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KEEPER OFTHE STARS RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER CEDILLO

first_imgKEEPER OFTHE STARS RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER CEDILLO; TRAINED BY WONG, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:32.70 AND SURVIVES STEWARDS INQUIRY INTO STRETCH RUNARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2019)–An allowance winner on turf last time out at Golden Gate Fields, trainer Jonathan Wong’s Keeper Ofthe Stars rallied to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths.  A bit erratic late, Keeper Ofthe Stars, who was ridden by Abel Cedillo, survived a stewards inquiry into the stretch run while getting a flat mile on turf in 1:32.70.Mid-pack with a half mile to run, Keeper Ofthe Stars hugged the rail turning for home, angled out for room approaching the furlong pole and then drifted into the path of longshot Holly Hundy a sixteenth out, but straightened up and won as much the best.“She’s still green,” explained Cedillo. “She’s learning (with) every race, but today when she was between horses, she got intimidated. That’s why she came out a little bit.  I straightened her up right away and she won pretty easy.”A close fourth two starts back in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks Aug. 17, Keeper Ofthe Stars was a 3 ½ length allowance winner going 1 1/16 miles on turf at Golden Gate Sept. 20.  Off at 5-1 in a field of 12 sophomore fillies, she paid $12.20, $6.80 and $4.60.Owned by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Keeper Ofthe Stars, who is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Midnight Lute, notched her first stakes victory and her fifth win from 10 overall starts.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $184,800.“I was very scared,” said Wong with regard to the inquiry.  “I saw her come out a little bit past the sixteenth pole, I didn’t think it was much, but everyone finished pretty close for the minors so I was afraid it might have affected them a little bit.“Me and Abel have had a lot of wins.  He’s my main man, a very good friend and an awesome rider.  I’m really proud of him.”For her part, Giza Goddess, trained by John Shirreffs, ran too good to lose as she led the entire way until well inside the sixteenth pole. Ridden by Brice Blanc, she was off at 29-1 and paid $20.80 and $10.20.“She ran her tail off today,” said Blanc. “She broke running and showed good natural speed. I know the fractions look fast, but we were going real easy. She ran huge, especially when you consider she had been away so long (Dec. 18, 2018).”California-bred Mucho Unusual, ridden by Victor Espinoza, rallied from well of the pace to be third, finishing a neck in front of 8-5 favorite Hidden Message. Off at 6-1, Mucho Unusual paid $5.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.27, 45.01, 1:08.44 and 1:20.62.last_img read more

Free Girls Education ‘Unrealistic’

first_imgRep. Thomas P. FallahMontserrado County Representative Thomas Fallah has termed as “unrealistic” a recent pronouncement by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, indicating her government’s plan to provide free education for girls and young women.In her State of the Nation Address delivered to the Legislature on Monday, President Sirleaf announced that her government will embark on a campaign in the next fiscal year to provide financial aid to girls and young women, who are desirous of achieving high school education if they are willing to stay in school.According to the President, her government had on several occasions, demanded quality education, but the process had suffered a series of setbacks as evidenced by the mass failures of Liberian students in exams administered by the University of Liberia and that of the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Based on a number of observations in the process, she announced ‘free education’ for girls, but this privilege remains at the primary and secondary levels of education.In reaction to the President’s address, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmaker asserted that the President’s projection was “very unrealistic and insincere.”In a Daily Observer interview, Fallah maintained that most of the growth and infrastructure development captured in the President’s speech proved that those in her office didn’t do well in preparing the Chief Executive’s speech.“I am an administrator providing education to thousands of students in Liberia, and to make such comment without providing a workable plan of action is being insincere to the Liberian people,” he said.Regarding the Chief Executive’s announcement that 67 percent of Liberians have access to pipe borne water, the CDC lawmaker strongly differed with Madam Sirleaf, adding; “the President’s address is marred by “falsehood and deception.”“It is disappointing for the President to announce that 67 percent of the people in Liberia have access to pure, clean and safe drinking water. This is not true; people are still finding it difficult to have access to clean and safe drinking water,” Fallah maintained.Commenting on government’s plans to celebrate July 26, Independence Day, in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties, and traveling there on a paved road, he termed the pronouncement as another “pure deception to the people of the region.”He argued: “The same pronouncement was made last year and nothing was done to improve the road condition of those counties. What is government doing now to ensure that the roads of those counties are accessible? Are there any construction works ongoing in this dry season to support the President’s intentions for the 26 celebrations to be hosted in the two counties?” he asked.“Since the celebration was cancelled in that part of the country last year, what has the government instituted to make that place accessible to all for that purpose?” Fallah again asked.Meanwhile, the Unity Party-led government has come under sharp criticism for the “complete breakdown” of its Compulsory Free Primary Education program instituted several years back. Political commentators described it as a failed initiative, adding that “another unrealistic campaign is on its way with no positive impact on the lives of many. “Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Charity auction taking place in Chetwynd

first_imgChetwynd’s TLC Thrift Shop will be holding an auction at the end of April.The non-profit group running the TLC Thrift Shop and Training Centre, will be holding a large consignment/charity auction, starting at 9 a.m. and going on all day on April 30.- Advertisement -The auction will be held at the Pine Valley Exhibition Park in the horse barns, located at 3900-51st Ave in Chetwynd.Conducting the auction will be Al Cameron, a Dawson Creek resident and professional auctioneer.The auction’s goal is to raise enough money for the non-profit society’s capital funds project, in order to replace the doors and windows of the TLC Thrift Shop.The auction will provide a wide variety of items for purchase and consignment, including everything from power tools, collectable antiques and even vehicles. One of the items listed, is a restored 1953 police car with original colors, lights and sirens.Advertisement For more information on the event, or to make a donation/consignment, either visit the TLC Thrift Shop in Chetwynd, or contact Leo Sabulsky at 250-788-6344.last_img read more

Appeals court puts hold on NASA background checks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued an emergency temporary injunction sought by some employees of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who say newly required background checks invade their privacy and allow open-ended investigations into their lives. The employees had a Friday deadline to comply with the Bush administration directive or face the possibility of losing their jobs. They were required to fill out questionnaires and submit a waiver allowing the investigations. An emergency motion to the 9th Circuit was made after a lower court denied an injunction Wednesday. “The court has not had the opportunity to consider fully the voluminous material filed in connection with the emergency motion,” the 9th Circuit’s order said in an order that enjoins NASA through Oct. 12.last_img read more

Real estate overvalued

first_imgResidential real estate in California may be overvalued by as much as 26 percent but the anticipated market correction won’t bring a sharp price decline, according to a research report released on Tuesday. It’s more evidence that a cooling rather than a meltdown is in store for the state’s hot residential real estate market. The analysis, from Orange-based Advanced Data Mining & Research Inc., concludes homes are overvalued by as much as 16 percent in Southern California and by as much as 27 percent in the Bay Area. And at about 28 percent, the Inland Empire ranks as one of the most overvalued areas in the state. The research firm, which specializes in property valuation methods and analysis, says that this is not surprising because prices in Riverside and San Bernardino counties have been increasing by about 16 percent a year since 2000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Nima Nattagh, a principal at ADMARI, said that an overvalued market does not necessarily foreshadow trouble. “We’re not saying that the values are going to come down or that a major correction of the market is in the offing,” he said. And Nattagh said it is hard to apply the term “bubble” to the rapid price appreciation of the past several years. That’s because a house is not an easily tradable commodity and that tends to ensure that any price decline will be gradual. And Nattagh believes that at this time next year prices will be higher than they are now. He just doesn’t know by how much but expects the increase to outpace the rate of inflation. And he notes that prices in California did fall in the early part of the 1990s and many of the same market conditions are in place. The big difference now is that the state, especially Southern California, is not facing huge job losses and the overall economy is much more diversified. Robert Kleinhenz, deputy chief economist at the California Association of Realtors, said that there has been concern for several years that the housing market is overvalued. “We’ve heard for four years that there is a bubble and it’s going to burst. Now some of those bubblists are saying it’s not going to burst, it’s just going to deflate.” Late last month the Los Angeles-based association said that both sales and price records would fall when the 2005 numbers are tallied. And while sales are predicted to retreat from this year’s record level they won’t fall far while resale housing prices should rise about 10 percent, Kleinhenz said. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 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

THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU IN DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND!

first_imgEmerald Garrison members pictured with some children from the Childhood Cancer Foundation at the recent launch of their charity partnership.A campaign to increase the awareness of Childhood Cancer will get some impressive help in Donegal next weekend, when the magnificent Emerald Garrison come to visit the International Sheep Shearing Championships in Burt.Ireland’s largest independent Star Wars costuming club has just announced a charity partnership with Childhood Cancer Foundation and have attended a number of their events in 2014. They will appear again on the 31st May in Donegal for the All Ireland And International World Sheep Shearing Championship.The famed Star Wars costuming club – that brings together enthusiasts from all over the world – has visited Donegal before to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer, going down an absolute treat at the group’s Easter Eggstravaganza in Oakfield Park last year. “We are thrilled that Emerald Garrison are coming along to the Sheep Shearing Championships where we are hosting an awareness stand over the weekend. They were really a storm-trooping success when they came to Raphoe and we are certain that they will create a massive buzz in Burt as well,” Maura Toner a spokesperson for Childhood Cancer Foundation, said.Maura, who lives on Inch Island and whose 8 year old daughter Emer is in remission from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, added that while the visit of the Star Wars characters will add to the interest, the main focus for Childhood Cancer Foundation over the weekend is to raise awareness of childhood cancer through their stand.“Childhood Cancer Foundation’s overarching mission is to spread awareness of childhood cancer and we’re hoping that by having our own stand at the event in Burt that we can do that. A massive crowd is expected at the Sheep Shearing Championships and we’ll be hoping to get information out to as many people as possible”Muara also explained that Childhood cancer is very different to adult cancer and is often faster spreading, requiring aggressive treatments that can have a devastating effect on young bodies. “Radiation and chemotherapy can cause life-long issues ranging from cognitive deficits that require special assistance at school to cardiac damage that requires lifelong monitoring.By spreading awareness of childhood cancer, the difficulties of treatment, the death of at least 20% of those affected and the long-term side effects faced by survivors, we hope to change attitudes towards childhood cancer.”Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF) is a registered Charity set up by family members of children with cancer. They also advocate for improved services for children and families affected by childhood cancer and work closely with St John’s Cancer Ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin to help fund vital supports for parents and children who are affected by this disease.The charity is currently funding play services on St John’s Day Ward. It has also just announced the funding of a research project at the hospital. Childhood Cancer Foundation will also be running the third annual Light It Up Gold campaign for childhood cancer awareness this September.“Over 200 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Ireland and Childhood cancer is the biggest cause of death by disease in children in Ireland.Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to raising public awareness of the issues surrounding childhood cancer, developing early diagnosis programmes amongst health care professionals, advocating for improved services for children affected by cancer and assisting to fund vital services for children and families affected by this disease,” Maura concluded.Ends CaptionsLIUG1Emerald Garrison members pictured with some children from the Childhood Cancer Foundation at the recent launch of their charity partnership.THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU IN DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND! was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MAGIC MAN DYLAN WOWS THE JUDGES TO WIN DERRY’S GOT TALENT!

first_imgA talented young magician from Burtonport has won Derry’s Got Talent 2016. Dylan Murray, 18, dazzled the judges and audience in Granny Annie’s last night with his impressive skills and bagged the title of Derry’s Got Talent champion. He is a highly skilled magician and wooed thousands earlier this summer when he uploaded a video of him levitating.His Facebook page has over 600 fans and every video he of a magic trick uploads to Facebook gets thousands of views.We are delighted that he brought the title back to Donegal and we are sure we will see much more of Dylan in the future! MAGIC MAN DYLAN WOWS THE JUDGES TO WIN DERRY’S GOT TALENT! was last modified: June 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DerryDylan MurrayGranny anniesMagicianlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG GAA CLUB WILL HOLD PRESENTATION NIGHT NEXT MONTH

first_imgNaomh Padraig GAA News:CLUB LOTTO The thirty-eighth Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday the 12th of October at the clubhouse.  The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 12, and 28.  There was no jackpot winner.  Two people matched three of the numbers drawn.  They were:  Patsy O’Hagan (Argary) and Hanah/Sarah (C/O Roisin Dooher – Ardnaglass).  Each received €50.Next week’s jackpot is €2250.LOTTO SELLERSThe Club is currently on the lookout for new Lotto Ticket Sellers throughout the Parish.  Anyone interested in selling Lotto Tickets for the Club can contact Club Chairman John McDermott on 0872106832 or Club Secretary Danielle Devine at secretary.stpatrickslifford.donegal@gaa.ie.  Alternatively, you can contact the Club via Facebook. Anyone under the age of 18 interested in selling Club Lotto Tickets must obtain permission from a parent prior to taking up the role.PRESENTATION NIGHTThe Club’s annual presentation night takes place on Friday November 13th in Maggies Tavern, Carickmore, St. Johnston.  Tickets for the event will go on sale in the coming weeks. GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG GAA CLUB WILL HOLD PRESENTATION NIGHT NEXT MONTH was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more

Football Returns Home Saturday to Host Missouri S&T

first_img Drake Game Notes Missouri S&T Game Notes Print Friendly Version Buy Tickets DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team returns to venerable Drake Stadium Saturday, Sept. 15, to host its first full home game of the 2018 season against Missouri S&T. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.Tickets for Saturday’s contest are $12 for adults and $6 for youth and available at DrakeTix.com. Additionally, tickets purchased for the Sept. 1 game may be redeemed for Saturday’s game or any other Drake football home game.The Bulldogs true home opener Sept. 1 was canceled due to inclement weather. Last weekend, the Bulldogs fell at No. 14 Montana, 48-16. Despite the final score, the Bulldogs trailed 10-7 at halftime and stayed within a touchdown of the Grizzlies until late in the third quarter.”We played some good football at Montana, but we did not play mature football from beginning to end,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “We have to have that to be successful and we need to do that this Saturday. We can’t have lapses or go flat.” Story Linkscenter_img Live Audio Live Stats The Bulldogs posted 365 yards of total offense in that loss and face an unbeaten Missouri S&T team that is averaging more than 400 yards per game while allowing less than 200 yards per contest after surrendering just 130 yards in Saturday’s win over Northwood.The Miners are NCAA Division II members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference who were picked second in the league’s preseason poll after leading the league in both total offense and defense in 2017. “Missouri S&T is a very talented team coming off a nice year who has a quarterback that can really throw it and they have a lot of guys that complement him,” Fox said. “Defensively, they have a lot of guys that can run and make plays. We’re going to have to be on top of our game and respond well after Saturday’s game to be victorious.”The two teams have met six previous times with the Bulldogs winning all six meetings, including the last meeting in 2011 at Drake Stadium, where the Bulldogs have won 41 of their last 51 games.Following Saturday’s contest, the Bulldogs will enjoy a bye week before beginning the gauntlet of Pioneer Football League games that begins Sept. 29 at Jacksonville. Live Video last_img read more

DDTV: DANIEL SENDS SPECIAL MESSAGE TO RELAY FOR LIFE DONEGAL

first_imgDonegal’s Relay for Life patron Daniel O’Donnell has sent a special message to all those taking part in the event on May 30th/31st next.Simply click on the video to see Daniel’s message. DDTV: DANIEL SENDS SPECIAL MESSAGE TO RELAY FOR LIFE DONEGAL was last modified: April 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellRelay for Lifelast_img read more