first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOE TALAMO, MUCHO GUSTO, WINNER:  “Every race, he getting better and better.  I’m glad I’ve been working him, because he’s worked better, too.  He settled today like he’s been doing this a hundred times…He galloped out real strong.  I don’t think distance is going to be any problem.  At the three eighths (pole), I was pretty confident.  He’s a 3-year-old, but he feels like an older horse.  He’s got a great mind.”“Those first two horses hopped off there pretty quick so I didn’t want to go head and head with speed there; he’s such a cool horse, he settled so nice, Bob’s done a great job with him in the morning like with a lot of horses. I just kinda rode him like he worked him in the morning, he absolutely loved the mud today.”  MIKE SMITH, GUNMETAL GRAY, SECOND:  “He ran okay.  He was climbing a lot.  He had a lot to (overcome).TRAINER QUOTESBOB BAFFERT, MUCHO GUSTO, WINNER: “It was good. He got to sit off the pace, which was good. They have to learn to do that, and I was really happy with Joe (Talamo). He rode him with a lot of confidence today, like he was a good horse, and he (Joe) was on his own. I didn’t give him any instructions.“He said, ‘What should I do?’ I said, ‘You need to WIN THIS RACE. That’s what you need to do.’ When we bought him, he worked in the slop at Timonium and he just smoked over it . . . but he’s a good horse. He’s a fighter, too. If they’d have hooked him, he likes to fight. This is the time of the year when you want to start getting excited about something (on the Triple Crown trail). We’re still dreaming in Technicolor, but they have to start performing and they have to move forward from here, but it’s a fun position to be in.“I want to run him in spots where he’s going to be very competitive, and we have those other horses, so it depends on what the other horses are doing. Right now I’m going to nominate my horses everywhere and whoever’s doing great that week runs in that race . . . Let the games begin.“I know that Joe (Talamo) rode the horse with a lot of confidence today, and we talked about after the Los Alamitos (12/8/18 where he came in second to Improbable), I told him to get to the next level he has to learn to relax, so today was a good day to get him back off those horses, he rode him like he’s a good horse and he responded like a good horse.“We’re just happy that the horse has been doing well and Michael (owner Petersen) here he got into the business, we had some more spirit, we had some luck there and we’d been trying to get to the Derby, we had another good horse that needed some time off so this was actually the second stringer here but he’s a good horse.”OWNER QUOTESMICHAEL LUND PETERSEN, MUCHO GUSTO, WINNER: I just like standing on the other side of the bundle you know giving them carrots instead. It’s an amazing experience that’s why I own horses to see them race and hopefully once in a while we can get a win in.“I texted Bob to see if I should come for the race and he was very confident.  That’s pretty good.”NOTES: The winning horse receives 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, the runner-up four, the third-place finisher two and the fourth, one.  The winning owner is Michael Lund Petersen.Michael L. Petersen’s Mucho Gusto and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

FIFA’s Webb facing life ban

first_imgZURICH, Switzerland (CMC): Former CONCACAF boss Jeffrey Webb is facing a life ban from football after FIFA’s ethics committee opened formal proceedings against him, relating to his recent guilty plea to corruption charges in a United States court last year. Football’s world governing body said yesterday the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee would mull over the investigatory chamber’s recommendation of “a lifelong ban from all football-related activities” for Webb’s violation of its code of ethics. “The adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee, chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Jeffrey Webb based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber,” FIFA said. “The adjudicatory chamber has carefully studied the report of the investigatory chamber, under the chairmanship of Dr Cornel Borbely, and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Webb, formerly the president of CONCACAF, a vice-president of FIFA, a member of the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union and the president of the Cayman Islands Football Association. “The final report was transmitted to the adjudicatory chamber on 26 April 2016, with a recommended sanction of a lifelong ban from all football-related activities for violations of parts 13, 15, 18, 19 and 21 of the FIFA code of ethics.” The move by FIFA comes after Webb pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire-fraud conspiracy and three counts of money-laundering conspiracy in a New York court last November. This followed his arrest in a dramatic predawn raid here one year ago as high-level FIFA executives gathered for a highly anticipated presidential election. He was subsequently deported to the United States to face charges. FIFA said yesterday Webb would be free to defend himself during the ethics committee proceedings and could also request a hearing if desired. Webb is currently on bail and awaiting sentencing next month. The Caymanian was one of several current and former FIFA officials who were arrested and charged in the ongoing US Department of Justice corruption investigation into FIFA. In a dramatic turn of events last December, Webb’s replacement, Honduran Alfredo Hawit, was also arrested on corruption charges and also recently pleaded guilty. A new president will be elected when CONCACAF holds its congress in Mexico City in just over a week’s time, with Bermudian Larry Mussenden, a former attorney General and justice minister, along with Canadian football chief Victor Montagliani, contesting the post. FINAL REPORTlast_img read more

Community Events for the weekend of Sep 12th

first_imgSaturday, Sep 12, 2009  08.00 AM6th Annual Moose ATV Club Poker Run–Auto/Motor Sports There are a number of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John and the surrounding area.  Here is a complete list from the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 – Sunday, Sep 13, 2009  10.00 AMDrag Racing: Season Ending Points MeetAirport Drag StripAuto/Motor Sports Saturday, Sep 12, 2009  10.00 AM – 02.00 PMOne Stop RegistrationNorth Peace Secondary SchoolSports & Fitness, Art & Culture ,Dance ,Children & Family ,Community Saturday, Sep 12, 2009  12.30 PMSPCA Paws for a CauseCentennial ParkFundraiser ,Community Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 – Sunday, Sep 13, 2009  07.00 PMDr. Hook Featuring Ray SawyerPomeroy Hotel & Conference CentreFundraiser ,Music Sunday, Sep 13, 2009 – Saturday, Sep 19, 2009 artSpace Week CelebrationNorth Peace Cultural CentreArt & Culture – Advertisement – Sunday, Sep 13, 2009  01.00 PMTerry Fox RunNorth Peace ArenaCommunity ,Sports & Fitness, Fundraiser Sunday, Sep 13, 2009  06.00 PM – 10.00 PMSecond Annual Harvest DinnerWhole Wheat & Honey CafeFood ,Fundraiser ,Community Sunday, Sep 13, 2009  02.00 PMNew book ‘House Calls by Dogsled’ Talk & SlideshowFort St. John Public LibraryConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings ,Celebrationlast_img read more

Kimanzi appointed Harambee Stars U23 coach

first_img0Shares0000Kimanzi returns to the national team set up for the first time since 2012 when he was axed as the Harambee Stars senior team coach on his second stint after a 1-0 loss to Togo in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9- Though on short-term, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has appointed Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi to head the national under-23 team’s technical bench for a friendly match against Uzbekistan on March 22.Kimanzi returns to the national team set up for the first time since 2012 when he was axed as the Harambee Stars senior team coach on his second stint after a 1-0 loss to Togo in an African Cup of Nations qualifier. “He (Kimanzi) will be in charge of the Under-23 team for this game only against Uzbekistan and we will review the position on whether to retain him on permanent after that game. He will be charged with constituting his own technical bench,” FKF CEO Robert Muthomi told Capital Sport.Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi issues out instructions during a training session at teh Goan Institute on January 30, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKimanzi, speaking to Capital Sport says he is delighted with the opportunity to work with the youngsters.“I am delighted of course with the recognition especially after the work we put up at Mathare United last year. It shows that alot can be achieved if we have faith in the youth and this is also a good project because it will increase the depth of the national team,” Kimanzi said.He has also added that he will be ready to step in when called upon even after the Uzbekistan match.“I am available of course if my services are needed at any other time after this because unlike club football the national team has games only once in a while,” the tactician offered.He also added that the team which will be selected as the friendly approaches will hugely hinge on the impending 2019 African Under-23 Championship Qualifiers which are scheduled to kick-off either by end of this year or early next year.The top three teams from the Under-23 Championship will qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.-Okumbi remains in charge-Harambee Stars first coach Stanley Okumbi looks on during a training session at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 7, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, Stanley Okumbi will remain in charge of the senior national team until the federation settles on a new coach, something that might happen before May.Okumbi will take charge of the team for the upcoming two friendly matches in Morocco.Kenya is scheduled to play against Comoros on March 24 in Marakech while a second friendly will be confirmed for the 27th after Gambia pulled out.Harambee Stars players line up for a group photo before their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-final against Burundi on December 14, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are just looking to finish signing the contracts then we will make it public who we are playing. Stanley will be in charge of these two games because we felt it would have been too early to have a new coach by now after Put’s (Paul) exit,” Muthomi said.According to the federation, more than 100 coaches have expressed interest and sent their portfolios to be considered for the job.-U23 squad-Meanwhile, Kimanzi who will be assisted by KCB head coach John Kamau has already drafted a squad for the friendly match.Full SquadGoalkeepersTimothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Job Ochieng (Mathare United)DefendersMike Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Joseph Okumu (Unattached), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Bolton Owenga (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United)MidfieldersTeddy Osok (Sofapaka), Sven Yidah (Kariobangi Sharks), Siraji Mohammed (Bandari), Chrispinus Onyango (KCB), Abdalla Ahmad Ahmed (Mathare United), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), Amai Atariza (Bandari), Juma Henry (Kariobangi Sharks)ForwardsBrian Yator (KCB), Okoth Daniel Otieno (Sony Sugar), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Jafari Owitti (AFC Leopards), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC)0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Maybe LAUSD review, for now

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Los Angeles Unified School District has until today to officially respond to the request and Chick said she doesn’t anticipate any problems. Cantor said she would appreciate Chick’s review of the audits. “She is going to be getting a lot of documents from us and we welcome whatever she has to say about what she finds,” Cantor said. “This is a very complicated area when you are talking about education, and we want people to help us.” Cantor said she asked Chick to review the audits when the two talked five weeks ago. “I just felt, before she went off and did an independent audit, she should have a chance to see what’s been done,” Cantor said. Insisting she is not giving up efforts to audit Los Angeles’ public schools, City Controller Laura Chick said Thursday she is meeting with LAUSD officials to discuss other ways to review the district. Chick said she met for more than an hour Wednesday with school board President Marlene Cantor and is scheduled to meet Monday with Superintendent Roy Romer. “I am passionate about this and dedicated to working with the school district in whatever way I can,” Chick said. “I am hoping that they will relent and invite me in, as I have asked.” While school officials – particularly Romer – have objected to paying for an audit by Chick, she said she hopes to work with the district on her request to review previous audits and steps that were taken to implement recommendations. Chick said her Wednesday meeting with Cantor coincided with a meeting between Romer and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “I always think building relationships between leaders is important,” Chick said. “I think these meetings are worthwhile.” Villaraigosa and Chick have been at odds with the district over his call for mayoral control and her proposal for an audit. Romer has questioned the need for a separate audit and questioned whether Chick was politically motivated. “Frankly, I’m puzzled by that,” Chick said. “I looked up the meaning of the word ‘politics’ and it means being strategic.” Chick said she wants to conduct the audit to bring transparency to district operations. “One of the problems with the district is it has all these audits, but no one knows anything about them or what’s been done to implement the recommendations,” Chick said. “It’s one thing to be audited; it’s another to implement the recommendations.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 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


first_imgClub newsThe club extends sympathy to the Crampsey and Carlin family’s on their recent bereavements. Best wishes to Mick Boyle for a speedy recovery. Our ladies team drew 1-1 with Bonagee Utd. in a hard fought game. Amanda Callaghan was our scorer.This is a busy week with a lot of our players taking part in the Foyle Cup.We have boys teams at U9,U10 and U11, and our ladies team. We have also got girls playing with the Donegal women’s and girls league team ,and boys in the East Donegal U12 squad.  LottoIn our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,5,10 and 21.24 people had two numbers with Stephen Cleary drawn out and winning €50. Next weeks jackpot is €6925. LAGAN HARPS F.C. EXTEND CONDOLENCES TO CRAMPSEY AND CARLIN FAMILIES was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Lagan Harps FC noteslast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has put her son up for sale – on small ads website DoneDeal.And Bundoran woman ‘Cherri’ is only looking for the princely sum of €13 for the 18 year old!She says the young lad has many skills including bing a photographer and has even managed a whopping 625 points in his Leaving Cert. No doubt she’ll get plenty of offers for the young lad!The official ad description reads ……”A well behaved 18 year old with many skills. Is a professional photographer, level A drinker, a part of #inkedfam and #beardfam. A promising student worthy of 625 points LC, handy to have around the house, will come to use! Selling as I have no need for one anymore and am sure there is a worthy owner to be.”DONEGAL WOMAN PUTS HER SON FOR SALE ON INTERNET! was last modified: October 2nd, 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:bundoranDoneDealdonegalfor salesonlast_img read more

Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

first_imgThe Taoiseach has told a Cabinet meeting that there will not be a general election before Christmas.Leo Varadkar reiterated what he told a meeting of Fine Gael ministers earlier, that to hold an election now, while Brexit has not been fully resolved, was not in the best interests of the country.At a post-Cabinet briefing this afternoon, Mr Varadkar once again denied media speculation that he was planning to call a general election before Christmas. Earlier, Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy said he believed the public would be quite happy if a general election was held next month.Last month, Mr Varadkar told a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting in Cork that May 2020 was the “right moment” for a general election because the Government would have either secured a Brexit deal or have “guided the country through the worst of no-deal”.Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election was last modified: October 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

49ers report card: How badly did offense fail in first loss?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile device SANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (8-1) graded in Monday night’s 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks (8-2):PASS OFFENSE: F This unit has never looked as unreliable this season. As many as nine drops, compounded by George Kittle’s absence and Emmanuel Sanders’ rib-injury exit, made this an overall woeful performance. Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t sharp (24-of-46, 248 yards, five sacks, two strip-sack …last_img

Facebook Now Syncs With the iPhone (CORRECTION)

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… marshall kirkpatrick Facebook released an upgrade of its excellent iPhone app today and there were two very big changes. Push notifications will now notify you whenever people send you messages, tag you in a photo or comment on your messages – whether you’re looking at your phone at the time or not. That is going to change the Facebook user experience dramatically, increasing sychronous conversation and engagement on the site.More importantly, Facebook added the ability to sync your phone’s local contacts with your Facebook contacts list. Remember when Facebook kicked blogger Robert Scoble off of the site for exporting his contacts’ emails in bulk? The company said it was important that users maintain control over their contact info. Apparently it doesn’t feel that way about phone numbers any more.Update: Facebook has contacted us and said that the app in fact does not export the phone numbers found on Facebook profiles to the iPhone. It is only exporting profile photos and links to Facebook profiles, associating those with phone numbers you already have on your phone. I was confused when writing about the new sync feature and wrote this post under the mistaken belief that Facebook contacts and the attached phone numbers were being exported. That would have been interesting, but that’s not in fact what’s happening. I apologize for getting the story wrong. The syncing feature is very useful and sends to your iPhone peoples’ profile photos, phone numbers when available and a link to load a contact’s profile in the Facebook app. It does not export email addresses though, oddly enough. Emails have been obscured as an image to prevent machine export from Facebook, but phone numbers haven’t. Now that Facebook itself exports the numbers, anyone could take them off of a phone and do anything with them.This Summer when the slick new Facebook iPhone app was launched, developer Joe Hewitt told us that Facebook to iPhone contact syncing was coming – but said it was “a Terms of Service thing more than a technical thing.” Hewitt has since stopped working on the app due to frustration with Apple. But what happened to the Terms of Service objections?The funniest part? When you’re doing the bulk export to sync, the Facebook app requires that you agree to the following text: “if you enable this feature, contacts from your device will be sent to Facebook and your friends’ names, phots, and other info from Facebook will be added to your iPhone adress book. Please make sure your friends are comfortable with any use you make of their information.” (Emphasis added.)Ha! Is that all it takes to make export of Facebook users’ info ok? Well let’s apply this to some other forms of data while we’re at it, shall we?A number of theories could explain what’s going on:1. Facebook has changed its mind about user data privacy and control. The company is certainly pushing users towards being more open than ever before.2. Facebook was never really serious about privacy, the ban against exporting friends’ information was just a matter of corporate control and privacy was a ruse to justify it.3. Something else is happening that we don’t know about yet. We’ve contacted Facebook for a response, we’ll update this post if we get one.That said – this is a really convenient feature. It’s very handy to take a quick gander at someone’s Facebook Wall before calling them on the phone. The ability to do that is going to make Facebook much more important in my every day life. In other words, you should add me as a friend on Facebook so I can put you in my iPhone. (You should also become a fan of ReadWriteWeb on Facebook, while you’re at it.)Like it or not, honest or not, this is going to make Facebook much more useful for those of us who operate in the public sphere. Even most of us though, and certainly the bulk of the hundreds of millions of people who signed up for Facebook-the-private-social-network, do have some use for a degree of privacy. Each time another bit of that is taken away, it makes you wonder how long the rest of it will last for.Next: What’s coming next to the Facebook iPhone app? This Summer developer Joe Hewitt named 3 things that were coming soon and this update includes 2 of them. What’s still on the list? Read on to find out. Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#mobile#news#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more