first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2016)–Separated by just a neck when last they met, Stormy Lucy, Gender Agenda and Glory all rate big chances as they head a field of 12 older fillies and mares set to contest Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf this Monday.An upset winner of Del Mar’s Grade I, one mile turf Matriarch Stakes two starts back Nov. 29, trainer Ed Moger’s Stormy Lucy was flying at the finish in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Robert J. Frankel Stakes here on Dec. 27, finishing second, beaten a neck, by Gender Agenda.A deep closer who has kept consistent graded stakes company in Southern California dating back to June of 2012, the 7-year-old Stormy Atlantic mare appears to be at the top of her game and will hope to find room turning for home when cutting back a furlong in distance on Monday. With Kent Desormeaux set to ride her for the third consecutive time, Stormy Lucy is has one win from eight tries at a flat mile on turf. Owned by Steve Moger, “Lucy” is 32-8-3-5 overall with earnings of $791,700.Although regarded as best suited going a mile on turf, trainer Carla Gaines’ Gender Agenda pressed the passed in the Frankel and prevailed under Rafael Bejarano in a thrilling finish. With an 8-3-1-1 mark at the Megahertz distance, the 5-year-old English-bred mare by Holy Roman Emperor can be expected to bring a top performance on Monday, and will be ridden by Tyler Baze, who has guided her to one win in five tries.Owned by Keith Brackpool, Alon Ossip and Timothy Ritvo, Gender Agenda has four wins from 11 stateside starts and is 18-5-3-3 overall with earnings of $287,108.Fox Hill Farms’ Glory, a lightly raced 4-year-old filly by Tapit, tried gate to wire tactics in the Frankel, but was collared late by Gender Agenda and ended up third, a nose behind Stormy Lucy. The 5-2 favorite in the 12-horse Frankel, Glory, like Gender Agenda, could well appreciate the cutback in distance and looms a major threat with Mike Smith engaged to ride her back. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Glory is 9-3-2-2 overall with earnings of $145,370.Third, beaten 2 ¼ lengths two starts back in the Grade III, Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf, trainer Tom Proctor’s Theatre Star comes off a close fifth down the hill in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes and rates a legitimate chance stretching out off of three consecutive turf sprints. With two seconds from four tries at a mile on turf, Glen Hill Farm’s Theatre Star, a 6-year-old mare by War Front, is 17-5-3-3 overall with earnings of $247,405.Ultra consistent Chaulk O Lattey, who is conditioned by red-hot trainer Richard Baltas, comes off a close second in the 1 1/16 miles turf Kathryn Crosby Stakes (restricted) Nov. 7 and seeks her first added money win in the Megahertz. A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Silic, Chaulk O Lattey runs on the front end and figures to ensure a solid pace. Bred by Nadine Anderson and owned by Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, Little Red Feather Racing and Anderson, Chaulk O Lattey is 5-3-1-1 at one mile on turf and is 10-4-2-2 overall with earnings of $237,928.The complete field for the Megahertz, to be run as Monday’s eighth race, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Circling, Tiago Pereira, 118; Glory, Mike Smith, 118; Beat of The Drum, Flavien Prat, 118; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Sweet as a Rose, Geena Lattanzio, 118; Tizz a Kiss, Santiago Gonzalez, 118; Keri Belle, Alex Solis, 118; Gender Agenda, Tyler Baze, 123; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux, 123; Chaulk O Lttey, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Journey On, Mario Gutierrez, 118, and Alexis Tangier, Gary Stevens, 118. ALSO ELIGIBLE: Oscar Party, Fernando Perez, 118, and My Year Is a Day, Brice Blanc, 118.First post time on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Horn wants rematch to settle issue with Pacquiao

first_imgJeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)Forget the first fight and let’s have a rematch.That’s the message Jeff Horn wants to impart to Manny Pacquiao with regard to their “Battle of Brisbane” last July 2.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “And I think I would do better a second time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “But people are always going to have their opinions and you’re not going to be able to change those. So I guess the only way you’re going to be able to do it is to have a rematch,” said Horn, who’s just waiting for Pacquiao to make use of his rematch clause.Relaxing and spending quality time with his family in Gen. Santos City, Pacquiao has indicated that he’ll go after Horn again before considering ending an illustrious 22-year ring career.Promoter Bob Arum is also targeting a rematch in November and even has a new venue (53,359-seater Docklands Stadium in Melbourne) in mind.Brisbane and Queensland officials, however, are adamant in staging Pacquiao-Horn II, with the full blessing of their local hero.With the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium, where the first battle was held, being shunned owing to the unpredictable weather prevailing in November, the much-smaller Brisbane Entertainment Center (15,000 capacity) is being considered for the rematch, according to reports.Oozing with confidence after surviving a near-knockout in the ninth round and carrying the fight to Pacquiao from the get-go up to the final bell, Horn even issued a stern warning.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Megabuilders sets sights on 4th win, faces IEM End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I kind of feel it has been put to bed and that I definitely won the fight because it has been rescored,” Horn told AFP in Los Angeles Thursday.The five-man panel formed by the World Boxing Organization to review and rescore the welterweight title bout concluded on Tuesday that Horn did beat Pacquiao, seven rounds to five.Their tally affirmed the 115-113 scores of judges Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan.Judge Waleska Roldan, however, was way off in handing Horn a 117-111 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Still, the issue refuses to die down as many quarters, including the Games and Amusements Board, insist the scoring was affected somewhat by the inefficiency of referee Mark Nelson.Horn wants to silence his bashers and these doubters. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Govt must hold investors to int’l standards – US Ambassador

first_img…on fiscal transparency, environmental protection…as AmCham holds inaugural AGMAs companies continue to show an interest in investing in Guyana, it is imperative that the Government focus on holding these companies to international standards. This was according to United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann-Lynch.Lynch was at the time speaking during the inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) for American Chamber of Commerce in Guyana (AmCham Guyana) at the Marriott hotel on Saturday.Re-elected AmCham President Zulficar AllyReferencing the recently released Local Content Policy, Lynch hinted that it may send signals to some investors that the employment and other benefits they have to offer are not welcomed. Instead, she urged that Guyana switches its emphasis.“Rather, the emphasis should be on whether firms are following international best practices on matters such as financial transparency and environmental protection and otherwise acting in a manner that contributes directly to Guyana’s overall sustainable prosperity,” she said.US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah Ann-Lynch“Most importantly, Guyana should look at foreign investors as partners in growing the economy, rather than as adversaries. The US Embassy is prepared to and very much wants to work with AmCham to connect your leadership with US experts who can provide guidance on these key issues”.Re-electedThe event also saw incumbent AmCham President Zulficar Ally being re-elected to his post. In fact, Ally, whose stewardship of AmCham over the past year was commended by Lynch, was unopposed.ExxonMobil Country Manager Rod Henson, who is a Director of AmCham, among the gathering atthe AGMAmCham Guyana was launched in August of last year, with a stated objective of promoting trade and business between the United States and Guyana. This came after ExxonMobil’s oil finds put Guyana on the global map, leading to increased interest from foreign investors.Many AmCham branches exist in countries all around the world, including nearby Trinidad. It was only this year that AmCham Guyana collaborated with its Trinidadian counterparts to host a Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) conference.The one-day event, held on July 17 under the theme “preparing for sustainable development”, featured an appearance from Exxon Guyana’s Production Manager Mike Ryan. The Manager endeavoured to give an account of his company’s health and safety policies, stressing that ExxonMobil puts the safety of its workers above business and profits.ReadinessThe need for Guyana to get adequate systems in place to regulate the oil and gas sector was also emphasised at the event, this time by AmCham’s Trinidad and Tobago chapter.Making these pronouncements was Trinidadian AmCham President Patricia Ghany. She warned about the effects of oil spills and other dangers of the sector when appropriate regulations and regulators were not set up. Ghany’s warnings, however, also included an offer of assistance from her organisation to its local counterparts.“There are many changes to come that will transform business and investment. With 23 years of experience and leadership in health and safety, AmCham T&T is ready to assist should the need arrive. So don’t hesitate to reach out to us,” she had said.Guyana’s state of readiness is a sore issue, considering the fact that first oil is next year and only a single piece of legislation related to the sector has been passed.This legislation is the Natural Resources Fund Bill, which was signed into law by President David Granger earlier this year.The bill to create a Petroleum Commission is yet to pass in the House, while the national oil spill strategy is still a work in progress.However, a Local Content Policy was recently completed and even discussed by civil society at a Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) arranged forum.last_img read more

Video: The Kolarov death stare! Man City star fails to see funny side of viral animal clips

first_imgMartin Demichelis, Pablo Zabaleta and Edin Dzeko couldn’t contain their laughter after being shown videos of animals doing silly things but, as usual, there was one Manchester City player who failed to see the funny side. Check out the brilliant video above.last_img

‘Get him back and make him coach when he retires!’ Chelsea fans want ex-star to return

first_img Chelsea legend Didier Drogba Chelsea players want to see legendary striker Didier Drogba return for a third time, according to reports.The Ivorian has had two spells with the Blues, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League, and many players now believe they lack his morale boosting qualities.Drogba, 37, is currently on the books at MLS side Montreal Impact, where he scored 12 goals in 12 games.And it’s believed, despite the player insisting he won’t move anywhere during the off-season, he could, at the very least, train with Chelsea until the new campaign kicks off.But what do the Stamford Bridge faithful think about a possible Drogba return? Check out the Twitter reaction below… 1last_img read more

Van Nuys agency embracing seniors afflicted by mental illness

first_imgFunding for the program comes from Proposition 63, approved by voters in 2004, that taxes California residents who earn more than $1 million a year at 1 percent. The program currently has a $550,000 budget. For more information, call Mark Lamers or Michele Shepherd at the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center at 818-374-6901. 818-713-3634 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Six months after starting a search for 40 seniors suffering from mental illness and at risk of becoming homeless, suicidal or isolated, a Van Nuys-based agency has filled about half its slots and is looking for more clients. With its full-service program for older adults, the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center has been trying to reach out to a severely underserved population, said Michele Shepherd, assistant for older adult services. Shepherd said one in three older adults in 2003 was estimated to be living at or below 200 percent of the poverty level in Los Angeles County. In the San Fernando Valley, that equals 94,370 people, and a large number of those are likely to suffer some form of mental illness. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The people we are trying hardest to serve are not personally motivated to get services and aren’t linked up with other agencies,” said Mark Lamers, clinical psychologist and the program’s coordinator. Lamers said it has been challenging to find, and keep, 40 clients. “When we find them, we have to take the time to get to know them,” Lamers said. “These people don’t necessarily look at someone from the mental health field as an ally.” But Lamers said the program’s ability to bring together all elements of care has been successful. “People are not waiting months or weeks to spend 15 minutes with someone,” Lamers said. “Just knowing that they have someone there 24/7 if they have a crisis helps to reduce the intensity of that crisis.” last_img read more

Rove to testify again in leak

first_img Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor, said that it was unusual for a witness to be called back to the grand jury four times and that the prosecutor’s legally required warning to Rove before this next appearance is “an ominous sign” for the presidential adviser. “It suggests Fitzgerald has learned new information that is tightening the noose,” Gillers said. “It shows Fitzgerald now, perhaps after Miller’s testimony, suspects Rove may be in some way implicated in the revelation of Plame’s identity or that Fitzgerald is investigating various people for obstruction of justice, false statements or perjury. That is the menu of risk for Rove.” Leaking the identity of a covert agent can be a crime, but it must be done knowingly and the legal threshold for proving such a crime is high. Fitzgerald could also seek charges against anyone he thinks lied to investigators or tried to obstruct the case. For almost two years, Fitzgerald has been investigating whether someone in the Bush administration leaked the identity of Valerie Plame as a CIA officer for political reasons. Dozens of government officials were interviewed and boxloads of documents collected. Reporters, including Miller and Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper, have been called before a grand jury to testify about their conversations with Rove and Libby. Miller served 85 days in jail for refusing to testify, then went before the grand jury last Friday after having a private conversation with Libby that she says freed her from her original promise to provide him confidentiality. In a letter in September to Libby’s lawyer, Fitzgerald wrote that he wanted to be sure Miller was not in jail because of a “misunderstanding.” “I had assumed that Mr. Libby had simply decided that encouraging Ms. Miller to testify was not in his best interest,” Fitzgerald wrote. Three days later, Libby wrote Miller, expressing surprise that her lawyers had recently asked him to repeat a waiver of confidentiality Libby had given Miller’s lawyer more than a year earlier. The leak investigation stems from a July 2003 syndicated column by Robert Novak identifying Plame as a CIA operative. Plame is married to former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who says his wife’s identity was disclosed to discredit his assertions that the Bush administration exaggerated Iraq’s nuclear capabilities to build the case for war. Rove, Bush’s top adviser on political strategy and policy, has known the president for three decades. He worked for Bush as far back as 1978, when Bush unsuccessfully ran for Congress. Rove orchestrated Bush’s campaigns for Texas governor and president, then brought his political skills into the White House. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Luskin said that Rove “continues to be cooperative voluntarily” with the investigation but that he could not further discuss his dealings with Fitzgerald’s office. However, several people directly familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that Fitzgerald sent a letter accepting Rove’s offer to testify but warning prosecutors could no longer guarantee the presidential aide wouldn’t be indicted. Rove offered in July to return to the grand jury, and Fitzgerald accepted that offer last Friday after taking grand jury testimony from the formerly jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller, the people said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of grand jury secrecy. The U.S. attorney’s manual doesn’t allow prosecutors to bring witnesses before a grand jury if there is a possibility of future criminal charges unless the witnesses are notified in advance that their testimony can be used against them in a later indictment. The prosecutor did not give Rove similar warnings before Rove’s three earlier grand jury appearances. WASHINGTON – Presidential confidant Karl Rove will testify for a fourth time before the federal grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA officer’s identity even though prosecutors have warned they can no longer guarantee he will escape indictment, lawyers said Thursday. Rove’s offer was accepted by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the last week as the grand jury’s wraps up its work and decides whether Rove, Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby or any other presidential aides should face criminal charges. Rove’s lawyer said Thursday that Fitzgerald has assured him that he has made no decisions yet on charges and that his client has not received a so-called target letter, usually the last step before a grand jury indictment. “I can say categorically that Karl has not received a target letter from the special counsel,” attorney Robert Luskin said. “The special counsel has confirmed that he has not made any charging decisions in respect to Karl.” last_img read more


first_imgFinn ParkFinn Harps have advised supporters that tonight’s SSE Airtricity LeagueFirst Division fixture against Shelbourne will be segregated.There will be separate entrances will be in operation for home and away fans.Harps supporters are requested to enter by Navenny Street entrance only, while Shelbourne fans are asked to enter by Chestnut Road entrance only. “The club would therefore appeal to those attending to arrive at ground early to prevent bottleneck situations as kick-off time approaches,” said a spokesman.The Dublin outfit, who are top of the table, are expected to bring a large crowd of traveling supporters for the game which kicks off at 8pm.HARPS AND SHELS FANS TO BE SEGREGATED FOR TONIGHT’S CLASH was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fansfinn harpsFinn ParksegregatedShelbournelast_img read more


first_imgKelly’s Diner will be hosting a Pop-Up Studio for local families to avail of affordable high quality family portraits.Popular local photographer Rosey McGinty will be hosting the Pop-Up Studio for THREE days.It all kicks-off tomorrow Thursday the 9th of April and will last until Sunday the 12th. Kelly’s Diner will provide the platform for Rosey’s Pop-Up Studio and recognises that it is a fantastic opportunity for families to have a professional picture of their loved ones taken at an affordable and competitive rate.Each sitting is just €10 and this offer also includes a complimentary 10×8 print.The sittings will run from 10am to 5pm and no prior booking is necessary as the sittings will work on a first come first serve basis during the THREE day offer.Owner of Kelly’s Diner Mairtin Kelly said, “The service is similar to popular pixie photo shoots but much better as Rosie spends time with the client. “It’s a great offer and a great opportunity to avail of with such a top-class professional in photography like Rosie.KELLY’S DINER HOPING TO MAKE YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT ‘PICTURE PERFECT’ was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Giants hold team meeting, Brandon Crawford accepts new (interim) title

first_imgMIAMI — When the Giants dealt Cory Gearrin to the Texas Rangers last summer, they lost more than just a veteran reliever.They traded away their Major League Baseball Players Association representative.That position was left vacant during the offseason and into spring training, but at least for the time being, they’ve found an interim union rep in shortstop Brandon Crawford.Crawford confirmed Wednesday that he has temporarily taken over as the player rep and said he’s willing to continue in …last_img read more