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January 20, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWith female apprentice Andree Powell having scored a stunning upset aboard the 99-1 outsider SAMORA in the seventh race at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, both the pick-9 and twilight Super-6 offer carryovers. The first Super-6 from race two to seven looks tailored for the down-in-class UNBREAKABLE, who failed in his bid to win his fourth consecutive race recently on a $550,000 claiming tag. Reporting under new management, having been claimed by trainer Neive Graham for top owner O’Shaun Connection recently, UNBREAKABLE, with in-form claiming apprentice Linton Steadman aboard, is confidently expected to resume winning ways ahead of recent winner FLYING MIRACLE. DWAYNE STAR, who just failed to catch SHINING LIGHT in the recent Easter Sprint Cup over 1100 metres, should again have the measure of the speedy ACTION MAN, who was third in that race, over the straight five course, to be contested by eight overnight allowance horses. Three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson will now ride DWAYNE STAR for in-form trainer Patrick Lynch. WARTIME, the mount of the improving apprentice Jerome Innis, caught the eye in running last time out and should win the fourth race over 14000 metres for maiden three-year-olds, this for female trainer Margaret Parchment. Briefly, the next three races should be won by PRINCESS STATISTIC (Steadman up); DIYFUNCTTIONAL (Omar Walker up); and GENUINE ARTICLE (Wesley Henry) in the seventh. (2) UNBREAKABLE (3) DWAYNE STAR/ ACTION MAN (4) WARTIME/RUBY ROSE (5) PRINCESS STATISTICS/LEILANI (6) DYSFUNCTIONAL/ SEEKING THE DAWN (7) UNGENUINE ARTICLE/QUEEN OF THE TOWN FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

January 19, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBut two hours before Saturday’s action got started, a dog on Norwegian musher Lars Monsen’s team got loose and disappeared during preparations for the 11-mile (18-kilometer) run through town. The dog, Hudson, was not immediately found, Iditarod spokesman Chas St. George said.This year’s Iditarod comes amid a plethora of troubles for race organizers, including a former winner’s dog doping scandal, the loss of a major sponsor and increasing pressure from animal rights activists following the deaths of five dogs connected to last year’s race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut on Saturday, the focus for mushers was on the race ahead.“It’s all about the dogs now,” said defending champion Mitch Seavey, a three-time winner. “Dogs are what we focus on. I think that’s why everybody showed up down here on the streets today, it’s because we love the dogs.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michigan ends top-seeded Spartans’ 13-game winning streak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Musher Aliy Zirkle runs her team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zirkle has finished as high as second in the race. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Cheering fans lined the streets as mushers took their dog teams for a short sprint in Alaska’s largest city Saturday for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.The morning trek along snow-heaped paths in downtown Anchorage gave supporters a chance to mingle with mushers and their furry teams before the competitive portion of the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race to Nome begins Sunday to the north in the community of Willow.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Also present for the parade of dog teams were members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which brought five headstones with the names of the Iditarod dogs that died in 2017, including two dogs that died after being dropped from the race. Stuffed toy dogs topped with long-stem red roses were placed in front of the gravestones.PETA, a longtime Iditarod critic, says more than 150 dogs have died in the race over the years, a number disputed by Iditarod officials who have not provided their count despite numerous requests by The Associated Press. PETA also plans to protest at Sunday’s official start of the race and at the finish in Nome.“These dogs are being treated like machines,” said spokeswoman Tricia Lebkuecher. “And they are literally being run to death.”Iditarod officials acknowledged the various problems they’ve faced over the past year have been a growing process for organizers.Perhaps the most challenging issue was the October disclosure that four dogs belonging to four-time winner Dallas Seavey, one of defending champion Mitch Seavey’s sons, tested positive for a banned substance, the opioid painkiller tramadol, after his second-place finish last year behind his father. The race’s leadership faced criticism for not releasing the information sooner.The Iditarod said it couldn’t prove Dallas Seavey administered the drugs to his dogs and didn’t punish him. Since then, the rules have been changed to hold mushers liable for any positive drug test unless they can show something beyond their control happened.Seavey has denied administering tramadol to his dogs. He is sitting out this year’s race in protest over the handling of the doping investigation. Instead, he is in Norway to participate in another sled dog race, the Finnmarkslopet, which begins next week. Mitch Seavey said Dallas called him from Norway Friday night to wish him well in the Iditarod.For this year’s Iditarod, 67 teams are vying for a total purse of $500,000. Organizers say the winner’s share of the prize money will be determined later in the race. 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MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Veteran musher Scott Janssen of Anchorage said that for now, he is letting all “the negative stuff go in one ear and out the other,” but will do everything in his power after the race to change the face of the Iditarod.“I run this race because I love the Iditarod and I love my dogs,” said Janssen, a funeral home director known as the Mushing Mortician. “My dogs have been training all year to do this and we’re going to go out there and we’re going to have a great time.”Fans also were concentrating on the race itself. Among them were sisters Liz and Jenny Ott of Bradford, England. The pair first got a desire to see the Iditarod in person after going on a sled dog ride with Iditarod veteran Ryan Redington, grandson of late race co-founder Joe Redington Sr., as part of an Alaska cruise land excursion five years ago.“It’s a bucket list thing,” Liz Ott said.“Something you have to do before you die,” her sister added.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View commentslast_img read more

January 18, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial This also happened in January when the 6-foot-3 forward failed to show up to Alaska and Gilas’ practices.Although Abueva has been suspended indefinitely, he can still play for the national team if ever he’s chosen.“Alaska, however, will allow Abueva to play for Gilas if Coach Chot Reyes chooses to use him in the line up,” added Uytengsu.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In a statement released Saturday, Aces team owner Wilfred Uytengsu said the team is aware of Abueva’s personal problems but the player’s actions do not excuse him from his responsibilities to the team.“The Alaska Aces have placed Calvin Abueva on indefinite suspension following his more than one week absence from practice and failing to advise the coaching staff and management of his whereabouts,” said Uytengsu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“While we understand Calvin may be going through some troubling personal issues, it does not obviate his responsibility to his team. The suspension is effective immediately.”Head coach Alex Compton once said that Abueva has not returned their messages and no one in the Aces’ organization could reach the forward. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Alaska has placed forward Calvin Abueva under indefinite suspension after the forward failed to report to the team for more than a week.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep James, Cavaliers for third NBA title in four years View commentslast_img read more

January 17, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDear Editor,During the past three (3) years of this Coalition Government in office, we have witnessed a modern-day, real life enactment of George Orwell’s political allegory, Animal Farm.It must be recalled that immediately before the entry of the APNU/AFC Coalition into Government in May 2015, the then Minister of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran, was sacked by the PPP/C Administration after there was a ‘public outcry’ backed by the Guyana Bar Association, the Guyana Women Lawyers Association, the Justice Institute of Guyana, and the Private Sector Commission. This was supported by condemnation from the US and British envoys. It was concluded that the utterances by the minister cannot be condoned. This is despite Dr Ramsaran being charged and hauled before the courts!Let us now fast forward to July 2018, a sitting Junior Minister of Government, Simona Broomes, claimed that two security guards attached to the KGM security firm approached her vehicle as she and her driver were parking, and abused them. One of them cocked his gun in her direction and threatened her life. The two guards were arrested and locked up for 12 hours, before being released on their own recognizance.The surveillance camera, however, contradicted her version of what happened. It was the Minister and her driver who were abusive to the guards, and the Minister even went as far as hurling the ‘No Parking ’signs to the ground. It is evident that she willfully lied to the Police, which resulted in the wrongful arrest and unlawful detention of the two guards.Unfortunately, the ‘public outcry’ is now subdued, and the various organisations which were so vociferous in Dr Ramsaran’s case are among the silent majority. Can you imagine private citizens being locked up because a Minister, who is supposed to serve their interests, lied and snatched away their civil liberty? This is the same Minister who had declared that the monthly rental of $500,000 is justified, since she has made ‘great sacrifice’ and ‘commitment to her people’, and asked ‘God to keep her heart in the right place’. This is the same Minister who was reprimanded by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, for bringing the House to disrepute for filming a parody video in the Chambers and distributing it on the social media.This Minister is untouchable: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”It must be recalled also that it was the APNU/AFC Coalition which had said that the Code of Conduct for Ministers will be in effect before their first 100 days in office, but despite coming into effect nearly two years later, the effectiveness of the Code is questionable, since disciplinary action and penalties for the breach of this Code lie solely with President Granger and the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.Transparency International Guyana had noted that, instead of leaving this to the will of the very people the Code would govern, specific penalties for some breaches should be laid out. This has now come to pass!The Code of Conduct for Public Officials clearly states that “a person in public life shall, in the execution of his or her official functions, conduct themselves in a manner which engenders the respect of their peers and the public.” It also states that “a person in public life owes a duty to the public, and shall consider themselves servants of the people.”It is evident that there was a breach of this Code, but the Minister of State had concluded that the Broomes case is ‘a Police matter…let the Police do their work’; while the President is silent, the Minister of Public Security offered ‘no comment’, and the Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, ‘got better things to do’ than addressing ‘social protection issues’. Surely, the Code does not apply to Government Ministers and officials!“Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.”? George Orwell, Animal Farm.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor —Region 6last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img…but 41% increase in robbery with violenceThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday reported an 11 per cent decrease in serious crime up to the end of August 2017, when compared to the same period last year.This was credited to collaborative efforts among stakeholders.According to the Police Force in its monthly statistics, for the month of August there was an 18 per cent decline in reports of murder with 80 cases in 2017, compared to the same period last year when 98 cases were recorded. A breakdown of the murder figures showed that 39 of the deaths were as a result of disorderly behaviour, 15 were domestic, 12 were during the course of a robbery, eight were unknown, four were execution-style and two were listed in the ‘others’ category.Some 27 of the murders were committed in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara); 19 in B Division (Berbice); seven in C Division (East Coast Demerara); seven also in D Division (West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo); two in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani); a whopping 17 in F Division (Bartica/Interior Locations), and one in G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands).With regard to robberies, it was disclosed that gun-related robberies saw a 16 per cent decrease with 402 cases this year compared to 481 cases last year, while there was a five per cent decline in robberies with other instruments –201 cases this year against 212 last year.The declining pattern continued with an eight per cent reduction in burglary, with 136 cases this year against 148 in 2016, and a 19 per cent decrease in break and enter and larceny, with 712 cases recorded this year compared to 881 cases last year.Additionally, the number of robberies with no instruments remained the same – 30 cases. Meanwhile, robberies with violence increased by a whopping 41 per cent with 99 cases recorded this year against 70 last year, robbery with aggravation was up by 20 per cent with 54 cases this year and 45 in 2016, and larceny from the person recorded a 27 per cent increase with 104 cases in 2017, compared to 82 last year.Nevertheless, there was a six per cent decline in rape cases, with 171 cases recorded so far compared to 181 cases last year.Furthermore, the Police Force reported that some 89 illegal firearms were seized during this period –55 pistols, 11 revolvers, 14 shotguns and nine rifles. It was reported that 40 of these illegal weapons were seized in A Division, seven in B Division, eight in both C and D Divisions, four in E Division, and a staggering 22 in F Division. No weapons were seized in G Division during this period.Last year, a total of 53 firearms were seized by the Police.On the other hand, as it relates to traffic, the Police reported that there was a 24 per cent decrease in fatal accidents at the end of August 2017. Meanwhile, serious, minor and damage accidents have also been reduced by 8.3 per cent, 15.2 per cent and 27 per cent respectively.It was noted that speeding and inattentiveness were the two leading causes of fatal accidents, followed by driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to conform to sign and pedestrian crossing in the path of approaching vehicle.According to the Force, some 48,936 cases were made out against errant road users during this period. These include: 15,335 cases for speeding; 2548 for breach of condition of road service licence/music; 1278 for driving under the influence of alcohol; 921 for using cell phone while driving; 876 for breach of traffic light signal; 1003 for tinted motor vehicle; 565 for unlicensed driver; 1060 for failing to wear seat belt; 622 for dangerous driving; 613 for careless driving; 469 for failing to wear safety helmet; 1462 for overloaded minibus; 866 for obstruction; 1255 for failing to conform to sign; 920 for crossing double yellow line; and 19,143 cases for other offences.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img“It’s unforgivable in light of the fact that it was absolutely preventable,” said Holly Stoberski, legal counsel for Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary, a group that has worked with Lied to find homes for impounded animals. “They were not properly vaccinating the dogs and cats in a timely manner.”Shelter officials vowed to adopt new policies when it reopens Friday, including euthanizing animals after 72 hours at the shelter – as the Humane Society recommends – and improving conditions for the animals, including vaccinating them when they arrive.Not all of the 1,000 animals were infected. Some were put down because they had gone unadopted for more than 120 days and were contributing to overcrowding that Humane Society officials said helped spread the diseases.Lied officials have said they did not realize animals were infected until the Humane Society team noticed animals with intestinal and respiratory problems.The foundation contracts with Clark County and the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas to handle abandoned, neglected and stray animals at Lied. The shelter annually adopts more than 7,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs and other animals. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An outbreak of contagious diseases at a shelter where officials admit they kept animals for too long without destroying them has forced the killing of about 1,000 dogs and cats, officials said. Visiting inspectors from The Humane Society of the United States discovered the outbreak of the diseases – distemper and Parvovirus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats – Lied Animal Shelter spokesman Mark Fierro said.The mass culling, which began Feb. 9, is believed to be the largest in the city’s history and has prompted shelter officials to change their methods of caring for animals.Animal rights activists said they were outraged by the killings.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBecause of an editing error, a March12 story incorrectly said a Westside Union School District elementary school will open this fall. In fact, it will open in fall 2008. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Tabernacle, completed in 1867 by the faithful of the fledgling Mormon religion and home of the world-famous choir, reopened over the weekend after a two-year, top-to-bottom renovation. The Mormon church has drawn criticism from preservationists for replacing the tabernacle’s original pews, which were made from pine and “grained” by artisans with paint and etchings to appear like oak, the wood favored by Brigham Young, the pioneer Mormon leader. The new pews are made of oak. The president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, in rededicating the egg-shaped tabernacle on Saturday, said, “With this undertaking, we hope and pray that its historical features have not been destroyed.” The tabernacle’s famed acoustics, which legend has it enabled a listener to ahear a pin drop from 250 feet away, were measured before construction began, modeled on computers and then assessed again recently, said Roger P. Jackson, the project’s lead architect. He said he expected the building’s enveloping sound to be preserved. “Acoustics is a science and an art, but it’s also guesswork,” he said. “Anything you do has an impact.” Church officials declined to talk about the project’s cost, but they said the money came from members’ tithes, or 10 percent of all income. The church says it has about 12 million members, including 6 million in the United States. The church spared few expenses on the tabernacle in its seismic retrofitting, especially since seeing the project completed was a personal objective of Hinckley, 96. The wooden roof trusses have been girded with steel. The roof’s 44 stone support piers have new steel-and-concrete reinforcements. Fourteen layers of paint, including one of bird’s-egg blue, were removed from the ceiling. The rostrum, where nearly 100 top church leaders sit facing the audience during religious services, can now be lowered with a hydraulic lift and replaced with a stage for an orchestra. The 350 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have new cushioned seats surrounding the freshly gilded casing of the 11,623-pipe Aeolian-Skinner organ, along with air conditioning vents beneath each singer’s chair. The church updated all its television and radio equipment inside the hall and added a recording studio in the basement. More visibly modern are dozens of large flat-screen televisions, on which audience and church leaders watched Saturday’s program. The replica pews are spaced farther apart, adding legroom but reducing seating capacity by more than a thousand, to about 3,500. The tabernacle has two rows of original pews, while hundreds more are in storage. Their future has yet to be decided, said Bishop David Burton, who oversaw the renovations. “The historicity of the building has been largely left intact,” Burton said. But Robert Charles Mitchell, a Mormon who lives in Logan, Utah, and publicly lobbied the church last year to explain why it would replace the pews, disagreed: “If you maintain historicity, you don’t rip out the pews; you maintain them.” “I knew saving them was a lost cause,” he said. “The benches were such an integral part of the building. But people are satisfied with whatever is shiny, bright and new. Preservation is a real fight, and it’s a collision of values.” During Saturday’s service, many worshippers and speakers cried. “What wonderful memories this brings back,” Linda Halverson, 65, of Ogden said as she hugged her friend, Evelyn Menchin, 84, of Calgary, Alberta. A group of girls from the Brighton High School chorus attracted attention outside the tabernacle for their floor-length fuchsia gowns. Many stood on tiptoe to watch the service or catch a glimpse through the tabernacle’s windows of Hinckley. Laura Potter, 16, a first soprano from the suburb of Cottonwood Heights, said she hoped to sing someday in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “You can sing next to the prophet,” she said with the kind of enthusiasm others her age might feel at being in the presence of a rock star. “And in the tabernacle, the revelations are so strong.” last_img read more

December 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAward-winning chef Neven Maguire will be visiting Donegal this month for an unmissable culinary fundraising event in aid of the Stranorlar Presbyterian Church.The chef will be giving an expert cookery demonstration at Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on March 16th, 2017. He will be sharing some of his top mouth-watering recipes and revealing some entertaining tips from the trade. As well as an evening hosted by Neven, there will be a variety of food and craft stalls to browse. Guests will also be in with a chance of taking home some fantastic spot prizes. Doors open at 6.30pm and Neven will take to the stage at 8pm. This fundraising event is in support of the Stranorlar Presbyterian Church roof fund. The Church was built in 1906 and has just had a replacement roof and planning major internal refurbishment.A donation from all funds raised will also be given to Mary’s Meals.Tickets are €25 and already in high-demand. Get yours today on Eventbrite: Click here to get tickets now.You can also get your tickets at the follow venues: Jackson’s Hotel – Villa Rose Hotel, BallybofeyAlexander’s Shop, Ballybofey – The Hatter Tea Room, StranorlarU Bake It – Oliver Plunkett Road, LetterkennyMcGettigans Butchers, Donegal TownFor further details contact 087-3819595 or 086-8522608 Celebrity chef to star in fantastic foodie event was last modified: March 2nd, 2017 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:charityeventsfoodfundraiserMary’s Mealsneven maguireStranorlar Presbyterian Churchlast_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgVALENCIA – CalArts student Chris Choy has been named a winner in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 33rd annual Student Academy Awards competition. He will receive his award June 10 in Beverly Hills. Choy is a student in the character animation program at Valencia’s California Institute of the Arts. He won the student Academy Award for his film “The Possum” in the animation category. CalArts President Steven Lavine said Choy follows a long line of students honored for their work in character and experimental ammoniation. 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Many of those winners have gone on to become the leaders of the animation industry today,” Lavine said. Completed in 2005, Choy’s hand-drawn film is a suspenseful tale of an apple farmer and a possum. This is the third time Choy’s work has been recognized by the Academy. He was a finalist in the Student Academy Award competition for his films “Blind Date” in 2002 and “Cats” in 2004. While the American winners have been notified that they will each receive an award, the level of that award – gold, silver or bronze – will not be revealed until the ceremony. CalArts students have been recognized throughout the history of the Student Academy Awards. In recent years, Jen Sachs received a silver medal in 2002 for “The Velvet Tigris”; Brooke Keesling won a gold medal in 2001 for “Boobie Girl”; Tod Polson won the gold in 2000 for “Al Tudi Tuhak” (“Long, Long Ago”); and Jamie Maxfield was awarded a silver medal in 1999 for “Between the Lines.” John Lasseter, a CalArts alumnus and executive vice president of creative development at Pixar Animation Studios, is the only person to win a gold medal Student Academy Award two years in a row – 1979 and 1980.last_img read more