first_img11 TRAINER LOSES FIRST HORSE, LOOKS FOR ANOTHER $2,190,833 8 56% 14 Joel Rosario183 Win% (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 23) 58% Peter Miller95 25 3rd $2,527,094 ITM% 16% Win% 19 JockeyMts Richard Baltas96 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS ITM% 18 20 $1,225,919 9 12 19% 14% 57% 66% 22 16 Geovanni Franco153 38% 39% 13% Tiago Pereira124 Mike Smith61 $1,060,157 50% Bob Baffert54 Flavien Prat156 VICTOR ESPINOZA BACK IN THE SADDLE ON THURSDAY 31 BE IT NORTH OR SOUTH, IT’S ‘MOREY’ THE MERRIER 1st CASTELLANO FLIES IN TO WORK INSTAGRAND MONDAY 23 $996,423 19 12 1st $935,122 50% 20 2nd 42 TrainerMts 39% 16 3rd 32 22 10 17% 20 11 23 Heriberto Figueroa157 20 $834,913 CARMA ELECTS CANDACE CODER-CHEW AS PRESIDENT $921,060 16 31% 63% 48% Money Won 16% 17 18% 15 16 SINGLE TICKET PICK 6 RAINBOW JACKPOT AT $382,001 40 John Sadler64 20% $1,081,138 2nd 25% 49% 23% Jerry Hollendorfer76 11 26% 31 $1,227,336 23 16 Doug O’Neill144 $797,675 Money Won 9 NEPTUNE’S STORM MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN PASADENABill Morey, a training presence in both northern and southern California, hopes to add to his laurels at Santa Anita when he runs Neptune’s Storm in Saturday’s $100,000 Pasadena Stakes for three-year-olds at a mile on turf.The grass pedigree is evident for the gelded son of Stormy Atlantic, who has run on turf in his last four starts, winning two. The Pasadena will be his first stakes race.The 44-year-old Morey ranks among the top 10 trainers at both Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields. At Santa Anita, he has nine wins from 53 starts, 17 percent, in addition to 12 seconds and nine thirds (an in the money percentage of 57).At Golden Gate, Morey has 12 wins from 54 starts, well above average at 22 percent, and an in the money mark of 43 percent.His career stats are nothing less than gaudy, with 1,658 wins from 7,035 starts, 24 percent, and an in-the-money percentage also of 57.Kent Desormeaux rides Neptune’s Storm in the Pasadena, which also is expected to attract Big Scott Daddy (Mike Smith), Rijeka (no rider) and Shining Through (Flavien Prat).ONE BUT NOT DONE FOR NEW TRAINER CESAR DeALBAFormer top Los Alamitos jockey Cesar DeAlba saddled his first horse as a trainer Saturday but was out of business in just under a minute and 11 seconds and looking for another runner.DeAlba sent out 11-1 shot Pied N True to finish second in the third race, a six furlong sprint for $16,000 claimers, and after Platinum Nights won the race by 3 ¾ lengths in 1:10.25, lost the six-year-old mare via claim to trainer Matt Chew.“She was the first horse I ever ran as a trainer and my only horse,” said the 37-year-old DeAlba, who also owned Pied N True. “Now I’m looking to claim a horse to get back in action, but I have a two-year-old coming in next month,” added the native of Guadalajara who was raised in San Diego.DeAlba rode Thoroughbreds when he started as a jockey in 2001, switched to quarter horses in 2005 and won more than 1,000 races. His father, 64-year-old Salvador, still breaks babies at a layup facility in Valley Center in North San Diego County and also gallops horses for trainers Michelle Dollase and Sam Scolamieri.“I love the challenge and I love racing,” Cesar said of his new vocation. “This is my life.”VICTOR ESPINOZA BACK IN ACTION THURSDAYLife and career are returning to normal for Victor Espinoza, who rode in his first race last Monday after recovering from serious injuries in a training accident last July at Del Mar.The 46-year-old Hall of Fame member and three-time Kentucky Derby winner finished second on favored Gallantlystreaming for trainer John Sadler that day.On Thursday, Espinoza is named on two horses for long-time patron Jim Cassidy, Tiz Wonderfully in the first race and Gold N Grand in the eighth.“Everything is good,” said Espinoza, who worked two horses Sunday morning. “I’m excited and looking forward to winning some more races for my buddy Jim. I always joke with him, saying that the only bad thing about riding for him is it ruins my percentage. Seriously, Jim has always been good to me and a big supporter. I’m happy to be back.”TODAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX CARRYOVER AT $382,001Santa Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot continues to build, as thereis a Rainbow Six carryover of $382,001 heading into today’s nine-race card.With $286,445 in “new” money bet, Saturday’s Rainbow Six Jackpot hit $602,873, helping create a consolation payoff of $2,969.75 on 52 tickets. Today’s Pick Six starts with race four, approximate post time at 2:50 p.m. PT.CARMA ELECTS CANDACE CODER-CHEW AS BOARD PRESIDENTThe California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit organization that provides funding for retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses, has announced that Candace Coder-Chew has been unanimously chosen board president.Nominated by her predecessor, veteran trainer Howard Zucker, whose term had come to an end in January, Coder-Chew fills the position perfectly with her tenacious personality, involvement in racing and love of Thoroughbreds.“There is no one who deserves this title more than Candace,” said CARMA’s founder Madeline Auerbach. “She dedicates so much time to this organization and our mission. CARMA has seen tremendous growth over the last several years and I am confident Candace will continue that upward trajectory.”In her previous role as vice president, Coder-Chew oversaw the expansion of CARMA’s Placement Program and the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS).During her tenure, participation in both programs grew more than 50 percent. She was also instrumental in creating Aftercare Awareness Days at Santa Anita Park. Recognizing a need to demonstrate the versatility of Thoroughbreds once their racing careers are over, Coder-Chew created an on-track event to showcase their abilities to horsemen and fans during live racing.“I am more than honored to serve as President of CARMA with a team of dedicated and passionate industry professionals that make up CARMA’s board of directors,” said Coder-Chew. “CARMA, and its critical mission of supporting Thoroughbred aftercare and aftercare awareness, has been near and dear to my heart since its inception.”“To begin this month, we have designed a new campaign titled OWN. RACE. RETIRE. This will be the common thread through our existing programs designed to increase awareness and promote inclusiveness with both the horse racing industry and the general public. I am looking forward to working with our talented board and staff to see the organization reach its fullest potential,” she said.Professionally, Coder-Chew is Santa Anita Park’s Director of Print and Graphics – a position she has held for 26 years. She is the wife of Thoroughbred race trainer Matthew Chew and has owned many retired racehorses.“Candace is incredibly hands-on–her passion for Thoroughbreds is evident in the amount of time she gives to this organization,” said Executive Director Lucinda Mandella. “She has brought so much of her knowledge and professional skills to the charity and we are excited to see where she will lead us over the next three years of her term.”LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Kanthaka works 6 furlongs (Hollendorfer)Tatters to Riches works 5 furlongs (Mullins)Shedrow Stroll: Getting to Know  Parsimony and  Pavel (O’Neill)A Day in the Life With Horse Chiropractor  Dr. Nick SophaRoadster works 6 furlongs (Baffert)-2/23/2019Gunmetal Gray works 5 furlongs (Hollendorfer)-2/23/2019Nolo Contesto (Outside) in company with  Encanto work 6 furlongs(Sadler)-2/23/2019Easy shot (Inside) in company with  Speedette work 5 furlongs (Desormeaux)-2/23/2019Gift Box works 7 furlongs (Sadler)-2/23/2019Chocolate Speights works 5 furlongs (Hollendorfer)-2/23/2019FINISH LINES: Undefeated Triple Crown contender Instagrand, a candidate for the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 9, is scheduled to work Monday morning under Florida-based four-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Javier Castellano, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday . . . Humberto Ascanio, who played Colonel Parker to Bobby Frankel‘s Elvis for 35 years until the legendary trainer’s death in 2009, visited with friends at Clockers’ Corner Sunday. Ascanio’s two sons keep dad in the game, Mike as an integral member of Santa Anita’s clocking team and Mathew, training to become a photo finish operator under the aegis of Jim Anderson . . . Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Ashleyluvssugar worked five furlongs on the training track Saturday in 1:01.60. Trainer Peter Eurton has him ticketed for the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on turf March 23 . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week but be open for simulcast wagering Wednesday with free Grandstand admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Live racing resumes Thursday at 1 p.m. 10 $996,786last_img read more

Local laboratories to meet international standards – GNBS

first_imgThe Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) seeks to have more accredited laboratory testing facilities conforming to international standards as part of the agency’s strategic plan for the next five years.GNBS Conformity Department Head Candelle Walcott-BostwickLocal manufacturers are set to benefit from more accredited laboratories shortly. Products prepared for export will be tested and accompanied by certificates enabling their acceptance on the international market.GNBS Conformity Department Head Candelle Walcott-Bostwick, in an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), explained: “Quite recently, we would have received notification that the US FDA [Food and Drug Administration] will be enforcing certain requirements where local manufacturers involved in food manufacturing will have a HACCP system in place and the laboratories that they use for testing must be accredited. HACCP is the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point system that allows a food manufacturer to identify the risk or the areas of contamination, while involved in the manufacturing process from start to the end.”According to the US FDA website, HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.These local testing facilities will serve as certification and inspection bodies, accredited and meeting the requirements of an international standard. The GNBS has set goals for the next five years to stress the need for standards to be embraced in the business environment, benefitting both the manufacturer and consumer.The primary goals of the GNBS will see a more effective means of fulfilling duties captured in its mission and vision. Walcott-Bostwick noted, “At GNBS, our primary goals really set out to show how we first work with consumers, with industry and stakeholders, communicating with them the benefits and the role of the GNBS.”The GNBS recently finalised a five-year strategic plan providing the opportunity for stakeholders to embrace standards, since standards add value to the quality of life.The agency is also working towards building quality infrastructure to support trade, inspection and certification bodies.last_img read more

‘Firestone Liberia Committed to Upholding Rule of Law’

first_imgCompany responds to “inflammatory media reports”The management of Firestone Liberia Inc. (Firestone Liberia) says it is deeply concerned about “recent false and inflammatory media reports” regarding the company’s Liberian leadership and labor practices.In a statement released Thursday, January 31, 2019, Firestone Liberia said “remarks implying that the company’s Liberian managers are responsible for unspecified ‘bad labor practices’ illustrate a very misinformed perspective of Firestone Liberia’s management team, and our managers’ ongoing efforts to maintain the job security and improve the general welfare of our more than 6,000 employees plus their dependents.”Firestone Liberia, the country’s largest private employer and partner to Liberia for 93 years, employs approximately six thousand (6,000) direct employees, of which more than 99.7 percent are Liberian citizens, the statement said. “The management of Firestone Liberia, and its parent company, Bridgestone Americas, hold its Liberian leadership in the highest regard, and have the utmost confidence in their abilities and competency to perform their duties. Firestone Liberia is very proud of its practice of hiring and promoting Liberians up to the highest levels of leadership, where they sit at the table with other company executives and parent company management to shape the company and help lead its direction.”Also, regarding ongoing media reports concerning certain employees who were alleged to have been unfairly dismissed from the company, Firestone Liberia asserts that the company is operating fully within the laws of Liberia, including the country’s Decent Work Act and with great sensitivity to the rights of all its employees.“Despite the company’s significant efforts to find an acceptable solution and compromise to the situation where the employees in question refused to show up for work, a resolution could not be found, and they were terminated, per company policy, for abandoning their jobs,” the company said.The management of Firestone Liberia says it “does not reach decisions such as the termination of employees without considerable thought.” Throughout the decision-making process, management said it informed the employees in question, their union representatives and the Ministry of Labour, that their continued absenteeism would constitute the abandonment of their jobs, and subject them to dismissal as provided by law.“Instead of heeding these warnings,” Firestone Liberia explained, “these two employees refused to return to work, thereby choosing to abandon their jobs while other similarly situated employees returned to work and were granted requested excused time off to perform their union related activities. The return of these two dismissed employees to the employ of Firestone Liberia would be unfair to all others who have faithfully reported for work and is thus not an option being considered by management, and this position has been clearly communicated.”The management of Firestone Liberia says it remains committed to upholding the rule of law, to fair dealing with all employees, and to working in partnership with the government and people of Liberia to enhance the employment sector in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Health Minister looking into oil and gas review

first_imgThe B.C. Ministry of Health Services has responded to requests for an inquiry into the oil and gas activities in the province.In a statement, Health Minister Mike de Jong says, “We agree that a review of the possible health effects of this project is a reasonable request and are aware that considerable work around this topic already exists. We are currently working on a plan around the scope and nature of this review.”- Advertisement -The Minister’s response comes just days after several environmental groups called for a public inquiry into the environmental and health implications of the shale gas industry.Furthermore, in January, the Peace Environment and Safety Trustees had called for an inquiry into whether oil and gas companies were properly protecting the public from chemical emissions. They had also previously called for an inquiry into the 2009 sour gas leak at an Encana facility.Minister de Jong had also heard residents’ concerns about the oil and gas industry at the first town hall held in Fort St. John last month, says Stephen May, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.May says that, right now, the process is still in the planning stages, determining what needs to be looked at and is reviewing past studies. He says the ministry has not even determined what form the process will take; whether it will be a public inquiry, review or other form. However, he says that the ministry plans to keep the process as open and transparent as possible, but it is dependent on time and financial resources.Advertisementlast_img read more

World class! Peter Crouch hails England record-breaker Wayne Rooney on talkSPORT

first_imgPeter Crouch paid tribute to Wayne Rooney on talkSPORT after the Manchester United forward became England’s all-time leading marksman.Rooney scored from the penalty spot against Switzerland on Tuesday night to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing haul of 49 goals Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday, Stoke striker Crouch said of his former international teammate’s achievement: “It’s incredible.“The fact he has stayed at the top for so long is the most amazing thing.“He is a class player. We have probably got two or three world class players and he certainly came into that category when I was in the squad.“He has got so much ability and it is not just the goals he brings to the team, it is the all-round performances as well.”last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal family is one of two who have taken a High Court challenge over resource hours for their children who have special needs.The two families, whose children are Down Syndrome, have been successful in getting more than four extra hours for their children each week.The extra hours were granted by President of the High Court, Justice Nicholas Kearns. Speaking after the case, Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty said he was very happy for both families.“I am delighted that the parents have been successful in the High Court challenge and that the maximum resource hours have been allocated to the children at the centre of this case.“Today’s outcome is a vindication of the long campaign that the parents have fought to ensure that their children receive the appropriate resource hour allocation. I commend them on their tireless campaign and on their victory today.“It is also an indictment of the Government’s approach to this issue and I look forward to the day when parents of children with Down Syndrome or other conditions no longer have to battle with the state in order to ensure that their children’s needs are recognised and appropriate supports put in place.”DONEGAL FAMILY GETS EXTRA RESOURCE HOURS FOR THEIR CHILD IN HIGH COURT BATTLE was last modified: June 27th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgMr Flaherty leaves Donegal Circuit CourtTHE skipper of a Galway trawler failed to declare a total of 187 tonnes of mackerel landed in Killybegs in 2003 and 2004, it has been alleged in court.Sean Flaherty, who is 63 and from Rossaveel in Co Galway, appeared before Donegal Town Circuit Court to face four charges brought by the Attorney General. A jury of four women and eight men heard on the first day of the trial that the State would prove that records obtained in Garda raids showed that Mr Flaherty had failed to properly log his catch on four occasions in 2003 and 2004.Thomas O’Connell, senior counsel for the State, told the jury that documents obtained during Garda investigations from fishing agents and fish processors will prove the landing on each of the days in question were quite different from what Mr Flaherty recorded.“These documents will show that the landing declaration in each instance is false; supported in some part from receipts from the processors,” alleged Mr O’Connell in his opening statement.“Significantly more fish was caught than was declared.”Going through each of the charges of failing to accurately record his landing of mackerel, Mr O’Connell alleged that in total – on November 13, 2003, December 11, 2003, December 16, 2003 and January 8, 2004 – Mr Flaherty failed to declare landing 187 tonnes of herring.The trial continues.GALWAY SKIPPER FAILED TO DECLARE 187 TONNES OF FISH IN KILLYBEGS, COURT HEARS was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal TownKillybegsRossaveelSean Flahertylast_img read more

Fastest players in the Premier League – top 10 ranked by top speed reached

first_img Joint 4. Brad Smith: 35.19km per hour 6. Kyle Walker: 35.18km per hour 10 Speed is a vital component of the modern footballer, but who was the fastest player in the Premier League last season?Find out the answer in the gallery above, according to Premier League stats. 2. Marcus Rashford: 35.21km per hour 10 Joint 7. Erik Pieters: 35.1km per hour 10 10 10 9. James McClean: 35.04km per hour 10 1. Shane Long: 35.31km per hour 10 3. Matt Phillips: 35.2km per hour Joint 4. Lynden Gooch: 35.19km per hour Joint 7. Jamie Vardy: 35.1km per hour 10. Eden Hazard reached a top speed of 35.03km per hour in the 2016-17 season – click right to count down to number one 10 10 10last_img read more


first_imgVoodoo Venue has been nominated for a prestigious award by IMRO and reiterates its status and standing as a leader in the entertainment industry in the North-West.Voodoo Venue is without doubt the most popular clubbing venue in the North-West with revellers descending on the premises every week.Dedicated to providing seven days of live music entertainment it’s no surprise Voodoo Venue has been recognized for its effort. It’s a testament to the hard-work and dedication of their management and staff who constantly strive to make Voodoo Venue the No.1 venue for Live Music.The Greenroom area of Voodoo is a hugely popular and has provided platforms for local bands and artists to showcase their talents.Neighbours McGinleys Bar and McGrory’s in Culdaff have also been nominated for awards.If you’d like to vote for Voodoo Venue then simply click on the link below and cast your vote. VOODOO VENUE SHORTLISTED FOR ULSTER LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: January 16th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesIMROLive Music AwardsnewsNominatedVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal

first_imgEden Hazard’s penalty put Chelsea ahead after a cagey first half bristling with animosity and ill-feeling between the two sides and managers.Hazard won the penalty after a superb jinking run that saw him fouled by Laurent Koscielny, who was lucky not to be sent off.Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho exchanged angry words after a late challenge by Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez near the touchline, with Wenger moving out of technical area and pushing the Portuguese.On the pitch there was little in the way of goalmouth action to a game delayed by 15 minutes because of an “incident” – believed to be a flare being let off near the away section of the ground.Arsenal, mindful of the 6-0 humiliation they suffered at Stamford Bridge last season, were cautious and defended deep.Their brightest moment saw Sanchez race through and smash into Thibaut Courtois, who took a blow to the head and soon had to be replaced by Petr Cech.Chelsea had the better of possession and looked lively on the break, particularly through Eden Hazard.But they also struggled to create chances in a game that already seems certain to be remembered for Wenger shoving Mourinho.The Blues could extend their lead over Arsenal to nine points with a victory and – depending on Southampton’s result against Tottenham – could be five points clear at the top of the table.Andre Schurrle and Oscar both started for Chelsea meaning Willian was on the bench, while Arsenal were without the injured Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois (Cech 24); Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs not used: Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Salah, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more