Videos tagged with "war"

Grand National Fences To Be Made Safer. [02:11]
Fences at this year's Grand National are being made safer in the biggest change in the history of the race. They are among a number of measures aimed at dealing with accusations of animal cruelty after eight horses died in the last decade. Last year the joint favourite and Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised had to be put down after falling at fence six of the Grand National - the infamous Becher's Brook - and continuing riderless until suffering leg fractures. The death, along with that of outsider According to Pete, who was brought down at the same fence on the second circuit, led to calls from animal welfare groups for the Grand National to be banned. The new fences are still covered in spruce but wooden posts have been replaced by a softer material known as "plastic birch". Aintree racecourse manager Andrew Tulloch described the birch as "horse friendly", telling Sky News "safety at Aintree is always our top priority for riders and horses and it's something we do not stand still on". He said the changes should make the Grand National safer but not any easier, insisting the fences will remain the same height. "The outward appearance of these fences will remain the same. "The big change here is that traditionally where they had a timber frame to them that timber frame has been replaced by a plastic, more forgiving, birch and on top of that birch there's a minimum of fourteen, maybe even sixteen inches of spruce and the spruce is what the horses can knock off," he ...

basic back2lay trade.mov [02:35]
A basic back to lay trade. The trade was placed 4 hours before the race. The video shows how to used the Betfair interface to "green up" a trade if you do not have 1 click software. There was a non runner in the field, the video explains how this effects the odds. This isn't the best quality for some reason. Apologies for that

Brendan Rodgers thanks Zenit fans for warm welcome amid racism fears [01:03]
The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expresses his relief at the reception his team were given at Zenit St Petersburg. Ahead of the Europa League game there were fears that hardcore elements of Zenit's fans, who have previously written to the chairman requesting the club does not sign black or gay players, may racially abuse Liverpool players. Warm reception aside, Liverpool failed on the pitch, losing 2-0

Aussie wins NBA All Star award [00:33]
Cleveland's Australian born star Kyron Irving has claimed the three-point shooting competition at the NBA All Stars weekend while Toronto's Terrence Ross took out the dunking honours.

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