Pasadena Unified Commemorates National Special Education Day

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Mark Donnelly in the house for Vees opener

first_imgFans of the Penticton Vees hockey club got more than bargained for Friday night during the BC Hockey League home opener at the South Okanagan Events Centre when Mark Donnelly of Vancouver Canucks O Canada fame was in the house to sing the national anthem.Only this time Donnelly, tuning up for the Canucks home opener next week against Edmonton, was on skates instead of his traditional shoes on the carpet to sing the anthem.Unfortunately, the carpet took down the silver-tongued opera singer as his skates got caught during a jump over.However, Donnelly didn’t miss a beat as he continued singing while trying to get back on the skates.Penticton won the game 5-1 over Salmon Arm.last_img

IRISH-BRED HAVANNA BELLE KICKS CLEAR TO WIN $75,000 ASTRA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; D’AMATO FILLY GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:27.03

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2016)–Forwardly placed throughout under Brice Blanc, Havanna Belle blew by favored Gaga A a sixteenth of a mile from home and marched to a 2 ¼ length victory in Santa Anita’s $75,000 Astra Stakes on Sunday. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old Irish-bred filly got the marathon distance of a mile and one half on turf in 2:27.03.“I was able to work her last week and I’ve watched videos of her,” said Blanc. “I always thought she looked like maybe she was too far back. When I worked her the other day, she acted like a filly that has a little kick, but not necessarily like a filly that can come from way out of the clouds.“I was able to break from the gate well and she put me right into the race. I was a little worried. She got a little keen the first part but I was able to give her a little breather coming onto the front side and it made all the difference. It was just how I envisioned it in my head.”A troubled eighth in a second condition allowance going one mile on turf here Dec. 30, Havanna Belle was winless in her last four starts. Off at 10-1 in a field of nine older fillies and mares, she paid $22.20, $10.80 and $8.00.“It took her a bit to settle, but I thought that the whole way around Brice had her in the perfect spot tracking,” said D’Amato. “When it was time to make his move he angled her out and got it.”Owned by Michael House, Havanna Belle notched her third win from 14 lifetime starts and with the winner’s share of $47,520, increased her earnings to $111,813.“I’m very happy,” said House in the Winner’s Circle. “This filly has always shown promise but she hasn’t had too many clean trips. Brice put her into the race today and then got her to relax.”Brazilian-bred Energia Fribby, who added blinkers, settled nicely in the early stages and finished well to complete the exacta under Mario Gutierrez. Off at 18-1, she finished a nose in front of fellow longshot Sweet as a Rose and paid $18.60 and $12.80.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Sweet as a Rose rallied from off the pace as well and paid $7.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.55, 47.12, 1:12.17, 1:37.28 and 2:02.31.First post time for a nine-race card on Monday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

GRADED STAKES WINNER PRIZE EXHIBIT AND COURSE SPECIALIST WATCH THIS CAT LEAD THE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES GOING SIX AND A HALF FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Graded stakes winner Prize Exhibit and recent course specialist Watch This Cat head a field of five fillies and mares in Saturday’s 43rd running of the Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita going six and a half furlongs down the Camino Real hillside Turf Course.Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Deron Pearson’s D P Racing, Prize Exhibit, almost exclusively a stakes router since coming to the U.S. in late 2014, will run in her 21st stakes race on Saturday, her 17th graded.A winner of the Grade II Monrovia Stakes on Jan. 3, 2016 down the hill, Prize Exhibit went on to have an inconsistent year but will shorten up in distance and return to the hill for the first time since her Monrovia success.A 5-year-old mare by Showcasting, bred in Great Britain by Mrs. R. F. Johnson Houghton, Prize Exhibit has an overall record of 30-6-3-2 and has amassed earnings of $577,045.Trained by Richard Baltas and owned by Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian and Hagop Nakkashian, Watch This Cat, a 5-year-old mare by Eskendereya, is two for two down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in her last two outings. Claimed out of a dirt mile effort for $32,000 on June 6, Watch This Cat, who’s only added money attempt came at Woodbine with then trainer Mark Casse in May of 2015 (a fifth place finish in the Grade III, Selene Stakes over Woodbine’s Tapeta surface) will jump up in class in a big way on Saturday. Watch This Cat will try to make it three in a row with new rider, and Santa Anita turf specialist, Corey Nakatani at the helm.Watch This Cat, bred in Kentucky by Hinkle Farms, has a career record of 15-3-4-1- overall with $104,220 in earnings.Off since March 20, trainer Mark Glatt’s Cadet Roni will try the hillside for the first time as she comes off of a third place finish in the Grade III Las Flores sprinting over the main track and a victory in the Jan. 31 Wishing Well Stakes, which was taken off the hillside turf course due to weather and run over a wet fast main track. She will again be ridden by Rafael Bejarano on Saturday and will break from the rail.The 5-year-old mare by Colonel John, bred by Kentucky’s WinStar Farm and owned by Saundra and Al Kirkwood, has a record of 12-4-1-3 with career earnings of $160,840.The field, including jockeys and weights, for the Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes –                 Race 3 – Approximate post time of 1:30 p.m. Cadet Roni, Rafael Bejarano, 122Paquita Coqueta, Flavien Prat, 120Lajatico, Drayden Van Dyke, 120Prize Exhibit, Mike Smith, 120Watch This Cat, Corey Nakatani, 120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Madhya Pradesh set to have indirect Mayor elections

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon has given his assent to an ordinance allowing indirect elections to the posts of Mayor and president of smaller civic bodies. This has put to rest a raging exchange of barbs between the Congress and the BJP over the ordinance which sought to let Councillors instead of the electorate elect Mayors and presidents. With the local body polls round the corner, the BJP had claimed the Congress government pushed for the ordinance as it was chary of a defeat in direct elections and wanted to influence its Councillors. At present, all the Mayors in the 16 Municipal Corporations belong to the BJP. Stating that the State government stood by democratic principles, Chief Minister Kamal Nath informed Mr. Tandon that those who tried to pressure the Governor by discussing the ordinance publicly were expressing their personal views. On Sunday, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha had tweeted: “Respected Governor, you were and are an able administrator. As per the Constitution, a Governor works on the recommendations of the Cabinet. This is called Raj Dharma. Listen to the Opposition, but don’t stop the Mayor Election Bill. This will set a bad precedent. Just think over it.”A press note from the State government on Tuesday said Mr. Tandon believed passing comments on the discretion of Constitutional posts violated Constitutional principles. The dignity of the Governor was independent and undisputed. Putting direct on indirect pressure on the Governor went against Constitutional principles. Changing tack, Mr. Tankha on Wednesday tweeted; “We welcome the decision of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh to grant assent and promulgate the ordinance for indirect elections of Mayors despite stiff opposition of senior BJP leaders. It reinforces our faith in the majesty of law. Gratifying moment for those who cherish Constitutional values.”last_img read more

Nadal into 4th round; Ostapenko out of Australian Open

first_imgThe step up to facing a top 10 player was too much.Kostyuk, who had nine double-faults — including one on match point — later joked about the defeat when asked later what she could take out of the 59-minute experience.“Well, a lot,” she said. “How much you have to pay Svitolina to have one-hour lesson? I got it for free.”Svitolina will next play Denisa Allertova. No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova had a 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 win over Kateryna Bondarenko.Petra Martic celebrated her 27th birthday with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 over Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.“That was really ugly,” Martic said of the heat. “You need to be mentally tough and ready to just suffer out there.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities “She’s a great fighter,” Svitolina, one of five women in contention for the No. 1 ranking, said of her fellow Ukrainian. “We’re going to hear a lot more about her.”Andreas Seppi withstood 52 aces from 38-year-old Ivo Karlovic for a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-7 (5), 9-7 win in 3 hours and 51 minutes in the afternoon.Players were bothered and spectators clamored for shade and mist-spraying fans in searing heat earlier Friday, and organizers were on the verge of enforcing the tournament’s extreme heat policy before temperatures dropped significantly after peaking at 40 Celsius (104 F) around 2 p.m. local time.Alize Cornet, who had her blood pressure checked during a medical timeout in her 7-5, 6-4 third-round loss to Elise Mertens, was among those calling for a review of the limits that determine when play should be suspended.“I started to feel dizzy. … I was feeling super, super hot. I kind of felt that I could faint at any moment,” she said. “Playing in this condition is of course very dangerous for the health of the player.”She got some support from Nadal, who said the conditions were “very, very tough” but the Australian Open wasn’t the only tournament affected by high summer temperatures and at least it wasn’t humid.“Sometimes is too much and can become little bit dangerous for health,” he said. “It’s not nice to see players suffering that much on court.”Dimitrov beat No. 30 Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in just over three hours after the change came through and said “the heat didn’t scare me at all today.”Kyle Edmund overcame Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (0), 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 in 3 ½ hours on an open court in the peak of the heat, earning a spot in the next round against Seppi. No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta beat No. 23 Gilles Muller and will next play No. 6 Marin Cilic, a 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) winner over Ryan Harrison.Kostyuk entered the tournament ranked No. 521 and opened with a win over 25th-seeded Peng Shuai, becoming youngest player to win main-draw matches at the Australian Open since Martina Hingis in 1996. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Actor Will Smith had a prime position in the crowd to see Kyrgios win for the first time on Rod Laver Arena, taking the last five points in the tiebreaker for a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) victory.Kyrgios, aiming to be the first home-grown winner of the Australian men’s title in 42 years, will next play third-ranked Grigor Dimitrov.Nadal’s fourth-round match is against No. 24 Diego Schwartzman, who beat Aleksandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.The youngest player in the tournament and the oldest player in the men’s draw went out earlier on Day 5.Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run with a 6-2, 6-2 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedcenter_img Return to coaching a blessing for Frankie Lim BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq His fellow French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko followed Nadal’s match on Margaret Court Arena but didn’t make it through to the second week, losing 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to No. 32-seeded Anett Kontaveit.The seventh-seeded Ostapenko’s loss left only two major winners in the women’s draw — and only one of them can reach the fourth round. Five-time major winner Maria Sharapova and former Australian and U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber are playing each other Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal had lost his only previous meeting against Dzumhur, when he had to retire because of heat-related issues in the third set at Miami in 2016.It was also a change of scenery for Nadal, who was playing on the No. 2 venue at Melbourne Park while local hope Nick Kyrgios beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a night match on the main court. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LATEST STORIES Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)MELBOURNE, Australia — The heat wasn’t a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open.Nadal reached the fourth round in Australia for the 11th time with the 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win, and leveled his career head-to-head record with Dzumhur.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Tour Diary – Women’s 30’s

first_imgTour Diary – Women’s 30’s Match 2Day Two of the Masters Trans Tasman Series for the Women’s 30’s started with a momentary lapse of judgement from Captain Giselle Martin, aka Carl Williams. Taken down by Kirstie Wakely in Underbelly 4 – Masters Murders, the tale of the silent assassin (in our team game of assassins which has been taking place this week).We were full of enthusiasm for a big day against the Kiwis with Megan ‘Moogsy’ Fritsch jumping the toast queue, trying to get a jump on the opposition. The girls prepared for their second match by cheering on the Men’s 50’s and 45’s as they took out the series, providing motivation to make it another series win for the Aussies. The hot Townsville sun (28 degrees) beamed down on the bodies of the finely tuned specimens of the 30’s ladies, thanks to the fantastic support of the physios, pool sessions and ice baths.The team took the field pumped up to take out the series, and we were successful 7-2 after a tight first half 3-2. Captain courageous put her body on the line and has the graze to prove it. Her run from acting half to the sub box was a run the Judd’s would be proud of. The second half broke open scoring four unanswered touchdowns, with a real team effort. The reward for the hard fought win was a team ice bath. The girls are now looking forward to another fun night together watching the Cowboys take on the Raiders with the Townsville folk. Word on the street is that the ladies may be making a special appearance at two local weddings ‘Deb Steinhardt’ style. Invitation is no obstacle. So we are left to ponder who will be the silent assassin, and can the ladies make it a 3-nil whitewash!!!Australian Women’s 30’slast_img read more

More Retired MPs to Qualify for Benefits

first_imgMore retired legislators will now qualify for benefits following approval of amendments to the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) Act on Tuesday, January 29, in the House of Representatives. The amendment provides for service as a parish councillor to be taken into account in determining the qualification of legislators for retiring allowances. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who piloted the Bill, noted that at present, several retired legislators are not eligible for retiring allowances as under the law they lack the main service qualifications. In order to qualify for retirement benefit, legislators are required to serve for two full parliamentary terms or for a period equal to the aggregate of no less than nine years. Dr. Phillips argued, however, that if such persons have performed public service as parish councillors this should be treated as qualifying service for retiring benefit. He stated that the amendment would widen the eligibility criteria for receipt of retirement allowances and increase the number of legislators who will be eligible for the benefit. “I believe this corrects an anomaly which currently exists and in many ways serves to underscore that this parliament not only recognises services in the House but recognises that local government represents, indeed, a vital and indispensible element of the overall structure of governance in the country,” Dr. Phillips stated.For his part, Opposition Spokesperson on finance, Audley Shaw, noted that the Bill receives the full support of the Opposition.last_img read more

Evan Turner to miss eight weeks

Turner sustained the injury early in the first half of Ohio State’s 111-60 victory over Eastern Michigan Saturday. Turner landed on his back after a dunk attempt. He left the court under his own power before going to the Ohio State Medical Center for tests. He was released from the facility and is home resting. Turner left the game with four points in seven minutes. After eight games, Turner led Ohio State in scoring (18.5 ppg.), rebounding (11.4 rpg.), assists (47), field goals (62) and free throws made (22). He is shooting 61 percent from the field (62-102) and was the only Big Ten player averaging a double-double. COLUMBUS, Ohio– Ohio State junior guard Evan Turner has been diagnosed with a transverse process fracture on the second and third lumbar vertebra of his spine. He is expected to miss the next eight weeks, Vince O’Brien, athletic trainer for the Buckeyes’ men’s basketball team, said. Here is the press release, from the OSU athletic communications department: Ohio State is off to a 7-1 start, but will be without junior guard Evan Turner for the next eight weeks, the team announced Saturday in a press release. Turner was injured early in the first half of Saturday’s 111-60 win over Eastern Michigan when he was fouled attempting a dunk. Turner leads the Buckeyes in just about every statistical category, including points, rebounds and assists. Ohio State is off the next week for final exams and will resume competition at noon Dec. 12 at Butler. read more