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Tiz the Law installed as favorite in 18-horse Kentucky Derby field

Tiz the Law installed as favorite in 18-horse Kentucky Derby field

Sports
Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Eighteen 3-year-olds were entered Tuesday for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby, with three of the favorites in the outside gates. Tiz the Law, with the Belmont Stakes already in his win column, drew No. 17 and was installed as the 3-5 favorite on the morning line, followed by Santa Anita Derby winner Honor A.P. at 5-1 in stall 16 and Santa Anita Derby runner-up Authentic at 8-1 in the outside slot. Advertisement The others were listed at double-digit odds. Art Collector, who would have been among the Derby favorites after winning the Blue Grass at Keeneland and the Ellis Park Derby, was withdrawn from consideration Tuesday morning with a minor foot injury. "Your horse has to always come first," said trainer Tommy Drury, adding Art Collector is expected to be ready...
Stormzy pledges £10m ‘to even playing field’ for black people in the UK

Stormzy pledges £10m ‘to even playing field’ for black people in the UK

Entertainment
Stormzy and his company have pledged £10m over the next 10 years in the "fight to finally try and even" the playing field for black people in the UK.The grime star made the announcement to help organisations supporting racial equality and social justice following protests around the world in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US. In a statement released through his company, #Merky, the 26-year-old said: "The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life - simply due to the colour of our skin." Image: The star was named best British male at the Brit Awards earlier this year Stormzy, who joined a recent...
Mars’ magnetic field emerged earlier and lasted longer than previously thought

Mars’ magnetic field emerged earlier and lasted longer than previously thought

Science
May 1 (UPI) -- Mars' ancient magnetic field emerged earlier and persisted for longer than scientists previously thought, according to a new study. On Earth, the churn of molten metal deep in its core fuel's a powerful magnetic field. The phenomenon is what's known as dynamo. The Red Planet's dynamo has long been extinct, but new analysis -- published this week in the journal Science Advances -- suggests it was active for longer than researchers thought. "We find that the Martian dynamo operated at 4.5 billion and 3.7 billion years ago," first study author Anna Mittelholz, postdoctoral fellow in the University of British Columbia's department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, said in a news release. "Dynamo timing is a big part of a planet's evolution, and what we find is very dif...
Field hospital to be set up at University of Kentucky

Field hospital to be set up at University of Kentucky

Health
The University of Kentucky has announced plans to construct a 400-bed field hospital at its Lexington campusBy BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressApril 3, 2020, 10:13 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleFRANKFORT, Ky. -- A 400-bed field hospital will be set up at the University of Kentucky as health officials prepare for a potential surge of coronavirus patients, UK HealthCare officials said Friday. The goal is to have the makeshift hospital ready in the next two weeks at Nutter Field House, the football practice facility on the Lexington campus, said Dr. Mark F. Newman, UK’s executive vice president for health affairs. Confronted by an “unprecedented” health crisis, Newman said it's “essential that we are prepared for any scenario to ensure we ar...
Coronavirus: ExCeL Centre planned as NHS field hospital

Coronavirus: ExCeL Centre planned as NHS field hospital

Health
The NHS will treat coronavirus patients in a makeshift field hospital in the ExCeL Centre in East London. The exhibition space, which has been used in the past for Crufts and Comic Con, will eventually hold up to 4,000 patients.Dubbed the Nightingale Hospital, the temporary base will be staffed by NHS medics with the help of the military.It will initially provide about 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen.Car firms to convert factories to make ventilatorsThe Ministry of Defence said a team of military planners had visited the centre along with NHS England staff at the weekend.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told the BBC the military was also seeking out other possible locations to treat patients who cannot be accommodated in normal NHS facilities.S...