MULTIPLE GRADED WINNER RIVER BOYNE LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 11-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019)–A perfect six for six on the Santa Anita turf, trainer Jeff Mullins’ River Boyne looms a total standout in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes, which has attracted a field of six older horses at one mile on turf.A head winner of the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) here on Dec. 26, this 4-year-old Irish-bred colt made the lead in deep stretch only to be collared late by highly regarded eastern shipper Raging Bull two starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Hollywood Derby Dec. 1–a race in which River Boyne was beaten by a half length.RIVER BOYNEOwner: Red Baron’s Barn, LLC & Rancho TemescalTrainer: Jeff MullinsA gem of consistency for his connections in 11 stateside starts, River Boyne has won seven races under Mullins’ care, three of them graded stakes. With three wins and a second from four tries at a mile on turf, it would appear conditions are to order for River Boyne, who will again be handled by leading man Flavien Prat. With an overall race record stands of 14-7-3-1, River Boyne is by far the leading money earner in the field with $691,718.LE KENOwner: Pozo de Luna, Inc.Trainer: Ron McAnallySecond, beaten a half length in a one mile turf classified allowance Jan. 13, this 6-year-old Argentine-bred will be making his fifth start for Hall of Famer McAnally, who simply does not have the ammunition he did in years past. Le Ken will again be ridden by Tyler Baze, who will be aboard for the fifth time, including the last two in a row.TRUE VALOUROwner: Qatar Racing, LimitedTrainer: Simon CallaghanThird, beaten a half length by Le Ken on Jan. 13, this 5-year-old Irish-bred made his U.S. debut in the Grade II Eddie Read Stakes three starts back at Del Mar, a race in which he was only beaten 3 ½ lengths at odds of 8-1. A Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf four starts back in his native Ireland, True Valor is 6-1-1-2 lifetime at one mile on turf and figures to get a stalking trip on Saturday.THE GRADE III THUNDER ROAD STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 11 Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTRiver Boyne–Flavien Prat–124Ohio–Ruben Fuentes–120Le Ken–Tyler Baze–120Desert Stone–Joel Rosario–120True Valour–Andrea Atzeni–120Blackjackcat–Mike Smith–120Special early first post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santtaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
JOCKEY QUOTESGEOVANNI FRANCO, LIEUTENANT DAN, WINNER: “We broke really well and the key was to get good position. There was a lot of speed and the 8 horse (Tap the Wire) was outside of me. When it was time to go, my horse responded really well and we just took off.”TIAGO PEREIRA, PRINCIPE CARLO, SECOND: “My main concern was to break well, and I had planned on being on the front end but my horse broke in a tangle. I had a great stalking position just outside the leaders turning for home, but the 7 kicked clear and went on with it.” TRAINER QUOTESSTEVE MIYADI, TRAINER, LIEUTENANT DAN, WINNER: “He’s still a work in progress. His last race at Golden Gate (5 ½ furlong allowance win on March 23) helped him, no question. He’s still slow to change leads, not in the morning, but in the afternoon; we’ve got some work to do. I was very happy to get Geo (Geovanni Franco) back on him. We go way back together, to Golden Gate.”OWNER QUOTESNICK ALEXANDER, LIEUTENANT DAN, WINNER: “It was a very salty race for a first condition up at Golden Gate; every horse had a legitimate chance. The first thing Steve asked was how far is it to the Echo Eddie Stakes, I said 16 days which seemed a little short but we just jogged him into it to see how he was doing, and you can see him in the paddock he was jumping around for the first time in his life like he wanted to do it. In the walking ring he kind of took off on the groom. Once they tried to put the jock up he acted like a new horse. The name comes from the movie Forest Gump it’s one of my favorite movies. I’ve seen it 20 times.” NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Nick Alexander.Nick Alexander’s Lieutenant Dan and jockey Geovanni Franco win the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO
Olympiakos beat Panionios to extend record ATHENS, Greece (AP): Olympiakos continued their perfect start in the Greek league by beating Panionios 3-1 away yesterday, extending their record run of consecutive wins to 16. Alejandro Dominguez, Felipe Pardo and Brown Ideye all scored in the second half for Olympiakos. Spyros Risvanis scored a short-lived equaliser for Panionios. Czech Republic beat Hewitt, Australia team BRISBANE, Australia (AP): Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed-teams event yesterday. Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1) 6-4, before Karolina Pliskova came from 3-1 down in the second set to beat Jarmila Wolfe Gajdosova 7-5, 6-3 at Perth, Western Australia. The Czech team won the later mixed doubles 6-2, 7-5 to sweep the match 3-0. Sub Simons hits brace in 7-1 rout LONDON (CMC): Bermudian teenager Rai Simons struck twice as Chesterfield won their first English League One match since late October by crushing fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town 7-1 at the Proact Stadium on Saturday. Striker Simons, who turns 20 in nine days’ time, came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute with his side 3-1 up and got on the scoresheet a minute later when he punished some poor defending to notch his fourth goal of the season with a right-footed shot from 18 yards. Simons added to his tally when he struck again in the 88th minute after Shrewsbury had been reduced to 10 men when Junior Brown was sent off in the 81st minute for two yellow cards.
“The Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the decision issued by the IOC Disciplinary panel on 25 January 2017 in which he was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A consequence of such finding was the disqualification of Nesta Carter and the other members of the Jamaican team from the Men’s 4x100m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in which they had achieved the gold medal,” read the CAS statement. “Nesta Carter seeks to set aside the challenged decision in order for the Jamaican team to be reinstated as gold medallists.” APPEAL FILED Nesta Carter’s appeal against his disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for a anti-doping violation has officially been filed through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The 31-year-old will in a few days be advised of a hearing date into the matter. CAS confirmed the development yesterday noting that the Jamaican was contesting the decision issued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Panel on January 25, in which the sprinter was found to have committed a violation of anti-doping rules during the Beijing Games. Carter’s sample retroactively tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, resulting in him and Jamaica’s gold medal winning 4x100m relay team being disqualified and stripped of the medals won in the Chinese city. In a media release, CAS outlined that the arbitration procedure is now in progress and advised that the parties will exchange written submissions after which a panel of three arbitrators will be constituted. This panel will then issue directives regarding the holding of a hearing into the matter and then make a decision after its deliberations.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda brushed off a two-set disadvantage and raced back to deny Lyceum an upset victory, 22-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-7, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers improved to 6-0 to tie defending champion Arellano University at first place while sending the Lady Pirates to a miserable 1-5 card. ADVERTISEMENT San Beda cranked up the tenacity in the fifth set, scoring on six unanswered points to take an 11-5 lead after Nieza Viray scored off the Lady Pirates’ blockade.The Lady Red Spikers got into the 14-7 match point after Lyceum captain Bien Juanillo’s attempt went long before Cesca Raqraquin finished it off with a well-placed kill.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 folkSan Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino admitted his team looked sluggish in the first two sets but a reality check allowed them to stop Lyceum’s onslaught.“First off we fixed whatever we did on the floor because we really looked slow, and we had to be aggressive,” said Gavino in Filipino. “We have to play this out and not rely on our opponent’s errors to score.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES “There wasn’t much adjusting when it came to skills, because I already know what they are capable of, they just had to wake up after the first two sets.”Raqraquin led San Beda with a game-high 26 points while Viray added 13.Monica Sevilla had 13 points to lead Lyceum while Christine Miralles and Juanillo pitched in 11 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCAA volleyball: JRU halts two-game skid, blasts Benilde OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Who defines the standards for peace? It’s definitely not those who were perpetrators of conflicts, it is in, in reality the innocent bystanders and those severely affected by the conflicts. A violent person is a threat to his/her community and the attitude of if it’s not your fault it should not be your problem should not only be dropped by young people but should be renounced by all.Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia condemns any form of violent demonstration. We see violent actions as erosions to gains in youth’s employment and empowerment programs as well as an attack on the Liberian investment and human security. There are so many benefits in peaceful negotiations. We believe in open dialogues and consultations in mediation and conflict resolutions. Without exemption, everyone should strive for a peaceful society.This week, we present a dynamic young teenager — Ms. Clinylon Nah. Talking of starting early, Clinylon is surely an inspiration to many young people of her cohort and she has a special message for all young people. The engagement as well as the aspirations of young people in volunteerism for peace is a powerful demonstration of solidarity in action to achieve our shared value in building a better Liberia.-Gwendolyn Myers, Executive Director, MOP-Liberia-Read on:My name is Clinylon Nah; I am 17-year-old student of the St Edward catholic school. I live in Logan Town, Monrovia.I was motivated to be a volunteer peace messenger because of the way I see my fellow young friend in Liberia being used by adults to carry out violent acts. These acts lead to the destruction of public and private properties. I see Messengers of Peace-Liberia, as an organization that has invested significant resources to enhance the leadership qualities of young people in peace advocacy. MOP-Liberia educates young and old people alike about peace-related activities.As a young peace messenger, I’ve been involved in many peace advocacy programs. Amongst which are mediation in conflict between my school mates, support peace education efforts and the ‘dollar-for-peace concert’ on the growth of 20 Peace Clubs to 50 in Liberia.In my school I am not only a peace messenger but also a health club member, who conducts health-related outreach programs in the school.The message I have for my fellow youths out there is don’t allow yourselves to be used like tools to carry out violence. Perpetrators of violence do not in any way help the growth and development of young people. We need our elders to provide quality education and sound pieces of advice to young people and not to use them to do destroy basic healthcare facilities and food security. All these are essential for harmony among us because we (young people) are the future for tomorrow.MOP-Liberia is helping me by strengthening my participation in peacebuilding. I want every young person to get involved. There should be no exemption. Education for peace will help us acquire the value and knowledge to develop the knowledge, attitudes, behavior and skills that will enable us to live in harmony with ourselves and the world at-large.I want to encourage young people of Liberia to stay away from extreme behavior that will cause us hindrance in the future. Let us put on non-violent characters to save our country and the world. We have been used, long enough, as instruments of violence by some greedy and selfish people who have no interest in developing us for the future. We can, and must create the path to peace. Let us join hands with well-meaning organizations in the advocacy of non-violence approach. Let us use the spirit of volunteerism to obtain our goal to see Liberia a better and peaceful place to live.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Abel SimonForty-nine-year-old Abel Simon,called “Jack” of Cotton Field Village, Essequibo Coast, was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined$30,000 for the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He made his appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded guilty to two trafficking charges.The prosecution contended that on September 26, 2016, detectives attached to the Anna Regina Police Station were on mobile patrol aback of Cotton Field Village when the defendant was seen walking and acting in a suspicious manner. As such, he was stopped and searched, and during the search, Police uncovered eight grams of cocaine and eight grams of cannabis in his trouser pocket. He was arrested and charged.
The Port Truckers Association of Liberia (PTAL), which transports containers loaded with goods of various kinds to stores and other areas, has threatened to get on a go-slow.If this happens, economists have predicted that there might be a slowdown in the day-to-day economic running of the country as these container trucks transports the basic daily consumption goods to the grocery shops and stores, including supermarkets around the country.Addressing a press conference over the weekend in Monrovia, Mr. William R. Dewalt, president of the PTAL, said for the past two weeks they have been facing problem with the loading process in the port.Dewalt noted that the APM Terminal and the Liberian government went into a 25-year lease agreement, which he noted the company has the right to control the discharging and charging all vessels that come within the port as well as control the movement of containers and discharging of vessels and loading trucks at the port.According to him, for the past weeks, APM Terminal has being delaying in discharging/loading trucks, “all because they do not have good machines at the port and they are making lot of money from the business communities at that port.”He said presently only one machine APM Terminal was using to serve other consignees and leaving members of PTAL. “This is impeding our progress to reach our customers, who distribute to the lowest echelon of the consuming public in the economy,” he added.The president of PTAL disclosed that, APM Terminal issues them loading slip and added that if one has two containers to remove from the port on the same day, but because APM Terminal is slow to load owning to all their machines being broken down and in their garage, their trucks will sit in the port for six to seven hours before one is loaded. “Sometimes, we even sit there until the next day to be loaded by one machine that APM Terminal is now using,” Dewalt added.He stated it even becomes worse when a containers ship is docked at the port, because APM Terminal is only using a single machine, all their trucks will be parked until the containers are off loaded and loaded from and to the vessel.He said the things that exacerbated their anger is APM Terminal charges them for storage and when they are not loaded because of the company’s fault, they are still asked to pay the fee the next day even though it is not their fault to be delayed.“All of these delays have an effect not only on truckers but also consigning and consumers, because if the consigning pay additional storage fees they will increase they product on the Market as the result the economy begins to get tough,” Dewalt stressed.“We have called on them on numerous occasions to be flexible in the process but they have refused. We have been holding back but it has now reached a point where we will have to go on a go-slow even though we do not want to go-slow in our economy,” he said.Dewalt disclosed that they had planned to go-slow today, Monday. However, he said looking at how the economy is now regressing daily, they thought it wise to inform the public, including the Liberian Government and if nothing concrete is done to get things moving fast as it relates to loading their trucks, they are going to definitely result to their go-slow action.When contacted Saturday, July 12, APM Terminal promised to get to us the same day; but up to press time, APM Terminal did not get back to us.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The city’s growth helped boost Los Angeles County to 10,331,939 residents, and California to 37,662,518 – up 1.3 percent. Still, experts noted that the growth of the city and county populations has slowed in recent years. While immigrants continue to converge in the region, the influx is overshadowed by residents fleeing expensive and congested metropolitan areas for the Inland Empire. Riverside County, for example, was the fastest-growing large county in California: Its population topped 2 million – up more than 3 percent. State demographic experts say the state’s population growth has also been slowing as larger families leave for less-expensive states and are replaced by smaller, immigrant families. “What we found with the decline in school enrollment is (larger) families are moving out of California and being replaced with families with less children,” said Daniel Sheya, a Department of Finance demographic specialist. “Your family size is going down. Areas with minimum housing growth tend to either stabilize or lose population.” The fastest-growing city in California last year was Beaumont, in Riverside County, which expanded by 21.2 percent, to 28,250 residents. In Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita was the fastest-growing larger city, increasing by 5.7 percent, to 177,158, many drawn by new housing developments. Nationally, L.A. remains the country’s second-largest city behind New York City, which has about 8.2 million people, and ahead of Chicago with about 2.8 million. firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 446-6723 L.A. grows past 4 million mark Los Angeles’ population has surged past the 4 million mark for the first time. Here’s a look at state figures released Tuesday: Los Angeles: 4,018,080 Los Angeles County: 10,331,939 California: 37,662,518 Fastest-growing large county: Riverside, with its population topping 2 million, a growth rate of 3.3 percent. Fastest-growing city: Beaumont, in Riverside County, population 28,250, a growth rate of 21.2 percent. Source: California Department of Finance SACRAMENTO – Los Angeles’ continuing allure has sent its population surging past the 4 million mark for the first time, according to state figures released Tuesday. While growth over the past year was less than 1 percent, it still propelled the city to an estimated 4,018,080 residents as of Jan. 1, according to the state Department of Finance. Officials said the numbers show that the city remains a magnet for people from all over the country and the world. “Los Angeles is where the world comes together,” said Janelle Erickson, spokeswoman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “Los Angeles is a city of America’s hope and promise, where the dreams of so many have come to life.”
“I think it’s a collective sadness. We’re talking about a team with a great tradition who give their best in events like this.“But those who are in Russia deserved to qualify and in any case Italy stayed out with an Italian President: do we need anything else to say we’re honest and clean?”Infantino, the Swiss-born son of Italian immigrant parents, took over the scandal-battered world body from disgraced president Sepp Blatter in February 2016.“I would have liked to have given the cup to Buffon though,” admitted the 47-year-old.Infantino said that there had been signs of trouble within the four-time world champions long before their dramatic failure in last November’s play-offs.“There have been signals to this effect for a long time, and (Matteo) Darmian’s shot against Sweden could have gone in instead of hitting the post, but he would have only concealed the problems.“Italy were the first in the world for organisation, clubs, training, structures, food, tactics. We forgot that, without work, talent is not enough.“How many young people advance to the first team?”.Italy are without a national coach and a football federation president with the FIGC currently under the guardianship of the national Olympic committee CONI.Infantino said he hoped this would be “as short as possible”.“One or two men cannot change a situation that needs a strong president, backed by all parties, and with a long-term strategy: clubs, leagues, players, everyone has to go in the same direction, as in Germany in the 90s, after the crisis of results, as in England after the Heysel (Stadium disaster), everyone at the table thinking about the common good, today Germany wins the World Cup and Confederations with young players, and England are world champions in Under 17 and Under 20.”Infantino added that he hoped to encourage 40-year-old Juventus and Italy goalkeeping legend Buffon to take a role in football’s governing body when he retires.“Could he take a role in FIFA? I’m going to go in person and get him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino wishes Italy had qualified for the 2018 World Cup © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVMILAN, Italy, Feb 15 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.“I’m sad, yes I’m sad for the World Cup. I almost cried,” Infantino, who holds both Swiss and Italian nationality, said in an interview with Italy’s Gazzetta Dello Sport five months ahead of the World Cup final match in Russia.