first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS RACING AND TRAINING  Grade I Santa Anita Handicap To Be Rescheduled       Arcadia, CA – March 5, 2019 – The Stronach Group announced the closure of Santa Anita Park for live racing and training effective immediately while the one-mile main track undergoes additional extensive testing.All stakes races scheduled for this upcoming weekend, including the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the Grade II San Felipe and the Grade II San Carlos will be rescheduled.“The safety, health and welfare of the horses and jockeys is our top priority,” said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, The Stronach Group. “While we are confident further testing will confirm the soundness of the track, the decision to close is the right thing to do at this time.”The Stronach Group has been in constant communication with the California Horse Racing Board and numerous key industry stakeholders who are in full agreement with the decision to suspend racing and training.The additional testing of the track will be lead by veteran Trackman Dennis Moore, expanding on the ground radar testing conducted earlier this week by the University of Kentucky’s Dr. Mick Peterson. Measures will include utilizing an Orono Biomechanical Surface Tester, a device that mimics the impacts of a horse running at full gallop allowing engineers to see how the track holds up. These test results will be evaluated to ensure track consistency and uniformity for both training and racing.Further, The Stronach Group will be conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all existing safety measures and current protocols.Press Contacts:Tiffani Steer, tiffani.steer@stronachgroup.comMike Willman, mike.willman@santaanita.comlast_img read more

Scorpions seek revenge

first_imgCaptain of Jamaica Scorpions, John Campbell, believes playing their best cricket will be key in overcoming Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their WICB-NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament top-of-the-table clash at Shaw Park, Trinidad and Tobago, today.The encounter, set to get under way at 9:30 a.m. (Jamaica time), will see the hosts (12 points) looking to hold on to their narrow two-point lead over the Scorpions in Group A.Jamaica have won two and lost one of their three matches, while the Red Force have so far recorded two wins and a no-result from their rain-affected fixture.”They are playing well at the moment and are at the top of the table,” noted Campbell. “But we have not played our best cricket yet and if we do, I believe we will win.”A return-leg fixture of the round-robin group stages, the matchup will see Jamaica looking to turn the tables by 84 runs in the tournament opener.Led by solid batting from Andre McCarthy and accurate bowling from leg-spinner Damion Jacobs and fast-bowler Sheldon Cottrell, Jamaica have since gone on to record back-to-back wins in their next two outings. They defeated ICC Americas by 184 runs, before turning back the challenge of Barbados Pride by two wickets on Monday.The results, according to Campbell, have lifted the spirit of the team and he is anticipating the momentum to carry over into today’s match.”We just need to go out there and play positive cricket,” he said.Both teams, favourites to advance from the group as winners or runners-up, are set to welcome the return of their West Indies players.Campbell said batsman Jermaine Blackwood was set to join the team in time for the clash, while it is understood that the Red Force are likely to feature batsman Darren Bravo and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.Blackwood, Campbell pointed out, should help to bolster the batting, which struggled against Trinidad and Barbados with scores of 137 and 139 for eight.”We have a problem with losing cluster of wickets,” Campbell confessed.”Getting in on these (Trinidad) wickets is hard, so moving forward … one of the set bats will have to look to bat as deep as possible for the team.”Trinidad’s Red Force, in addition to Bravo and Ramdin, are expected to pivot their hopes on batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Jason Mohammed, plus all-rounder Rayad Emrit.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Voters leave as fingerprint machines malfunction

first_imgVoters across the constituency of Eastern St Andrew are leaving polling stations due to what they say are malfunctioning finger print machines. Both JLP and PNP outdoor agents told The Gleaner that voters were turning back because of the long lines and wait time. “The people can’t take the long wait so some of them a leave because the machines not working,” an agent told The Gleaner. The supervisors at Jamaica College, St. Margaret Anglican Church and the Mountain View New Testament Church say they have reported the issue to the Electoral Office of Jamaica and are working to have the machines up and running as soon as possiblelast_img

Carlo Lastimosa signs with Kia

first_imgMOST READ 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 D-League: Marinero loses 17-point lead but holds off Zark’s-Lyceum Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCarlo Lastimosa gets a new lease on life as he was signed to a one-conference contract with Kia.Team governor Bobby Rosales confirmed the news to as the Picanto gets a big boost on offense with the signing of the former St. Benilde stalwart.ADVERTISEMENT The Picanto have yet to notch a victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, going 0-4 so far. They seek to end to their 16-game losing streak on Saturday against Rain or Shine.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lastimosa last played for NLEX where he averaged 8.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 16.9 minutes of action.Despite his impressive showing, the Road Warriors bought out the 27-year-old guard and went on their separate ways before the start of the 2017-2018 season.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 Through his four-year career, Lastimosa averaged 10.0 markers, 1.9 boards, and 1.5 assists in 17.8 minutes of play in his stops in Barako Bull, Blackwater, and NLEX.His entry is a shot in the arm for Kia, which is drawing the bulk of its offense from Rashawn McCarthy, who leads the team with 15.75 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. View commentslast_img read more

Centennial bauxite observances launched in Linden

first_imgFormer PM Hinds speaking at the launchCentennial Committee head Horace JamesThis year is a significant one for the community of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice), as it is celebrating a hundred years of bauxite mining. To mark the auspicious centennial observance, leaders in the bauxite industry and Regional officials hosted an official launch of the year-long activities at the former Rail Road Station at Mackenzie.The Centennial Committee headed by Horace James was recently formed to spearhead activities, took the opportunity to unveil the 100th year anniversary plans, which include erecting a Centennial park and museum, a magazine publication and presentation of an oral history series, among other things.The launching ceremony was marked by reflections on the history of bauxite mining, which began in Linden by George Bain Mackenzie in 1916, to the companies associated with its mining over the years, as well as the privatization process.It also saw the launch of the novel ‘Children of Watooka’, written by Guyana-born Canadian Steve Connolly. Speaking on the significance of the 100th year celebration, James said the launch is simply a prelude to the original observance of the celebrations slated for October this year.He noted that during the year of commemoration, there is a clear objective, which is to know and appreciate the role and future of bauxite and ensuring youths, particularly students, are inspired to use its resources for the purpose of future development.He added it is important that they also understand the role bauxite played in the development of Linden, Guyana and World Wars 1 and 2 when the commodity was used in the construction of warplanes.James also alluded to the fact that bauxite has played a major role in assisting the community in its development, which saw it eventually growing into a township. Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) General Manager (AG) Eric Yu, in his remarks congratulated the community on the achievement, while indicating that over the years, bauxite has made significant contributions to the development of the nation.He said the commodity, which has attracted countless skilled artisans, has become an integral part of Guyana’s economy, and that BMGGI was honoured to be part of the historic moment. To commemorate the significant milestone, he said the company will construct an arch outside the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, while delivering remarks on the privatization of the bauxite sector sought to explain the move made years ago.“Looking back, one might put the beginning of the road to re-privatization of bauxite as far back as 1976. Five years after nationalization when to the astonishment of many nationalized bauxite industry could no longer hold out the possibility of steadily growing prosperity and contribution to the National Treasury Consolidated Fund. Indeed the operation soon split into a period of about 15 years of losses, with receiving subsidies from the Treasurery,” he noted. Heading in to the future, Hinds challenged leaders to look at diversification.Tasked with a presentation on the history of bauxite, from Demba to Linmine, former Linden Interim-Management Committee Chairman and historian Orrin Gordon spoke of the social, cultural and economic aspects of the earlier days of bauxite mining. Also delivering remarks were Regional Chairman Renis Morian, Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, BMGGI Chief Engineer Orin Barnwell and Chair of Linden Fund USA Paula Walcott-Quintin. Several copies of ‘Children of Watooka’ were also distributed to secondary school students of Linden.last_img read more

Auto racing notes: Gordon grabs pole for Auto Club 500

first_imgKasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick challenged Gordon for the pole, but neither was able to put down a faster lap. Gordon won it with a lap at 185.735 mph. “I really thought someone else was going to beat us because we went so early and with the sun going down,” said Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Hendrick Motorsports. “These guys have been working really hard to get us back where we need to be with getting poles and running fast and leading laps and hopefully winning races and battling for a championship.” It was Gordon’s second career pole at California Speedway. He won his first in May 1998. What might be more interesting, though, are the drivers who did not qualify. There were 51 trying to earn a spot for the Cup race, which meant eight were going home. Michael Waltrip, who was at the eye of the cheating storm at Daytona International Speedway last week, was one of those eight. He was knocked out of the race by his own driver and teammate David Reutimann, who will start 33rd. Waltrip, who owns a three-car Toyota-powered team, saw his other driver Dale Jarrett make the race on a provisional for being a past Cup champion. “(Waltrip’s) put a lot into this team and this program, and I want all three of us to be in and we’re not,” Reutimann said. “Hopefully we’ll keep gaining and make the whole organization stronger and we don’t have to worry about not making races anymore.” Jeremy Mayfield, a previous winner at California Speedway, also did not qualify. A.J. Allmendinger, the promising rookie for Team Red Bull, failed to make his second race in a row. FONTANA – NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon qualified early Friday afternoon at California Speedway, and he was fast. But even he didn’t think he was fast enough to hold on to the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 500. Once the sun went down and the track started to cool, he anticipated faster times from the drivers who were qualifying later. center_img Ward Burton, a Daytona 500 winner, did not qualify for his second straight race as well. Four Toyota drivers qualified for the race. Dave Blaney was the top Toyota driver. He qualified his No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Camry at 14th. Brian Vickers, driving for the Toyota-powered Team Red Bull, will start behind Blaney in 15th. Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the No. 42 Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing, was the highest qualifying rookie. He will start ninth. “I’ve raced here before in open wheel, but it’s very different in these cars,” said Montoya, who is beginning his first full season in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series after stints in CART and Formula One. NASCAR on ESPN: One of the ways ESPN is hoping to improve the way NASCAR is broadcast is by using only high-definition cameras for its entire coverage. That means putting HD cameras on board cars during broadcasts. ESPN is using the HD cameras in their coverage of the NASCAR Busch Series. It will transfer that practice when they take over the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series coverage later in the year. Jill Frederickson, a coordinating producer for motor sports at ESPN, said the network has a few new graphic and visual elements it will introduce as the season progresses. “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” Frederickson said. “We want to make it better and amplify it.” (818) 713-3715 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

Tottenham to sign attacker who terrorised Arsenal? All the transfer ins and outs rumours from White Hart Lane

first_img OUT: Etienne Capoue: Spurs hope to recoup most of the £11million paid for him two years ago – Click the arrow above, right, to see who might be joining the Lilywhites – Watford are close to completing the signing of Etienne Capoue. The Frenchman, 26, has reportedly told friends he is poised to join the newly promoted club, although a fee has yet to be finalised. Capoue would become the first of the seven players from Tottenham’s 2013 transfer-market dash to leave White Hart Lane. OUT: Paulinho: Brazilian midfielder has struggled since moving to England – Click the arrow above, right, to see who might be joining Spurs – Paulinho is set to be offloaded to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for £11million, according to the Mirror. The Brazilian midfielder, signed for £17million two years ago, but turned out to be a huge disappointment. Guangzhou are managed by former Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari and already have four Brazilian players in their squad. IN? Toby Alderweireld: Defender keen to join Belgian contingent at White Hart Lane – Click the arrow above, right, to see who might be leaving Spurs! – Spurs are reportedly closing in on agreeing a fee with Atletico Madrid for Alderweireld, according to the Telegraph. The 26-year-old spent the last season on-loan at Southampton, making 26 starts for Ronald Koeman’s side. After an impressive spell with the south coast club, he is attracting interest from other Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and has expressed a desire to stay in England. Tottenham have taken advantage of the situation and have already made an approach to secure his services with White Hart Lane set to be his likely destination. 6 IN: Yannick Ferreira Carrasco: Belgian star dubbed ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ – Click the arrow above, right, to see who might be leaving White Hart Lane – According to reports Spurs lodged a £9.9million offer to sign the Monaco ace, but that was rejected. The 21-year-old winger has bags of pace and tricks and has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo in the past. He scored the decisive goal against Arsenal in the Champions League last season, which ultimately sent the Gunners crashing out of the competition. Carrasco made 36 appearances for Monaco in Ligue 1 last season and scored six goals, while also creating 56 chances – Carrasco’s six goals is just three fewer than the club’s leading scorer, Anthony Martial. 6 6 6 6 Mauricio Pochettino appears keen to strengthen his defensive and attacking options when the summer transfer window opens.The north London club have already signed central defender Kevin Wimmer from Cologne and right-back Kieran Trippier from Burnley.But former Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles exclusively told talkSPORT that Pochettino needs reinforcements to help propel the north London club into the top four – and it seems Pochettino has identified further targets.As well as additions there’s certain to be a few departures from White Hart Lane and talkSPORT has rounded up the latest rumours surrounding Spurs, so click the arrow above, right, to see six players linked with a move to and from Tottenham.What area do you think chairman Daniel Levy needs to invest his money in and who should leave White Hart Lane? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.For all the latest Tottenham news click here. 6 IN: Anthony Martial: Monaco forward Pochettino’s No.1 target – Click the arrow above, right, to see who might be leaving White Hart Lane – Anthony Martial remains Tottenham’s main transfer target as Pochettino looks for someone to share the goalscoring burden with Harry Kane next season and there have already been discussions about the 19-year-old French forward. Monaco are in no rush to sell Martial and are seeking £19 million for the France Under-21 international, who scored nine goals in Ligue 1 last season. Yet there is quiet confidence at White Hart Lane that they have a strong chance of getting their man. OUT: Emmanuel Adebayor, Tom Carroll, Andros Townsend: Aston Villa plot triple raid on trio – Aston Villa are preparing a triple transfer raid on Tottenham Hotspur for Emmanuel Adebayor, Tom Carroll and Andros Townsend – Townsend is likely to cost in excess of £10million while Adebayor will be priced at £3m, according to the Sun. Tom Carroll is being lined up for a season-long loan by the former Spurs chief – Sherwood has a good relationship with the trio from his time at Tottenham and is confident of luring them to Villa Park.last_img read more

Arsenal to send 17-year-old wonderkid to Ipswich for the season

first_img1 Arsenal rookie Ainsley Maitland-Niles is on the verge of completing a loan move to Ipswich Town.The 17-year-old wideman, known for his searing pace, has made two first-team appearances for the Gunners.But now he is set to join Ipswich to gain more regular senior action as part of Mick McCarthy’s Championship side.Maitland-Niles, who has been at Arsenal since the age of nine, is expected to spend the entire campaign on loan at Portman Road. Ainsley Maitland-Niles last_img

WIN: Ladies Night Out brings fabulous festive sparkle to town

first_imgFestive fashion, food and fun are in the line-up for a glamorous Ladies Christmas Night Out next month in Ballybofey.Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo is hosting one of the most exciting nights of the Christmas calendar on Wednesday 7th Dec in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey. Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman have two VIP tickets to give away for this fantastic charity event. Check out this post on Facebook (Click HERE) to see how you can win two VIP front row seats!The evening begins at 7pm with a Christmas market. Where guests can browse around with a glass of mulled wine, prosecco and canapes in hand. There will be a wide range of festive stalls setting up for the market, with everything from baking to botox!The show begins at 8pm sharp with fabulous chef Rachel Allen showing everyone how it’s done in the kitchen this Christmas. To top it all off, there will be some festive fashion from The Gray Rooms, Pure Boutique, Verve Donegal and for the ladies with blooming bumps this season, Chiq Maternity will be showcasing their beautiful maternity range.So whether you decide to get dressed to the nines or air out your Christmas jumper, this event promises to be one of the best in Donegal this Christmas. All proceeds from the event are going to The Donegal Hospice and The Caolan Melaugh Fund.Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have given their time and effort to this event Tommy and Bridget Gallen Jacksons Hotel, Paddy McMenamin our compare for the night, DJ Paddy Friel, Siobhan Kelly The Gray Rooms, Rosie Boyle Pure Boutique, Mary Meehan Verve, Gillian Hamilton + Amanda McClintock Chiq Maternity,  Gabrielle McMonagle Gabrielle’s Diary, Maria Rushe Secrets of S Mum,  Liam Porter, John Gildea and the team at Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman. A huge thank you also to all those who have sponsored the wonderful raffle we have in store on the night. Tickets are €25 and are on sale at The Igloo Ballybofey, Jacksons Hotel, The Gray Rooms, Pure Boutique, Verve Donegal Town but hurry they are going like hot cakes!!!WIN: Ladies Night Out brings fabulous festive sparkle to town was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 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:BallybofeyCHristmaseventsFashionigloolast_img read more

KCCA vs Express: Kasasiros out to continue march towards league crown

first_img Tags: Express FCJulis PolotoKCCA FCMike MutebiMike MutyabaMuwadda MawejjeTony odurtop KCCA are six points clear at the top of the table (file Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Express FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 20-04-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will win the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda League title unless something dramatic happens in their last four games.After Vipers SC lost 2-1 at home to URA FC on Friday, the Kasasiro remained six points clear at the top of the standings, with a game in hand as they play their Match-Day 27 fixture on Saturday.The Venoms result in Kitende means that KCCA now require only four points from a possible 12 so as to seal third League crown in four years.On Saturday afternoon, they take on Express FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo as the two sides renew their rivalry.Unlike in the 90s when matches between the two were title deciders, KCCA go into the game as overwhelming favorites after Express have fallen far behind Mike Mutebi’s side in both ambitions and league placing.As KCCA fight for yet another League crown, the Red Eagles are still mathematically not safe from relegation and a string of bad results may see them dragged in the relegation battle at the season’s close.Going into the game, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi stressed that his side’s focus is on trying to win all their remaining games.“Our target as KCCA is to win all our remaining games so that we are sure of winning the League this season, said Mutebi ahead of the Express game.“We do not want to look at how our rivals (Vipers) are performing because our focus is on how we perform in our games.“What gives me confidence going into the last four games is that my players are operating at least 50%.KCCA FC will be without three first-team players on Saturday. Mike Mutyaba, Julius Poloto and Muwadda Mawejje are all out nursing injuries and are not expected to return until the season closes.For Express, they will be without striker Tony Odur who is injured. Lawrance Kigonya who missed the last game is expected to return to the starting lineup.Match Facts:This will be the 20th meeting between KCCA and Express since May 2012.In the previous 19 meetings, KCCA have won 8 games, Express 4 while the other 7 have ended in draws.Express have defeated KCCA only once in the last 9 meetings with that victory coming in the first game this season where the Red Eagles triumphed 3-2 at Wankulukuku.Last season, KCCA did the double over Express including a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture at Lugogo.This fixture always tends to produce a winner with only one draw seen in their last 7 match-ups.In their last games, KCCA FC defeated Paidha 2-1 at Lugogo while Express drew 1-1 at home to SC Villa.Express drew 1-1 with SC Villa in their last game (file photo)KCCA go into the game having lost only one of their last 15 League games (W9 D5). The only loss in that period came at the hands of URA (2-1) on February 26th.At home, the Kasasiros have lost only one of their last 31 League games (W24 D6).For Express, they head into Saturday’s fixture having won only one of their last 5 League games (D2 L2). The win was the 2-0 win over Paidha Black Angels at the start of this month.Away from home, the Red Eagles have triumphed in only two of their last 10 games (D2 L6). The two victories in that period came against Ndejje University and Nyamityobora, two of the three sides currently occupying the relegation zone.The other games on Saturday:-Nyamityobora FC vs Maroons FC-Onduparaka FC vs Bul FC-Tooro United vs Mbarara City FCFriday’s results:-Vipers SC 1-2 URA FC-Bright Stars FC 1-1 Police FCComments last_img read more