first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESGEOVANNI FRANCO, SECRET SPICE, WINNER:  “I’ve worked her a couple times and she does everything very easy.  We broke beautiful and she settled nice.  We were able to save ground and going to the far turn, she was targeting those two horses on the lead (Exuberance and Just a Smidge), so we swung out she really ran great.  Richie told me she would run big and she did.” DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, MARLEY’S FREEDOM, SECOND: “I was in a great spot around the first turn when my stablemate went up to engage the leader, which I thought could only benefit me. I saved some ground around the 1st turn. I would have liked for her to kick into gear around the far turn a little sooner. I wanted to go but she’s a unique horse in that she wants to go when she wants to go. I gave her the cue, but she was on idle mode until she switched leads then she gave me about three more gears, but by that time the leader had already put open lengths on me.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BATAS, SECRET SPICE, WINNER: “She had a month and a half off because of cellulitis and an infection in her hock.  We had aimed for the La Brea, but we had to wait until she was ready.  She needed that last race (Feb. 7).  She put together some great works since then and we decided to try the Beholder Mile.  Marley’s Freedom is a great horse.  It was our day today and we’ll take it.  She put it all together today. I told her owners if you want to win a Grade I you are going to have to be patient and wait, she just put it all together, it was our day today.”OWNER QUOTESBILLY KOCH, SECRET SPICE, WINNER: “You know, this is one of those things you dream about and I visualized. We were confident we knew she needed a race last time and Ritchie (Baltas) and his staff  I really credit them for doing a great job of training her into this race, we were supposed to run two of three weeks ago and with the postponement it really gave him time to really work with her and I’m just so happy for all of our partners, that’s what it’s all about, these people who put their hard earned money into this game which is crazy and to get a Grade I winner  this is the pinnacle and we couldn’t be happier for our partners. Everyone has been so patient with this filly and letting her come along and we knew that 106-buyer wasn’t a joke and she proved it today.”NOTES: The winning owner is Little Red Feather Racing.last_img read more

Scott scores 18 in Wizards’ win over short-handed Magic

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Magic center Nikola Vucevic broke his left index finger with about seven minutes remaining in the first quarter and will be out indefinitely. Vucevic joins three of Orlando’s opening-night starters on the sideline with injuries. Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross are also hurt.Vucevic said he got tangled up with Washington center Ian Mahinmi.“I tried to get out,” Vucevic said. “As I went away I think he might (have) pulled my finger, I’m not sure. I heard it pop when it happened.”Washington took the lead late in the first quarter and was up 37-29 after one. The Wizards led 72-48 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Oladipo scores 38, Pacers rally to beat Nets in OT Seven players scored in double figures as Washington rebounded from a 35-point rout at Brooklyn on Friday. Markieff Morris and Kelly Oubre had 16 points apiece. John Wall added 10 points and 13 assists.Wizards coach Scott Brooks had no simple explanation for the two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Welcome to the world of coaching,” he said. “(Friday) night’s game was a horrible game. There was nothing positive about it.”Orlando, which has lost 19 of 22, was led by Elfrid Payton’s career-high 30 points. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) drives past Orlando Magic forward Marreese Speights (5) for a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APWASHINGTON — One night after a humiliating defeat, the Washington Wizards set a season high for points and rolled to an easy win.Mike Scott scored 18 points, Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal each had 17, and the Wizards beat Orlando 130-103 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) to hand the injury-ravaged Magic their eighth straight loss.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Transferred Aggression?

first_imgCredible information gathered by the Daily Observer reveals that the Liberian Senate has resolved to “reject” all presidential nominees based on “political differences with President Johnson Sirleaf.”According to sources, the first batch of nominees who have been processed through confirmation hearings and committees’ report ready for plenary, have been denied.Rejected nominees include, but are not limited to, George Werner, Health Minister-designate; Education Minister Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell; Public Works Minister William Gyude Moore; Director General, Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), Ledgerhood Rennie; Deputy Transport Minister for Administration and Insurance, Bushuben M. Keita; and Teeko Yorlay, Assistant Minister for Youth Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports.Immediately after yesterday’s hearings affecting LBS, Transport and Education Ministries respectively, our sources said a consensus was built to reject those nominees in the committees’ report to plenary.“The President has lost majority in the Senate and because of her son Robert in politics, she (Madam Sirleaf) does not talk to most senators any longer.“Nobody at the moment can lobby on behalf of those nominees, not even Senator Isaac Nyenabo who is most often involved with speaking and lobbying for executive appointees in the Senate,” our sources indicated.It was also confirmed that Senator Nyenabo has been warned to “remain quiet during this period, or else the Senate will be constrained to reject his (Nyenabo’s) nomination as Liberia’s Ambassador designate to the European Union (EU).”With said information, Nyenabo, who is most often seen in many public hearings did not participate in few hearings since the names of nominees were submitted to the Senate by President Sirleaf.Many senators disagreed with the presence of Madam Sirleaf’s “beloved son Robert” in the Senatorial race and believe that the First Family’s quest to give him an elected position undermines the President’s legislative agenda.  As such, in order to register their disapproval, presidential nominees will be rejected,” our sources hinted.Reports from respective committees are expected to be officially transmitted to full plenary of the Senate on Thursday, November 27.According to sources, confirmations for these positions is a “mere formality” as reports from the committees will all speak the same language, “confirmation denied.”Meanwhile, confirmation hearing for the Public Works Minister-designate was abruptly abandoned by Senator Oscar Cooper despite the earlier than expected appearance of the nominee.The Senate does not have a long standing record of rejecting nominees, and for said reason, legislative analysts believed that once the President re-nominates these officials, the future is clear for approval by the Senate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

16 contraceptive implant providers certified

first_imgSixteen healthcare professionals have been certified by the Latin America Centre for Perinatology/Women and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR) through the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) and the Public Health Ministry as contraceptive implant providers for women in Guyana.The healthcare professionals, ranging from nurses, doctors, general practitioners, obstetrician and gynaecologist, were trained in the area for a two-year period.According to CLAP’s Regional Advisor, Dr Rodolfo Gomez, not only is contraceptive implant a necessary part of family planning but it also reduces the mortality rate among women.PAHO’s Guyana Representative, Dr William Adu-Krow and CLAP’s Regional Advisor, Dr Rodolfo Gomez along with the 16 healthcare professionals who have been certified by the Latin America Centre for Perinatology/Women and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR)“When we think of family planning, we are not only thinking about the right to decide, right to health, universal health coverage and more. We are thinking in reducing maternal mortality that is the first step. Thirty per cent of maternal mortality can be reduced only with modern contraception and this particular training, we trained them in how to use the two most effective contraceptive methods, IUD’s and implants, that are more effective than any other” Gomez explained.Dr Gomez revealed, however, that when removed, the implanted contraceptive will not affect fertility.“This implant is with the advantage that it is removable. When removed, the fertility returns in the next month” the advisor revealed.PAHO’s Guyana Representative, Dr William Adu-Krow, noted that 33 per cent of all maternal deaths can be prevented if women who need contraceptive receive it. In Guyana, he revealed, this unmet need is presently between 32-34 per cent.As such, Adu-Krow revealed that as a result of this, he approached the Family Planning Unit to get the ball rolling in making a change.“In between 32-34 per cent unmet needs. That means people who actually want contraception and cannot get it. Why should that be the case? It’s not PAHO’s mandate to be buying things but when I heard a story from Region One of a woman crying and begging for the implant, I visited the Family Planning Unit and I asked them to get us 200 implants” Dr Adu-Krow explained.However, he was in for a shock when the backlog list could not be covered by the 200 purchased.“Then I asked how many persons were on the waiting list and then they said that the 200 was too small. I asked for another 200 that we bought on the open market, it’s expensive but it was needed. In all, I think that PAHO has been able to procure a great lot and I hope that we covered the backlog,” Adu-Krow said.Those certified will now be dispatched to regions throughout Guyana to provide this healthcare for women.last_img read more

Kane a bigger threat than Lukaku, says Klopp

first_imgBut Klopp believes Kane, who has 15 goals in 15 appearances for club and country and 81 goals in 102 Premier League matches, is a different prospect.“I don’t have to judge these two. They are both fantastic strikers,” he said on Friday. “The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring — but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too.“We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or (Christian) Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes.”Klopp believes Kane’s rise will present Tottenham with a challenge over the next couple of years, with the player linked to the likes of European champions Real Madrid.The Liverpool boss, who experienced a similar problem in the summer when Barcelona tried to sign playmaker Philippe Coutinho, had a word of warning for Spurs.“It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent,” Klopp told the press at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground.Klopp will go to Wembley to take on third-placed Spurs on Sunday without one of his most potent attacking threats as Sadio Mane continues his recovery from a hamstring injury sustained in the last international break.Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has named the pacy forward in his squad for their World Cup qualifiers against South Africa on November 10 and 14, saying there is “no doubt” the player will be 100 per cent fit.Klopp, whose side are in mid-table after a mixed bag of results, played down those expectations, however, as the initial assessment from the club’s medical staff was up to six weeks, which would take Mane beyond those dates.“I don’t know how he can know. I don’t know,” said Klopp of Cisse. “Sadio is still in rehab indoors. He is not doing any exercises outside.“If he is fit earlier I would be really happy but no one knows in this moment. They have very important games… so they feel the pressure a little bit but we cannot change the situation.“If Sadio is fit we cannot hide it, why should we do it? If he is fit we can do nothing to keep him here and he will go to Senegal but at this moment I don’t know.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane has 15 goals in 15 appearances for club and country and 81 goals in 102 Premier League matches © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes “world-class” Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend.The Reds boss succeeded in dousing the threat from in-form United striker Lukaku in the goalless draw at Anfield although the job was made easier by Jose Mourinho’s cagey tactics.last_img read more

Hudson’s Hope RCMP publishes policing report for September 2019

first_imgHUDSON”S HOPE, B.C. – Constable Eric Schmidt with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP has published a policing report which says that police responded to approximately 36 calls for service between August 12th and September 20th.79 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates. Highway and road safety continues to be a big focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP. Police have received reports to the increasing number of vehicles speeding along Beattie Drive, therefore police will be monitoring this area frequently, especially with the school season now in effect.  Speeding fines can range from $138.00 to $196.00, with excessive speeding resulting in a $368.00 fine and a 7-day impound of the vehicle. Speeding in school zone fines ranges from $196.00 to $253.00. Please obey local speed limits within our community. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP is working with the District to put in place lighted and or illuminated speed signs within the school zone along Beattie Drive. – Advertisement -On September 6th, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report for an overdue hiker in the backcountry of the Northern rural areas of Hudson’s Hope. Being that the lost person was utilizing a Spot GPS, RCMP were able to narrow down a GPS location and with the assistance of the Search & Rescue helicopter from FSJ, the lost hiker was located in a short time period with no medical issues. As a reminder, if you plan to adventure in the remote backcountry of our lovely area, please inform a family member or friend as to your destination location, areas you may be hiking/camping/hunting in, and a date/time that you are to be back. Also, consider a Spot GPS device for those long excursions. This assists rescue teams immensely should you run into a situation that requires their assistance. On September 13th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP assisted the Hudson’s Hope School with their school Terry Fox run. Police later had the privilege and enjoyment of attending the school and watching the students’ duct tape their principal to the wall. On September 15th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP was able to lend a hand in the local Terry Fox run and monitor the traffic while the runners completed the 3, 5, and 10km treks throughout the town. Advertisement On September 18th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP and the local Lion’s Club were privileged to welcome and support the Cops for Cancer – Tour de North cyclists as they travelled from FSJ through town, and onward as they rode to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Over the past few weeks, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP have been closely working with the local BC Conservation officers in regards to the recent sightings of bears within the town. A bear trap was set up near Dudley Dr. for a duration of time in an attempt to capture a young rouge apple loving black bear that had an argument with one of our local residents. Though he was never captured, it appears that he has since moved on. As a reminder, please secure all outside garbage’s and pick/monitor your fruit tree’s when possible being that these are high up the bears’ menus during this time of year. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP would also like to welcome our newest RCMP member, Cst. Tim HART and his family who recently transferred in from Castlegar, BC. The Hart’s are music enthusiast’s and are excited to be in Hudson’s Hope for the next few years. Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Advertisement Visit for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the areas “Most Wanted” page.last_img read more

Foster pens new long-term contract at West Brom

first_img Ben Foster Ben Foster has committed his future to West Brom by penning a new four-year contract.The 31-year-old goalkeeper, part of England’s World Cup squad in Brazil, has been a key player for the Baggies since arriving from Birmingham in 2011.He initially joined the club on loan before making the move permanent in 2012 and has made 95 appearances for the club.His new deal includes a further 12-month option in the club’s favour, effectively tying Foster to the Baggies until 2019.“This is fantastic news for everyone connected with the club as Ben’s an extremely important player for us – both on and off the pitch,” said new West Brom boss Alan Irvine.“He’s a great personality, a great character and leads by example. This is a magnificent signing for the club. Ben is one of the best keepers in the country, which he showed when he played really well for England against Costa Rica at the World Cup.“Ben is extremely professional, which is infectious in training, as he demands high standards of himself and others.”The announcement of Foster’s new deal comes after the club confirmed the signing of Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a season-long loan deal. 1last_img read more

Horses can be pricey hobby

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Owning a horse is not an inexpensive hobby. Buying one can cost thousands of dollars. Veterinary bills, vitamins and saddles and other equipment aren’t cheap, either. According to Anne Andrews, owner of Rawhide Stables & Ponies in South El Monte, just boarding and feeding a horse can cost $200 and up per month. “Then you have to add the cost of supplements, trimming and shoeing. It adds up,” she said. “She cost me $2,800 and another $180 a month in stable fees,” Carlos Fernandez said of his quarter horse, La Mosa. Javier Hernandez owns five horses. He said his pony cost $3,000, but it was worth it because his children love to ride it. One of his other horses spent several days at a veterinary hospital when it was born six months ago. The bill came to about $7,000. “It was more expensive than a people hospital,” he said. Still, Hernandez considers himself lucky. He lives in an area where he can keep horses in his back yard. “I save the stabling fees because they live with me.” – Raul Roalast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgRegistration and first rehearsal for ESCAPE Children’s Theatre’s musical, “Grease,” 6-7:30 p.m. for grades 5-7 and 7:30-9 p.m. for grades 8-12 at Mitchell School, 16821 Goodvale Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-5264 or visit Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free health lecture will discuss “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. at Gold Feather Realty, 22621 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Cost: $10. Call (661) 702-6977. Relay For Life team captain meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Adult Health Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 296-0081.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Trail team will repair damaged trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Reptile Club for ages 7 to 17, 1-2 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY last_img read more

Freshman Greiner has WSC title in view

first_img“Most teams have two or three good golfers,” Peterson said. “We’ve got eight.” Riley Marshall (Clark High of Glendale), Alex Paek (University of West Los Angeles) and Damion Yi (Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta) also have been crucial in COC’s quest for a 12th consecutive WSC title. “Everybody knows that they could be out of our top six with a bad round,” Greiner said. “It’s pretty competitive.” Runaway Cougar: Track and field standout Salim Benmohammed is running inspired. At the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, the Canyon High product recorded season-bests at 800 (1:56.40) and 1,500 meters (4:00.66), and he’s looking for more good runs at Saturday’s Western State Conference preliminaries at Moorpark College. He knows he faces stiff competition. “The Glendale runners have some pretty quick times,” Benmohammed said. Benmohammed is ranked fourth in the 800 in Southern California, and Glendale’s Luis Castaneda has the eighth-best time, 1:57.50. In the 1,500, Glendale’s Ray Vasquez has run 3:59.71. “Whoever wants it most that day is going to take it,” Benmohammed said. “It’s going to be a good race. (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Much like race-car drivers, golfers know who’s lurking in the rearview mirror, ready to make a move. Santa Barbara’s Chris Satterlee knows who College of the Canyon’s Joe Greiner is. Greiner, from Hart High, is making quite the impression as a freshman for the Cougars, and he sits just six strokes behind Satterlee in the Western State Conference individual standings with 36 holes remaining in conference play. Greiner will have his chance Monday at Lost Canyons Golf Course in Simi Valley, and Canyons coach Gary Peterson thinks he has a good shot. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“He’s got intestinal fortitude,” Peterson said. “He’s got a certain gritty approach that is very unusual for someone to come in and play as a freshman.” “I’m really competitive, and I don’t like to lose,” Greiner said. “I’m not trying to beat everyone. I’m being more competitive with myself.” It helps explain why Greiner gave up on baseball when he was 13. “I decided to play a sport where my mistakes are my mistakes,” he said. “I can’t blame anyone but myself.” Peterson says Greiner’s and his teammates’ inner-competitiveness is a reason the Cougars (45-5) have pushed past Santa Barbara (38-12) atop the the WSC. Depth helps, too. last_img read more