first_imgFAVORED AX MAN PROVES BEST ON LEAD AS HE TAKES $67,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY BAFFERT, EARNHARDT HOMEBRED GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.92 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019)–“Bob told me the rail was golden and he wasn’t lyin.’”  And so it was according to Drayden Van Dyke, as Hal and Patti Earnhardt’s homebred Ax Man powered to a convincing 1 ¼ length win in Friday’s $67,000 Santa Anita allowance feature.  Trained by Bob Baffert, Ax Man made every pole a winning one as he got seven furlongs in 1:21.92 over a main track that although listed as “fast,” had played slower than normal throughout the day.Head and head to the far turn with the Vladimir Cerin-trained Calexman to his immediate outside, Ax Man, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Misremembered out of the Flying Chevron mare Shameful, inched clear five sixteenths out and opened up a three length advantage turning for home while hugging the rail and was never threatened through the lane.Head and head as well with Calexman in the early stages of the opening day Grade I Malibu Stakes, a race in which Ax Man finished 12th, he was off as the 2-1 favorite today in a field of six older horses and paid $6.20, $3.40 and $2.80.A third condition allowance, today’s race was worth $40,200 to the winner.  A dazzling 9 ½ length first-out maiden winner here on Jan. 1, 2018, Ax Man took a restricted stakes going a mile and one sixteenth at Pimlico in his fourth start on Preakness day, May 19.  With today’s win, he now has four wins from eight starts and a bankroll that reads $206,445.Trained by John Sadler and ridden for the first time by Joel Rosario, Edwards Going Left, a California-bred gelding by Midnight Lute, added blinkers today, but didn’t show an abundance of early speed, and was hard ridden the final three eighths of a mile for the place.Off as the 2-1 second choice, he paid $3.60 and $2.60 while finishing 4 ¾ lengths in front of Calexman.Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Calexman tired through the drive but was easily third, finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Shivermetimbers.  Off at 5-1, Calexman paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.06, 44.14 and 1:08.67.Special early first post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

BYC, LISCR in “War-of-Words” on Friday’s Game

first_imgLiberia’s best football coach, Robert Larteh has revealed plans to bang LISCR FC on Friday to demonstrate their control in Liberian football.The successful coach who has held the title: LFA Coach of the Year for 2-years said FC BYC will whip LISCR FC at least 2-0 on the Blue Field to erase the impression of LISCR being an archrival.The BYC manager in an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday via mobile phone spoke confidently about his team’s chances of beating LISCR FC.“We’re capable. We’re going to win at least 2-0 — we ’re the leading team in the country, and we have the caliber of players to outdo LISCR,” Coach Larteh said.Coach Larteh, popularly known as Coach Pella, said strikers Van-Dave Harmon and Lamine Jabateh would be among Good Friday football’s scorers to diminish the Ship Boys.He indicated that besides the already five new signees, BYC would parade two more new players (whose signings are officially in the making) – Christopher Momo, who plied his trade in Cameroon and Abdulai Conteh who had a sting in Sierra Leone.The previously signed on players are potent forwarder Van-Dave Harmon, defender Alvin Maccornel, midfielders Amara Sackor and Abraham Cokie as well as goalie Allenton Sambah.Also, four of the promoted players from BYC II are also in the line-up, which includes defenders Hilton Varney, Karleo Anderson, striker defensive midfielders Mark Paye and Molley Gray.LISCR FC is also expected to show off their new players, which include potent striker Dominic Jlateh, midfielder Abraham Barshall and defender Grosso Sloboh.Others are defender Blidi Jackson, midfielder Stephen Seamah,  striker Thomas Myers and midfielders Allen Njie Terrance Jones (on loan from Gardnersville FC) including defenders Momo Kiadi and Lasannah Kanneh. LISCR skipper Mohammed Varney has earlier expressed confidence of thrashing BYC FC 3-1, and would score more than one goal.Skipper Varney told the Daily Observer through facebook chat on Tuesday that his side is determined to whip the current football champion to serve as impetus of winning the 2015 LFA League after two years of title drought.“We are confident, we are strong, and we believe in our capacity to restore the years,” Varney said.Additionally, the friendly is in celebration of the 2015 Good Friday, (Holy Friday) –traditionally the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified.According to the organizer, admission is L$300 and there would be no free entry – and gate would be opened to the public at 12noon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alaska Highway Open Again

first_imgThe Alaska Highway is open again about 6k south of Fort St. John.The Highway was closed around 2:30pm this afternoon following a single vehicle roll over by the Forest Lawn Trailer Park. The accident involved a Dodge Nitro that was carrying two passengers. One adult female was trapped inside the vehicle and needed to be removed by the Fort St. John Fire Department. The other passenger, a small child, suffered very few injuries.At this time there is no indication as to what caused the accident.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NDP leader Carole James visits the Peace *Update

first_imgThe opposition leader said  the problem is not a case of civic government spending insensibility…but rather, a case of the provincial government downloading costs to the municipal level.”Well I certainly propose that it would be a great infrastructure project for both the Federal and Provincial governments to put money into affordable housing. It would create jobs in communities as you increase construction, and it would be a legacy for those communities when it comes to infrastructure projects. As we know, the economy hopefully will turn around, but it’s going to be slow growth and right now it’s jobless growth. So, I think that governments coming together to look at building affordable housing will be a great infrastructure project.” James said.The federation has recently claimed only 24 small municipalities in BC have been able to restrain spending on operations…meaning 129 have not.Thus, it has called for a provincially appointed auditor-general, to watch over municipal spending…and, provincial legislation, imposing limits on local government spending and tax increases.Advertisement BC’s Opposition leader opened a two day visit to the Peace Region yesterday, meeting with civic leaders in Fort St. John.Carole James says, she was brought up to speed on local issues and successes…and among other things, there was a discussion on the need for more affordable housing.The NDP leader says, its essential to address the affordable housing concerns of local area businesses, unable to attract new employees to the region, because of the high cost of living…- Advertisement -[asset|aid=2140|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f82a9a3119786c907bdc040ef85a38d-James Affordable Housing_1_Pub.mp3]The Opposition leader took part in Louis Riel celebrations on Monday morning, in Dawson Creek…and, will be a featured speaker this afternoon, at the cities Northern Lights College Campus.* Meanwhile,  James has suggested The Canadian Federation of Independent Buisness is targeting the wrong government, when it comes to overspending by municipalities.Advertisementlast_img read more

Federal Government cuts taxes on LNG facilities

first_img“Our government is committed to providing the right conditions so that industries and businesses can succeed and compete in the global economy by lowering taxes, cutting red tape and encouraging entrepreneurship,” writes Prime Minister Stephen Harper.This tax relief will be available for LNG assets acquired after February 19, 2015 and before 2026, according to a report from the Prime Minister’s desk.“Through our ambitious trade agenda, we are opening new markets for Canadian businesses and developing the infrastructure to transport Canadian products to new markets, which is essential for Canada’s future prosperity and security,” writes Prime Minister Harper.- Advertisement -The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) recently proposed the federal government reclassify LNG export plants as manufacturing assets, which would have authorized LNG proponents to write off 30 – 50 per cent of capital investment per year.According to the Prime Minister’s report, Canada has large reserves of natural gas but limited means of supplying it to international and domestic markets.The International Energy Agency expects global LNG trade to rise by 40 per cent between 2013 and 2019, with demand in Asia representing half of the world’s needs.Advertisementlast_img read more

Forest Fire Danger increased to extreme in Northeast B.C.

first_imgAreas east of the Rocky Mountains and north of the Peace River are experiencing very dry conditions. The fire danger rating in many areas is now “extreme”.There is no lightning in the short-term weather forecast for the northeastern parts of the Prince George Fire Centre, so any new fires will likely be human-caused and therefore preventable.For example, exhaust from recreational vehicles can easily ignite fires in these conditions. Please check the condition of your vehicle’s muffler before driving into any grassy or wooded areas.- Advertisement -Category 2 and Category 3 open fires are currently prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre. Campfires no larger than a half-metre tall by a half-metre wide are allowed, but they must be fully extinguished and the ashes must be cold to the touch before you leave the area for any length of time.Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $10,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.Up-to-date information on burning restrictions and current wildfire activity can be obtained online at www.bcwildfire.ca or by calling 1 888 3-FOREST.To report smoke, flames or an unattended open fire, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.Advertisementlast_img read more

Revealed: Who could form Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff at United next season

first_img 4 4 It’s done. Jose Mourinho is the new manager of Manchester United.At last this season’s best kept secret is out in the open, with the former Chelsea boss given the job of helping return the club to the top of the Premier League and the Champions League.Now that the Portuguese’s position is confirmed, attention can move onto planning for the new season.SPOOF: JOSE MOURINHO FIRST INTERVIEW AS MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER: ‘WE’RE A TINPOT EUROPA LEAGUE CLUB!’And one area sparking interest is who might join Mourinho’s backroom staff.Assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg, goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek and performance analyst Max Reckers are understood to have left with Louis van Gaal, while the future of current assistant manager Ryan Giggs remains unclear.So, we’ve taken a look at who could take a place in the Old Trafford dugout alongside Mourinho.Take a look at the contenders by viewing the slideshow above. 3. Silvino Louro (former Chelsea assistant first team coach) – Known for his fiery attitude, Louro was Mourinho’s assistant first team coach in the latter’s second spell, having been goalkeeping coach between 2004 and 2007. His promotion speaks volumes over how highly he is thought of by Mourinho and he could be in contention for a role at Manchester United. 2. Rui Faria (long-time assistant to Mourinho) – Faria is renowned for his long association with Mourinho, dating back to 2001 when the latter hired his compatriot as assistant and fitness coach at União de Leiria. They have continued to work together since, at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and again at Chelsea. The pair have been snapped together prior to his Manchester United appointment, where they are set to continue their work together. 4 1. Ryan Giggs (has been Van Gaal’s assistant manager) – read all about it below, then click the arrow above to take a look at those who could join Mourinho’s backroom staff – With Van Gaal gone, Giggs’ future at Old Trafford is uncertain. The Welshman, a legend for the club, is currently assistant manager but has no guarantees of keeping this position under Mourinho. Reports claim the Portuguese is keen for the 42-year-old to stay; however, the man himself is said to be ‘very unhappy’ at the prospect of a lesser role. 4 4. Christophe Lollichon (currently Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach) – Lollichon is currently plying his trade at Chelsea, but there have been reports of a rift between himself and Thibaut Courtois. He could therefore be tempted by a lucrative offer away from Cobham. Frans Hoek, goalkeeping coach under Van Gaal, has confirmed his exit after the Dutchman’s sacking, and Mourinho will require a trusted man to continue the development of the world-class David De Gea.last_img read more

Extra electric car charging hubs sought for Letterkenny

first_imgThe local council in Letterkenny is set to request more hybrid and electric car charging points to address the rise in popularity of e-cars.Recharging facilities are being sought for key areas of Letterkenny including the Hugh Duffy car park (formerly the Old Mart) and other council-owned locations.The move follows a 542% surge in electric car sales in Ireland in the first two months of 2019. With 1,129 new electric car registrations in January and February, Councillor Adrian Glackin has said the local authority should get ahead of the game and provide more charging points.In raising the motion with the Letterkenny Municipal District yesterday, Cllr Glackin was told that the council will write to the ESB with the request.Cllr Glackin also suggested that the council look beyond Letterkenny by exploring options to add charging points to car parks in areas such as Rathmullan and Downings to benefit tourism.Extra electric car charging hubs sought for Letterkenny was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:car charging pointselectric carshybridLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

NFL rankings: Raiders up slightly, 49ers stay put

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Sizing up the NFL as Week 5 begins:1. Kansas City (4-0)You know all that fundamental stuff QB coaches talk about in terms of setting your feet and the like? Pat Mahomes thinks it’s nonsense. In his case, he’s right.Last week: 1 Next: Jacksonville 2. L.A. Rams (4-0)It’s fleet week in Oakland and the Blue Angels are in town. Can’t say they’ll be any more impressive than the Jared Goff/Sean McVay air show in win over …last_img read more

IMC Chief Executive Yvonne Johnston to leave

first_imgMs Luhabe said this was due to a breakdown in relations between Yvonne Johnston, the CEO of Brand South Africa, and the Government Communication and Information Service (GCIS).“The departure is by mutual and amicable agreement, and all parties have agreed not to elaborate further. I would like to thank Yvonne for her unremitting work over the past six years and for the enormous contribution she has made to building Brand South Africa,” Ms Luhabe said.Yvonne Johnston said: “It was a great privilege to market my country, I am sad to leave but I wish it and Brand South Africa well in the future.”Endslast_img read more