Tipp jockey Blackmore claims conditionals title

first_imgPhoto: © pixabay.com Tipperary’s Rachael Blackmore has become the first female jockey to claim the conditional riders title in her first full season as a professional.The 26 year old is one of the outstanding talents in Irish racing at present with 32 victories so far this seasonThe Killenaule native says she has a lot of people to thank for her success. Meanwhile, the jump season finale gets underway today as the Punchestown Festival starts in County Kildare.The first is off at 3.40pm.last_img

Officials in India rescue tourist living in a cave

first_imgPolice in India are reporting that they have rescued six tourist who were found living in cave as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The foreign nationals were located earlier this week, almost a month after the country went into a lockdown and prevented several forms of public travel.Officials say, the four men and two women were living in private hotels but decided to move into the cave together when they realized they were running out of money and could not leave the country.According to the report, the foreign nationals are from the US, Ukraine, Turkey, France, and Nepal and all arrived in the area separately last year. and had been living in hotels.The report also noted that the tourist were living in the cave for around 25 days before locals noticed them and contacted authorities:” After receiving the information, we went to the cave and found the six foreigners. They told us that they decided to move into the cave because they were running out of money. We did their medical tests and sent the to a quarantine centre,” Police official Rakendra Singh Kathait told journalist Raju Gusain.At least one of the rescued spoke the local language and was able to secure food for the group with the little money they did have.The tourist have since been sent to a private religious retreat where their accommodations and food have been paid for by the government.last_img read more

Instagram is adding advertising into Instagram Sto

first_imgInstagram is adding advertising into Instagram Stories – its Snapchat-style feature that it now claims has 150 million daily users.Announcing the move, Instagram said that business users will soon be able to run immersive, full screen ads in stories.The feature will launch as part of a test with more than 30 clients around the world – including Nike, Netflix, Buick and Capital One.“Ads in stories will let you use targeting, reach and measurement capabilities that make your ads personally relevant to the people you want to reach—which is unmatched in a stories experience today,” said Instagram.Instagram said that Instagram Stories will roll out globally to all interfaces in the coming weeks, having first been introduced in August.Stories lets Instagram users post videos that disappear after 24 hours, draw on or annotate their posts and group multiple photos or videos together as slidehows.Announcing the launch last year, Instagram said that Stories “lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile”.According to eMarketer predictions, Instagram will generate US$3.64 billion (€3.45 billion) in worldwide ad revenue this year, a jump of 96% over 2016.  By comparison, it expects Snapchat to generate US$935.5 million in worldwide revenue this year.last_img read more