Supreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides

first_imgSupreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides December 1, 2003 Regular News Supreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead is inviting attorneys and Florida Supreme Court Historical Society members in the Tallahassee area, as well as faculty and students at Florida State University College of Law and other interested persons, to become docents at the Florida Supreme Court.Plans are underway to expand and enhance the court’s tours program in anticipation of an increasing number of visitors, which will require additional volunteer docents to handle court tours and educate visitors about Florida’s judicial system. A majority of the 8,000 court visitors each year are school children from throughout the state.“During January, we plan to hold a three-hour training session to prepare new docents to conduct tours and to familiarize them with the court, the building, and the various support materials available to docents and visitors,” Chief Justice Anstead said. “After a new docent is trained, he or she is placed in the pool of active docents — who periodically have an opportunity to volunteer for tour assignments based on their own time availabilities.Anstead said the docent program is operated under the umbrella of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society and is actively supported by the court.“It serves a most worthy purpose — to educate Floridians about our system of justice and make them aware of the courts’ critical role in ensuring our freedoms as Americans,” Anstead said.Anyone interested in becoming a docent may call the Supreme Court Historical Society office at (850) 222-3703 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Manorville Pedestrian Wounded in Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 52-year-old man was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver while walking in his hometown of Manorville over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Nicholas Cerulli was walking on Country Club Drive in the Villas at Pine Hills apartment complex, when he was struck by a vehicle at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, police said.The vehicle, which may have front end damage, fled the scene. Cerulli was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was admitted and treated for injuries to both his legs and his left arm.Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with information regarding this incident to call them at 631-852-8752 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

Iraq’s Allawi bows out as PM-designate, rockets hit Green Zone

first_imgIraq’s prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US embassy in the capital’s Green Zone.Allawi’s departure prolongs a political vacuum and plunges Iraq deeper into political uncertainty, leaving President Barham Saleh with 15 days to propose a new candidate, whom he can name unilaterally without consulting with parliament.Responding to Allawi’s statement, Saleh said he has started consultations to name a replacement within the constitutional time frame.  Iraq’s bitterly divided parliament had failed three times to convene a confidence vote, with the latest attempt taking place only hours before Allawi’s latest announcement.Only 108 lawmakers of a total of 329 attended the session on Sunday. The vote had already been delayed twice last week.SuccessorIraq is ranked 16th from the bottom in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index.Even as a months-old protest movement rallies against rampant corruption, ministries are being bought and sold by political parties who have turned them into honey pots, according to political sources.Anti-government demonstrators who have remained mobilised since October have rejected the choice of Allawi for premier, saying he is too close to the elite against which they have protesting.They have backed instead Alaa al-Rikaby, a pharmacist who has emerged as a prominent activist in the protest hotspot of Nasiriyah south of the capital. Iraq’s president, however, intends to propose intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kazimi as premier, according to political sources.Populist cleric Moqtada Sadr, regarded as a backer of the protest movement before he rescinded his support last month, hailed Allaw’s decision as one taken “for the love of Iraq.”He condemned other “corrupt” politicians for “holding the country hostage.”  Rockets crash in Green Zone Allawi’s successor will inherit the daunting task of reconciling the government with an angry street following months of protests which have left nearly 550 dead and 30,000 injured, mostly protesters.In another challenge, the successor must also bridge major rifts between rival factions over ties with the United States and Iran, Iraq’s two main foreign protagonists.Parties representing the Shiite majority have cast a non-binding vote in parliament for the immediate departure of the 5,200 US troops stationed in Iraq, over objections from the Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers. Amid the latest political twist, two rockets landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the US embassy and American troops are based, said the Iraqi military.The rockets landed near the US embassy, said a security source, in the 20th attack against US assets in the country in four months. None of the multiple attacks since October targeting either the US embassy or American troops stationed across Iraq has been claimed.But the US has pointed the finger at Iran-backed groups within the Hashed al-Shaabi, a military network officially incorporated into Iraq’s state security forces. Iraq has been in legal limbo since outgoing premier Adel Abdel Mahdi stepped down in December, as the constitution makes no provisions for such a resignation.Allawi’s latest move also marks the first time a premier-designate has backed out of forming a government, which means that constitutional deadlines and legal procedures moving forward remain largely unclear. In a letter to Saleh, Allawi said he took his decision because “some political factions were not serious about reform or fulfilling their pledges to the people.”He said the repeated failure of lawmakers to convene a session to approve his cabinet was a clear sign that some were trying to obstruct his attempts to form a lineup of independents. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness tear two Chelsea players to shreds during Manchester City thrashing

first_imgAdvertisement Sarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashingTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:36FullscreenSarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashinghttps://metro.co.uk/video/sarri-says-hes-risk-losing-job-city-thrashing-1860108/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 5:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Comment Kepa Arrizabalaga was also criticised by the pundits (Picture: Getty)‘The next goal just isn’t good enough from Kepa. He has to save it.‘He will improve but for the world-record fee for a goalkeeper, he has to do more in a Chelsea shirt, and that’s not just based on today.’Losing by six goals ensures Chelsea drop to sixth in the Premier League, below Arsenal on goal difference.Manchester City, meanwhile, have moved back above Liverpool, who now have a game in hand on the defending champions. Marcos Alonso was slammed for his performance (Picture: Getty)Souness said: ‘Looking at a few of those challenges, it’s all so weak from Chelsea.‘This Aguero goal [his first] is a fabulous strike from a fantastic player and not such a fabulous goalkeeper.‘The ball ends up in the top corner, but that’s after he touches it. That for me is a shot he should save.’Carragher added: ‘I agree with Graeme. [Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut] Courtois saves that. Chelsea were thrashed by Manchester City on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness blasted Marcos Alonso and Kepa Arrizabalaga for their roles in Chelsea’s drubbing at Manchester City on Sunday.A first-half brace from Sergio Aguero and goals from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan saw City race into a 4-0 lead by half-time.Aguero completed his hat-trick shortly after the break with a penalty, before Sterling added City’s sixth.Speaking at half-time of the embarrassing defeat, Carragher and Souness slammed the performances of defender Alonso and goalkeeper Kepa.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlonso, the pundits said, committed a ‘criminal’ mistake for City’s opener, while Kepa did little to justify his world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper by failing to prevent two strikes from Aguero.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s criminal from Alonso,’ former Liverpool and England defender Carragher said.‘So casual, four minutes into a big away game. You do not leave your post until [Eden] Hazard is back.‘Players of the quality of De Bruyne and Silva will punish them all day. He’s not switched on at all.’ Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness tear two Chelsea players to shreds during Manchester City thrashing Advertisementlast_img read more

INTELLIGENCE

first_imgAfghanistan: The World Bank is to fund a US$1.5m feasibility study into an 800 km line from Chaman in Pakistan to Kushka in Tadzhikistan, costed at US$600m.Australia: National Rail Corp began providing traction for The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland on November 1, under contract to Great Southern Railway. Canada: CN is to sell 1025route-km between Smith, Alberta and Hay River, Northwest Territories, to RaiLink Ltd, which took over CN’s 324.9 km Boyle – Linton route in Alberta on November 24.A substantial rise in earnings by the St Lawrence & Hudson Railway has persuaded CPR not to break up its subsidiary. StL&H has meanwhile sold its 570 km Québec – Montréal – Hull route to GRO subsidiary Les Chemins de Fer Québec-Gatineau.Czech Republic: Private operator Jindrichohradecké místní drahy has reported a tripling of freight traffic in its first month of operation on the routes from Jindrichuv Hradec to Obratan and Nova Bystrice.Egypt: ENR has awarded a Fr27m contract to ANF-Industrie of France for mid-life refurbishment of 80 bogies from gas turbine powered trainsets.Estonia: EVR’s 50 km freight-only branch from Riisipere to Haapsalu is to be sold to a local businessman.Germany: DB introduced VT611 tilting DMUs to the Klast_img read more

NHL trade news: Maple Leafs acquire Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot, send Nazem Kadri to Avalanche

first_imgWelcome to Colorado!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/fsG44YIjUN— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 1, 2019″Nazem is a proven goal scorer and a fierce competitor who plays in all situations,” Sakic said. “He is under contract for the next three seasons and will immediately fit right in as our second-line center and improve our scoring depth.”Rosen has appeared in eight total NHL games since 2017-18. [email protected] Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have acquired defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 sixth-round pick (COL) in exchange for Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick (TOR).Details >> https://t.co/nNIaK7oMEI#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/LTirJUG2fg— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 1, 2019Barrie finished last season with 59 points, which ranked seventh among NHL defensemen. He also added a goal and seven assists in 12 playoff games. Barrie has spent his entire eight-year career in Colorado.Kerfoot has recorded 34 goals and 51 assists in 157 regular-season games over two NHL seasons. Related News Matt Duchene free agency news: Center signs 7-year deal with Predators Artemi Panarin free agency news: Rangers land star winger NHL free agency 2019: Anders Lee signs 7-year, $49M deal with Islanders “We would like to thank Tyson for all he has done both on and off the ice for the Avalanche organization,” Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement. “He certainly made an impact not only with his play but with his charitable work in the local community. We would also like to thank Alexander for his two seasons, as he helped our turnaround in making the playoffs the last two years.”With the arrival and emergence of Samuel Girard and Cale Makar, as well as the recent draft pick of Bowen Byram, we felt it was time to move in this direction with Tyson’s contract expiring next summer.”Kadri, meanwhile, has finished with 39 or more points in each of the last seven seasons. He scored 16 goals and added 28 assists in 73 games in 2018-19. The Maple Leafs and Avalanche exchanged a pair of big-name players Monday.Toronto acquired defenseman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in 2020 from Colorado, the teams announced. The Avalanche received forward Nazem Kadri, defenseman Calle Rosen and a third-round selection in the deal.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Cliffhanger

first_imgThis is Wednesday, okay, and I am in no mood to glorify and sanctify idiocy, incompetency, indifference and just, just, just, plain stupidity. This past Sunday Ben Roethlisberger , the resident blunderer, oh paleeeees excuse me, I meant future hall-of-shame, uh oh, I slipped again. I should have said hall-of fame quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers insisted that the Indianapolis Colts have at least a fighting chance to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Lucas Oil Dome in Indianapolis. The Steelers managed to slither by the Colts, 23-20.In last week’s installment of “As The Black and Gold Turn” I took the media to task by pointing out that they were in error when; “[they] crowned the Ravens AFC North Champions a tad after just one lopsided victory over [the Steelers].”These were the same “flock of idiots” that announced in the most grandiose way standing upon a “mega” soapbox with over 100,000 watts of power generated from bull dung that the Steelers lopsided win over the hapless, “sleepless in” Seattle Seahawks was a great indicator that the Pittsburgh had repaired and righted the ship that had been torpedoed by the Ravens in the 1st game of the season down at M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore.The following messed me up. Big Ben had the nerve to freakin’ say this after the game: “Our defense, they’re fun to watch they make exciting plays when they need to and they’re on my side.” How in the heck can it be fun for the defense when game after game, season after season year after year they have to consistently bail his dumb butt out because of holding the ball too long while in the process of “trying to make a play.”When you watch Roethlisberger closely, he appears at times to be a first or second year QB still in the process of learning to read defenses while “trying to make a play.” In the first three games, Roethlisberger has been a part of the commission of nine turnovers and in my most humble opinion only one, the Rashard Mendenhall fumble in B-More was not his fault. Roethlisberger and his boss the “legendary” offensive coordinator Bruce Arians always seem to want the “deep ball” to be at the forefront. Well in the NFL, when your offensive line resembles some of the finest Swiss cheese that Zurich has to offer, you must gorge yourself on short and medium passes on your way to the end zone. Big Ben and “medium” Bruce Arians must now understand that if their offense cannot run the ball or throw long passes down field because of offensive line deficiencies then as “Oakland” Al Davis might say; “just dink and dunk, baby.”There are times when it seems as if Roethlisberger is the best weapon that the opposing team has to offer. As I alluded to a couple of weeks ago, there were folks who had the nerve to say that when the Steelers were thrashed by the Ravens in B-more that the defense of the Black and Gold appeared confused and were a bit too “old” and were no longer cutting the mustard. Well my gee, any defense that has to sustain the “Roethlisberger Follies” probably ages faster than most. When a player, any player has an arrogant disregard for what their colleagues will suffer as a result of their “ego state” and their insatiable narcissistic quest for glory and self gratification then there is always the possibility and the probability that chaos and disaster are waiting just around the bend. I am going to tell you again, just in case you missed it the last time.The Steelers have advanced to three Super Bowls during the last decade. Ben Roethlisberger has been the starting QB in all of them. The Black and Gold won Super Bowl XL not because of Ben Roethlisberger but in spite of him. Roethlisberger’s QB rating of 22.6 in Super Bowl XL the lowest rating of a winning quarterback in Super Bowl history. The Ex-Steelers now NY Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes made the second “immaculate reception” in the Steelers history to clinch Super Bowl XLIII. And of course we all saw the result of his blundering ways in Super Bowl XLV. Don’t get it twisted boys and girls, I would choose Big Ben over 90 percent of most QB’s but he has to grow up. Throw the ball away; don’t take sacks that put you out of field goal range, live for another day. When you continue to throw needless picks and fumble the ball away that is almost relative to playing “double dare” with the opposing offense. It seems as if he is looking for a cliff to jump from. “Go ahead, I dare ya.” My defense is better than your defense. So what if I make a mistake; my “D” will bail me out, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah. When anyone continues to play with fire, fire, fire they will eventually get burned, burned, burned. Catch you on the rebound.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741. Bruce is also the AFC North and NFL analyst on; ‘The Odd Couple Show’ every Wednesday streaming live from 11-11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports Radio WCWA 1230 Toledo, Ohio.)last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016

first_imgCHAMPION SONGBIRD IS READY FOR SANTA YSABELNYQUIST IS ‘FULL OF ENERGY’ IN HALF-MILE BREEZENEW TURF COURSE INSTALLATION STARTS JUNE 20SHUTTLE SERVICE TO SANTA ANITA BEGINS SATURDAY Abel Lezcano5252410%21%$217,564 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jeff Mullins2456021%46%$164,634 Jerry Hollendorfer981591315%38%$974,826 Peter Miller961191211%33%$476,090 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano18741361922%51%$1,858,317 Gary Stevens50106720%46%$1,113,803 Mark Glatt6487313%28%$364,425 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 William Spawr2875325%54%$187,342 Brice Blanc454579%36%$451,595 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 28) Joseph Talamo17018202111%35%$964,564 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tyler Baze19020312711%41%$1,072,081 Philip D’Amato9420151621%54%$1,075,485 Jeff Bonde2872425%46%$168,010 Martin Pedroza74109414%31%$282,700 Hector Palma2953517%45%$134,202 Mario Gutierrez14318242113%44%$1,092,624 Steven Miyadi46911720%59%$300,059 Peter Eurton6912161117%57%$743,317 Agapito Delgadillo7298613%32%$251,147 J. Keith Desormeaux3565817%54%$241,069 Martin Garcia92159916%36%$891,254 Edwin Maldonado12925111219%37%$848,860 Doug O’Neill12822172117%47%$1,111,803 Kent Desormeaux8111211414%57%$990,934 Richard Baltas7913121016%44%$944,394 Vladimir Cerin3293528%53%$305,710 NYQUIST IN ‘GREAT’ WORK FOR FLORIDA DERBYUndefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Nyquist worked a half mile under exercise rider Jonny Garcia Thursday morning on Santa Anita’s fast main track in 48.80 as the son of Uncle Mo prepared for the Florida Derby on April 2“He went great, full of energy,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the bay colt for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “I loved what we saw and we’re very happy. We’re just trying to stay in front of the rain that might be coming this weekend.”O’Neill added that all Nyquist’s major works for the Florida Derby will be at Santa Anita prior to shipping. “The plan is to have all breezes here,” O’Neill said.SANTA ANITA TO INSTALL NEW TURF COURSE JUNE 20Santa Anita announced yesterday that it will begin installation of a completely new Bermuda turf course on June 20, which will be ready for use in advance of Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet which begins in late September.“With the impact of additional racing dates and increased demand for turf racing, the replacement of the course is something we have been anticipating and planning for several months,” said Joe Morris, Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group.  “The new course will be very tight-knit and uniform, and we’re confident that we can have it fully installed by early July, which will give it the time it needs during optimum growing conditions.“Turf racing is extremely popular with our fans and horsemen, and with our expanded racing calendar, we are placing demands on this course that have never before existed.  The new turf is designed to be robust enough to handle the additional use.  The horsemen are fully supportive of this project, and together, we look forward to its implementation.”            Trainer Jim Cassidy, President of the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), said the following:  “A completely new and durable turf course is essential to successful year ’round racing at Santa Anita.  Track leadership has been careful to consider our suggestions and we are pleased to endorse their plan.”Beginning June 6, preparations will begin on the hillside portion of the course, with the turf oval scheduled for closure beginning June 20.  The first course of action will be to remove the existing turf and prepare the soil for the installation of the fully mature Bermuda, which has been grown in La Quinta, Calif.With an oval that measures about seven furlongs, Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course is unlike any other in North America, in that it features a hillside component, which measures about 6 ½ furlongs (4,777 feet) from the top of the hill to the finish line.With Santa Anita’s current Winter Meet drawing to a close on April 10, turf racing in California will shift to Golden Gate Fields as they conduct their 75th anniversary Turf Festival, which will run from April 14 through May 1.  Turf Festival purses will be increased and horsemen will be offered complementary vanning between Santa Anita and Golden Gate.As a result of Santa Anita’s turf course project, there will be no turf racing here from June 23 through closing day of the track’s Spring Meeting on July 10.Turf racing will resume with the onset of Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet, which runs from Sept. 30 through Nov. 6. ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SONGBIRD ON SATURDAYThe fact that nine three-year-old fillies were entered to run against undefeated champion Songbird in the Santa Ysabel Stakes on Saturday was surprising, but on the other hand, it did not cost anything to go in and with rain forecast for the weekend, horsemen were inclined to roll the dice when entries were taken on Wednesday.            “Everybody’s looking at the weather forecast, from what they say,” said Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, trainer of Songbird. “There’s a 40 percent chance of rain, but we can’t do anything about that.”Doug O’Neill has two entered against Songbird, including Land Over Sea, who has been beaten a combined margin of 30 ½ lengths in her last four starts against Songbird, all in a row.“Both our fillies are doing well and the race is in our own back yard,” O’Neill reasoned.“Songbird is as good as they come. Obviously, you’d rather not run against her, but with her presence, we were hoping for a shorter field.”The field for the Santa Ysabel, race four of nine: My Dynamo, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; Pageant Material, Santiago Gonzalez, 30-1; Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, 50-1; Songbird, Mike Smith, 1-9; Code Warrior, Anne Sanguinetti, 20-1; Jade Princess, Rafael Bejarano, 30-1; Not Now Carolyn, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; and Mokat, Flavien Prat, 20-1.SONGBIRD LOWEST MORNING LINE CHOICE SINCE ZENYATTASongbird has been pegged a rare 1-9 favorite on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes.“The last time I made a 1-9 morning-line favorite was Zenyatta six years ago when she was making her first start of the year in the Santa Margarita,” White noted. “Zenyatta was coming off her tremendous performance in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic when she made history by becoming the first filly or mare to ever win that race.“When Songbird made her first start of the year in the Las Virgenes last month, I made her a 1-5 morning line favorite. But she never, ever moved off 1-9 on the tote board. In fact, she never came close to moving off 1-9 because she actually went off as a 1-20 favorite, paying only $2.10 for a $2 win wager.“I’ve made Land Over Sea the second favorite for the Santa Ysabel at 12-1. It certainly is unusual to have a second favorite at such a high price, but I actually am cutting her price in half from the Las Virgenes when she went off at just slightly under 24-1.“Land Over Sea did finish second in the Las Virgenes, but Songbird was super impressive, winning for fun by 6 ½ lengths. And it was the fourth straight time Songbird has defeated Land Over Sea. That suggests to me that even though Land Over Sea might well go off as the second favorite this Saturday, she likely will be in double digits.“Songbird is an undefeated Eclipse Award winner. She is a Breeders’ Cup winner. Some even believe she is the best 3-year-old in the country, not just the best 3-year-old filly in the country. And here she is, running in a Grade III race against 3-year-old fillies Saturday. I will be very surprised if Songbird’s price on the tote board ever budges from 1-9 Saturday.” SHUTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE BEGINNING SATURDAYSanta Anita has announced it will offer fans free shuttle service to and from the new Metro Gold Line Arcadia Station, beginning with the Gold Line’s Arcadia launch this Saturday, March 5.Beginning Saturday, the Metro Gold Line will, for the first time, provide service to Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and as far east as the Azusa/Glendora border near Citrus Community College.The Santa Anita Shuttle will run on all race days and will operate in addition to Arcadia’s Transit Shuttle Service, providing fans with a non-stop trip to and from The Great Race Place, which is located a mile from the Arcadia Station. The Santa Anita Shuttle will be offered through closing day of the track’s Spring Meet on July 10.“Along with many thousands of others, we are very excited about the Metro Gold Line launch on Saturday and we believe our free shuttle is going to be a great way for fans throughout metro L.A. to connect with us,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita’s Vice President, Marketing.  “This is a welcome development and a great alternative for many of our fans and employees who regularly commute on the crowded 210 Freeway.”The Santa Anita Shuttle will operate on a 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. basis with pickup and drop off service available every 20 minutes. Santa Anita Ambassadors will staff each shuttle and be available to assist fans who may have questions regarding racetrack seating, dining, etc.The Arcadia Transit Shuttle, which features stops at Santa Anita, Methodist Hospital, the Westfield Santa Anita Mall and the L.A. County Arboretum, will operate seven days a week from 7:10 a.m. to 6:36 p.m. and be offered free of charge through June 15.FINISH LINES: Trainer Jimmy Jerkens will run 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Effinex in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, according to Racing Director, Mike Lakow. Effinex will arrive from his base at Palm Meadows later today and be stabled here with trainer Eoin Harty . . . Trainer Cliff Sise Jr. has San Felipe contender Danzing Candy scheduled to work Saturday at 9 a.m. for the Grade II race on March 12 . . . Richard Baltas has engaged Santiago Gonzalez to ride San Antonio runner-up Imperative in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on March 12. First post time on Big ‘Cap Day is 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m. . . . Nick Coukos, President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, and TVG host/analyst Peter Lurie, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Aces wild: Out of Patience, 4-1 chance in today’s fourth race, breaks from post position four after drawing the rail four straight races for trainer Leonard Powell. Santiago Gonzalez20038282419%45%$1,497,144 Mike Smith67761310%39%$943,730 Patrick Gallagher2763522%52%$466,643 Victor Espinoza5979612%37%$666,715 Kristin Mulhall3576220%43%$306,060 Bob Baffert7717111222%52%$1,252,025 George Papaprodromou3873618%42%$210,530 Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Mike Puype56611311%36%$299,665 Drayden Van Dyke10912131411%36%$699,544 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Carla Gaines3662217%28%$452,670 John Sadler60108517%38%$470,419 Flavien Prat17933222718%46%$1,909,481 Fernando Perez1291113189%33%$636,604 Steve Knapp2651319%35%$153,370last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Football teams 2

first_imgTop South African club Kaizer Chiefs playing the UK’s Manchester United in the final of the Vodacom Cup at Loftus Stadium, a venue for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Manchester United won by four goals to one.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Happy Birthday, dear Nelson Mandela!

first_img18 July 2011 At 08:05 on Monday morning, around 12-million school children all over South African sang “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 93rd birthday – echoing the sentiment of people across the world. From “Happy birthday dear Tata, we love you Tata,” to “Nelson Mandela there is no one like you”, the little voices sang on the cold winter morning. The occasion was televised by the national broadcaster. In a birthday message by President Jacob Zuma, broadcast before the kids’ song, the President said Mandela had laid a solid foundation for this country and it was now up to South Africans to continue his legacy. “From the moment Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela strode out of prison on the 11th of February 1990, we knew that South Africa would be a different place,” Zuma said. “He showed us that despite the divisive racial oppression and hardships that this nation had gone through, it is not only possible, but necessary to embrace one another and to reconcile the South African people. “We have achieved a lot, but we must still work further to eradicate poverty and improve especially the lives of children, because Madiba loves them so much. Most importantly, we must spread love, ubuntu, humility and selflessness around us.” Mandela fever is expected to grip South Africans today, but no place will feel the spirit as much as the former Transkei region in the Eastern Cape, where Madiba was born. Unlike in previous years, where the community used to join in the birthday celebrations, this year it will be a private affair as the grandfather of the nation spends the day quietly with his family in Qunu. Pictures sent out by the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Sunday showed a frail but happy and content Mandela with his immediate family around him for a small gathering. However, this has not deterred the world from celebrating his birthday. Birthday messages are coming in from all corners, with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter flooded with well wishes to the beloved old man. Many of the messages recount his life’s achievements, while encouraging people to take a page out of his book by making a contribution to changing the world. Facebook user Barbra Vhengedza wrote: “A true blessing to a mother, an honour to a family, nation and continet as a whole … We thank the Lord for his mercy, grace and love to us through you. You are the father of Africa … the unity of many nations. May God bless you and your family. Enjoy your day. Happy birthday!” Christian Mbuyisa wrote: “Madiba, a hero, a man who led South African society from diversity, taking the road ahead in unity. You are a hero because you won. May God richly bless you from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Happy Birthday Tata Madiba.” Similar treads were also on Twitter, with Shashi Tarror writing: “Happy birthday to Nelson Mandela, statesman, nationalist &humanist, who guided South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.” Some retweeted his famous quotes like: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall,” and “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” South Africans and the world are standing up and making a difference in their communities, and in the process, continuing the legacy of Madiba. People have been urged to donate 67 minutes of their time doing good for others in his name. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more