The three-year-old campaign leading up to the season’s first classic continues at Caymanas Park today, with the Mercury Sprint for native bred maiden three-year-old colts and geldings over the straight taking the spotlight. The race, which has been divided into two sections, follows on the heels of the Eight Thirty Sprint for the fillies last Saturday, which saw the highly-fancied debutante DANCING QUEEN and odds on favourite POISON GAS winning their respective divisions in contrasting fashion. Division one of the Mercury Sprint has attracted 12 starters and indications are that first-time runners MEGATRON and BOLD SYMPHONY, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis and Orlando Foster, respectively, will fight out the finish. Both have looked well forward at exercise in preparation for the race, especially the Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes-trained MEGATRON. The roan colt by Seeking The Gold out of the Slick Trick mare Chikiney looked real sharp at exercise last Saturday morning, galloping from the gates in 1:00.0, the last three in 46.1, beating stable-companion LITTLEMISSEMMY, who is no slouch, quite easily. A week before that he clocked 1;00.1 and with his preparation complete, gets the nod over the Philip Feanny-trained BOLD SYMPHONY, a bay colt by Image Maker out of Tejano Symphony, who galloped from the gates in 1:00.4 last Saturday morning as well, the last three in 46.1. So it’s MEGATRON to win from BOLD SYMPHONY and the Wayne DaCosta-trained LITTLE BIG HORN, who has shown promise in two of his three starts to date. Division two looks tailored for the Feanny-trained newcomer DR BANNER, with Oneil Mullings aboard. The chestnut colt by Adore The Gold out of the Schism mare Deja Vu caught the eye at exercise recently when clocking 1:01.0 out of the straight. Having secured a favourable high number draw in another 12-horse field, DR BANNER should lead home Gary Subratie’s NOLAN HILL, who ran well on his recent debut over the round course when chasing home CRUISING MOTION, and returns with Lasix administered. Other firm fancies on the 10-race card are SOUTHERN CRUISE in the opening race over 1400 metres, NUCLEAR AFFAIR in the third, EL CLIENTE in the fourth, TURBO MACHINE CAT in the fifth and STORMING in the ninth.
Barry Dataram caseThe trial of self-confessed drug lord and businessman Barry Dataram, his reputed wife, and their two friends continued on Tuesday before Magistrate Judy Latchman in Court Three of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Dataram, also known as “Mogotani” or Kevin Dataram, of 13 Vriesland, West Bank Demerara (WBD); his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine, 19, of 79 Patentia Housing Scheme, WBD; Komal Charran, 20, of 265 Belle West, WBD; and Trevor Gouveia of Best Village, West Coast Demerara, were all charged for allegedly having 129.23 kilograms of cocaine in their possession for the purpose of trafficking on April 16, 2015, at 661 Fourth Avenue, Block X Diamond, East Bank Demerara.Dataram represented himself during the hearing since his Attorney, Glen Hanoman was a no-show. Magistrate Judy Latchman told the Court that in the interest of time she would continue the trial in his absence.Before the start of the hearing, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) officers were seen transporting several boxes and a large freezer among other items to the courtroom.The items turned out to be exhibits in the case.The witness statements provided by CANU officer Andrew Yarde at Tuesday’s hearing backed the evidence. CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford-Thompson also verified the evidence.She successfully requested that the said items – that is the 129.23kg of cocaine that was found in the possession of the defendants – be tendered as evidence and marked as exhibits.Two boxes were then opened and emptied of their contents by CANU officer Yarde in the presence of the four accused. The boxes contained in total 272 packets of cocaine which were counted in front of the defendants by Yarde. Magistrate Latchman then ordered each defendant to count the packets to verify the amount.Also tendered as an exhibit were a garbage bag and a blue baby tub.Prosecutor Sandiford-Thompson asked for an extended date for the continuation of the trial since additional exhibits were left to be shown. The trial was adjourned until June 27.
SECO presents its latest product based on the brand-new Intel 8th generation Core/Xeon CPUs, unveiled just today, April 3rd, 2018, by Intel: COMe-C08-BT6. The launch is taking place at the same time with the launch of Intel 8th generation Core/Xeon, since SECO is part of the early access program.COMe-C08-BT6, a COM Express 3.0 Basic Type 6 Module, is an extraordinary platform as regards performance: with up to six cores at up to 4.7 GHz – not to mention the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, that adds 12 virtual cores on top of that – this module can handle anything you throw at it. Speaking of the CPU, COMe-C08-BT6 enables the Intel 8th Generation Core i7/i5/Xeon Processors, reaching up to 12 threads.As far as graphics are concerned, the module is equally impressive, mounting the Intel Gen9 LP graphic core architecture that can manage up to 3 independent displays at once, with a resolution up to 4096 x 2304 @60Hz, 24bpp. Frameworks for high-end graphics and multimedia, such as DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.5, are supported, as well as hardware acceleration. Finally, the module also embeds an H.265 / HEVC hardware transcoder – a characteristic that, combined with the outstanding performance and the compatibility with multiple video interfaces, makes it an ideal platform for projects operating in the field of gaming, digital signage, infotainment, and HMI.When it comes to USB ports the module is also well-equipped, with 4x USB 3.1 Gen. 2 host ports and 8x USB 2.0 host ports. In terms of memory, the board features a couple of DDR4 SO-DIMM Slots for up to 32 GB with ECC technology, up to 2666 MHz. Concerning operating systems, the module can smoothly run Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit, and Linux 64-bit. Additional application scenarios include biomedical devices, Industry 4.0, automation and telco.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous IBASE rolls out AGS series intelligent IoT gateway systemNext Can machine learning solve the challenges of complex 5G baseband?