New research on horse eyesight could improve racecourse safety

first_imgJanel L. Jones, who has a PhD in cognitive science, writes in Equus Magazine that details humans can see from a distance of 30 feet, can only be seen by a horse from 20 feet. Read the whole story: CNN More of our Members in the Media > The way horses see the world is almost entirely differently to that of humans — from the distances they can see, to the colors they can process.New research carried out by the University of Exeter not only provides a better understanding of equine vision, but also demonstrates how the information can be used to improve racecourse safety.Crossbars and take-off boards for fences and hurdles have long been painted orange, based on what humans can see.But according to research led by Martin Stevens, a professor of sensory and evolutionary ecology at the University of Exeter, horses see orange as a shade of green — meaning the fences currently used by the industry simply blend into the grass.last_img read more

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Iloilo City hosting dragon boat race Aug. 18

first_imgIlonggos may once again witness a race of dragon boats at the Iloilo River along Muelle Loney Street, Iloilo City on Aug. 18 as part of the local government’s 81st Charter Day celebration. PN FILE IN LINE with the 81st Charter Day celebration of Iloilo City, the local government will host the 2018 National DoubleDragon Boat Race Championship on Aug. 18 at the Iloilo River along Muelle Loney Street.The annual dragon boat race is a great opportunity to showcase the sports tourism, economic and environmental potentials of the Iloilo River, Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.Fifteen teams are participating in this year’s edition, including last year’s champion Army Dragon Warriors, two-time champion Philippine Coast Guard, Boracay All-Stars, Bohol Paddlers Association, Nami Spr Ati Boracay, and Triton.“Iloilo City welcomes this opportunity to host this dragon boat race,” Espinosa said. “We also want to show that Iloilo River is a good venue for water sports, recreational activities and entertainment, owing to our collective efforts to rehabilitate and develop it.” Also competing are Rowers Club Philippines, Speed Devilz, One Piece Drakon Sangres, Cebu Fireblade, Team Bakunawa Ilagan, Dumaguete Yellowfins, Ampphi Davao, Davao Wave Warriors DBT, and John B Lacson Iloilo Komodo Dragon.The annual dragon boat race started as the “Sen. Franklin Drilon Cup Dragon Boat Race” in 2012 before DoubleDragon Properties Corp. took over the organization of the event in 2014.“We intend to grow this event year by year by inviting more dragon boat teams to go to Iloilo and compete in this race,” said DoubleDragon chairman and chief executive officer Injap Sia.“This event is envisioned to promote Iloilo City as a tourism destination, which will further stimulate local economic growth not only in Iloilo but the whole of Panay Island,” Sia added./PNlast_img read more

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