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BHA announce that seventh horse has tested positive for morphine 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Identity of trainer in the latest case is unknown
Authority cannot rule out more bad news for industry

Racings morphine nightmare continued on Thursday night with news that a seventh horse has tested positive for the drug, believed to have originated in contaminated feed. The British Horseracing Authority announced that two further positives had been discovered in addition to the original five which it confirmed last week but the regulator maintains its stance of refusing to name any of those involved.

Six of the positives have been accounted for by trainers coming forward to discuss horses in their stables that have tested positive. The trainers involved so far are Charles Hills, Gay Kelleway, Eve Johnson Houghton, Tony Carroll and Sir Michael Stoute, who has had two horses test positive, including the Queens Estimate.

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Pet Shop Boys review Alan Turing Prom curiously lacking in modernity 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Royal Albert Hall, London A Prom dedicated to a 'man from the future' was stirring, but cried out for more input from Chris Lowe Nomenclature can get tricky when you think outside the box. What are we to call A Man From the Future , the Pet Shop Boys' tribute to mathematician Alan Turing, elegantly premiered last Wednesday at the Proms? A pop oratorio? A classical audiobiography? It is narrated by Juliet Stevenson , unkindly housed in a shonky-looking plywood box behind the orchestra. Her steely, authoritative tones remain purposely impassive, a judge passing harsh sentence on an era, even when they describe the death of the Bletchley Park code-breaker's first love from tuberculosis. A lonely bell clangs for this boy called Chris. Later, it clangs for Turing himself, as the piece in eight movements draws to an intense close. We pop heathens do know not to clap in between ...
Texas governor Rick Perry's startup fund not all it seems, review finds 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Texas Emerging Technology Fund gave money to scores of firms, many of which have stalled or failed to file tax reports

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A prayer for understanding 24.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A prayer for understanding
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Number of drug users in England and Wales rises to 2.7m 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Figure up 230,000 on last crime survey, with 8.8% of adults saying they have used illicit drugs in past year

The number of adults using illicit drugs in England and Wales rose by an estimated 230,000 to 2.7 million over the last year, crime survey figures show.

The increase was driven by more people saying they had used cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and ketamine. Nearly one million people or 3% of adults used class A drugs including powder cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in 2013/14.

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MRR/CHENNAI TODAY FOR JULY 24 (THURSDAY) FOR CHENNAI CITY FOR PAGE 4 24.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
MRR/CHENNAI TODAY FOR JULY 24 (THURSDAY) FOR CHENNAI CITY FOR PAGE 4
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Commonwealth Games opening ceremony: the best and worst bits 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
What grabbed the attention... and what just made you grab the remote during the performance in Glasgow? Continue reading...
Bolt blasts officials for reducing Gay's doping ban 24.7.2014 Deccan Herald - Sports
Sprint super star Usain Bolt has criticised anti-doping officials for reducing Tyson Gays doping ban after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid last year. Gay and Bolts fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell failed drug tests for oxilofrine in July 2013, reports CMC. Gay was given a one-year ban and Powell was initially suspended for 18 months. "Im not really happy with the situation and how it was done," Bolt said. "I think for someone like (fellow Jamaican) Asafa (Powell) to get a ban of 18 months for that (stimulant oxilofrine) and then Tyson Gay gets just one year because of cooperating, I think it sends a bad message that you can do it (dope), but if you cooperate with us, well reduce the sentence." Powell said his ruling was "unfair and unjust", and said a legal supplement he took, Epiphany D1, was contaminated. He appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and his ban was subsequently reduced to six months. Former 100m and 200m world champion Gay could have been banned for up to two years ...
Include ‘third gender’ children in schools, Govt advises states 24.7.2014 FirstPost: India

States and union territories have been advised to take steps for admitting socially and educationally backward "third gender" children in educational institutions, parliament was told on Wednesday.

The post Include ‘third gender’ children in schools, Govt advises states appeared first on Firstpost.

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Bolt blasts officials for reducing Gay's doping ban 24.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Glasgow (Scotland), July 24 : Sprint super star Usain Bolt has criticised anti-doping officials for reducing Tyson Gay's doping ban after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid last year.
US judge strikes down Colorado`s gay marriage ban, stays ruling 24.7.2014 Zee News : World
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado`s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.
U.S. judge knocks down Colorado’s gay marriage ban, stays ruling 24.7.2014 FirstPost: World

DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court. U.S.

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UGC notifies transgenders as third gender 24.7.2014 deccanherald.com
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified transgenders as the third gender to enable them to avail benefits of all scholarship schemes and fellowship programmes in higher educational institutions. Issuing a notification on Wednesday, the higher education regulator has directed all universities and colleges to treat them as third gender for the purpose of admission and various scholarship schemes and programmes. This comes following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court according the third gender status to transgenders. "Transgender has been included as third gender in compliance with the apex court order," a senior UGC official said. The notification has been issued so that they do not face difficulty in availing of the UGC's schemes and programmes offered to students, he said. Transgenders will be entitled to all existing merit-based schemes and programmes of the UGC. "They are now eligible applicants for all schemes and programmes of the UGC," he added. The Supreme Courtheld that the third ...
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Colorado gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Federal judge grants injunction against state prohibition of same-sex marriage on basis that it is discriminatory

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Commonwealth Games opening ceremony review no lack of heart but a lack of oomph 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Celtic Park, Glasgow David Zolkwer's attempt to recapture the magic of the Olympics had moments of genius but fell back on clichés London 2012 got Danny Boyle; Glasgow 2014 got a clearly nervous Susan Boyle singing Mull of Kintyre and forgetting the words, and John Barrowman in an eye-watering haze of purple tartan. Those hoping against hope that Sean Connery and the Queen would parachute into Celtic Park in a cheeky Scottish nod to the James Bond sequence of the London Olympics Opening Ceremony were always going to be disappointed. The budget was never going to run to that kind of grandstanding, but there were times during David Zolkwer's oddly lacklustre and unfocused production when you wondered whether someone maybe all those people who should have been sitting in the glaringly empty seats in the stands had scarpered down the pub with the entire budget. Or maybe they were just hiding under the seats in mild embarrassment that this was how this great, gritty, glorious city was being portrayed to the ...
Commonwealth Games 2014: saltires, sport and Rod Stewart in opening show 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Melting heat and a divisive ceremony couldn't dent the exuberance and good humour at Celtic Park

Under saltire-blue skies and in the kind of temperatures that could melt girders to a syrupy liquid, Glasgow welcomed the athletes of a significant chunk of the planet on Wednesday to what was being sold as the city's "biggest ever party", the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

Two years after London threw a little shindig of its own, the Scottish city was determined show that while these four-yearly Games might not quite match their Olympic cousins in scale, when it came to its ambition and the warmth of its welcome, Glasgow would not be outdone.

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Include `third gender` children in schools, states advised 24.7.2014 Zee News : India National
States and union territories have been advised to take steps for admitting socially and educationally backward "third gender" children in educational institutions, parliament was told Wednesday.
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Include 'third gender' children in schools, states advised 23.7.2014 Education
States and union territories have been advised to take steps for admitting socially and educationally backward "third gender" children in educational institutions, parliament was told Wednesday.
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'YOLO', 'totes amazeballs' make it to the Chambers Dictionary 23.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Melbourne, July 23 : 'YOLO', 'totes amazeballs' are among the 1000 new words that have been included in the latest edition of Chambers Dictionary.
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Include 'third gender' children in schools, states advised 23.7.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, July 23 : States and union territories have been advised to take steps for admitting socially and educationally backward "third gender" children in educational institutions, parliament was told Wednesday.
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