Ghozi in splendid form

STEWARDS' CUP winner Ghozi impressed in his barrier practice at Kranji yesterday, in preparation for Sunday's S$500,000 (RM1.17 million) Patron's Bowl.

The going was good.

Ghozi's Stewards' Cup victory on May 30 was spell-binding.

He produced a strong burst in the final 300m to win the 1400m race in course-record time of 1 minute 21.26 seconds.

Although he has never attempted the Patron's Bowl distance of 1,600m, Ghozi should handle it on that win.

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Goleta, CA Students Win Grand

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EDV Technologies from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA, has been named the Grand Prize winner of the DASH student contest. More than 10,000 online votes representing all 50 states were combined with scores from an independent panel of expert judges to determine which semi-finalist team would travel to Detroit this summer to pitch their dashboard of the future to automotive industry representatives.

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Part of an educational program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE - the competition to inspire a new generation of viable, super-efficient vehicles, DASH is a national contest that challenged high school students to use their creativity and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to design an eco-friendly dashboard that provides feedback to encourage fuel-efficient driving.

EDV (El Diseno Verde) includes students Jake Moghtader, Nikhil Shinday and Kelvin Noronha and mentor Kevin Schantz, a software architect at QAD - a global provider of enterprise software and services in Santa Barbara. The team collaborated to design the dashboard, complete a technical plan and create a video pitch. Their dashboard design incorporates technology that continuously calculates maximum fuel economy based on previous performance of other vehicles on similar road conditions. The dashboard alerts the driver of environmental impact and awards GreenPoints, creating an eco-friendly competition.

"We have an exciting VIP experience planned for the Grand Prize trip that we hope will motivate these students to continue working toward STEM-focused and environmentally conscious careers," said Mitch Aiken, Director of Education, Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE. "EDV is an inspiration and proof that our nation's students will pave the way for innovation and drive change across industries."

EDV will head to Detroit July 19-21 where they will pitch their ideas to automotive industry representatives, learn about college opportunities and meet competing teams in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.

The two other semi-finalist teams were DASH Tech of the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, MI, and Harker Innovation of The Harker School in San Jose, CA. In recognition of their accomplishments and to help further their education goals, all three semi-finalist teams will equally share $10,000 thanks to contributions from Progressive Insurance and Cisco Systems, Inc.

For more information on DASH and the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Education Program, visit http:// fuelourfuturenow.com/contest.

SOURCE Progressive Automotive X PRIZE

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Smoke on the Water

Stop by the Haddad Riverfront Park Saturday for FestivALL's Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off regional contest. Sampling for People's Choice chili starts at 11:30 a.m. Get there early, as the chili samples usually go quickly. Purchase two tickets for $1.

Events also include local food vendors, a kids' entertainment area, live music by Buckstone and the Diablo Blues Band and the hot pepper eating contest.

All proceeds go to HospiceCare.

Cook-off winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

Culinary students compete

Four aspiring chefs from the Charleston Job Corps Center compete this week in Atlantic City, N.J., in the 2010 Job Corps Culinary Arts Expo. The theme of the iron chef-type competition is "Eat Right, Cook Light."

The Charleston culinary students taking part are Robert Jenkins, Ronnie Smith, Alexander Zicopoulos and Martyze Marshall under the direction of Chef Brett Thompson, culinary instructor at the Charleston center. Sixteen teams from West Virginia and neighboring states are competing.

During the first round of competition, each team will have three hours to prepare 10 servings of a healthy meal, create a decorative centerpiece and present these to a panel of professional judges. Teams are judged on food preparation and knowledge, taste and sanitation, and overall presentation.

The winner will be announced Thursday.

The Connecticut Culinary Institute and Clemens College provides $50,000 in scholarships for all students to participate in the expo. The competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Gumbo Throwdown at Finn's

You can cast your vote for the area's best gumbo chef from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Huck Finn's Restaurant in Dunbar. The American Culinary Federation, West Virginia chapter, sponsors the competition.

Cooking begins at 2 p.m. with tasting and judging at 4 p.m. The best-looking roux and best gumbo will be picked. There's a $25 registration fee for gumbo cooks.

Proceeds from the People's Choice voting will benefit the West Virginia Veterans' Home in Barboursville. To register, call Duane Legg at 304-545-0802. Visit to order tickets.

Blueberries arrive

Locally grown blueberries will be available at Capitol Market outdoors on Saturday mornings and at the Putnam County Farmers Market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Blueberries are $4 a pint. Call 304-586-2681.

Also at Capitol Market, area farmers have squash, zucchini, cucumbers and corn for sale in the outdoor market.

Reach Julie Robinson at or 304-348-1230 with information

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Food firm is award winner

A Food company which owns Fox's Biscuits in Uttoxeter has scooped a top award.

Northern Foods has announced it has achieved the gold band in Business in the Community's (BITC's) 2009 Corporate Responsibility Index.

Paula Widdowson, corporate social responsibility director for Northern Foods, said: "We are delighted at improving our overall

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Local Notes Colleges


Hempfield's Spencer Lehr was incorrectly listed as an Ephrata player and Rachel Eshelman was incorrectly listed as Rebecca in Monday's All-Star Tab.


West Chester University senior shortstop Nick Spisak (Penn Manor) was named a PSAC Spring Top 10 Award winner.

in all 53 games for the Golden Rams. He rapped out 64 hits, including 15 doubles, one triple and eight home runs. He knocked in 40 runs and scored 64. Spisak also retained his 3.84 cumulative GPA in the classroom.

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Lottery results

Lotto numbers

34, 37, 39, 41, 42, 47 Bonus 45

Four winners shared the [pounds sterling]8.1 million jackpot

Thunderball draw

5, 12, 13, 16, 30 Thunderball 8

No winners of the [pounds sterling]500,000 top prize

Dream Number 5, 9, 5, 0, 3, 4, 2

No winners of the top prize

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