Bigdaddykool vs Seeking My Dream

first_img PERFORMANCE Owned by Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, the chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of Alsafra, turned in the performance of the season to beat BIGDADDYKOOL by five lengths in the Diamond Mile, equalling the stakes’ record time of 1:36.2 in the process. SEEKING MY DREAM also won the Eros Trophy, Legal Light Trophy and Prime Minister’s Stakes, all grade one races. However, he could only manage fifth as the hot favourite in the Gold Cup and third behind the disqualified FRANFIELD and BIGDADDYKOOL (awarded race) in the November 12 Burger King Superstakes. According to Miller, “Both horses have strong claims and it should be one of the closest voting for Horse of the Year in recent years.” – O.C. Voting for ‘Horse of the Year’ will commence tomorrow as the 17-member committee entrusted to make the selection will be activated January 14-21. The ‘Horse of the Year’ Committee is comprised of representatives of the press, CTL racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr along with two senior officials of the racing office at Caymanas Park. From all indications, they will choose between the two top horses of 2016 – BIGDADDYKOOL and SEEKING MY DREAM – both of whom won five races, among them four classified as grade one races. The Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes-trained BIGDADDYKOOL, owned by the Trinidadian Stephan Narinesingh, emerged the season’s leading stakes winner with five wins from 11 starts and just over $11 million in stakes as a three-year-old last season. The bay gelding by Sorrentino out of Beware Baby not only won the prestigious Superstakes, but the St Leger, Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup and the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup. In addition, he finished second in the Cal’s Jamaica Derby and was also second to SEEKING MY DREAM in the rich Diamond Mile. The Wayne DaCosta-trained SEEKING MY DREAM, who was ‘Horse of the Year’ in 2015, won five races from eight starts and $10.2 million in stakes.center_img OF THE SEASONlast_img read more

ArcelorMittal implements protocols for safe reopening of schools

first_imgFollowing the Government of Liberia’s recent announcement that schools should re-open on February 2, the administration of ArcelorMittal’s schools in the country has launched a plan to ensure that schools are re-opened with ample consideration for the current Ebola crisis in the country.Under the direction of ArcelorMittal Liberia’s schools superintendent Peter Zuagar and his team, preparations are underway at the various campuses to ensure the safe reopening of the schools, including training teachers and students on how to use thermoscanners.“Having been at the forefront of implementing Ebola preventive measures, you can rest assured that we will enforce all of the government protocols on the safe reopening of schools, including thermo scanning, hand washing, and the 3 meter space, “ said Peter Zuagar.The ArcelorMittal School System consists of two junior and senior high schools, and two elementary schools, with an enrolment of approximately 1,400 students. Established shortly after the company started operations in Liberia, the school system has already produced a second runner in a National Spelling Bee, and a graduate who placed high in the WAEC exams.The administration recently started registration of students. Registration of existing students started on January 12. An entrance exam for new students is scheduled for January 17 and registration of new students will be from January 21-24. Orientation will take place on January 26 and 27, while the Parent Teacher Association will hold a meeting on January 31.Instructors and staff will also attend a two-day workshop prior to the reopening of schools.ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

County to try to preserve families, reduce abuse

first_imgLos Angeles County supervisors Tuesday gave final approval to an innovative plan – first proposed by former Department of Children and Family Services Director David Sanders – to reform the child-protective system. The plan will give the DCFS the flexibility to use $13 million a year on services to help keep families together. The plan comes as Casey Family Programs, a national foundation where Sanders is now an executive vice president, has set a goal to reduce the nation’s foster-care population from 500,000 now to 250,000 by 2020. “Los Angeles County has significantly reduced its foster-care population in recent years,” Sanders said. “I hope it continues to decline. The idea of using federal dollars to pay for services for children in their own homes is a national model. If it can work in Los Angeles County, then it’s a model we would really like to see supported nationwide.” The supervisors also voted to ask Sanders to provide the county with free consulting services on the plan. Under the proposal, the DCFS will use some federal funds that now can only be spent on foster care on a variety of services to help keep children remain safely with their own families. Sanders will assist with the plan beginning July 1 and design strategies to help various county departments work more closely together to provide an array of counseling, parenting classes, substance abuse and mental health services to troubled families. In recent years, the DCFS has made numerous reforms, reducing the number of children in foster homes from nearly 33,000 in 2000 to 20,500 last year. “Foster care is a form of government-sanctioned child abuse that creates an environment where children are thrown out onto the streets when they turn 18 with no support systems,” Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. “But thanks to David Sanders and our efforts here in Los Angeles County, we are working to change that.” Figures to be released today show the number of child-abuse homicides rose to 33 in 2005 from 30 the previous year, which had been a record low. The number of child-abuse reports also rose, up 1 percent, to 156,831. Some child-welfare experts have been critical of the two-year delay in county and state officials working out details of the plan with the federal government. They were concerned about the safety of children, noting that the DCFS had sent thousands of children home without the ability to use funds to provide their families with services. But Deanne Tilton Durfee, executive director of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, said she’s not that concerned, noting that child-abuse homicides are still near record lows and child-abuse reports have remained static in recent years. The number of child-abuse homicides in the county in 2005 was the second-lowest since the agency first began collecting the data in 1982. Also, the number of children killed in foster care dropped from two in 2004 to one in 2005. A total of 15 children committed suicide in 2005, up from 13 in 2004, which was also a record low. (213) 974-8985 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

Premier Christy Clark and AltaGas sign LNG letter of intent in Dawson Creek

first_img“LNG is a cleaner, cheaper energy source for northern communities,”  said Premier Clark. “This letter of intent is another milestone for the development of B.C.`s LNG industry – not just for export, but also here at home.”The letter of intent is a sign of commitment between the province and industry to build a “small network of LNG facilities throughout northern B.C.”The first phase is building of an LNG facility in Dawson Creek, initially serving larger customers in the power generation, space heating and oil and gas industry, and through development, move into the homes and lives of residents of northern communities as an alternative to diesel.- Advertisement -AltaGas expects to deliver 500,000 gallons per day of LNG by the end of the decade, a capital investment of approximately $250,000,000.“AltaGas is working to bring cleaner, more affordable energy to British Columbians,”  said Lowe. “We look forward to working with the province to make LNG a viable option for B.C residents and industry, and to help establish a competitive LNG export industry in the province as well.”The premier signed the agreement as part of her tour of natural gas development in the northeast.Advertisementlast_img

Chelsea’s Matic to miss League Cup final after having ban reduced to two matches

first_imgChelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic’s suspension has been reduced from three matches to two, the Football Association has announced.Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Blues midfielder high on his shin with a late tackle during Saturday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho defended Matic’s reaction and branded Barnes’ challenge as “criminal”, but his protests have not spared his player from a spell on the sidelines.“An appeal by Chelsea that the three-match suspension for Nemanja Matic is excessive has been upheld by an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Tuesday 24 February 2015],” a statement on the FA’s website read.“The player was dismissed for violent conduct during the game against Burnley on Saturday 21 February 2015.“The Regulatory Commission has reduced the Chelsea midfielder’s suspension to two matches, to be served with immediate effect.”Matic will miss Sunday’s Capital One final against Tottenham and next Wednesday’s Premier League encounter at West Ham. 1 Chelsea players react to Nemanja Matic’s red card last_img read more

Bruins earn 63-61 win on late basket

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaAfflalo then was whistled for a questionable foul on Josh Akognon – who scored all of his 25 points in the second half – and he made both free throws with 13.3 seconds left to pull within one point again. Afflalo made one free throw with 7.1 seconds left on the other end and that was all UCLA would need. Akognon made 7 of 11 shots in the second half, including 6 of 8 from behind the arc. Kyle Weaver shot an errant layup at the buzzer, but missed, and Afflalo got the rebound to seal the victory. The 11th-ranked Bruins (14-2, 4-1) have won 10 of their last 11 games. They shot 54.2 percent in the first half and led 31-17 at the half. Akognon came alive late and led a spirited run that saw Washington State cut the lead to two points at 58-56. Afflalo had a team-high 18 points. Mata was solid again, but injured his right knee on a collision with Farmar under UCLA’s basket in the second half. Mata is expected to have an MRI today. Center Ryan Hollins is expected to see a doctor today and could be cleared to play against Washington on Saturday. The Cougars cut the lead to six points at 39-33 on a Akognon 3-pointer with 13:38 left in the first half. UCLA responded with a 15-4 run – in which Afflalo made a 3-pointer from the baseline and a jumper from the baseline – for a 54-47 lead but couldn’t put the game away at that point. For all the bumps and bruises and mishaps, UCLA is still on top in the Pacific 10 Conference. UCLA held off a thrilling second-half rally by Washington State for a 63-61 win Thursday in front of 9,550 at Pauley Pavilion. Nursing a one-point lead with 28.7 seconds left, Collison took the inbounds pass and dribbled in and out of defenders against a press. By the time he got past halfcourt, there was only one defender and Collison, the son of track standouts, sprinted to the basket for an unbelievably easy layup with 19.4 seconds left. LOS ANGELES – Lorenzo Mata played with a facemask for the first time to protect his fractured nose. Freshman Michael Roll made his first career start. Josh Shipp was back on the bench in street clothes. Jordan Farmar still was nursing a sprained ankle and Arron Afflalo was nursing a bruised hip. Freshman Darren Collison, seemingly the only Bruin who hasn’t been injured this year, made the big shot of the night against Washington State, an uncontested layup. center_img Washington State cut the lead to 58-52 on a basket by Kyle Weaver, who drove the lane and scored with 2:37 left. Ryan Wright missed a pair of free throws on the other end but he wasn’t alone. UCLA shot 43.8 percent from the free-throw line. Washington is next. UCLA coach Ben Howland juggled his lineup and gave Roll his first start at small forward. Farmar started at point guard and Afflalo at shooting guard. Freshman point guard Collison didn’t get to start but he still got his share of minutes and made an immediate impact. Collison made his first shot, a 3-pointer, on an open look at the top of the arc to give UCLA a 14-7 lead. Just after that, he got a defensive rebound on a missed shot by Aron Baynes. He took the ball coast-to-coast but missed a layup. Josh Akognon, who scored a career-high 27 points in Washington State’s upset win at Washington last week, had no points by halftime and took just two shots. (818) 713-3615 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

Transfer story of the day: Chelsea to offer £10m deal for Moses

first_imgReports suggest Chelsea are prepared to offer Wigan a deal worth up to £10m in order to capture Victor Moses.[poll id=”23″]See also: Chelsea ‘looking to seal Moses deal in next 24 hours’Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Game 4 takeaways: Erik Karlsson’s health among a few concerns

first_imgSAN JOSE — Perhaps there was only one sight uglier than the Sharks’ start to Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues on Friday.It was the one of defenseman Erik Karlsson on the Sharks’ bench late in the third period, lurched over in obvious discomfort.Karlsson returned late the third after the Sharks had pulled Martin Jones, attempting to tie the game with the extra attacker on the ice. But the Sharks couldn’t beat Blues goalie Jordan Binnington a second time and …last_img

Raiders Gruden to put in bye week work with new receiver Zay Jones

first_imgALAMEDA — Through bloodshot eyes and and dealing with jet leg after returning home from London, Raiders coach Jon Gruden greeted the media with a “Good morning” at 1 o’clock in the afternoon Tuesday at his weekly press conference.In the delirious aftermath of a 24-21 win over the Chicago Bears, Gruden gave his players the week off rather than hold any bye week practices. The Raiders are back at practice Monday in preparation for another road game against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 20.In …last_img

Compliance: FRCP Rule 26(f) — Being Prepared to Provide Your Data

first_imgThe new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) rules went into effect on December 1st.  What do the new rules mean?  There’s no easy answer, but let’s look in a little more depth at just one part of the regulatations relating to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) — Rule 26(f) and eDiscovery — “Early Discussion Preparedness” or “Meet and Confer”.The first step in any eDiscovery litigation is to identify all relevant data sources andf data formats.  With the new regulations, all data is subject to scrutiny — both structured and unstructured data.  Central to Rule 26(f) is the ability of a company to identify all data sources in a company. Rule 26(f) states that parties must confer “to discuss any issues relating to preserving discoverable information and to develop a proposed discovery plan that indicates the parties’ views and proposals concerning: … (3) any issues relating to disclosure or discovery of electronically stored information, including the form or forms in which it should be produced; (4) any issues relating to claims of privilege or protection as trial-preparation material, including – if the parties agree on a procedure to assert such claims after production – whether to ask the court to include their agreement in an order; …”Four issues are discussed at the initial “Meet and Confer” meeting: Which data and how it is to be filtered    What Search strategies and Keyword Lists?Form of production    How should the data be presented?Data preservation    How can existing data be frozen to avoid any deletion or alteration?    Identify which data types must be preserved and what can be deleted or recycledPrivilege waiver    How can privileged information be withheld from the data produced?    Separating privileged data from non-privileged data can be extremely time consuming and expensiveAre you prepared?  Here is a list of five best practices towards complying with the requirements:Understand what data exists in the company and what format the data is stored inEstablish a plan for data retention and dispositionConsider consolidating unstructured data into one central or a small number of data repositoriesData deletion policies need to provide a method for being pre-empted to allow for “litigation hold” periods during which normal disposition rules are suspendedDevelop and, if possible, test your plan of action prior to being hit with any litigationlast_img read more