center_img Pinterest Winning streak continues as Laois trainer scores another victory Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLaois athletics club call on artists to create mural for their clubhouseNext articleLaois singer releases uplifting new charity single written in lockdown Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home Sport Other Sport Winning streak continues as Laois trainer scores another victory SportOther Sport By Alan Hartnett – 3rd July 2020 Twitter TAGShorse racingKieran Cotter News last_img read more