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Walker stars with Seeking My Dream

first_imgFive-time champion jockey Omar Walker rather fittingly enjoyed a supreme day at Caymanas Park with five winners on yesterday’s 11-race programme, the first meet under the umbrella of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, the new owners of the racing complex.Walker, the reigning champion jockey, was in his element as he dominated the programme from the very first race aboard 7-5 favourite UNBREAKABLE proceeding to ride consecutive winners from six mounts on the card. The ‘Birthday Boy’ closed out the five-timer with reigning “Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM, who romped the grade one Chairman’s Trophy feature over 1500 metres by seven lengths in near track record time of 1:30.0, behind splits of 46.4 for the half mile and a brisk 1:10.3 for the first 1200 metres.Trained by 16-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta for Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, who was off the island, SEEKING MY DREAM, who was racing for the first time since his impressive victory in the $13.9 million Diamond Mile on December 10 last year, raced prominently in third as stable-companion MR. AMBASSADOR (99-1) led from last year’s winner FRANFIELD (7-5) in a field of six. The race, however, was all but over passing the 600-metre marker as SEEKING MY DREAM surged into the lead and was merely racing the clock up the lane, stopping it three-fifths of a second outside the long-standing track record held by SKY TRAIN since May, 1983.FRANFIELD, who beat SEEKING MY DREAM by a length in this race a year ago, held on well for second, a length ahead of late-closing HOVER CRAFT, one of four horses saddled by DaCosta in the six-horse field.MAJOR OBJECTIVEAccording to DaCosta, SEEKING MY DREAM’s major objective is the SVL-sponsored Diamond Mile, a race he won in 2015 and 2016.In addition to SEEKING MY DREAM and UNBREAKABLE, Walker also won aboard 6-1 chance LOTTERY TICKET for DaCosta in the third race over 1200 metres; even-money favourite CRAFTY STAR in the sixth then had to survive a stewards’ inquiry and objection from the second, and the front running grey gelding NO MONEY FRIEND, who staged a tremendous rally on the inside after being caught by the favourite MONEYNEVERSLEEP to win by a head.As a result, he leads the standings with 20 wins – five clear of Dane Nelson, who failed to ride a winner on the afternoon.last_img read more

11-time PBA champion Bolado dies in motorcycle crash

first_imgPhoto from Cris Bolado’s Facebook accountFormer Philippine Basketball Association player Cris Bolado was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.He would have turned 48 in October.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Bombers, Generals clash It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img How to help the Taal evacuees The 6-foot-6 Bolado, drafted 13th overall by Alaska Milk in 1994, won 11 PBA championships, including a Grand Slam with Alaska in 1996.He also suited up for Ginebra, Purefoods, Pop Cola/Coca-Cola, San Miguel and Red Bull before retiring in 2013 with career averages of 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAccording to reports, Bolado was working as a basketball coach in an international school in the Cambodian capital.He was likewise managing a Filipino restaurant with partner Anne Christine Waje at the time of his death. Bolado, who played for National University in college, also left behind two children.Ginebra mentor Tim Cone, the late player’s coach in Alaska, and former teammates expressed shock over the incident.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Old Tires Dumped at Bong Mines Bridge

first_imgResidents near Bong Mines Bridge on Bushrod Island have complained about the dumping of old tires in their community, and are calling on authorities to hold those responsible for it.Interviews conducted over the weekend revealed that the old tires are dumped during the night hours by unidentified persons. Some residents told the Daily Observer that they have tried identifying the perpetrators by monitoring the situation near the bridge, but without success.Although businesses near the bridge include a tire center, its operators told the Daily Observer that they are not the ones dumping tires in the community.“It will be stupid for us to do a thing like since we have our business in the area,” an operator, who asked to remain anonymous, said. “We have seen the old tires at the location and have wondered who may be doing it.”Workers at an entertainment center close to the bridge told the Daily Observer that they are also aware of the increasing number of old tires being dumped under the bridge. “We can never allow anyone to do a thing like that,” a worker said. However, the number of dumped old tires increases daily, forming a straight line towards the former Coast Guard base.Meanwhile, residents have appealed to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) and the Borough of New Kru Town to work together to ensure that old tires are dumped at appropriate locations to ensure environmental safety.“We also want the authorities to ensure that those who dump such things indiscriminately are punished,” a resident said.At the Duala Market, a team of sanitation workers told the Daily Observer that many Liberians throw garbage anywhere because “we are there to clean it.”“Old tires should have a special way to be disposed of, but we are people who don’t care about what we do to our environment,” one of them said. “We hope that now that you are drawing attention to this bad practice, our ‘big people’ can find a way to ensure that such a practice stops.”Meanwhile, Ministry of Transport officials on Warren Street were shocked when they were shown pictures of the old tires.“This is just unfortunate,” a transport official said, “it is good that you are drawing attention to this, and hopefully we can all work together to end this bad practice.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Body of man found in East Street drain

first_imgAn unidentified body of a male was discovered in the western drain on East Street, Georgetown.Police ranks at the scene where the body was foundReports are that at about 17:00h on Friday afternoon, a passerby noticed the motionless body of a male East Indian lying in the drain.The police were summoned to the scene and ranks reported that the dead man was clad only in a pair of checkered trousers. According to the police, he is estimated to be between 45 to 65 years old.Blister marks were found on both of the hands and feet. It is believed that the marks are blisters caused by the sun.The body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination and identification.last_img read more

Llambias appointed chief executive officer of Glasgow Rangers

first_imgDerek Llambias has been appointed chief executive officer of Glasgow Rangers.Llambias, who joined the club’s board as a non-executive member on November 2, takes on the role following Graham Wallace’s departure.He was previously managing director at St James’ Park under Mike Ashley, who has a 8.9 per cent share in the Ibrox club.David Somers will revert to his previous role as non-executive Chairman.Somers said: “I am delighted that Derek has agreed to step up to the Chief Executive role.“This is a successful outcome to the process, announced on 27 October 2014, which involved interviewing a number of high calibre candidates.“Derek has impressed us with his grasp of the issues since joining the group and brings a wealth of experience, particularly from his time at Newcastle United, which we feel confident will be invaluable to Rangers.”Llambias’ appointment demonstrates the increasing influence Ashley has at the Scottish Championship club.The Scottish Football Association announced earlier this week that Ashley faces charges relating to his dual interest in the Glasgow giants and Newcastle.Ashley had promised the SFA he would not own more than ten per cent as part of an agreement designed to limit his influence at Ibrox while he remains in control of Newcastle.However, handing the club a £3million loan back in October allowed him to appoint his own directors, with right-hand man Llambias added to the Gers board before taking on the key chief executive role. 1 Derek Llambias [right] with Mike Ashley last_img read more

3 honored as CSUN’s distinguished alumni

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCurb, chairman of Curb Records, was elected lieutenant governor in 1978. He served one term, then returned to the recording industry. Billboard magazine recognized Curb Records as the Country Music Label of the Year in 2001. Ejabat is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Zhone Technologies, a telecommunications equipment company based in Oakland. Before co-founding Zhone, he held senior management positions with Ascend Communications, which Lucent Technologies bought in 1999. Last year, he pledged $1 million to CSUN’s college of engineering and computer science. Kim Labinger, a fourth-grade teacher at Thomas Edison Elementary School in Glendale, was one of 44 educators nationwide to earn the 2006 Disney Teacher Award. Disney announced the awards Monday to coincide with National Teacher Appreciation Week. Stressing creativity in the classroom, Labinger taught elements of writing by having her students write their own scripts for the Mozart opera “The Magic Flute.” Then the students acted out the scenes to emphasize voice, character development, dialogue and vocabulary enrichment, Labinger said. California State University, Northridge, gave three former students the Distinguished Alumni Award at a banquet at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. The school’s highest alumni honor went to retired FBI official Grant Ashley, music-industry executive and former California lieutenant governor Mike Curb and telecommunications executive Mory Ejabat. The award is for “those whose achievements place them at the summit of their professions,” the university said. Past honorees include actor Cheech Marin and astronaut Scott Horowitz. Ashley was the FBI’s executive assistant director of law enforcement services, the bureau’s second-highest post. After becoming a special agent in 1980, he investigated white-collar and violent crime cases in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, then oversaw operations in San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas. He retired from the bureau this year. For her efforts, Disney will give Labinger $10,000 and a trip to the Disneyland Resort at the end of July. Her school got $5,000. Also for teacher appreciation week, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club recognized several local teachers with gifts and $1,000 prizes for their schools. In partnership with Phi Delta Kappa International Professional Education Association, each Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club store and distribution center picked one outstanding teacher from a school in its neighborhood. From the San Fernando Valley, the winners were Donald Tautkus of Kennedy High School, Mary Stepter of Monroe High School, Karen Weimer of Morningside Elementary and Tracey Evans of Wilbur Avenue Elementary. From the Santa Clarita Valley, the winners were Gaylynn Evans and Pamela Skaggs of Pinetree Elementary, Judith McGoldrick of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Andrew Rude of Tesoro Del Valle Elementary. From the Antelope Valley, the winners were Genel Terrell of Tierra Bonita North Elementary, Karen Aguirre of Lincoln Elementary, Marybeth Cook of Littlerock High School, Illene Carson of Summerwind Elementary and Greg Flemming of the Palmdale School District. The winners will be able to apply for Wal-Mart’s state Teacher of the Year honors. The state winner will get $10,000 from Wal-Mart and an automatic entry into the national competition. The national winner gets a total of $36,000 for his or her school. Twelve local middle and high school students who earned the Clarice Chaplin music scholarship from the 31st District PTSA will put on a concert at Walter Reed Middle School auditorium Monday evening. The pianists are Howard Chen of El Camino Real High School, Sam Kinsey of Nobel Middle School and Sharon Lee of Chatsworth High. The violinists are Shana Kogan of Van Nuys High School, Denise Leung of Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies and Esther Lin of Granada Hills Charter High School. The flautists are Christine Fu of North Hollywood High School and Sarah Kim of Lawrence Middle School. The trumpeter is Avneesh Kohli of Reseda High School, the saxophonist is Yarmila Cruz of Van Nuys High School, the drummer is Lucas Fehring of Millikan Middle School and the vocalist is Cramisha Simpson of Kennedy High School. The PTSA. has been awarding the $350 scholarships to talented secondary school students from the San Fernando Valley for 50 years. The money comes solely from donations from the PTSA and the community. The Children’s Scholarship Fund donated more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 1,500 students at a luncheon at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in North Hollywood on Thursday. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Cardinal Roger Mahony and actor Will Smith were among the honored guests. The fund has helped more than 70,000 students get a private school education since its founding in 1988.160Want 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

Why Pochettino is the perfect fit for Real Madrid but they might not get him yet

first_img shining Latest Football News “We’re all just passing through in this profession, everything goes very quickly. The important thing is the day-to-day, and the excitement we approach it with.”Santiago Solari’s words at his debut press conference in charge of the Real Madrid first team suggest he has no illusions about his position. The interim coach of Los Blancos is not Florentino Perez’s choice for the long-term and, unless something unexpected happens, his stay in the Santiago Bernabéu hotseat will be a temporary one. Always in the background are murmurs of Jose Mourinho, still a favourite of president Perez, but the Manchester United boss won’t walk away from the payday he would be owed at Old Trafford should they decide to relieve him of his duties at some point down the line. And who is to say they will do so anyway?Then there is Mauricio Pochettino. Rumours linking the Argentine with Madrid continue to surface, though they tend to originate in England. Regardless, it is no secret the Spanish giants have long coveted his services, and for good reason: the Spurs man ticks more boxes than any other coach linked with the job. Unlike Conte, he would be welcomed by the dressing room, a stumbling block for the Italian which is an even bigger problem for Mourinho, who fell out with senior players by the time of his departure in 2013. 3 REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED Pochettino, a former Argentine international, shows off his skills on the touchline. 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The dust had barely settled on the 5-1 thumping Barcelona dished out to Los Blancos on Thursday when the word started to go around the Camp Nou that Antonio Conte would arrive in the morning.By the time Julen Lopetegui left his final media conference in the Catalan ground, sullen-looking in defeat, several well-positioned Spanish journalists were reporting that Conte would replace him the next day. Word travelled so quick that it arrived on time to be put to Sergio Ramos in the post-match mixed zone.The Madrid captain’s response wasn’t exactly a glowing endorsement. “Respect is won, not imposed.” Whether his thinly veiled message was enough to divert Florentino Perez’s hand is not clear, but in any case, Conte has yet to arrive, four days later, and now Madrid are reportedly unprepared to meet his contract demands. Which leaves the European giants in search of a new option. The big problem is that there aren’t many available. huge blow 3 3 The problem, however, is the timing. Madrid need a coach now, not next year, and as testing as things have been for Pochettino at Spurs as of late, it is hard to imagine him walking away mid-season from a job into which he has poured so much energy.Football is a ruthless game but we have seen enough consistency to afford him the benefit of the doubt: if he wanted to go to Madrid last summer he could have. Instead, he penned a new deal in north London. Murmurs in Spain that Perez may have to look for a stop-gap alternative until next year suggest there isn’t a great deal of optimism the Tottenham man will have a drastic change of heart.Which brings us back to Solari, the only coach Los Blancos are certain to have on the books at the moment, regardless of who they desire. The former Real Madrid player started off by delivering what was expected of him on Wednesday, comfortably winning a Copa del Rey fixture against third division UD Melilla.Next up, a much tougher test: Valladolid, owned by his former teammate Ronaldo, who are currently placed three positions above Madrid in the Liga table. If he can win that and start to turn things around, perhaps Solari’s stay in charge of the seniors will be longer than planned. Or at least long enough to buy Perez the time he needs. Pochettino’s natural ability to inject energy into a squad is another factor the other two cannot summon, and one that is not without importance considering the flagging, aged-looking performances several key Madrid players have produced this season. Potentially, he could help entice Harry Kane, a player who not only fits the bill as a Galactico-style signing that Madrid have lacked for some years now, but would also provide new talent in the desperately sparse centre forward position.The cherry on top? The Tottenham coach also happens to detest Barcelona more than most, and has never hidden his admiration for Real Madrid – “one of the best teams in the history of football,” as he described them. The fit couldn’t be better. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

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first_img If students also attend Cash for College events in January and complete financial aid forms, they could also become eligible for one of 40 $2,500 college scholarships. For more information, call (213) 482-9847.. Lecture offers tips on care insurance WHITTIER — A lecture on long-term care insurance will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Topics for discussions include available options, attributes of a good plan and questions and answers. Space is limited; for reservations or more information, call (562) 698-0811 Ext. 2444.. Lymphedema is topic of hospital program MONTEBELLO — Beverly Hospital will hold a free lecture on lymphedema …from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at its Women’s Pavilion & Breast Center, 101 E. Beverly Blvd., Suite 104/105. Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer surgery that includes the removal of lymph nodes, or after chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Because the lymphatic system is the body’s drainage system, lymphedema occurs when the drainage system is not working properly. The class will include demonstrations on exercise and use of a compression pump, as well as contra-indications to physical treatment and when to call a doctor. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information, call (323) 725-5033.. Spooktacular haunts community center WHITTIER — A Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Highlights will be family games, rides, costume contests, entertainment and refreshments. For more information, call (562) 464-3430.. Smith Park will host Halloween bash PICO RIVERA — Pico Rivera’s Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the grass area at Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd. Activities will include costume contests, trick or treat villages, a live band, prizes and 25-cent game booths. For more information, call (562) 801-4430.. VFW post offers ham and cheese meal LA MIRADA — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148 will hold a ham and cheese croissant fund-raising dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 13932 Valley View Ave. in La Mirada. The event is open to everyone and a donation of $7 per person is being requested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097.. From staff reports160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week No registration is required and topics include such as areas as China painting, ribbon embroidery, quilting, watercolor painting, vocal arts workshops, boating courses, memoir writing, world events, easy cooking and exercise. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. College convention set for today LOS ANGELES — Whittier-area families are invited to participate in the fourth annual College and Career Convention, taking place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today …and Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St. The convention will feature dozens of informational booths dealing with how to access public and private financial aid for college, as well as seminars in English and Spanish on making college affordable, applying for scholarships and explaining the college application process. A “Cash Drop” will take place at 10:30 a.m. today with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa…. As part of a Cash for College program, students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for 25 $1,000 college scholarships. SANTA FE SPRINGS — To celebrate Red Ribbon Week and being drug free, the city of Santa Fe Springs will hold a “Look at Me, I’m Drug Free” community parade this morning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin at Lake Center Middle School on the corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Clarkman Avenue. Then, it will turn north on Jersey Avenue, go across Telegraph Road, turn east on Charlesworth Road and end behind Jersey Elementary School on the corner of Charlesworth Road and Alburtis Avenue. School students, California Highway Patrol, L.A. CADA, Kiwanis, American Red Cross, Santa Fe Springs Fire Department and Police Services Center members will march in the parade to advocate a drug-free community. Classes for seniors at activity center LA MIRADA. — The city of La Mirada offers an array of free classes for seniors and adults at the La Mirada Activity Center and the La Mirada Resource Center by teachers from Cerritos College and Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School.last_img read more

Shropshire Supplies 7cm Stretch Headband Hair Band Kylie Band School Colours Natural Colours, I absolutely love this headband love the colour burgundy I really can’t

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German Chancellor Tells Google: “You Can’t Just Go Around Scanning Books”

first_imgOn Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her weekly video podcast to attack Google and the Google Book Settlement. According to Merkel, the Google Book Settlement disregards international copyright laws. Merkel, who mostly focuses on the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair in her rather anemic video, also stressed that Germany will do its best to protect German authors against what the government considers to be blatant copyright infringement. Both Germany and France filed complaints against the Google Book settlement last month.“The Internet Should Not Be Exempt From Copyright Laws”According to Merkel, the German government wants to protect its authors. Google, according to Merkel, is “just scanning books without any regard to copyright law,” and “the Internet should not be exempt from copyright laws,” she also adds.In this context, it is important to note that Germany has always been extremely protective of books as a cultural product. Book retailers, for example, have to sell all new books at a set price and can only discount older or damaged books under a limited set of circumstances. It’s currently not clear if these price-fixing rules also apply to eBooks.“eBooks Won’t Replace Traditional Books” Merkel also stressed that she doesn’t believe that eBooks will ever replace traditional books  – though she does mention that ‘new’ technologies like audio books have changed the book market over the last few years.Google Books and the Google Book Settlement have obviously been mired in controversy from the beginning. Just last week, Google’s Sergey Brin defended the project in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. The Google Book Settlement is currently on hold, and Google has until November to present a revised version of its plan. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#E-Books#Google#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more