AUTHENTIC, THOUSAND WORDS & STORM THE COURT HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; KEY DERBY PREP PROVIDES WINNER 50 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS RACE IS FINAL MAJOR STEPPINGSTONE TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 4 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2020)–In what has become one of the nation’s most important Derby preps, Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes once again promises to showcase some of the best sophomore talent anywhere as Bob Baffert’s undefeated twosome of Authentic and Thousand Words, along with Peter Eurton’s Eclipse Award winning Storm the Court and John Shirreffs’ classy Honor A.P., head a field of seven 3-year-olds at a mile and one sixteenth.The San Felipe will award a total of 85 all-important Kentucky Derby qualifying points, with 50 to the winner, 20 to second, 10 to third and five points to the fourth place finisher.AUTHENTICOwner: SF Racing, LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. Fielding and Golconda StablesTrainer: Bob BaffertA tremendously gifted colt by Into Mischief, Authentic, who was heavily favored, broke his maiden at first asking going 5 ½ furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 9, winning by 1 ½ lengths. The 6-5 favorite in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile here on Jan. 4, he daylighted his rivals by 7 ¾ lengths, but gave regular rider Drayden Van Dyke some anxious moments late, as he nearly brushed the inner rail a furlong out. “I think the noise from the crowd made him react the way he did there in the stretch,” said Van Dyke. “…I told Bob when he broke his maiden he was my favorite 2-year-old. He’s very talented.” A $350,000 Keeneland September Yearling, look for Authentic to blast off as he tries to make every pole a winning one.THOUSAND WORDSOwner: Albaugh Family Stables, LLC & Spendthrift Farm, LLCTrainer: Bob BaffertAlthough he hasn’t yet shown the “flash” exhibited by his stablemate, Thousand Words, a $1 million Keeneland September Yearling, has been oh-so efficient in winning all three of his starts, the most recent a workmanlike three quarter length tally in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 1. A winner of the Grade II Los Alamitos Futurity at the same distance over an off track Dec. 7, Thousand Words has a grinding style and a will to win that could prove invaluable in the coming days and months. With regular rider Flavien Prat back aboard, Thousand Words will hope to be able to look his competition in the eye the final sixteenth of a mile on Saturday. If so, he will be tough to deny.STORM THE COURTOwner: Exline-Border Racing, LLC, David Bernsen, LLC, Dan Hudock & Susanna WilsonTrainer: Peter EurtonA tremendous story, this Kentucky-bred colt by Court Vision sold for $60,000 at a 2-year-old in training sale in Florida 11 months ago and with a 45-1 victory in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile two starts back on Nov. 1, he has banked $1,184,951 from two wins in five starts. In a race he probably needed, Storm the Court, who was voted 2019’s Eclipse Award winning Juvenile Male, finished fourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths by Baffert’s highly regarded Nadal going seven furlongs in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 9. Although he never threatened for the win, “Storm” seemed to relish the fight and galloped out very strong. With a recent race in hand, Storm the Court rates a big chance as Joel Rosario takes over from Flavien Prat, who’s opted to stick with Thousand Words.HONOR A.P.Owner: C R K Stables, LLCTrainer: John ShirreffsA $850,000 Fasig Tipton 2-year-old in training sale grad, this Honor Code ridgling showed great promise in his maiden win on Oct. 13, as he led throughout en route to an impressive 5 ¼ length win going a flat mile in what was his second start. Idle since, long striding Honor A.P. makes his 3-year-old debut in the deep waters of the San Felipe, but his connections are hopeful the talent he showed four months ago will carry the day with Mike Smith back in the saddle Saturday.THE GRADE II SAN FELIPE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 12 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTFort McHenry–Abel Cedillo–120Honor A.P.–Mike Smith–120Wrecking Crew–Tyler Gaffalione–120Authentic–Drayden Van Dyke–122Thousand Words–Flavien Prat–124Storm the Court–Joel Rosario–124Swagsational–Kassie Guglielmino–122Special early first post time for a 12 race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m., with admission gates opening at 9:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
The newly chosen representative aspirant of Montserrado County District # 16 for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Dixon Wlawlee Seboe, has reacted to Sinoe County Senator J. Milton Teahjay’s statement that the “CDC of Sen. George Weah will not win the Borough of New Kru Town,” and that if it happens, “it would be over my dead body.”Mr. Seboe said Senator Teahjay is gambling his life for the Unity Party (UP) in what he called “an unrealistic statement.”The CDC representative aspirant told the Daily Observer on Sunday that the Senator’s remarks “are completely out of order because the CDC will definitely win the Borough of New Kru Town in the October 10 elections, just as in past elections.”It may be recalled that during an evening radio show on the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), the UP executive member stated that the ruling Unity Party will win the Borough of New Kru Town in the ensuing elections. He said the CDC, that won the borough in the past three elections, would not succeed as long as he is alive.Some political commentators indicated that the Sinoe County Senator is known for his frivolous political remarks, and cited what he said in 2005 that, “Hair should grow in my palm if Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the UP wins the elections.” Madam Sirleaf won the elections and Sen. Teahjay, without a strand of hair in his palm, dismissed the matter as “mere political talk”. Last Friday, June 16, delegates from Montserrado County District # 16 voted for Dixon W. Seboe to replace Rep. Dr. Edward Forh, who sought what was described as a hat-trick (3rd term) in the CDC legislative primaries.Mr. Seboe graduated from the University of Liberia (UL) (Cum Laude) in Mathematics, earned an MBA from the Colorado State University in the United States, and another MBA in Finance from the Cuttington University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Project Appraisal and Risk Management from Duke University, USA.He currently works as the Senior Manager for Compliance for MTN Liberia and MTN Guinea Bissau. He previously served as Customs Commissioner at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).“Our focus will be on education and health because by educating the young people and giving them the necessary skills, we will empower them. We believe that education can transform this country and there’s a need to educate our people, especially those who have the energy and are ready to learn,” Seboe said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – CDC Representative Aspirant Dixon W. Seboe and Sen. J. Milton Teahjay
The former Prosecutor of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases at Criminal Court “E” at the Temple of Justice, Cllr. George Sagbeh, has cautioned journalists to be prudent in reporting on rape cases.The legal prosecutor at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) maintained that journalists should be keenly aware of the power of using (descriptive) language, especially at the beginning of reporting an incident of rape.Cllr. Sagbeh spoke at a 5-day training of media practitioners organized by UN Women held in Ganta, Nimba County recently.He said “Sexual violence is an act that someone is subjected to and the language used to describe the situation should show the non-consensual nature of the act. Journalists must write the story as it happens, and leave no room for doubt.”Cllr. Sagbeh, who served as one of the facilitators, said it is important for journalists to be careful in reporting rape cases because he or she is not a part of the incident and therefore they are not third-parties to the crime.The former SGBV prosecutor who has prosecuted rape cases for the last five years said journalists are not to report rape cases without using the police charge sheet, which he pointed out, is a document from the legal authority of said case and the story will be authentic.He said most of the communities are becoming sexually toxic quarters and “It is common for newspapers and radio outlets to use terms like sexual assault or sexual abuse when reporting on SGBV crimes.”The counselor said a sexual offense story has to be written or broadcast to attract the readers’ attention, using the when, where and how methods of reporting.He said in writing SGBV stories, journalists must know that sexual violence is a continuation of the behaviors that include but are not limited to rape and sexual assaults among other SGBV activities.Acts of sexual violence are crimes committed without consent, “sometimes with violence and coercion, sometimes against the most vulnerable among us,” he said.Cllr. Sagbeh called on members of the Liberia Media to stop writing ‘parochial stories’ that do not portray the actual story or the incident reported about because by doing that, the journalistic profession will be undermined and the credibility of the writer will be questioned by the public.The former SGBV prosecutor said the details of writing rape stories must usually be against the perpetrators, “But it is also important to avoid naming the victim.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Middleweight BoutMikel DuPont (2-1) Fort St. John vs William Quintal (2-1) Grande PrairieFlyweight BoutYorkhander Martinez (0-1) Fort St. John vs Jarrett Vornbrock (0-0) YellowknifeLight Heavyweight BoutDan Bradshaw (1-0) Dawson Creek vs Ted Russell (0-0) Prince GeorgeFeatherweight BoutJoel Morin (0-1) Fort St. John vs Grey Patino (0-1) YellowknifeWelterweight BoutNoah Goertz (0-0) Prince George vs Alex Paul (0-2) Cold LakeCatchweight Bout 195Travis Lussier (0-0) Fort St. John vs Riley Cassidy (0-0) Prince GeorgeLadies Flyweight BoutRobin Combs (1-2) Fort St. John vs TBAWelterweight Kickboxing BoutMatt Kertesz (1-0) Fort St. John vs TBAAll bouts are subject to change and commission approval. Stewart (7-2) will be taking on Brendan Kornberger (4-0) out of Vancouver. In Stewart’s last bout with the Fivestar Fight League he successfully defended his middleweight title in a close contest against Cody Krahn.The decision to hold a second card in Fort St. John was an easy one for Fivestar Owner Justin Donally based on the success of the last show. He says it’s his intent to hold two shows in Fort St. John every year going forward.“The gameplan was to be in Fort St. John twice a year. It took us a long time to get here the first time. We think fall is a good time. It works out good for the local athletes before the winter rush with how many work in the oil field here so it’s good for everybody,” he said.- Advertisement -As was the case with the previous Fort St. John show, “Vindicated” will feature many local athletes in both the amateur and professional portions of the card.“Brad Stewart will be defending his title. Duncan Wilson, newly crowned champion at the last Fort St. John card will be defending his title. There’s a slew of local amateurs and pros taking part. We have 16 fights scheduled so there will be huge local talents,” Donally stated.Main eventing the amateur portion of the show will be Dylan Lielke of Fort St. John. He has a record of 4-0 after coming off a dominating 46 second win in his last fight in Tumbler Ridge.Advertisement AMATEUR Featherweight Bout (Amateur Main Event)Dylan Lielke (4-0) Fort St. John vs Manvir Birk (4-1) AbbotsfordWelterweight BoutRon Pope (2-1) Fort St. John vs Brad Laboucan (1-1) Peace RiverMiddleweight BoutShad Potts (2-0) Fort St. John vs Dean Berger (1-0) Peace RiverLadies Bantamweight BoutJamie Herrington (0-0) Fort St. John vs Bethany Sturm (0-0) Prince GeorgeAdvertisement Ticket information is expected to be released in early August. Prices are still to be determined but it’s anticipated they will be in the same range as the “Homecoming” Fort St. John show. Fivestar organizers will also be investigating bringing in a big screen to the venue to make sure everyone has a good view of the action.AdvertisementBelow is the fight card for Fivestar Fight League – Vindicated:PRO Middleweight Title Fight (Main Event)Brad Stewart (7-2) Fort St. John vs Brendan Kornberger (4-0) VancouverAdvertisement Welterweight Bout (Co Main Event)Duncan Wilson (6-4) Fort St. John vs Matt Coble (6-6) BellinghamLightweight BoutShawn Albrecht (10-6) Maple Ridge vs Jon Cowan (4-3) Cold LakeMiddleweight BoutCory Knipe (2-2) Fort St. John vs Aaron Barnard (1-3) Prince GeorgeLightweight BoutTee Jay Klassen (2-4) Fort St. John vs Gord Pack (0-2) Dawson CreekHeavyweight BoutGary Peck (2-2) Fort St. John vs TBAAdvertisement
This is not something that La Ca?ada High School boys basketball coach Tom Hofman wanted to hear, but facts are facts. Top-ranked Campbell Hall (28-1), the Spartans’ (28-2) opponent in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division III-A championship game at the Honda Center in Anaheim, has defeated its four playoff opponents by an average margin of 55 points. Justin Holiday has committed to Washington, and Jrue Holiday, who is considered the better of the two, has every school in the country looking at him. “I just finished talking with Sports Illustrated (on Thursday) and they said that Jrue is going to be their No. 2 rated-guard in the 2008 class,” Vikings coach Terry Kelly said. “Everyone from North Carolina, Texas and UCLA is looking at him.” The Vikings also have 6-6 sophomore Keegan Hornbuckle and 6-1 point guard Robert Ford, the son of Muir girls basketball assistant coach Joe Ford. Pasadena boys basketball coach Tim Tucker remembers the Bulldogs’ last trip to Anaheim, which wasn’t just unpleasant because of the 71-58 loss to Dominguez in the 2005 Division II-AA championship, but the early morning 9 a.m., starting time. On Saturday, the top-ranked Bulldogs (29-2) take on unseeded St. Bernard (21-10) in the Division II-AA championship in the final game of the day session at 2:15 p.m. “It’s great that we can sleep in a little bit,” Tucker said. “Playing that early in the morning is ridiculous. Your body is still waking up.” Tucker is looking for his first championship as the Bulldogs coach after taking teams to championship games in 2002 and ’05. “You shouldn’t be measured by your championships, but that’s how it is,” Tucker said. “Look at Peyton Manning. He wasn’t going to get the credit he deserves until he won a championship. “As far as being a coach, I feel like we’ve done a pretty good job in recent years, but you haven’t really walked through that door and made it until you’ve won a title.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We had a big lead in our semifinal against Price (a 60-57 win) and had a lapse in the fourth quarter where they came back on us. If you have a lapse like that against Campbell Hall, that’s a 20-point turnaround in the blink of an eye.” To the Spartans’ credit, this is probably one of their best defensive teams in recent memory. There is not the dominating center or power forward controlling the glass, but the players rotate well and the Spartans have held opponents under 50 points in more than half of their games. “Something has to give,” Hofman said. “Individually, we’re not great, but we’ve got great chemistry on the court. And you really see it on the defensive end. We’ve had some unbelievable performances this year. We harped all during the summer that our offense is going to be streaky, and that if we’re going to be consistent, we have to play defense. This could be one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever had.” If the Spartans have any chance, however, they must find a way to deal with brothers Jrue and Justin Holiday. Jrue, a 6-foot-4 junior, averages 23 points per game and Justin, a 6-6 senior, averages 20 points. Compare that to the Spartans’ average output of 58 points per game, and well, do the math. “Obviously we’re dealing with one of the best teams in the state, there’s no question about that,” Hofman said. “You play a game like this quarter by quarter, but the key is going to be taking care of the basketball, and limiting our lapses.
THE EUROMILLIONS has rolled over again – with no-one winning to top prize of €129,467,188!However one Irish player has scooped the €500,000 Euromillions plus jackpot with the winning ticket sold in Dublin.The winning numbers on the Plus game were 4,16,32,40 and 46. The Winning Numbers on the Main Draw were 6 29 42 45 47 – Lucky Stars 9, 1Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated €145 million. EUROMILLIONS ROLLS OVER TO €140M – BUT ONE IRISH PUNTER DID WIN €500,000 was last modified: October 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:euro millionsjackpotlotterylotto
ATHLETICS: Mark English has been forced to withdraw from the forthcoming World Indoor Championships in the US – after suffering an injury in training.English has been forced to withdraw from the event in Portland, after he twisted an ankle at a training camp in preparation for the major event. It’s a massive blow for English who has been in superb form of late, and he was full of confidence ahead of the championships in the US.The 22 yea-old UCD Medical student was due to race in the 800m after winning a bronze at the European Championships in 2014 and a bronze at the European Indoors last year.“It’s disappointing Mark won’t be able to compete in Oregon but thankfully it’s now rather than in the summer,” Kevin Ankrom, Athletics Ireland High Performance Director, said.DEVASTATION FOR ENGLISH AS HE IS FORCED TO PULL OUT OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: March 13th, 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:athleticsInjurymark englishnewsPortlandSportUSA
Mayor Paschal Blake and Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle with the Staff and Voluntary Mangement of Letterkenny CDP supporting the White Ribbon CampaignLetterkenny Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has called on the Government to deliver on the Programme for Government commitment to consolidate and reform domestic violence legislation.The Sinn Fein Councillor said yesterday marked the first of 16 days of action against violence against women. The Programme for Government commits to delivering consolidated and reformed domestic violence legislation.“Despite one in five women experiencing domestic violence the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Alan Shatter, has stated on regular occasions that he has more urgent legislative matters to attend to in respect of the troika programme. This is just not good enough when one reads the statistics from last year’s Women’s Aid Annual Report.”In the Women’s Aid annual report for 2012, there were shocking details of the extent of Domestic Violence visited upon women including, 14,792 incidents of Domestic Violence. Amongst the other statistics released were 9,912 incidents of emotional abuse, 2,859 reports of physical abuse and 1,554 incidents of financial abuse. There were also 467 incidents of sexual abuse including 176 rapes.“With regards the European Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence the Justice Minister has cited property rights as a difficultly to Ireland signing up, but has not offered any solutions. “Domestic violence is a very real and increasing problem for women and their children that need’s an urgent response from government, not just in delivering on its legislative commitments but also in ensuring the necessary supports and services are appropriately resourced.” GOVT MUST ACT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION – McMONAGLE was last modified: November 28th, 2013 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:gerry mcmonagleSinn Fein
Some of the huge crowd in the Diamond tonight. Pic courtesy of Donegal Bay Waterbus.One very important passenger may have been missing from their entourage as Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness and his team returned home tonight.But even without the Sam Maguire cup, an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 people thronged The Diamond in Donegal Town to welcome home the county’s senior and minor teams. Despite a double-defeat to Kerry in their respective All-Ireland finals, Donegal fans gave them a boisterous welcome home from their weekend adventure in Croke Park.Fans began gathering around the streets from 5pm in anticipation of the teams’ arrival.Michael Murphy is inconsolable at Croke Park as he is hugged by that man Donaghey. Pic by Brid Sweeney.But despite failing to win their county’s third ever senior All-Ireland title, the Donegal team were met by a huge roar when the finally arrived in The Diamond just after 9pm.Many fans, many still wearing their Donegal jerseys, had made up new posters with new logos welcoming the team home. One of Donegal’s other famous sons Daniel O’Donnell, a huge GAA fan, entertained the crowds.He revealed he told a group of Kerry fans who jibed him about their win “You are longer without Sam than we are.”He also said that Jim McGuinness and his team had brought a light to Donegal when almost all other lights were out due to emigration and other things.Addressing the crowd, Donegal GAA County Chairman Sean Dunnion said he would love to see manager Jim McGuinness continue in his job.“We would love to see you staying but if your decision is otherwise then I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for al you have done for us,” he said.The crowd then chanted ‘Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy.” Jim McGuinness addressed the crowd and admitted this was a difficult night for himself and the players.“We didn’t expect such a homecoming tonight and it has been very, very humbling to come back after having lost an All Ireland final. I’d be lying if I said there is not a lot of pain and emotion on this stage. We wanted more than anything else in the world to bring the Sam Maguire back to Donegal.“I have been working with teams since I was 16 years of age. That’s; 25 years but these people behind me are the best people , not talk about players, that I have ever worked with.“What they have given over last number of years had been second to none. We push them as hard as we can and led by an unbelievable I captain in Michael Murphy, every night they turn up and that is the special part for me. It is testimony to the clubs and the families and to themselves,” he said. And he added “We have done 128 training sessions outside of gym and every night they want to work and learn and improve and as a coach that is the holy grail. That’s a very special thing and that’s why this team have delivered three Ulster championships and an All-Ireland in four years.”McGuinness, who is finishing his fourth year as team manager, said he will now take time to reflect on his position away from the emotion of the All-Ireland Final.“WE WANTED MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD TO BRING BACK SAM” – McGUINNESS was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 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:donegalDonegal TownGAAHOMECOMINGJim McGuinnessTHE DIAMOND
The HSE has announced that a full design team have been appointed to the upgrading of Carndonagh Community Hospital.The upgrade, which will cost €1.3M, will ensure the hospital complies with the residential care standards for older people set down by Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).The team are currently progressing the preliminary design stage and carrying out condition surveys of the existing premises at the hospital. The proposed works will consist of:* Refurbishment and upgrading of the existing residential unit including maximising single and double room occupancy* Re-planning and upgrading sanitary accommodation* Enhancing accessibility for patients and visitors* Providing an extended day room and dining room for patients, with a residents garden areaImprovements with regards to infection control, energy efficiency and fabric upgrade will be included in the works.The works are planned to start on site in mid 2016 , subject to approval from HIQA and the resources being available. The projected costs will be finalised on completion of the preliminary design stage. It is expected that costs will be in the region of €1.3 million approximately.DESIGN TEAM APPOINTED FOR €1.3M UPGRADE OF CARNDONAGH HOSPITAL was last modified: June 20th, 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:Carndonagh Community HospitaldonegalHSEupgrade