Limerick communities get Fit for Work and Life

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSFit for Work and LifeIrish Cancer SocietylimerickLimerick Sports PartnershipLocal Employment ServiceNorthside Youth SpacePaul PartnershipThe Medtronic Foundation Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Graduates from the Irish Cancer Society and Paul Partnership Limerick’s ‘Fit for Work and Life’ health and well-being programme.Graduates from the Irish Cancer Society and Paul Partnership Limerick’s ‘Fit for Work and Life’ health and well-being programme.FIT for Work and Life is the name of an eight-week community health and wellbeing programme in Limerick that empowers individuals and communities to make simple lifestyle choices, which can greatly decrease the risk of cancer and other preventable diseases.An initiative of the Irish Cancer Society, two programmes were rolled out in the city this autumn. Participating local groups included Limerick Sports Partnership, Northside Youth Space, and the Local Employment Service.“25 participants have increased their awareness of how physical activity, not smoking, eating healthily, limiting alcohol and staying safe in the sun can reduce the risk of cancer by up to 50 per cent, ” community programme manager with the Irish Cancer Society, Joanne Vance explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Participants in the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Institute of Training and Development’s Fit for Work and Life Community Facilitators programme.Fit for Work and Life is a community health and wellbeing programme which helps participants to navigate their way through the many confusing and often conflicting messages about health and what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle. It separates the facts from the fiction and provides good information on the behaviours and issues that can influence people’s physical, mental and emotional health.The programme is supported by The Medtronic Foundation. For more information contact Joanne Vance at the Irish Cancer Society on [email protected] or call 01 Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick communities get Fit for Work and LifeBy Alan Jacques – December 3, 2016 1239 Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleBus Éireann enhances Limerick City networkNext articleThe Current State; open call for EVA 2018 Alan Jacques last_img read more


Pelicans vs. Jazz score, highlights: Utah snatches victory from New Orleans in NBA restart opener

first_imgIt didn’t take long for the NBA to give fans some late-game drama inside the league’s “bubble.”After falling behind by as many as 16 points, the Jazz battled back and defeated the Pelicans 106-104 in the first game of the NBA’s restart.  The Jazz’s starting five: Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert.Ball.Holiday.Ingram.Williamson.Favors.Perfectly balanced… as all things should be.#WontBowDown | #WholeNewGame— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 30, 2020First game back starters 🤗#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank— utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 30, 20205:40 p.m. — And there is the confirmation. Zion Williamson is good to— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 30, 20205:30 p.m. — Zion Williamson will play in the restart opener, according to TNT’s Chris Haynes. He will be on the floor for short bursts but won’t necessarily be on a minutes restriction.New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will play today against the Utah Jazz in the restart opener, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 30, 2020 With less than 10 seconds to go in regulation and the game tied 104-104, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell drove the lane and found Rudy Gobert for a dunk attempt. Gobert was fouled by Pelicans center Derrick Favors, and Gobert drained both free throws. All-Star forward Brandon Ingram tried to win the game with a 3-point attempt at the buzzer on the next possession, but his shot rimmed out.NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff bracket | Bubble, explainedMitchell and Mike Conley each scored 20 points for Utah, and Jordan Clarkson added 23 points off the bench. Ingram led New Orleans with 23 points, but the big story for the Pelicans was the lack of playing time for Zion Williamson, who scored 13 points in only 15 minutes. Williamson had recently returned to the NBA campus after an excused absence. It’s unclear if he was on a minutes restriction for this game or whether Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry will limit his playing time moving forward.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Pelicans vs. Jazz. Check out the best moments from the game below.Pelicans vs. Jazz score Q1Q2Q3Q4ScorePelicans26342717104Jazz23253127106Follow SN’s live scoreboard for more NBA updates.Pelicans vs. Jazz score, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Jazz 106, Pelicans 1049:15 p.m. — Brandon Ingram for the win . . . No good. The Pelicans drop a winnable game.Thought Brandon Ingran was going to make this.— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 31, 20209:10 p.m. — Donovan Mitchell drives the lane and finds a cutting Rudy Gobert, who is fouled by Derrick Favors. Gobert calmly sinks both of his free throws to give the Jazz a 106-104 lead. Only 6.9 seconds left in regulation.9 p.m. — Less than two minutes to play, and the Pelicans and Jazz are tied at 102. Are we heading to overtime?8:55 p.m. — The Jazz are back on top. Utah captures its first lead since it held a two-point advantage near the end of the first quarter.8:45 p.m. — Zion Williamson not exactly giving maximum defensive effort on this possession.mike, navigating to the h👀p#TakeNote | @mconley10— utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 31, 2020End of third quarter: Pelicans 87, Jazz 798:30 p.m. — If any MLB teams out there are looking for an extra outfielder, Donovan Mitchell might not be a bad pass ☑️kick-out ☑️triple ☑️#TakeNote— utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 31, 20208:15 p.m. — Zion Williamson flips the script and dishes it to Lonzo Ball for the easy layup.ZION WENT BEHIND THE BACK.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 31, 20208:05 p.m. — “The Stifle Tower” stands tall in the paint.Rudy denies Zion! 🚫— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 31, 2020End of first half: Pelicans 60, Jazz 487:50 p.m. — The Pelicans dominate the second quarter and take a 12-point lead into the locker room. Zion Williamson logged only seven minutes in the first half, making New Orleans’ performance that much more impressive.The Jazz struggled offensively, shooting 34.1 percent from the field and 20.0 percent from 3-point range. They are really missing Bojan Bogdanovic, who is out for the season after undergoing wrist surgery in May.7:35 p.m. — Brandon Ingram is cooking with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, and he has scored in a variety of ways. No signs of rust from the All-Star forward.BI put the moves on Gobert 😮— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 20207:25 p.m. — LONZO TO ZION LOB ALERT.Zo to Zion lobs are back 😱— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020Lonzo alley, Zion oop! 😱#WholeNewGame on TNT— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2020End of first quarter: Pelicans 26, Jazz 237:10 p.m. — Brandon Ingram, 2019-20 NBA Most Improved Player award winner?B.I. going to work 😤— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 30, 20207 p.m. — The Jazz are on fire, shooting 7 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. Utah takes an 11-point lead into a timeout break about halfway through the first quarter.6:50 p.m. — Rudy Gobert scores the first points of the game, and Zion Williamson answers with an and-one finish at the rim. The NBA is back.Rudy Gobert & Zion Williamson trade and-1’s to open the action in Orlando! #WholeNewGame @utahjazz x @PelicansNBA📺: @NBAonTNT— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 20206:40 p.m. — Players, coaches and referees kneel in protest of racial injustice during the playing of the national anthem.Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 20206:05 p.m. — The Pelicans’ starting lineup: Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Derrick Favors.last_img read more


Five key moments in Wales 3 Belgium 1

first_imgLille, FRANCE | AFP |Wales qualified for their first ever major tournament semi-final in their debut at the European Championship by coming from behind to beat Belgium 3-1 in Lille on Friday.A mouthwatering semi-final meeting with Portugal will see Welsh star Gareth Bale go up against his Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.Here AFP Sports looks at the five key moments from the game: Belgium three times unluckyA strong Belgian start looked sure to be rewarded on seven minutes only for three desperate blocks on the Welsh line to save Chris Coleman’s side. Wayne Hennessey smothered Yannick Carrasco’s initial effort before Joe Allen and Neil Taylor put their bodies on the line to deny Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard’s follow-up efforts.Nainggolan rocketThe Red Devils’ pressure paid dividends in spectacular style when Radja Nainggolan connected sweetly to hammer a rising drive into the top corner from 25 metres for his second goal of the tournament.Warrior WilliamsWales captain Ashley Williams had been a major doubt due to a shoulder injury picked up in the 1-0 last 16 win over Northern Ireland. However, his determination to play through the pain barrier proved vital when he stooped to head Aaron Ramsey’s corner into the far corner for a deserved equaliser after a strong Welsh response to going behind. Kanu delightReleased by Reading after just three goals in England’s second division this season, Hal Robson-Kanu now has two in two starts at Euro 2016.His intricate turn away from a makeshift Belgian defence before slamming past Thibaut Courtois at the end of a flowing Welsh move was fitting of the achievement in booking Wales’ place in their first ever major tournament semi-final.Vokes knockout blowJust when Wales looked happy to settle on their lead to see out the dying moments, they grabbed a third when Sam Vokes, only on the field six minutes after replacing Robson-Kanu, powered home Chris Gunter’s cross.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more


Bruh moment of 5th November 2019: Even a Dolphin knows which club is at…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Twitter(@borussia_en)Advertisement umNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsvxp5b6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E76( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 12zoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6tn4vCan your students do this? 🌚10pRoller skating! Powered by Firework The usage of animals to predict results in sports has been a long running trend, From using ‘Paul the Octopus’, ‘Shaheen the Camel’, ‘Achilles the Cat’ to predict fixture results in FIFA World Cups, to the several animal predictors present in Super Bowl games. Cut back to Germany, where the Bundesliga is stocking up in pecularity, the table toppers Borussia Mönchengladbach have their own prognosticator seen in a video- a Dolphin!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Twitter(@borussia_en)Well, its just an edited video. Gladbach has been very upfront on publicizing their position in the German top flight, and their social media team has also been working. They have released a video yesterday with the caption “It doesn’t take the world’s smartest animal to tell you who’s top of the Bundesliga” with a Dolphin nodding to the club’s crest, while denying the other Bundesliga elites. Creative work. Check it out on the club’s official Twitter-Advertisement The original video was of a dolphin choosing its food. After rejecting some junk foods, it agrees to seeing a fish. The editors put the club’s crest on the fish, while putting the crests of Bayern, RB Leipzig and Dortmund on the fast foods.However, Die Fohlen have all the rights to celebrate. After failing to secure a Champions League finish for three consecutive years, Marco Rose and his boys are right on top of the table this season, with 22 points from 10 matches, 3 points ahead of Dortmund. A spot that would have been secured by the usual leaders Bayern, who are now down struggling in fourth, Mönchengladbach are rightfully expecting the trophy since their last one back in 1977. Advertisementlast_img read more


$10,000 Robin Hood Fund Grant Helps Thrift Store Rebuild

first_imgLONG BRANCH – Nearly three months after Super Storm Sandy devastated the Family & Children’s Service (FCS) Thrift Boutique is set to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19, to the public.The Oct. 29 storm forced the store to close its doors and caused a significant revenue loss for the century-old nonprofit.The agency plans a special ticketed preview event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, to give supporters a first look at the new store. The store has been completely restored and refurbished thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Robin Hood Relief Fund, raised during the 12.12.12 concert at Madison Square Garden, and help from dozens of area organizations and businesses.“Family & Children’s Service’s mission is to serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care and counseling,” said Debbie O’ Donoghue, chair of the FCS Board of Directors. “When Sandy destroyed our thrift store, we experienced first hand what it is to be vulnerable, to need others to come to your aid. We are tremendously grateful for the support given by our friends and neighbors throughout the Jersey Shore community. Their compassion and concern, along with their valuable gifts of time, money and resources made it possible for us to reopen and reestablish this vital community service.”The FCS Thrift Boutique, located at 307 Branchport Ave., had more than 4 feet of floodwaters entered the store, destroying the interior and wiping out the entire donated inventory.The grant money is being used to purchase much-needed building supplies and essential equipment lost during the storm, including a new safe, cash register, telephone and mannequins.In addition to the Robin Hood grant, the boutique received contributions from the clothing retailer The Talbots, Inc®, which donated thousands of dollars in fixtures and shelving, and Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork, Inc., which supplied free paint, lumber and painting supplies.O’Donoghue said FCS is also grateful to members of the Ranney School Parents Association who, along with a group of Ranney students known as The Rockin Angels, conducted a schoolwide clothing drive to replenish the store’s inventory.“Since the store remained closed throughout the repairs, it was difficult for us to accept and store donations at our office,” O’Donoghue said. “The Ranney School’s clothing drive ensures a wide selection of merchandise will be available to our customers once we reopen, the proceeds of which will help fund our dozen programs and services.”Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19, the FCS Thrift Boutique will begin accepting donations during normal business hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.FCS Thrift Boutique supporters who wish to purchase a $20 ticket to the Feb. 15 preview event are asked to RSVP to Manager of Volunteer Services Samantha White at 721-222-9111 or at [email protected] Tickets also may be purchased at FCS’s offices at 191 Bath Ave. or at the FCS Thrift Boutique the afternoon of the event. The FCS Thrift Boutique is also actively seeking volunteers.For updates about the FCS Thrift Boutique, visit the agency’s website at www.fcs or follow the store’s Facebook page at read more


Monmouth County’s 1,115 Volunteers Honored

first_img[singlepic id=1010 w= h= float=none]The Monmouth County Park System recently recognized its valued volunteers at the Hominy Hill Golf Course in Colts Neck. The Park’s 1,115 volunteers gave 27,657 hours assisting with recreation programs, special events and park facilities.Volunteers assist with therapeutic riding lessons, lead trips, assist in offices, garden, lend a hand at cleanups and monitor endangered birds. Docent volunteers welcome visitors and share information about exhibits, programs and facilities. Leaders and instructors with the Outdoor Adventures program assist with the climbing wall, hiking, archery, biking and canoeing.   Many special events and races such as Thompson Park Day, Monmouth County Fair and E. Murray Todd Half Marathon depend on volunteers to run smoothly.“As we celebrate your accomplishments, I think about the importance of volunteering and the impact of volunteers on our community. And the impact is astounding,” Monmouth County Freeholder and Park System Liaison Lillian G. BurryHere’s a list of volunteers who gave more than 40 hours in 2015:Talya Ackerman, MarlboroNicholas Alexander, Red BankAndrew Antoniolli, BrielleMary Baechle, HazletCatherine Bannon, LincroftJoan Berg, LincroftBenjamin Berube, Sea GirtDenise Bixby, HowellLois Blake, Colts NeckSara Bonardi, MiddletownChristine Bremseth, Tinton FallsMary Byrne, MiddletownAlyse Capriglione, Old BridgeBarbara Carroll, Colts NeckElizabeth Clarke, Tinton fallsSaul Cohen, FreeholdCarol Cohen, FreeholdJohn Connors, OceanKathleen Culver, Red BankDarlene DeBarba, Fair HavenCaitlin Delaney, LincroftBarbara Duggan, FreeholdDonna Dziobak, FreeholdXenia Ellenbogen, ShrewsburyNancy Endresen, HolmdelKathleen Evans, Tinton FallsIlona Fallon, HazletCarol Fornwald, Long BranchEmma Foster, OceanportBarry Fulmer, FreeholdCheryl Fulmer, FreeholdBonnie Gold, Long BranchRaymond Gonzalez, West Long BranchWilliam Hands, Red BankDonna Hansen, FreeholdKathleen Harbort, Fair HavenLisa Haskell, Fair HavenJoyce Henry, LincroftLiz Hespe, MiddletownJoseph Hnat, Colts NeckKatharine Hopkinson, Colts NeckJulie Hunt, Red BankAndrew Imperiale, Sea GirtVijaya Iyengar, HolmdelPatty Jaeger, EatontownDawn Johnson, AberdeenDanielle Kaden, HolmdelNadide Karacay, Wall TownshipRoberta Kilduff, MiddletownEllie Knecht, Red BankJune Krepow, Sea BrightDanika Kuzmick, JacksonStephanie Kwan, MarlboroJonathan Larisch, ManasquanAnnie Lee, HolmdelDaniel Lingelbach, NavesinkJeanette Lingelbach, NavesinkGayle Mancari, Long BranchGeorgia Mangan, Monroe TownshipMaury Mangan, OceanportLynne Martocci, Tinton FallsPeter Mastropaolo, Red BankSusan Mazur, Port MonmouthCorinne Mazzocchi, WallAlice McCaddin, OceanElaine McColgan, MiddletownPatrice McCoy, FreeholdKim McCracken, Red BankNancy Meagher, MiddletownPhillip Mejia, Long BranchRichard Mosca, Tinton FallsBonnie Muir, Long BranchJanice Mundy, FreeholdWilliam Murphy, Red BankJuliette Muth, AberdeenDawn Nahory, LincroftStephanie Nolan, EatontownMorgan Plosica, Monmouth BeachJeannie Poole, OceanportArturo Poznanski, MiddletownApril Qin, HolmdelRobert Randall, EatontownDaniela Rodriguez-Luna, Tinton FallsMegan Romanczyk, MiddletownMeryl Russell, CranfordWalter Salzmann, Sea GirtGail Sanderson, LincroftElizabeth Scharmann, NavesinkPatricia K. Sherwood, KeansburgEllen Simonetti, MorganvilleRita M. Smith, KeyportJill E. Socha, RumsonJason Stone, Port MonmouthMargaret Swan, BricktownHarrison Sweeney, BelfordColette Tabor, OceanportPatricia Thul, EatontownTaylor Toris, HazletDonald Van Buren, LincroftGerald Vernon, Jr., Fair HavenJoanne Walker, EatontownPayton Wall, RumsonKelly Watters, Red BankElaine Weigl, HowellHarmon Willey, ShrewsburySandra Wolfe, HowellChristine Yovnello, Red BankDaphne Yu, HolmdelVolunteers who gave over 100 hours of service:Werner Aehlich, HolmdelSara Beamin, Atlantic HighlandsEmily Berner, Red BankPatricia Bernstein, ColoniaJanet Breslin, JacksonMarvin Britten, MiddletownSandy Burn, Red BankStephanie Camp, NeptuneRebecca Carhart, Port MonmouthAnne Caruso, Long BranchNina Casola, HolmdelHelen Cole, FreeholdBridget Connolly, RumsonJudy Curry-Phipps, Atlantic HighlandsLouise DelCollo, Colts NeckEan Delehanty   , West Long BranchBrianna Delmar, OceanJohn Donohoe, OceanportHarriet Ellner, Ocean GroveHarvey Evans, Tinton FallsBarbara Finazzo, JacksonHarden Fowler, Tinton FallsRuth Gariepy, HazletLoma Gault, HazletJames Gault, HazletMorgan Glossbrenner, Red BankJonela Grimaldi, MiddletownErin Gross, HolmdelRebecca Gwinnell, LincroftJudy Hands, Red BankEmily Hassell, AberdeenPatricia Hauser, AberdeenJames Henry, LincroftSusan Henschel, NeptuneAmanda Hintelmann, RumsonKristen Kircher, West KeansburgLinda Lawton, EatontownKelsey Leone, MiddletownGerry Lingner, Long BranchLois Lyons, Tinton FallsRalph Maratea, LakewoodConor Meehan, Little SilverCatherine Merker, MiddletownRichard Merker, MiddletownBarry Miller, MiddletownEileen Murphy, Red BankDavid Nass, Red BankLeslie Neiman, BelfordFrank Nofi, ManalapanAlex Osnato, North MiddletownDeborah Palumbo, Monmouth BeachBetty Randall, EatontownPaige Rockhill, HowellLinda Rovder, Monmouth BeachCara Ryan, HighlandsEleanor Swanson, Long BranchEllen Terry, MillstoneMargo Thornton, Tinton FallsAnn Tvaroha, Fair HavenNora Vail, HazletBarbara Venanzini, MatawanMarietta Weaver, Long BranchKharisma Whitford, Lincroftlast_img read more



first_imgSONGBIRD BREEZES FOR EAST COAST CAMPAIGNNARDO MAKES HIS STAKES DEBUT IN THOR’S ECHOKNAPP HOPES TO CATCH SPEEDSTERS SLEEPINGFIRING LINE IN ‘PERFECT’ WORK TO MEET ‘CHROME’ TOC OFFERS FREE ‘BUYING A RACEHORSE’ SEMINARDel Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts Sales and Thoroughbred Ownersof California (TOC) will host a free “Buying a Racehorse” Seminar and Preview of the Paddock Sale for prospective owners at Del Mar on Saturday, July 23, starting at 9 a.m. in the Veranda Café and ending at approximately 11:30 a.m.Seminar panelists include bloodstock agent Rollin Baugh, trainer Ron Ellis, Jeff Lifson of West Point Thoroughbreds, and international auctioneer Ryan Mahan. They will discuss acquiring horses at auction and through private sales, claiming horses, and joining racehorse partnerships and syndicates.The seminar also will include a trip to the Barretts Sales barns, where attendees will get a close-up look at horses in training and a preview of the horses entered in that evening’s Paddock Sale. Any partnerships or syndicates interested in participating should call Mary Forney at (626) 574-6617. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling TOC at (626) 574-6620 or visiting online at JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Philip D’Amato902317826%53%$1,496,858 Stewart Elliott898879%26%$365,875 Mike Smith40138133%55%$926,437 Fernando Perez891110812%33%$426,713 Kent Desormeaux5198318%39%$350,995 Joseph Talamo12724171819%46%$1,411,268 Santiago Gonzalez16219232712%43%$985,985 SONGBIRD WORKS ‘VERY EASILY’ AT SANTA ANITASuperstar filly Songbird, who always gives her all even though she has yet to be asked for it, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track in 1:01 early Saturday morning as she prepares for an East Coast sojourn.“The clockers gave her 1:01; I got her in a minute point 85, and she galloped out very nicely and very easily,” Jerry Hollendorfer said, emphasizing the word ‘very’ on both occasions.Regular rider Mike Smith was scheduled to work Songbird, but exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez deputized for the Hall of Fame jockey when he was involved in a minor mishap on another worker shortly after the main track opened before sunup, around 5:10 a.m.“Mike was going to work her, but he had a problem this morning,” Hollendorfer said. “I told him he shouldn’t work the horse if he wasn’t 100 percent, and he agreed.”Hollendorfer outlined the schedule for undefeated champion Songbird, winner of all eight of her races for Delaware-based owner Rick Porter, who campaigns as Fox Hill Farms.“We’re looking at the Delaware Handicap on the 16th (of July) and we’re looking at the Coaching Club American Oaks (at Saratoga on July 24), and we definitely want to run in the Alabama (at Saratoga on Aug. 20),” Hollendorfer said.“So what the first race is, we don’t know yet.”The $750,000 Delaware Handicap at a mile and a quarter is for fillies and mares, three and up; the $300,000 Oaks is at 1 1/8 miles; and the $600,000 Alabama will be decided at a mile and a quarter. Each is a Grade I race. Rafael Bejarano16240322925%62%$2,240,405 HARLINGTON’S ROSE CATCHES SPRING FEVERSteve Knapp is hoping pace will take its toll in Monday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap for fillies and mares, three and up at six furlongs, and Harlington’s Rose can benefit and spring an upset.“She had her comeback race and ran third,” the trainer said of five-year-old Harlington mare that finished a distant third in an overnight race May 19, her first start in five months.“It’s a tough race. This track has pretty much been favoring speed and I’ve got to come from behind so it’s going to be a difficult task, but she’s very sharp. She’s coming into the race really well. I hope Lost Bus and Sunday Rules hook up and go real fast to give us a shot.”The Spring Fever, one in the Golden State Series, goes as race three: Lost Bus, Fernando Perez; Sunday Rules, Edwin Maldonado; Sidepocket Run, Tiago Pereira; Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo; and Codacious, Kent Desormeaux. Peter Miller551013718%55%$475,660 Peter Eurton4185520%44%$480,375 (Current Through Friday, July 1) John Sadler60961215%45%$730,973 Doug O’Neill90820189%51%$648,906 Patrick Gallagher2872225%39%$261,390 Richard Baltas54991217%56%$401,190 Martin Garcia771261316%40%$646,734 Martin Pedroza751081213%40%$349,870 Tyler Baze17628362916%53%$1,434,802 Richard Mandella3695625%56%$720,852 Edwin Maldonado13925221518%45%$973,386 Jerry Hollendorfer721471419%49%$973,463 Bob Baffert48139627%58%$752,603 Mark Glatt6712151018%55%$454,266 FINISH LINES: Firing Line, preparing for the San Diego Handicap on July 23 and a possible meeting with 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, worked four furlongs Saturday in 48 seconds, breezing. “Perfect” is how trainer Simon Callaghan termed the move for the 2015 Kentucky Derby runner-up, who would be making his first start in the San Diego after an absence of more than 13 months. At his Los Alamitos headquarters Saturday, California Chrome worked seven furlongs for Art Sherman in 1:26.40 . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Tara’s Tango worked three furlongs for Jerry Hollendorfer in 36.80, while Fair Grounds Oaks winner Land Over Sea went four furlongs for Doug O’Neill in 50 seconds flat. Melair winner Enola Gray worked five furlongs for leading trainer Phil D’Amato in 59.80 . . . The current Spring Meet will close out with a three-day week next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10. Simulcast wagering will be offered on Thursday . . . Rito Almanza, a 23-year-old rider from Arequipa, Peru, the same hometown as Rafael Bejarano, makes his U.S. debut today in the second and ninth races. A multiple stakes-winning and leading apprentice in Peru, Almanza’s agent is Michael Burns. Mike Puype50105520%40%$325,450 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat13036201728%56%$1,755,452 Tiago Pereira98815158%39%$436,537 Chad Lindsay61971115%44%$204,510 NARDO MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN THOR’S ECHOStreaking Nardo guns for his third straight win when the four-year-old chestnut gelding makes his stakes debut in Monday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap at six furlongs.“He’s a solid horse and tries hard every time,” said Mike Puype, who trains the son of Olmodavor for owners/breeders Anthony and Suzy Narducci.“He seems to be getting better and we’ll see if he’s up to this level. He’s done everything asked of him and this is the most logical place to run. The Narduccis have been long time clients, with me for many years. They’ll be here to root for the horse.”Nardo has finished out of the money only once in seven career starts, running fourth in a maiden allowance race last March 13.The Thor’s Echo, a part of the Golden State Series: Raised a Secret, Santiago Gonzalez; Love My Bud, Rafael Bejarano; Forest Chatter, Mike Smith; Nardo, Flavien Prat; Magic Mark, Drayden Van Dyke; and Mrazek, Mario Gutierrez. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS James Cassidy4374516%37%$415,500last_img read more


Southern Africa to drive industrialisation

first_img19 August 2014Southern African leaders put industrialisation at the top of the SADC’s agenda as their two-day summit in Zimbabwe ended on Monday, ordering a ministerial task team on regional economic integration to develop a roadmap for industrialisation in the region.The leaders of the 15 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries were meeting in Victoria Falls to discuss developments and challenges facing the region.Regarding the latest of these – the threat posed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. While there have been no cases of the virus in the southern Africa region, member states were urged to continue putting in place measures to prevent its spread and to effectively contain it in case of a local outbreak.The leaders also pledged to continue supporting South Africa’s neighbouring country Lesotho, which has been besieged by political strife since last year. The summit encouraged Lesotho’s coalition government leaders to continue to provide leadership in its effort to find a lasting political solution to the impasse.South African President Jacob Zuma, who was elected to chair the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, will have to keep close tabs on the situation as he carries through SADC’s appeal to all political leaders and the people in general to refrain from any action that would undermine peace and stability in Lesotho.On agriculture and food security, SADC leaders said they had noted increases in food production in the region during the 2013-2014 growing season.“However, humanitarian assistance and malnutrition still remained a challenge,” a summit declaration read. “To this end, the summit endorsed a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Strategy for 2015 to 2025 to ensure improved food availability, accessibility and utilisation in a more sustainable manner.”The summit also noted progress in women’s representation in politics and decision making, and urged member states to put in place effective legislation, policies and strategies to sustain the achievements recorded so far.The summit also noted progress in the prevention and control of HIV/Aids, TB and malaria, all of which have shown a declining trend in the region.In his closing speech, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who will be chairperson of the regional body for the next year, said the decisions of the summit could only be meaningful to the region if they were implemented.“We therefore need to improve our scorecard on that front. I have no doubt that together we will achieve.”Source: read more


Logitech launches iPad cases, Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Keyboard folio

first_imgLogitech has launched three new tablet cases in India, which cater to the iPad Air, iPad mini with retina display and Samsung Galaxy tab 4 10.1.  Both the Big Bang cases cost Rs 4,995, while the Keyboard Folio for the Samsung Galaxy Tab costs Rs 6,495.The Big Bang cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display are rugged protective cases. Logitech claims extreme durability as it is made up of shock absorbent materials, which have been utilised in aerospace, automotive and sports products. It’s also an impact protective case and protects both the versions of the iPad from bumps, scratches and spills, claims Logitech.According to the company, both the cases have been dropped from an height of 1.4 meters, which exceeds the US Military standard of 1.22 meters.The keyboard folio has been specifically designed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. It’s essentially a keyboard attachment, which doubles as a case. It has a dual view stand, which works in two positions for typing.It has a secure lock system in place, which according to Logitech keeps the tablet latched on and makes for easy removal of the tablet. Logitech, claims that the case is water repellent and built using materials that will protect the tablet from accidental spills, bumps or drops.Follow writer on Twitter @DigitallyBoneslast_img read more


NWC Outlines Challenge of Serving Deep Rural Districts

first_img “It is not economically viable for the NWC to provide an efficient service and to generate a surplus that could be adequately reinvested if we take on some of these remote [and hard-to-reach] communities… it’s just not possible,” President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, said. Story Highlights “In most of these communities, the population is not concentrated, they are sparsely dispersed across a large area and when you put in that level of investment (in terms of infrastructure), it is going to cost a lot, which you are not likely to recoup. We are into centralised systems,” he added. The National Water Commission (NWC) is encouraging Jamaicans living in deep rural communities to explore using tanks and catchment facilities to store potable water for domestic use.“It is not economically viable for the NWC to provide an efficient service and to generate a surplus that could be adequately reinvested if we take on some of these remote [and hard-to-reach] communities… it’s just not possible,” President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, said.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on January 11, the President pointed out that the provision of potable water has become a costly undertaking and in some areas it is extremely expensive to provide the infrastructure to pipe water to some homes.“In most of these communities, the population is not concentrated, they are sparsely dispersed across a large area and when you put in that level of investment (in terms of infrastructure), it is going to cost a lot, which you are not likely to recoup. We are into centralised systems,” he added.He explained that putting in the infrastructure in some areas has become so expensive that it would be unwise to proceed without some form of direct subsidy from the Government to offset the cost.Mr. Barnett noted that there are a number of those communities and it would be more suitable to have other systems to provide potable water.“Those days when people used to invest in rainwater harvesting, we need to revisit that. It’s a significant area that must be part of any solution in solving and providing access to potable water. We have to now look again at community catchment systems,” he suggested.“Tanks that were community catchments, those need to be revitalised, reactivated and utilised as part of the modality of providing water,” he added.Mr. Barnett said that where Municipal Corporations operate these facilities, including major stand-alone wells and water acquirers that are used to provide piped water to small communities, the NWC will assist by providing experts to guide their efficient operations. The National Water Commission (NWC) is encouraging Jamaicans living in deep rural communities to explore using tanks and catchment facilities to store potable water for domestic use.last_img read more