PROCTOR’S BIRDATTHEWIRE HEADS GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIELD OF SEVEN OLDER FILLIES & MARES TO CONTEST 1 1/16 MILES

first_img                ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2016)–Formerly trained by Dale Romans, Birdatthewire, fresh off an upset win going seven furlongs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, heads a field of seven older fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.Ridden by Mike Smith, Birdatthewire, who is now conditioned by Tom Proctor, rallied from far back to take the La Brea by a half length and is well suited to the stretch out, as she has two wins from four tries at a mile and a sixteenth.Although she has a penchant for “running out” in her races, Birdatthewire was full of run early in the La Brea and won easier than her margin of victory would indicate.“Dale told me that she likes to run out when she’s making her run, ‘So just let her,’” said Smith following the La Brea. “So, as long as she kept catching them, I just kept letting her run to the outside. We were way past the middle of the racetrack, but she just kept running…This is the only time I’ve been on her, but I’m certain she’s getting better.”Owned by Forum Racing, IV, Birdatthewire, who has four wins from 11 starts with earnings of $569,090, will be ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke.Although he was impressed with Birdatthewire’s effort in the La Brea, Smith will instead ride trainer Jim Cassidy’s Yahilwa, who had been handled in her last four starts by the recently departed James Graham.Third, beaten a neck two starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Spinster Stakes Oct. 4 at Keeneland, Yahilwa has been idle since running sixth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Oct. 30. Owned by Deron Pearson’s D.P. Racing, LLC, Yahilwa, a 6-year-old mare by Medaglia d’Oro, is 31-6-5-5 overall with earnings of $519,495.Trainer Simon Callaghan’s Taris, a facile winner of the Grade III, one mile Go For Wand Handicap Nov. 27 at Aqueduct, returns to her home base at Santa Anita Saturday and could pose an elusive target on the lead with Gary Stevens engaged to ride. Off at odds of 4-5 in New York, the 5-year-old mare by Flatter pressed the early pace and took command around the far turn under Joel Rosario.Ridden by Stevens to an impressive win four starts back in the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong Rancho Bernardo Handicap Aug. 16 at Del Mar, Taris could get early pressure from Tara’s Tango or supplemental entrant, Illuminant, who has raced primarily on turf.The complete field for the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes, to be run as the seventh race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockey and weights in post position order: Tara’s Tango, Martin Garcia, 118; Illuminant, Flavien Prat, 118; Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 118; Honey Ride, Tyler Baze, 118; Yahilwa, Mike Smith, 118; Birdatthewire, Drayden Van Dyke, 120, and Taris, Gary Stevens, 118.                First post time on Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. ALTHOUGH RIDDEN TO VICTORY BY SMITH IN GRADE I LA BREA, ‘BIRD’ TO BE HANDLED FOR FIRST TIME BY VAN DYKE ON SATURDAYlast_img read more

“People have wanted to kill us and honestly it is unfair”

first_imgSaúl Ñíguez has granted an interview to ‘The Guardian’ in which he reviews how the season is developing at Atlético de Madrid, how he feels in his role in the team and how he sees the tie against Liverpool, in the first leg of the eighth of the Champions, among other matters. Against Liverpool: “They have dogs of prey in the middle that run, they press. It’s not just running for the simple act of running: they do things that are not normal and look messy, but are neat, mechanized. Klopp said they play with the heart, but that’s planned, it’s very difficult to escape when they attack you like this, it’s amazing: they press like animals, because they know that even if they steal the ball, there will be seven of them running like crazy to come back Liverpool is very complete, a great team in all the plots. They are very, very, very good at the transition. I saw them against Norwich and if it weren’t for the extraordinary control of Mané, they would not have won. They have taken many games that could have tied or lost; it is not luck , it’s work, sacrifice, not giving up a single ball for lost. “Season: “There is no memory in football, what you did yesterday is of no use. We had a good track record before Christmas, then we fell and it was difficult. People wanted to kill us. I think it’s unfair? Honestly yes. But it is life. People whistle Cholo, important players; Our fans are demanding. If we win two or three games, it will change again. We know how we can damage Liverpool, we know their strengths and weaknesses, and we always compete against great teams. “ Contract until 2026: “I have a long contract. Simeone is the only person who values ​​my work. I play almost every minute. He knows that I suffer in positions that are not ideal for me, but he appreciates what I do and I can’t say no. I can adapt in any style and I am grateful to the club: they have treated me like a family member since I was very young. “Change in Atlético: “I don’t think evolution is the way: we have to be what we always were, which allowed us to compete.”Transition year: “It’s a tough year. A lot of important people left. Important players also came, but they are young, people who don’t know the club and need to adapt. You have to feel the club, believe in it. If we die, let it be with our own ideas. “Gabi: “He is intelligent, and although there are other players (now) who are technically better, he facilitated the work of his teammates. Being Gabi is not easy: you have to cover everyone. I have to help on the left, on the right , in many positions. The team comes first, even if I am not individually at the same level as two years ago. I would like to focus on one position and improve and learn. “From Calderón to Wanda: “Vicente Calderón is unique, historical, but the club needed to change, grow, and it is difficult to say this because we are in the Metropolitan, which is more comfortable, but the Calderón was different: the magic it generated, the people …” .Best memory in the Calderón: “I always say that my best memory is a victory that was defeat (2-1, in the return of the Champions League semifinals of the 2016-17 season). And yet, the whole stadium stayed, nobody left. A flood was falling, all the fans of Madrid had raincoats, those of Atlético were only in a shirt, soaked, and singing in the rain, supporting us, comforting us … When you see that you think: ‘Pfff, how can I not give everything for this people?’”.last_img read more

Carvalho will pay three months to the employees of an NGO

first_imgWith the help of various companies, the Portuguese NGO provides food to health and protection personnel to cover all their needs during the period of confinement and in the meantime, it will be William Carvalho who pays the salaries of the employees who have had to interrupt their activity in ‘Corações Com Coroa’ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 13, 2020 ‘Corações Com Coroa’ is a non-governmental organization in Portugal that generates food to distribute it to those most in need, but for a few weeks now it has not been possible to follow its usual distribution routes, reason why it delivers its products to various Lisbon institutions that fight against Covid-19.center_img William Carvalho, Betis midfielder, will pay three months’ salary to the employees of the Portuguese charity ‘Corações Com Coroa’, An NGO with which he collaborates and of which he is ambassador. Employees are unable to work due to movement restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Media Base Sports, the agency that represents the Verdiblanco footballer, announced on its website that Carvalho “He will be responsible for the next three months for all the salaries of the staff that works in this association.”last_img read more

City Hall wants over $400M for restoration

first_img…to save deteriorating buildingGeorgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) Town Clerk Royston King has pegged the overhaul of the City Hall building at over $400 million, and noted that stakeholders would strive to attain funding for the rehabilitation works. He made these comments on the sidelines of the hosting of a two-day workshop at Duke Lodge to facilitate a study for a Comprehensive Restoration and Sustainable Conservation Management Plan for 19th Century structures. King told reporters that the estimated figure was derived around a decade ago and he further observed that given the fact the building has deteriorated even more over time, additional funds would be needed to save the structure, which was completed inCity Hall1889.“It has significant historical and cultural significance and we couldn’t allow the building to remain like that in the city,” King noted on Wednesday.The project is a European Union (EU)-funded initiative that was formed out of collaboration with the M&CC and the National Trust of Guyana. The assessment plan falls under a $64 million contract, which has special focus on the physical and structural state of City Hall and the City Engineer’s Building. A comprehensive green restoration plan and a sustainable conservation management plan will also be put forward to stakeholders. British architect and conservationist Francis Maude said that the local construction industry and capacities for joinery were assessed in various meetings between November 2016 and 2018. “We also visited the municipal archives in order to learn about the history and development of the building and we returned to the UK (United Kingdom) to work on the report to support the findings on what we had done,” Maude observed.Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green said that future generations would be able to see and appreciate the beauty of the building, which her grandchildren call a “castle”. However, the building has suffered much neglect over the years even though millions of dollars has been allocated to facilitate repairs, including some $20 million in 2012. Apart from that, an independent fund had been set up to garner donations to salvage the structure. Nevertheless, the Mayor regarded much of the work done over time as “cosmetic surgeries”. National Trust Head Nirvana Persaud added that the technical development plan should be handed over to City Hall by July and it was expected that City Hall would then seek funding from international donors. Persaud is, however, appealing for locals, including the Private Sector, to support the restoration initiative.“In order to make a real difference, we must seek to educate ourselves and each other and learn about the significance of these aspects of our heritage,” she noted.In a previous report, Mayor Chase Green had highlighted that operatives of the M&CC were in discussions with the World Monument Funding Agency, Guyana Heritage Society and the National Trust, which also gave assurances of its support after a review of the building, indicating that repairs should be conducted in the near future. She pointed out then that the wait was on for a thorough report from the organisations along with recommendations on each phase of the restoration process, after which the rehabilitation works will commence.However, the building suffered much neglect over the years even though millions of dollars have been allocated to facilitate repairs, including some $20 M in 2012. Apart from that, an independent fund had been set up to garner donations to salvage the structure. Nevertheless, the Mayor regarded that much of the work done over time were “cosmetic surgeries”.National Trust Head Nirvana Persaud added that the technical development plan should be handed over to City Hall by July 2018 and it is expected that City Hall will then seek funding from international donors. Persaud is however appealing for local operatives including the private sector to support the restoration initiative.“In order to make a real difference, we must seek to educate ourselves and each other and learn about the significance of these aspects of our heritage,” she noted.In a previous report, Mayor Chase-Green had highlighted that operatives of the M&CC were in discussions with the World Monument Funding Agency, Guyana Heritage Society and the National Trust, which also gave assurances of their support after a review of the building, indicating that repairs should be conducted in the near future. She pointed out then, that the wait is on for a thorough report from the organisations along with recommendations on each phase of the restoration process, after which the rehabilitation works will commence.last_img read more

Canucks win Coy Cup semi-finals over Stampeders

first_imgThe Canucks will now face the Fort St. John Flyers in the Coy Cup finals. Puck drop is tomorrow, Saturday, at 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.You can listen to the games live on 100.1 Moose FM or through the online player.Tickets will be available at the North Peace Arena three hours before puck drop of each game. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Senior Canucks took on the Williams Lake Stampeders on Friday night in the semi-finals of the 2019 Coy Cup.Prior to puck drop, the Fort St. John Huskies were given pre-game honour for their recent victory of the NWJHL Championships for the second year in a row.The Fort St. John Huskies were given pre-game honour for their recent victory of the NWJHL Championships for the second year in a row. Photo by Scott Brooks- Advertisement -The Goaltenders were able to hold both sides at a deadlock of 0-0 by the end of the first period.Then by the end of the second period, the Canucks were in the lead with a score of 4-1 over the Stampeders.In the end, the Canucks were able to sweep the game with a win of 7-3 over the Stampeders.Advertisementlast_img read more

Just 6 days remain…

first_imgGuinness “Greatest of the Streets”…It is an observable fact that the street football phenomenon known as the Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Competition is the most anticipated event in the shorter version of the sport and the ninth edition is shaping up to provide a wonderful experience for the fans.The Guinness brand, under Manager Lee Baptiste, has every intention of making this year’s national playoffs as inclusive as possible and all the stops are being pulled out to ensure that the tournament’s legacy is enhanced and secure.The organiser, Banks DIH, has attempted every year since the tournament’s inauguration to improve some aspect of the experience for the fans and players, and this year’s national play-offs would be bigger and better.Last year saw the introduction of colourful uniforms and balls in keeping with the new trend seen internationally and apart from a duplication of that effort, the organiser is planning to make seating accommodation available for fans so that more persons could share the wonderful experience of witnessing the games.Teams have begun to intensify preparations and as usual, the quality on display over the three nights is nothing short of fantastic.With the Bartica Zone just concluded and their representative decided, they now have the opportunity to showcase the talent of that community against the more-established communities of Georgetown, East Coast, Linden and West Demerara, and the early whispers are that the newcomers will adequately acquit themselves judging from the performance of zone winner Disconnection Crew that have a few Brazilians in their line-up.They will definitely want to prove something against the opposition and vindicate their presence in the tournament.Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars, who became the first team outside of Georgetown to win the national competition, will no doubt be aiming to prove that last year’s performance was no fluke, while the Georgetown entries will be looking to reclaim lost glory.Then, there are the dark horses from the other communities who’re yet to stamp their authority on the big tournament, but just as the reigning champions showed, the gap is closing among all the teams.This year could prove to be a blockbuster extravaganza and one that fans will truly enjoy.At this point, it is anyone’s guess what will be the outcome of this tournament with all the teams raring and ready to rumble.The tournament opens on July 27, at Pouderoyen Tarmac, West Demerara and then moves to Haslington Tarmac, East Coast Demerara on August 1, before the final showdown set for August 4, at the National Stadium.The teams that have qualified are:GeorgetownGold is Money-ChampionSparta BossLeopold StreetBent StreetEast CoastUprising-ChampionParadiseMelanie-BBuxton DiamondWest DemeraraShowstoppers-ChampionESPNWest Side BallersLindenSilver Bullets-ChampionDave and Celina’s All-Stars-National ChampionSwag EntertainmentBerbiceTrafalgar-ChampionBarticaDisconnection Crew-Championlast_img read more

Chickenpox cases hit La Mesa school

first_imgSymptoms of chickenpox include fever, headache and fatigue as well as pimple-like skin irritations and scabs. But some cases of the highly contagious disease can be so mild there are no symptoms. Parents who suspect that their child might have chickenpox should call their doctor, the nurse said. To find a public health clinic, call (800) 427-8700. SANTA CLARITA – An outbreak of chickenpox at La Mesa Junior High has parents running to the doctor’s office. Despite the chickenpox vaccine being available for about 15 years, it seems some parents might have skipped the second dose of the shot that, if given at the right age and time, can prevent the disease. In a letter to parents, Christine Amstutz, Hart Union High School District nurse, warned parents about several cases of chickenpox on the junior high campus. “This is an excellent opportunity to make sure your child gets the second shot of chicken pox vaccine if he/she has not already gotten it,” Amstutz wrote. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Polish F-16 fighter coming for tests

first_img 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Paul Hattendorf, a Lockheed Martin test pilot, made the first flight. He checked engine-throttle transients at various altitudes and made radar checks using a photo chase F-16 as a simulated target. He also made some other system checks, took the aircraft to supersonic speeds and performed high-G maneuvers during the flight, which lasted more than an hour. F-16 jets are on order or already in use by the armed forces of the the United States and 23 other countries. More than 4,300 F-16s have been produced since the 1970s. When delivered, the Polish F-16s will be the most advanced in NATO. Features include an AN/APG-68(V) 9 radar fire-control system and a Sniper Extended Range pod, which is a targeting feature – designed with an infrared pointer, laser, day TV, forward-looking infrared, laser spot tracker and advanced algorithms. Additionally, the Polish pilots will wear a helmet-mounted cueing system used for directing precision guided munitions and off-bore-sight missiles. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – The first Lockheed Martin F-16 made for Poland is due to arrive at Edwards Air Force Base in April for testing. The fighter jet, the first of 48 ordered by the government of Poland, made its maiden flight March 14 from Lockheed Martin’s assembly plant in Fort Worth, Texas, and is planned for delivery to the Polish Air Force later this year under a program called Peace Sky. After several additional check flights by pilots for the company and the U.S. Air Force, the F-16 is scheduled to be ferried to Edwards in April for more system-specific testing. “The Poland Peace Sky program continues to progress right on schedule,” said Irma Sippel, director of the program. “First flight is a significant milestone and the first of several leading to the planned arrival of the aircraft in Poland later this year.” last_img read more

Stability testing looks at sinking

first_img Sweeney’s letter to the Coast Guard came after The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the Coast Guard awarded a contract just days before the Lake George accident to study the effect of raising the average weight estimate. The Coast Guard also acknowledged it had been concerned about the issue since last year. Investigators also are looking at modifications made to the boat that may have made it heavier, including a wood-Fiberglas canopy that replaced a canvas model, a bigger engine and ballast to keep the boat level. Investigators were awaiting results of an alcohol test on the Ethan Allen’s captain, Richard Paris, 74, the only crew member aboard the 38-foot boat when it overturned. Paris voluntarily provided a urine sample Tuesday at the NTSB’s request, Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland said. Investigators did not have reasonable cause to test Paris immediately after the accident because he showed no signs of impairment during an interview, Cleveland said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – A tour boat nearly identical to the one that capsized here, killing 20 elderly tourists, became unstable after weight equivalent to just 10 people was placed at the edge of the vessel, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday evening. Wednesday’s stability test found the Ethan Allen unsuited to handle the weight of the 48 adults who were aboard, said Mark Rosenker, acting chairman of the NTSB. He would not say how many passengers the boat could have safely held. During the test of the Ethan Allen’s sister vessel, the de Champlain, investigators placed three 55-gallon barrels at the boat’s edge, then filled them with water, at which point the boat became unstable. The combined weight of the barrels was just over 1,400 pounds, or the equivalent of 10 adults as defined by Coast Guard weight standards. “We terminated the test because it was unsafe at that point,” Rosenker said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Wednesday’s test was the first step toward recreating conditions on this Adirondack lake that might have caused the Ethan Allen to capsize Sunday. NTSB officials believe the weight and distribution of the 47 passengers in the boat may have contributed to the incident. Both the Ethan Allen and the de Champlain are owned by Shoreline Cruises. NTSB investigators continued to examine the Ethan Allen, which was hauled from the lake Monday, and may put it back in the water for tests. The Ethan Allen was just shy of its 50-person capacity when it overturned, but that limit was based on a decades-old standard that assumes an average weight of 140 pounds for everyone on board. Late Wednesday, Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., urged the Coast Guard to speed up its review process for changing the outdated weight calculations. last_img read more